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Bachelor of Laws


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Law

ACU's new law school offers students a highly personalised and supportive learning environment. Our graduates will have a solid knowledge of the law as well as an understanding of the needs of the wider community, and be prepared for a fulfilling career in an increasingly dynamic global environment.

Why study law at ACU?

Recognising the role lawyers can play in international commerce and diplomacy, ACU’s law programs have a distinctive international flavour. All students are required to undertake internationally focused subjects throughout their program. ACU is well connected and has student exchange programs with more than 80 partner institutions around the world. Through these arrangements law students can study overseas for up to one year of their degree and gain credit upon their return.

What are our graduates doing?

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Laws

This course aims to develop ethical and professionally skilled graduates who have a breadth of knowledge of the areas of law relevant to legal practice in the 21st century and an appreciation of the law’s interaction with other disciplines and its international dimensions.

The Bachelor of Laws 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 practice as a solicitor or barrister; legal officer in the public sector (for example in federal or state government departments and publicly-funded organisations such as universities or public broadcasters); in-house counsel to a wide range of organisations from corporations to trade unions; public interest legal work in community centres; and legal research.

The Bachelor of Laws has been specifically developed to meet the requirements for admission to practise law. The course has been approved for admission to practise law in Victoria and New South Wales.

Laws (Graduate Entry)

This course aims to develop ethical and professionally skilled graduates who have a breadth of knowledge of the areas of law relevant to legal practice in the 21st century and an appreciation of the law’s interaction with other disciplines and its international dimensions.

The Bachelor of Laws 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 practice as a solicitor or barrister, legal officer in the public sector (for example in federal or state government departments and public-funded organisations such as universities or public broadcasters), in-house counsel to a wide range of organisations from corporations to trade unions, public interest legal work in community centres and legal research.

The Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) has been specifically developed to meet the requirements for admission to practise law. The course has been approved for admission to practise law in Victoria and New South Wales.

Undergraduate

Laws/Global Studies

This unique double degree enables high achieving students to complete their law qualification while gaining a broad understanding of global issues in a wide variety of disciplines. Students undertake an international study/placement in their third year.

Graduates of this double degree program will be prepared for careers in the public sector, both local and international; government services, including diplomatic service, the United Nations system and other international organisations including NGO’s; social entrepreneurship and companies with a global outreach; international relations; journalism including travel journalism and tourism.

The Bachelor of Global Studies/Bachelor of Laws course has been specifically developed to meet the requirements for admission to practise law. The course has been approved for admission to practise law in Victoria and New South Wales.

Art/Laws

This course aims to develop skilled graduates with knowledge in areas relevant to legal practice and an appreciation of the law’s interaction with other disciplines and its international dimensions.

It will enable students to experience an excellent legal education while choosing to study an arts major and minor that will assist them in developing their creative, analytical and communication skills.

In addition to the wide range of careers open to graduates of the Bachelor of Laws, completing this double degree is an excellent preparation for work across government administration; teaching and staff training; archives, museums and libraries; art institutions; commerce and industry; communications and writing; community and charitable organisations; creative industries; heritage organisations; social research; policy organisation and the tourism and travel industries.

The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws has been specifically developed to meet the requirements for admission to practise law. The course has been approved for admission to practise law in Victoria and New South Wales.

Commerce/Laws

This double degree emphasises skills and knowledge development in both a legal and commercial context. Skills development is focused on managerial decision-making, business and personal leadership, the ethics of values-based management, and completion of relevant work experience. The double award will offer students an intellectually challenging insight into frameworks, institutions and the rule-making processes, reflecting the important interface between commerce and law in everyday commercial activity.

As regulation of commerce and business becomes increasingly complex, you can set yourself apart in this competitive marketplace. In addition to the careers open to Bachelor of Laws graduates, your future could lie in accounting, banking, business analysis/development, management, communications, foreign affairs, finance, human resources, marketing or sales.

The Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws course has been specifically developed to meet the requirements for admission to practise law. The course has been approved for admission to practise law in Victoria and New South Wales.

Students who complete an accounting major will also satisfy the academic requirements for entry to professional associations including CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Business Administration/Laws

The Bachelor of Business Administration/Bachelor of Laws is designed to provide knowledge in all areas of business management. Graduates will have a general understanding of modern business as well as knowledge and skills to become a legal practitioner.

In addition to a career in the law, this double degree is excellent preparation for careers in accounting, administration, banking, business analysis/development, business management, communications, computing, financial management, human resource management, international business, international marketing, management consultancy marketing recruitment, staff development and sales.

The Bachelor of Business Administration/Bachelor of Laws course has been specifically developed to meet the requirements for admission to practise law. The course has been approved for admission to practise law in Victoria and New South Wales.

Theology/Laws

This unique double degree provides a legal education informed by Christian values and an education in theology that is orientated to the professional values and practice of law. The degree focuses on ethical behaviour, social justice, the common good and the law’s interaction with theology.

In addition to the wide range of careers open to graduates of the Bachelor of Laws, completion of this double degree is excellent preparation for careers in teaching; work in church agencies and ministries, chaplaincy, social inclusion, pastoral work, social work, research, journalism and media, administration and public relations.

The Bachelor of Theology/Bachelor of Laws course has been specifically developed to meet the requirements for admission to practise law. The course has been approved for admission to practise law in Victoria and New South Wales.

Biomedical Science/Laws

This course examines a broader context, including the increasingly ethical and health dimensions in which legal issues arise. This double degree gives you the legal knowledge and skills needed for modern law practice and the knowledge of biomedical science allowing legal knowledge to the applied to health related issues such as health and disease, epidemiology, healthcare ethics and health research.

In addition to the wide range of careers open to graduates of the Bachelor of Laws, graduates of this double degree 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 or public broadcasters), in-house counsel to a wide range of organisations from corporations to trade unions, public interest legal work in community legal centres and legal research.

The Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Biomedical Science course has been specifically developed to meet the requirements for admission to practise law. The course has been approved for admission to practise law in Victoria and New South Wales.

Psychological Science/Laws

This course combines the study  of human behavior with the study of law. The Psychological Science component enhances the  student’s specialist knowledge by providing a comprehensive understanding  of psychology, including behavioural and mental processes. It offers an  Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) sequence in psychology.

This double degree is designed  to produce well-rounded graduates ready for legal practice and a range of  exciting professional careers in an increasingly global environment. Graduates  of this innovative double degree will be well placed to develop specialist  legal practice in a wide range of fields including forensic psychology, litigation, terrorism studies and industrial law and management.

Undergraduate