Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

Become a lawyer who stands up for people in need and causes that matter. At ACU, we are committed to helping you become a confident, ethical lawyer with the legal skills and knowledge to make a real contribution to the legal profession. You will put it all into practice with pro bono work whilst you study, and gain access to a range of international opportunities throughout your degree. Students who have completed 120 credit points of law units with a grade point average of 5.75 and above may apply to complete an honours degree.

Structure

320 credit points. You will complete 80 hours pro bono experience (after your first year) which will count as credit for a compulsory community engagement unit (10cp).

Subjects

  • Law

Standard entry requirements

  • To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent. New South Wales Prerequisites: English (Standard) (Band 3) or English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Band 4)
  • Queensland Prerequisites: English (4, SA) at year 12 level
  • Victoria Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English as an Additional Language (EAL) or 25 in any other English.

Recognition

This course has been specifically developed to meet the requirements for admission to practice law. The course has been approved for admission to practice law in Victoria and New South Wales, and is recognised for admission as a legal practitioner in other States and Territories in Australia.

Study pathways

The degree provides a pathway to specialisations in a variety of legal and business related disciplines.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $122,400 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

Further information

The course is designed to produce well-rounded graduates ready for legal practice and a range of professional careers in an increasingly global environment. Graduates can pursue a range of legal careers including: private legal practice as a solicitor or barrister; legal officer in the public sector (for example in federal or state government departments and publicly-funded organisations as diverse as national regulatory bodies, universities and public broadcasters); in-house counsel to a wide-range of organisations from corporations to trade unions; public interest and legal work in community legal centres; legal research; and a variety of jobs in which legal knowledge is either required or desirable.

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