Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
CRICOS: 00244B (QLD); 02225M (NSW)
This program will immerse students in law and the legal process. Accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board, Queensland as an academic qualification for admission as a lawyer in Queensland, the Bachelor of Laws is one of only a few degrees which can be completed in 3 years. Students will be prepared for practice as a solicitor or barrister in Queensland or a legal practitioner elsewhere in Australia. A law degree also prepares graduates for many other careers in business, commerce and government. Study on-campus at either Springfield or Toowoomba, or via distance education and be surrounded by experienced and approachable lecturers and fellow students who are passionate about law.
- 24 units: 19 core courses
- 5 law electives.
Standard entry requirements
- Have achieved a minimum Overall Position (OP) 11, tertiary entrance rank 77 or equivalent qualification
- English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 3
- Assumed knowledge expectations: English
- Students can also transfer to the Bachelor of Laws from the Bachelor of Arts – Legal Studies major (upon obtaining requisite results).
The Bachelor of Laws has been accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board, Queensland, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland as an approved academic qualification under the Supreme Court (Admission) Rules 2004 (Qld). This will partially satisfy the requirements to practise as a solicitor or barrister in Queensland, or as a legal practitioner elsewhere in Australia. Intending solicitors and barristers must also complete an approved practical legal training course in order to become admitted to practice. USQ does not offer practical legal training, but advice on practical legal training programs can be obtained through Ask USQ.
The Bachelor of Laws is an entry point for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours). Exemptions may be permitted for a limited number of courses, equivalent in content and level, successfully completed recently with a recognised institution.