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What will I learn?

What to expect

Benefit from JCU’s community links and strong support from the legal profession which contribute to providing an authentic learning environment. The Bachelor of Laws program includes practising legal professionals who teach and tutor regularly, providing direct access to contemporary standards of practice and networking opportunities.

Take advantage of JCU’s First Year Experience program for new law students to support you in building foundational legal skills.

JCU students learn the role of law in social, economic, environmental and political contexts and its significance for stable government, economic prosperity and the protection of individual and cultural rights.

Graduates must complete approved practical legal training with either a traineeship at a firm or via a practical legal training course to complete the requirements to practise as a lawyer.

Honours

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree is available for high-achieving students. It consists of extra study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. An Honours degree is usually essential for entry to research higher degrees.

Career Opportunities

A JCU law degree opens a wide-ranging choice of career options.

You could pursue a career in government or the private sector in areas such as business and commerce, environment, property, taxation, corporate, or family law.

Graduates are qualified to perform roles such as barrister, solicitor, public prosecutor, community Lawyer, legal officer, or in-house Counsel for large companies.

This course is accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board (LPAB) and Chief Justice and is an approved qualification for admission to practice law in Queensland. Students wishing to practice should obtain further information from the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board.

Which department am I in?

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

CRICOS

010439G

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,280.00 (US$ 23,545) per year

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

Start date

21 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Smithfield Campus

14-88 McGregor Road,

SMITHFIELD,

Queensland,

4878, CAIRNS, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,280.00 (US$ 23,545) per year

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

Start date

21 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Cairns City campus

36 Shields Street,

CAIRNS CITY,

Queensland,

4870, CAIRNS, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete academic qualification of Australia grade 12 or equivalent. IB Diploma - 24, 26, 30, 34. English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS: 6.0 (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based): 550 (plus minimum Test of Written English score of 4.5); TOEFL (internet-based): 79 (minimum writing score of 19); Pearson (PTE Academic): 57; Occupational English Test (OET): Completion and an overall pass with minimum grades A or B only in each of the four components.

For international students

Students are required to complete academic qualification of Australia grade 12 or equivalent. Entry requirements may vary from country to country.

Course pre-requisites: English (Units 3/4,C); or equivalent

IELTS - 6.5 (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (internet based) - 86 (no component less than 21); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 58 (no component less than 54); C1 Advanced / C2 Proficiency: 176 (no component less than 169).

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

Pathways options

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About James Cook University

James Cook University (JCU) is ranked among the top 2% of universities in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2020.

  • Ranked in the top 250 of universities in the world
  • Rated as “world-class or better” in 83% areas of research
  • Top 100 universities in the world for UN SDG
  • Rated 5 stars for employment, student support and skills