Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

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 you could guide innovating businesses as an in-house counsel or lead legal reform drafting new bills in government. Perhaps you'll go on to prosecute criminals, or preside in a Supreme Court.


  • The program can be completed as a single degree, double 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 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 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.


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

Standard entry requirements

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


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 in 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 email@lawsocietysa.asn.au

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace International: $172,000 Yes
  • Full-time : 4 years

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