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What will I learn?

Become a lawyer who stands up for people in need and causes that matter. At ACU, we’re committed to helping you become a confident, ethical lawyer with the legal skills and knowledge to make a real contribution to the legal profession.

You will put it all into practice with pro bono work whilst you study, and gain access to a range of international opportunities throughout your degree.

Professional experience

You will complete 80 hours pro bono experience (after your first year).

Work placement

Pro bono placements are undertaken from the second year of law studies. You’ll engage in practical, law related activities, especially on behalf of those who are the most marginalised and disadvantaged in our community. These placements will provide valuable experience in the practical operation of the law. Through community engagement you’ll have the opportunity to reflect upon the capacity of the law to respond to social justice issues involving those who are marginalised and disadvantaged as well as in law reform. You’ll benefit from, develop and reflect upon the values of collaboration, equality, mutual respect and commitment to justice in an ethically-based profession.

Volunteer experience

The pro bono program provides practical, work-place based experience in a community context.

Professional recognition

This course has been specifically developed to meet the requirements for admission to practice law. The course has been approved for admission to practice law in Victoria and New South Wales, and is recognised for admission as a legal practitioner in other States and Territories in Australia.

Careers

Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • the legal profession
  • government administration
  • industry regulation
  • media
  • politics
  • NGOs, both domestic and international
  • academia
  • diplomacy
  • the evolving digital environment, which will open unforeseen opportunities for thinkers trained in the law.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Law and Business

CRICOS

079438F

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,216.00 (16,98,368) per year
Estimate total cost: AUD $1,24,864; Unit fee: AUD $3,902

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

Start date

February 2023

Venue

Australian Catholic University

North Sydney Campus,

40 Edward Street,

NORTH SYDNEY,

New South Wales,

2060, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,216.00 (16,98,368) per year
Estimate total cost: AUD $1,24,864; Unit fee: AUD $3,902

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

Start date

February 2023

Venue

Melbourne Campus

115 Victoria Parade,

FITZROY,

Victoria,

3065, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have minimum aggregate score of 7. Ranks on the GCE are calculated on the basis that at the Advanced Level (A2): A=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1, and must include results in minimum of two advanced Level (A2) and up to two (2) at Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS) subjects. AS Level subject is half of that assigned at Advanced Level (A2) – A=3, A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5. Subjects at Advanced Level (A2) must be taken in the same academic year. AS Level subjects may be taken in the same or previous academic year. A subject taken at both AS Level and Advanced Level is only counted once for aggregate score. Applicants must have must have the equivalent of an Australian Year 12 Certificate. English Language Requirements: Overall IELTS score of 6.0 (with an individual score of 6.0 in writing and speaking; 5.5 in listening and reading); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 50 with a minimum of 50 in writing and speaking and a minimum of 42 in reading and listening; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 60: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 8 in reading and 7 in listening; ACU English Language Test: C (60-64%); Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE of 169 (Minimum score of 169 in writing and speaking and 162 in listening and reading).

For international students

Recognised international high school qualification

Applicants whose first language is not English must have either:

Successfully completed at least two full–time years of study in secondary or higher education where the medium of study was English; or
Demonstrated their English proficiency, as set out below:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall Score 7.0, Individual score of 6.5 in all tests.

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 65 with a minimum of 58 in all four communicative skills

Test of English as a Foreign Language – Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 94, achieve a minimum of 24 in writing, 20 in speaking and listening, 19 in reading.

ACU English Language Test: A (75-100%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 185 Minimum score of 176 in all tests.

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

Pathways options

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About Australian Catholic University

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