What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) is a three year degree designed for experienced students who have completed a previous Bachelors level degree. You can pursue a range of legal careers including:

  • private practice as a solicitor or barrister
  • legal officer in the public sector
  • in-house counsel for a wide range of organisations including corporations, regulatory authorities and NGOs.

Typically, you develop specialisations in different fields of law throughout your career – from criminal law to family law; from environmental law to corporation law, from international trade to entertainment law.

As part of this degree you complete up to 160 hours of pro bono work (after your first year), providing you with firsthand experience of the legal system while allowing you to contribute to the common good.

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.

Career paths

The Bachelor of Laws (Graduate entry) is designed to produce well-rounded graduates ready for legal practice and a range of professional careers in an increasingly global environment. Graduates can pursue a range of legal careers including:

  • private legal practice as a solicitor or barrister;
  • legal officer in the public sector (for example in federal or state government departments and publicly-funded organisations as diverse as national regulatory bodies, universities and public broadcasters);
  • in-house counsel to a wide-range of organisations from corporations to trade unions;
  • public interest and legal work in community legal centres;
  • legal research; and
  • a variety of jobs in which legal knowledge is either required or desirable.

Pathways to further study

The degree provides a pathway to specialisations in a variety of legal and business related disciplines.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Law and Business

CRICOS

079434K

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,000.00 (US$ 20,418) per year
AUD $90,000 for the entire course; Unit Fee: AUD $3,750

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

Application deadline

11 February 2020

More details

Start date

10 February 2020, 20 July 2020

Venue

Australian Catholic University

North Sydney Campus,

40 Edward Street,

NORTH SYDNEY,

New South Wales,

2060, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,000.00 (US$ 20,418) per year
AUD $90,000 for the entire course; Unit Fee: AUD $3,750

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

Application deadline

11 February 2020

More details

Start date

10 February 2020, 20 July 2020

Venue

Melbourne Campus

The Mary Glowrey Building,

115 Victoria Parade,

FITZROY,

Victoria,

3065, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High School Diploma with minimum total score of 1040 for SAT I Critical Reading, SAT I: Mathematical and SAT I: Writing test scores (2016 onwards); OR Enhanced ACT Assessment with minimum Composite Score of 19. 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): 54 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 78: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 12 in reading and 11 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

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

New South Wales
Prerequisites: Applicants must have successfully completed a recognised three-year Bachelor degree. (There is strong competition for places in the degree and successful applicants are likely to have a strong undergraduate bachelor degree).

Victoria
Prerequisites: Applicants must have successfully completed a recognised three-year Bachelor degree. (There is strong competition for place in the degree and successful applicants are likely to have a strong undergraduate bachelor degree).

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.
Test of English as a Foreign Language – Academic (TOEFL)
Internet based total of 100 - minimum of 25 in writing, speaking, reading and listening.

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Box Hill Institute
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About this uni

Australian Catholic University is one of the top three institutions in Australia for graduate employment.

  • Ranked in the top 3% of universities worldwide
  • One of the top 50 ‘Gen Y’ institutes
  • ACU was awarded 5 stars by Good Universities Guide 2019
  • Strong ties with 200+ organisations across 40 countries