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 for parliament. Perhaps you will go on to prosecute criminals, or preside in the High Court as a Chief Justice.

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 double 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 specialised 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 4-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. Graduates who do so are uniquely placed to pursue specialist career opportunities beyond the law.

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

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Provider CRICOS: 00123M

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace 95.15 Yes Full time 4 years

A dynamic campus life in Adelaide’s CBD  

Our main campus is located on North Terrace, one of the premier streets in Adelaide’s CBD. Surrounded by the State’s Art Gallery, Museum and Library, the campus is also walking distance from shops, cafes, businesses, parklands and Adelaide Oval. 
The North Terrace campus itself is stunning. A mixture of historical sandstone buildings and new purpose-built facilities. It’s a hive of activity and has a rich campus life, with most of the 27,000 students attending classes there each day. 
The University also has a campus at Roseworthy, 55kms north of Adelaide. Roseworthy is home to South Australia’s only veterinary school and houses internationally renowned equine, companion and production animal health centres. 
Our Waite campus is 8kms walk south of Adelaide and is the biggest plant and agricultural science research site in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Degrees for jobs of the future    

University of Adelaide degrees are relevant to the ever-changing needs of employers, industries and the community. We offer more than 180 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in areas such as:
  • music, teaching, languages, history, media, international studies and development, and social sciences
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  • law, business, economics, finance, architecture, innovation and entrepreneurship, and marketing
  • biology, agriculture, food science, veterinary, physics, chemistry, and nutrition. 

Learn alongside bright minds  

A University of Adelaide degree doesn’t just get you your first job, a degree at Adelaide sets you up for a lifetime of learning and a successful career. 
Our students become more than just masters of their discipline, they learn how to think differently, solve problems, innovate and adapt to their environment. 
All our degrees include a strong research component, allowing students to contribute to discoveries from their first day at university.
We also provide our students with the opportunity to learn from internationally-acclaimed researchers, in small groups. We work closely with employers to ensure our students graduate with the skills they need to succeed in the workplace. 

Build a career from our reputation 

Established in 1874, the University of Adelaide is the third-oldest university in Australia. 
We are a member of the leading universities in Australia, the Group of Eight (Go8) coalition, and have strong partnerships with government, a wide range of industries, and universities right across the globe.    
Many notable people studied at the University of Adelaide, including astronaut Andy Thomas, former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard and Nobel laureates William and Lawrence Bragg. World leaders, CEOs, Rhodes Scholars and Olympians are also amongst our alumni. 
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