University of New England UNE

Bachelor of Laws (3 Years) (Graduate Entry)

University of New England UNE

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00003G

This program encourages both a critical and progressive approach to the existing law and legal system; ensuring that students understand both the law and the context. It aims to graduate students who can demonstrate: understanding and knowledge of Australian law and awareness of indigenous, international and theoretical perspectives; competence in using legal research and analytical skills that equip them to work in the legal profession or in a broad range of law related occupations; the ability to take a strategic approach to problem solving by applying critical and innovative thinking to complex legal issues and situations; competence in oral and written communication; the ability to work independently and in groups; and professional judgement and knowledge of the ethical responsibilities associated with having completed a law degree. Honours students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of theoretical, comparative or interdisciplinary research to examine law's effect on society and the effectiveness of the Australian Legal System.


144 credit points (equivalent to 24 standard units) including core units, and either a choice of listed units, or graduate entry students may undertake the Honours pathway. Honours students will also undertake a Dissertation. A student's program of study and credit points for completion are determined by the qualification used as the basis for admission.


  • Law

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Or at least a 3 year degree from a recognised University or equivalent. All students must meet the University's English Language Requirements.


The Bachelor of Laws is accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admission Board of NSW for admission as a legal practitioner in NSW and mutual recognition legislation extends admission to other Australian jurisdictions. After completion of academic qualifications in law, entry to legal practice also requires the completion of a Practical Legal Training (PLT) course.

Study pathways

Graduate entry students may qualify for the award of the degree with Honours; a specific enrolment pathway must be followed and completed with academic merit. Students may be eligible for credit (advanced standing) for previously completed studies. An exit pathway is available for eligible students.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
UNE Armidale (main campus) Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 6 years

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