This program is designed to produce well-rounded graduates ready for legal practice and a range of professional careers in an increasingly global environment. 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 you career - from criminal law to family law; from environmental law to corporations law; from international trade to entertainment law.

Course Fee:


International: $118,336

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. NSW Prerequisites: English (Standard) (Band 3) or English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Band 4); VIC Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English as an Additional Language (EAL) or 25 in any other English.

Structure:

320 credit points. 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.

Subjects you can Study:

Law

Study Pathways:

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

Further information:

The course 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.

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.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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Judge, Lawyer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 4 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) 70.25 No Full time 4 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) 70.25 No Part time 8 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 8 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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