Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
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.

Structure

  • 24 units: 19 core courses
  • 5 law electives.

Subjects

  • Law

Standard entry requirements

  • Academic Entry Criteria: Year 12 English (4 SA) or equivalent
  • English Language Proficiency category 3. All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. If the English language requirements are not met students may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition

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.

Study pathways

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.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Springfield International: $74,880 Yes No information available

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