Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

This program will give students the legal knowledge and practical skills to handle the demands of modern practice. Applicants for this course must have successfully completed a recognised Bachelor degree. In addition to the core subjects required for admission to practice, this law degree includes the following subjects: Competition Law; Consumer Protection Law; International Trade Law; International Human Rights Law; Public and Private International Law; Comparative Legal Systems. Graduates can pursue a range of legal careers including: private legal practice as a solicitor or barrister; legal officer in the public sector; in-house counsel to a wide-range of organisations from corporations to trade unions; public interest legal work in community legal centres; legal research and a variety of jobs in which legal knowledge is either a requirement or desirable.

Entry Requirements:

Successful completion of a recognised three-year Bachelor degree in any field.

Structure:

240 credit points Students will complete up to 160 hours pro bono experience (after their first year) which will count as credit for a compulsory community engagement unit (10 cp).

Subjects you can Study:

Laws

Study Pathways:

The degree provides a pathway to specialisations in a variety of legal and business related disciplines. An honours degree in Laws (GE) is available for high-achieving students.

Recognition:

This program has been specifically developed to meet the requirements for admission to practice law. It has been approved in Victoria and has been approved in New South Wales by the NSW Legal Profession Admission Board.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Related Careers:

Lawyer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 3 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 6 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Full time 3 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Part time 6 years

The world is our campus

We’re a publicly-funded university which has grown rapidly over the past few years. The world is our campus, and we put our students and staff at the centre of a vibrant global network of scholars, partnerships and opportunities. ACU has seven campuses around Australia – in Brisbane, North Sydney, Strathfield, Canberra, Ballarat, Melbourne and Adelaide – and we’ve recently opened a campus in Rome, Italy. With us, you’ll have the chance to study overseas with one of more than 200 partner institutions around the world.

Engaged with industry and society

We’re closely integrated into our communities and industries, working with them to answer the big questions, and to create tangible results. From hospitals, to schools and any number of far-flung places, our students and staff have always rolled up their sleeves to be fully engaged in the real world. 

All our students enjoy extensive opportunities for practical placements, and community engagement is a core part of their university experience. You could find yourself teaching children in Vanuatu, assisting in a community organisation in Cambodia, working with a welfare agency in Florence, or helping to develop youth soccer teams in East Timor. When they graduate, our students are ready to work, and the employment rate of our bachelor degree graduates is consistently higher than the national average.*

We see the whole person

You are welcome at ACU irrespective of your socio-cultural background, religious beliefs or aspirations. We’re inclusive and supportive of everyone, every day. With us, you’ll be valued and encouraged to thrive to the full extent of your potential. From academic skills to career and counselling services, we have a range of support services to help you succeed. We also offer nearly 400 scholarships, which

recognise academic achievement, community participation, and help out students from a range of backgrounds. 

Education with a bigger purpose

ACU offers programs in allied health, arts, business and commerce, education and teaching, exercise science, health, law, nursing and midwifery, paramedicine, philosophy, psychology and counselling, science, social work, and theology.

Along with significant student growth in recent years, we’ve begun to compete more intensely through our research output. ACU research programs tackle enduring and pressing issues in society, in Australia, and around the world.

At ACU, it’s education, but with a bigger purpose.


*Beyond Graduate Survey 2015, 2014 and 2013, conducted by Graduate Careers Australia as part of the Australian Graduate Survey.


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