Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)

Victoria University (VU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00124K

This program meets academic and professional requirements for graduates to be admitted to legal practice in Australia and prepares graduates for careers in the legal community, business, government and non-government organisations. It provides a focus on both practical and theoretical learning..

Structure

  • 288 credit points consisting of 264 credit points of core law studies
  • 48 credit points of elective studies selected from an approved list

Subjects

  • Law

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree
  • An applicant is expected to demonstrate completion of at least a 3-year Bachelor's degree in Australia or equivalent with a high Grade Point Average or excellent results
  • Postgraduate qualifications will be evaluated according to the nature of the relevant degree
  • Applicants must submit a statement of purpose (maximum 500 words) which includes a summary of prior work experience and reasons for applying for the course
  • The College Dean or delegate(s) will evaluate this statement and take it into consideration in selection

Recognition

VLAB

Study pathways

Graduates who have been unsuccessful in gaining entry in the Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) (BLGE) may gain entry into the Bachelor of Laws undergraduate program (BLAW), and potentially apply at a later stage for transfer into BLGE on the basis of excellent academic results in the Bachelor of Laws. An applicant may further be required to participate in an interview as part of the selection process.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
City Queen International: $88,800 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

All applicants are encouraged to complete the law supplementary form which may be used to adjust the Selection Rank. Students in any Bachelor of Laws may apply to transfer into the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree once they have completed a minimum 192 credit points and have attained an average mark of Distinction or above i.e. 70-100%. Applicants will be assessed on the highest grades achieved in the top 12 Law units. Students will be further assessed on an outline of a proposed thesis topic and availability of a college based or college affiliated supervisor. Successful applicants will enrol in both Advanced Research Legal Methods and Advanced Legal Research Dissertation instead of 24 credit points of law electives.

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