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What will I learn?

Oil spills. The conflict in Syria. Euthanasia. Our right to privacy. The law plays an integral role in managing how each of these issues – and countless more across the globe – are analysed, evaluated and resolved.

The hallmark of Macquarie’s law degree is its recognition of the way legal frameworks underpin such global issues. You’ll be challenged to think critically about the law to seek innovative solutions to legal problems – skills highly valued by employers. With the option to combine your law degree with any other Macquarie bachelor degree, you can open the way to an array of careers in legal practice, private industry, government, education and community services.

KEY FEATURES

  • The interdisciplinary approach of this degree has earned our graduates a reputation for being well-rounded professionals with highly capable legal minds, who also have a realistic understanding of the world, its people and the issues that bind them together.
  • You’ll learn from academics who are experts in a broad range of areas in law, such as international law, environmental law, private law, public law and legal governance, and social justice. The Macquarie Law School is home to the Centre for Environmental Law.
  • You can take part in an extensive range of mooting competitions organised by the Macquarie University Law Society. These competitions are a great way to make friends, learn professional skills and enjoy your time at university.
  • Through our award-winning law PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program, which pioneered workplace experiences, you’ll be provided with opportunities to put your legal knowledge into practice so that you graduate work ready.
  • If you perform well in the Bachelor of Laws and complete more advanced law units with a focus on independent research, you can graduate with the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at the completion of your final year.
  • As a graduate, you’ll join distinguished alumni who include some of Australia’s leading judges, managing partners of national law firms, diplomats, members of parliament and senior executives in the private sector.
  • This degree can be completed on its own or as part of a double degree. It can also be a pathway into our masters degrees, which will give you the opportunity to complete bachelor and masters degrees in five or six years.
  • Macquarie is ranked among the top 100 institutions in the world for law (QS?World University Rankings by Subject, 2018).

ACCREDITATION

The Macquarie Bachelor of Laws is accredited with professional bodies regulating the admission of law graduates to legal practice and provides appropriate qualification for admission to practice as a lawyer throughout Australia.

In addition to completing a law program at an accredited institution, the profession requires all law graduates to complete a period of practical legal training including further study, continuing professional development units and supervised experience in a legal practice, before being admitted to practice as a barrister or solicitor. This typically takes six months to one year to complete, and involves options to study full-time, part-time and online.

To be qualified as an Australian Legal Practitioner in New South Wales, a solicitor or barrister also requires a Practising Certificate issued by the Councils of the Law Society of New South Wales or the New South Wales Bar Association respectively. Similar bodies and systems of accreditation exist in other states. Further information about this can be gained from the Legal Profession Admission Board.

SUITABLE FOR

Not just for aspiring lawyers, but also those wanting a career with a sense of social responsibility whether it be working for an NGO or focusing on government policy development.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

CRICOS

080288E

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$40,000.00 (21,76,279) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

Macquarie University

Balaclava Road,

North Ryde,

MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY,

New South Wales,

2109, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have: SAT score: 1050-1080, 1090-1130, 1140-1180, 1190-1230, 1320-1360. To apply for an undergraduate program, international students will need to have completed one or more of the following academic qualifications: A recognized senior secondary school qualification or university entrance examination, such as the New South Wales Higher School Certificate (NSW HSC) or other equivalent Australian or overseas high school qualification; A recognized university Foundation course; A recognized 2 or 3-year Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree; At least one year of a university degree from a recognized institution. IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent.

For international students

Students will need to have completed one or more of the following academic qualifications: A recognized senior secondary school qualification or university entrance examination, such as the New South Wales Higher School Certificate (NSW HSC) or other equivalent Australian or overseas high school qualification; A recognized university Foundation course; A recognized 2 or 3-year Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree; At least one year of a university degree from a recognized institution.

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed: senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC; one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Academic IELTS of 7.0 overall with minimum 6.5 in each band, or equivalent.

TOEFL iBT 100

PTE Academic 65

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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About Macquarie University

Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world, students discover passions and pursue career goals at a global leader in tertiary education.

  • Ranked in the top 1% of world universities
  • Located in Sydney’s fastest-growing business region
  • More than 30,000 practical work placements available
  • One of Australia’s most generous scholarship programmes