Bachelor of Laws

Deakin University

This course provides the robust training and recognised qualifications students need to start their career as a first-class legal practitioner. All major areas of law are covered, such as contract, torts, property, legal practice and ethics, constitutional law, criminal law and corporate law.This comprehensive course provides in-depth studies in each of the key areas of legal practice, and emphasises practical legal skills training.

Course Fee:

International: $144,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent: Prerequisites are units 3 and 4 a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL; entry for non-school leavers will be based on STAT results, GPA from Bachelor level or postgraduate studies from courses undertaken within the last 10 years. For information on the STAT please visit


The 32 credit points include 18 credit points of core units and 14 credit points of elective units, plus completion of one zero credit point academic integrity unit. The 14 credit points of electives must include, 1 credit point of WIL/practical/ experiential unit from a list, a minimum of 6 credit points of law electives and a minimum of 4 credit points of non-law electives.

Subjects you can Study:


Further information:

Course also offered in Cloud (online) mode.


Deakin's Bachelor of Laws is designed to satisfy the university component of the requirements to become an Australian Lawyer set by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB). In addition to completing an approved LLB degree, a person seeking entry is required to work for one year as a legal trainee, or to undertake a practical legal training (PLT) course.

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Judge, Lawyer,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Burwood 90.15 Yes Part time 8 years
Burwood 90.15 Yes Full time 4 years
Warrnambool 75 No Full time 4 years
Warrnambool 75 No Part time 8 years
Waterfront 84.05 No Part time 8 years
Waterfront 84.05 No Online 4 years
Waterfront 84.05 No Full time 4 years

Why study with us

Deakin is the number one university in Victoria for graduate satisfaction and among the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

With industry connections, world-class facilities and a practical approach to learning, Deakin students gain more than just a qualification – they graduate confident and ready to thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.

Facilities and services

Deakin has a reputation for cutting-edge technology, innovative facilities and flexible learning environments. There are five campuses – Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool and the Cloud Campus – offering students the flexibility to study in a location that suits them.

All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from a range of valuable services including accommodation, financial assistance, health and wellbeing, and study and learning support. 

Admission and selection

If you’re thinking about applying for a course at Deakin, you can get all the information you need through the "how to apply "pages. Discover eligibility requirements and pathways for your chosen course, learn how to write and submit a successful application, and find out if you’re eligible for scholarships or recognition of prior learning.

Study options

As a Deakin student, you can choose from full-time, part-time or intensive study options across Deakin’s bachelor, postgraduate and research degrees. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad, explore cross-international study, gain an internship, or work in simulated environments to tailor your learning experience and get a head start in your dream career.

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