The new Bachelor of Laws at Australian Catholic University (ACU) has been approved by the Victorian Council of Legal Education - chaired by Chief Justice Marilyn Warren of the Supreme Court of Victoria.
Professor Brian Fitzgerald, Foundation Executive Dean of Law at ACU, said he was delighted the University had received accreditation - making graduates eligible to practice.
“Professional recognition is an important milestone in the development of the Faculty,” he said. “The ACU law program is designed to provide a personalised learning environment in which students can learn about current issues of commercial practice with a global and ethical perspective.”
ACU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Greg Craven, said that as a constitutional lawyer he was thrilled to lead the University in adding a law program to its suite of offerings.
“The four-year degree will be unique in that it will draw upon the experience of prestigious Catholic law schools around the world,” he said.
“I look forward to seeing ACU produce a generation of legal professionals equipped with the knowledge and skills to handle the demands of 21st century practice – and the sense of ethics needed to put their skills to good use.”
The Bachelor of Laws will commence at ACU’s Melbourne Campus in 2013, and at the North Sydney Campus from 2014.