Studying law is about understanding our society and the power structures within it. Why do we have the laws we do? How have they evolved? How should we interpret them? Whether you want to uphold, use or change the system - law can take you just about anywhere. With your degree you might advocate for asylum seekers or be a voice for the environment. With a little additional training (see 'Who Recognises This Course' below) you could guide innovating businesses as an in-house counsel or lead legal reform drafting new bills in government. Perhaps you will go on to prosecute criminals, or preside in a Supreme Court.

Course Fee:

International: $164,000

Entry Requirements:

SACE; Selection via ATAR; Prerequisite: For Laws double-degrees, students must fulfil any subject prerequisite requirements for the other degree


The program can be completed as a single degree or as part of a combined degree program. You will: explore legal concepts, processes and methods within common law principles and legal methodology build ethical reasoning, policy-based analysis and oratory skills gain rigorous knowledge of the areas of law necessary to undertake legal practice go deeper by choosing from our broad list of electives learn from legal professionals, former judges and international academics undertake internships in areas such as Public Law, Native Title Law and Human Rights Law form connections through the University's Lex Salus, Next Steps and Law Students' Society events. The University of Adelaide's Bachelor of Laws consists of a number of compulsory law courses which provide you with a sound understanding of legal concepts, processes and methods. In addition, you get to choose from a range of elective law courses in areas of specialized interest including but not restricted to Law and Popular Culture, Sport Law, Migration Law, Environmental Law, Human Rights Law, Medical Law, and Ethics and Family Law. Students of the four year undergraduate program can include some non-law electives towards their studies, although these are limited. If you are a graduate, the duration of the program is three years full-time (or equivalent) as opposed to four years for non-graduates. The Bachelor of Laws can be undertaken at the same time with a number of other degrees.

Subjects you can Study:

Comparative law; Corporate/taxation law; Criminal law; Environmental law; Family law; Human rights and international law; Intellectual property; Labour and industrial relations law


The University of Adelaide's Bachelor of Laws is accredited by the Legal Practitioners' Education and Admission Council in South Australia, and provides the academic foundation for admission to legal practice throughout Australia. To be admitted to practise in Australia, however, you must complete further practical legal training. In South Australia, we?the University of Adelaide?together with the Law Society of South Australia, provide this additional training through our Graduate Diploma and Legal Practice. But if you intend to seek admission to practise elsewhere, you should seek advice from the admitting authority in the relevant jurisdiction. Upon graduation from the Bachelor of Laws and completion of the Graduate Diploma and Legal Practice, you will be eligible to be admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia (with a restricted practising certificate). Once admitted, you can then apply for admission in any other Australian jurisdiction. For more information, contact The Law Society of South Australia on +61 8 8229 0200 or

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace 91.05 Yes Part time
North Terrace 91.05 Yes Full time 4 years

Walk in remarkable footsteps

The University of Adelaide’s international reputation for breaking new ground has been forged by a continuous stream of exceptional people. We count among our alumni five Nobel Laureates, over 140 Fulbright Scholars and more than 100 Rhodes Scholars, including Australia’s first female Indigenous recipient. The country’s first female prime minister also studied here, as did the first Australian-born professional astronaut in space.
Today, our high-achieving culture continues to attract the world’s best and brightest, including students from more than 90 countries.

Be ready for the future workforce

Although many of the jobs you could be doing in a decade’s time don’t yet exist, your best preparation for them does at the University of Adelaide. We’re constantly updating and refining our degrees to ensure that — wherever your passions lie, you’ll gain the flexible capabilities to explore every opportunity tomorrow brings.
Importantly, our degrees’ recognised quality that opens career paths everywhere. We’re ranked inside the world’s top 50 universities in four subject areas; in the top 100 for another 12, and the top 150 for 10 more.*

Learn from world-leading research

As South Australia’s only member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) research-intensive universities, our researchers collaborate with industry, government and leading institutions around the globe to address the world’s greatest challenges.
Our research—rated 5/5 in over 40 distinct fields^ informs all our degrees. Importantly, it also generates a tangible community benefit. Our total contribution to South Australia’s economy is over $4.23 billion†.
* QS World University Rankings By Subject, 2019. ^ Excellence in Research for Australia, 2018. † London Economics, 2018. 
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