Bachelor of Laws (Pass and Honours)

Bachelor of Laws evening classes

Tailored for busy professionals – flexible part-time two evenings a week

The ACU Thomas More Law School offers a flexible, work-friendly model to suit your busy lifestyle. You can study via part-time evening classes or full-time weekdays, or mix this up to fit your schedule.

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
Location:
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney
Duration:

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

ATAR/OP (2017):
  • Melbourne (78.05)
  • North Sydney (80.65)
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Do you want to start your law degree?  ACU offers a flexible, work-friendly model of day and evening classes to suit your busy lifestyle.  You can study via part-time evening classes or full-time weekdays, or mix this up to fit your study and work schedule.

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. You can pursue a range of legal careers including:

  • private practice as a solicitor or barrister
  • legal officer in the public sector
  • in-house counsel for a wide range of organisations including corporations, regulatory authorities and NGOs.

Typically, you develop specialisations in different fields of law throughout you career – from criminal law to family law; from environmental law to corporations law, from international trade to entertainment law.

As part of this degree you complete up to 160 hours of pro bono work (after your first year), providing you with firsthand experience of the legal system while allowing you to contribute to the common good.

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability

  • Melbourne (Attendance)
  • North Sydney (Attendance)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Deferment

Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment: Deferment Information

Credit Points

320

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
North Sydney
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
North Sydney
  • Semester 1 - Not on offer
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
  • Average first year fee: $10396 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only; subject to passage of legislation)
Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

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 (Advanced)

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.

International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

Melbourne, Victoria
Apply through VTAC
Sydney (North Sydney), NSW
Apply through UAC

Direct Applications

Alternative/Special Entry

Adjustment Factors which may improve your entry rank

Mature-age Entry if you’re over 21 and haven’t completed prior study

  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Work experience – An entry score can be calculated based on your work experience – you need to document all of your experience and provide supporting documentation

If you have an entry rank but it’s not enough for this course

  • Complete 2 non-award individual UG units; the results attained for these units can then be converted to an entry score
  • Complete an AQF Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma
  • Commence another ACU Bachelor degree with a lower required entry rank, successfully complete 2 or more units, then apply for an internal transfer to this course. A new entry score will be calculated from your results in the ACU units. Note – you may need to complete up to 8 units (equivalent to one year fulltime) and achieve more than a pass grade to gain entry to this course.

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 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.

You will complete up to 160 hours pro bono experience (after your first year) which will count as credit for a compulsory community engagement unit (10cp).

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.

The pro bono program provides practical, work-place based experience in a community context.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System): Overall score of 7.0, Individual score of 6.5 for all tests.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language – Academic): from an Internet based total of 100 – minimum of 25 in writing, speaking, reading and listening.

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

Law Induction Week

ACU law students are required to attend a Law Induction Week (LIW) prior to the University’s Orientation Week. The LIW is an introduction to the study of law at ACU. It is designed to assist students to acquire the skills and knowledge essential to their studies and the future practice of law.

The LIW will consist of a combination of lectures and information sessions, moot court and a range of activities for both students and faculty staff.

Domestic Students

Do you want to start your law degree?  ACU offers a flexible, work-friendly model of day and evening classes to suit your busy lifestyle.  You can study via part-time evening classes or full-time weekdays, or mix this up to fit your study and work schedule.

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. You can pursue a range of legal careers including:

  • private practice as a solicitor or barrister
  • legal officer in the public sector
  • in-house counsel for a wide range of organisations including corporations, regulatory authorities and NGOs.

Typically, you develop specialisations in different fields of law throughout you career – from criminal law to family law; from environmental law to corporations law, from international trade to entertainment law.

As part of this degree you complete up to 160 hours of pro bono work (after your first year), providing you with firsthand experience of the legal system while allowing you to contribute to the common good.

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Melbourne
  • 12-Feb-2018 , 23-Jul-2018 , 11-Feb-2019
North Sydney
  • 12-Feb-2018 , 23-Jul-2018 , 11-Feb-2019

Deferment

Yes. See Defer your offer.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 25% of the program online.

Credit Points

320

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
  • Unit Fee: $3590.00 (2018)
  • Average first year fee: $28720.00 (2018)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $114880.00 (2018)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Applicants whose first language is not English must have either:

  1. Successfully completed at least two full–time years of study in secondary or higher education where the medium of study was English; or
  2. Demonstrated their English proficiency, as set out below:
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall Score 7.0, Individual Score of 6.5 in all tests.
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language – Academic (TOEFL): from an Internet–based total of 100 – minimum of 25 in writing, speaking, reading and listening.

How to Apply

Information on the application procedure.
International Students Apply Now
International students undertaking an Australian Year 12 qualification should apply through the relevant tertiary admissions centre:
NSW & ACT
Apply through UAC
Victoria
Apply through VTAC

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 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.

You will complete up to 160 hours pro bono experience (after your first year) which will count as credit for a compulsory community engagement unit (10cp).

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.

The pro bono program provides practical, work-place based experience in a community context.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System): Overall score of 7.0, Individual score of 6.5 for all tests.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language – Academic): from an Internet based total of 100 – minimum of 25 in writing, speaking, reading and listening.

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

Law Induction Week

ACU law students are required to attend a Law Induction Week (LIW) prior to the University’s Orientation Week. The LIW is an introduction to the study of law at ACU. It is designed to assist students to acquire the skills and knowledge essential to their studies and the future practice of law.

The LIW will consist of a combination of lectures and information sessions, moot court and a range of activities for both students and faculty staff.

Phone: +61 3 8676 7040
9am-5am AEST (leave a message after hours).

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