The Law degree structure and Law unit offerings have been approved by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board and the Legal Profession Admission Board (NSW).


Credit points


Minimum duration

5 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney


Brisbane - not offered in 2022

EFTSL value of units : All 10cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values

Admission requirements

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

To be eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor (Honours) degree, a student must have completed at least 120 cp of LAWS units from the Bachelor of Laws degree, with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 5.75.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the double degree, a student must complete 400 cp as follows:

  1. 160 cp selected in accordance with the requirements for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science Degree, consisting of:
  2. 130 cp from Bachelor of Biomedical Science Specified Units (Part A)
  3. 20 cp from Core Curriculum Units (Part B);
  4. 10 cp from Biomedical Science Elective Units (Part C) or Law Elective Units (Part E).
  5. 240 cp selected in accordance with the requirements for the Bachelor of Laws, consisting of:
  6. 180 cp from Law Specified Units (Part D);
  7. 10 cp from Law Elective Units (Part E);
  8. 10 cp from LAWS450 Legal Research and Methodology (Part F);
  9. 30 cp from LAWS451 Honours Thesis (Part G);
  10. 10 cp from Community Legal Engagement: Pro Bono Unit (Part H).

c. To qualify for the Honours degree, at least four of the units taken from the Law Specified Units and/or the Law Elective Units must be at level 4. To qualify for the degree, a student must also complete at least 80 hours of 0cp pro bono placement after completion of LAWS213 Community Legal Engagement: Pro Bono

Progression requirements

Students will normally need to complete a unit or units at an introductory level (100-level) before undertaking advanced level units (200, 300, 400 level).

Part A : Bachelor of Biomedical Science Units

Complete exactly 130 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
BIOL123Cells and Tissues - the Fabric of Life10
BIOL125Human Biology 110
BIOL126Human Biology 210
BIOL205Pharmacology 110
BIOL206Human Genetics10
BMSC100Introductory Biostatistics10
BMSC102Numerical Reasoning10
BMSC110Communicating Ideas in Science10
BMSC208Research Design and Ethics
CHEM105Foundations of Chemistry10
CHEM106Physical and Organic Chemistry10

For the Schedule of Unit offerings in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science refer to the Bachelor of Biomedical Science Course Rules. A student in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science may undertake other elective units drawn from ACU undergraduate programs or by cross-institutional study, with prior approval of the Course Coordinator.

Part B : Core Curriculum Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
UNCC100Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society10
PHCC102Being Human10
PHCC104Ethics and the Good Life10
CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
UNCC300Justice and Change in a Global World10
PHCC320The Just Society10

Part C : Biomedical Science Elective Units

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
ANAT100Anatomical Foundations of Exercise Science10
ANAT101Physiotherapy Anatomy 110
ANAT102Physiotherapy Anatomy 210
BIOL234Nutritional Physiology10
BIOL334Pharmacology 210
BMSC302Industry Immersion 210
BMSC303Drug Development10
BMSC304Drug Promotion10
BMSC306Advanced Physiology10
CHEM206Advanced Metabolic Biochemistry10
NUTR101Introduction to Nutrition10
NUTR202Lifespan Nutrition10
PHYS109Introductory Physics10
BMSC309Advanced Cardiovascular Physiology10

Students may also select their Elective unit from the Bachelor of Laws in Part E.

Part D : Law Specified Units

Complete exactly 180 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
LAWS104Foundations of Law and Legal Research10
LAWS105Contract Law10
LAWS106Criminal Law and Procedure10
LAWS107Introduction to Australian Public Law10
LAWS108Commercial Law10
LAWS200Business Organisations10
LAWS201Civil Procedure and Alternative Dispute Resolution10
LAWS204Land Law10
LAWS314Statutory Interpretation10
LAWS403Legal Theory10
LAWS404International Law10
LAWS418Administrative Law10
LAWS419Constitutional Law10
LAWS420Equity and Trusts10
LAWS421Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility10

Part E : Law Elective Units

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
LAWS202Comparative Legal Systems10
LAWS203False or Misleading Conduct and Economic Torts10
LAWS207Contemporary Legal Issues10
LAWS208Family Law10
LAWS209Introduction to the Law and Legal System of the United States10
LAWS210Lawyers, Problem-Solving and Professional Identity10
LAWS211Psychology and the Law10
LAWS212Employment Law10
LAWS301Competition Law10
LAWS306Taxation Law10
LAWS307Advanced Criminal Law10
LAWS308Human Rights in Contemporary Australia10
LAWS309Communications Law10
LAWS310Discrimination and the Law10
LAWS311Environmental Law10
LAWS312International Study Tour10
LAWS313Mooting and Advocacy10
LAWS315Welfare Law10
LAWS401Consumer Protection Law10
LAWS402International Trade Law10
LAWS406Intellectual Property Law10
LAWS407International Human Rights Law10
LAWS408Alternative Dispute Resolution10
LAWS409Law of the European Union10
LAWS410Banking and Finance Law10
LAWS411The Phillip C Jessup Moot Seminar10
LAWS412Migration Law10
LAWS413Wills and Succession10
LAWS415Animal Law10
LAWS416International Criminal Law10
LAWS417Sports Law10
LAWS458Childrens Rights10
LAWS459Law and Innovation10
LAWS460Mental Health Law10
LCRM101Introduction to Criminology10
LCRM104Juvenile Justice10

Part F : Legal Research and Methodology

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
LAWS450Legal Research and Methodology10

Part G : Law Honours Thesis

Complete exactly 30 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
LAWS451Honours Thesis30

Part H : Pro Bono/Community Legal Engagement Unit

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
LAWS213Community Legal Engagement Pro Bono10

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