The Law degree structure and Law unit offerings have been approved by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board and the Legal Profession Admission Board (NSW). Students in Sydney undertake their Arts units at the Strathfield campus and their Law units at the North Sydney campus.


Credit points


Minimum duration

5 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney
  • Strathfield


North Sydney, NSW - Law units

Strathfield, NSW - Arts units

EFTSL value of units : All 10 cp 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 for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent:


New South Wales

English (Standard) (Band 3) or English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Band 4)


English (Units 3 & 4, C)


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.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2024 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the degrees, a student must complete 400 cp consisting of:

  1. 160 cp selected in accordance with the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts, consisting of:
  2. 80 cp from a Bachelor of Arts Major (Part A);
  3. 40 cp from a Bachelor of Arts Minor (Part B);
  4. 20 cp of University Core Curriculum Units (Part C); and
  5. 20 cp Electives chosen from other units listed in the Schedule of Unit Offerings for the Bachelor of Arts (Part D).
  6. 240 cp selected in accordance with the requirements for the Bachelor of Laws, consisting of:
  7. 180 cp from Law Specified Units (Part E);
  8. 50 cp from Law Elective Units (Part F);
  9. 10 cp from Community Legal Engagement: Pro Bono Unit (Part G)

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 normally complete a unit or units at an introductory level (100-level) in an approved sequence before undertaking advanced level units (200, 300, 400 level) in that sequence.

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Schedule of unit offerings

Complete exactly 1 of the following:

  • ARCHArchaeology80 CP
  • BUSDBusiness Studies80 CP
  • DETIDesign and Technologies80 CP

    This major is only available to students in the Bachelor of Creative Arts and Secondary Teaching courses.

  • DRAMDrama80 CP

    *Not offered Blacktown 2024

  • ECONEconomics80 CP

    *Not offered 2024

  • ENGLEnglish80 CP
  • GEESGeography, Environment and Society80 CP
  • HISTHistory80 CP
  • INDVInternational Development Studies80 CP

    This major is only available to students who transfer from the Bachelor of International Studies and who have completed units to 300-level as approved by the Course Coordinator.

  • LANSLanguages80 CP

    Italian, Japanese, Mandarin or other languages - available as cross-institutional study as approved by Course Coordinator.

  • LEGLLegal Studies80 CP

    Legal Studies Major is available only to students who transfer from the Bachelor of Laws or equivalent and who have completed designated units at appropriate levels as approved by Course Coordinators.

  • MATHMathematics80 CP
  • MEDIMedia80 CP

    *Not offered 2024

  • MUSCMusic80 CP
  • PHILPhilosophy80 CP
  • PINRPolitics and International Relations80 CP
  • PSYCPsychology80 CP
  • SOCISociology80 CP

    *Not offered Brisbane 2024

  • SRLGStudy of Religions80 CP
  • THSDTheological Studies80 CP
  • VISUVisual Arts80 CP

Students should refer to the Bachelor of Arts for the schedule of unit offering.

Complete exactly 1 of the following:

  • ARCHArchaeology40 CP
  • BUSDBusiness Studies40 CP
  • COMMCommunication40 CP

    *Not offered Blacktown 2024

  • COMSCommunity Services40 CP
  • CRWRCreative Writing40 CP

    *Not offered 2024

  • DRAMDrama40 CP

    *Not offered Blacktown 2024

  • DTCODigital Technologies (Computing)40 CP
  • ECONEconomics40 CP
  • EDUCEducation40 CP
  • ENGLEnglish40 CP
  • GEESGeography, Environment and Society40 CP
  • GLSTGlobal Studies40 CP
  • GRDEGraphic Design40 CP
  • HISTHistory40 CP
  • HLDVHealthy Development40 CP
  • INDVInternational Development Studies40 CP
  • LANSLanguages40 CP
  • LEGLLegal Studies40 CP
  • MATHMathematics40 CP
  • MEDIMedia40 CP

    *Not offered 2024

  • MUSCMusic40 CP

    *Not offered Blacktown or Strathfield 2024

  • PHILPhilosophy40 CP
  • PINRPolitics and International Relations40 CP
  • PSYCPsychology40 CP

    *Not offered Brisbane 2024

  • SOCISociology40 CP
  • THSDTheological Studies40 CP
  • VEAMVeterans Arts Minor40 CP

    Recognition of Prior Learning credit applicable for discharged or current ADF personnel as part of ACU's Veterans Entry Program for Australian Defence Force (ADF)

  • VISUVisual Arts40 CP

    *Not offered Blacktown 2024

  • YWRKYouth Work40 CP

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

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

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

  • BABachelor of Arts240 CP

Complete exactly 180 credit points from the following:

Complete exactly 50 credit points from the following:

  • LAWS202Comparative Legal Systems10 CP
  • LAWS203False or Misleading Conduct and Economic Torts10 CP
  • LAWS207Contemporary Legal Issues10 CP
  • LAWS208Family Law10 CP
  • LAWS209Introduction to the Law and Legal System of the United States10 CP
  • LAWS210Lawyers, Problem-Solving and Professional Identity10 CP
  • LAWS211Psychology and the Law10 CP
  • LAWS212Employment Law10 CP
  • LAWS301Competition Law10 CP
  • LAWS306Taxation Law10 CP
  • LAWS307Advanced Criminal Law10 CP
  • LAWS308Human Rights in Contemporary Australia10 CP
  • LAWS309Communications Law10 CP
  • LAWS310Discrimination and the Law10 CP
  • LAWS311Environmental Law10 CP
  • LAWS312International Study Tour10 CP
  • LAWS313Mooting and Advocacy10 CP
  • LAWS315Welfare Law10 CP
  • LAWS401Consumer Protection Law10 CP
  • LAWS402International Trade Law10 CP
  • LAWS406Intellectual Property Law10 CP
  • LAWS407International Human Rights Law10 CP
  • LAWS408Alternative Dispute Resolution10 CP
  • LAWS409Law of the European Union10 CP
  • LAWS410Banking and Finance Law10 CP
  • LAWS411The Phillip C Jessup Moot Seminar10 CP
  • LAWS412Migration Law10 CP
  • LAWS413Wills and Succession10 CP
  • LAWS414Advocacy10 CP
  • LAWS415Animal Law10 CP
  • LAWS416International Criminal Law10 CP
  • LAWS417Sports Law10 CP
  • LAWS423Law, Religion and Society10 CP
  • LAWS424Media Law10 CP
  • LAWS458Childrens Rights10 CP
  • LAWS459Law and Innovation10 CP
  • LAWS460Mental Health Law10 CP
  • LAWS461Financial Markets Law & Regulation10 CP
  • LCRM101Introduction to Criminology10 CP
  • LCRM104Juvenile Justice10 CP
  • LCRM201Introduction to Forensic Psychology and the Law10 CP

    unavailable for Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws

  • LCRM208Green Criminology10 CP
  • LCRM209Crime, Media & Popular Culture10 CP
  • LCRM213International Criminal Law10 CP
  • LCRM313Restorative Justice10 CP
  • LHRG103Legal Institutions and Human Rights10 CP
  • LHRG106Human Rights and Business Regulation10 CP
  • LHRG111Human Rights and Indigenous People10 CP

    unavailable for Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws

  • LHRG207Human Rights and Criminal Justice10 CP

    unavailable for Bachelor of Human Rights/Bachelor of Laws

  • LHRG306Human Rights Advocacy10 CP

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

  • LAWS213Community Legal Engagement Pro Bono10 CP

Course map

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Always check your Course Enrolment Guide before you finalise your enrolment.

Course maps are subject to change.

Commencing Semester 1

  • Law Specified UnitsLAWS104Foundations of Law and Legal Research10 cp
  • Law Specified UnitsLAWS105Contract Law10 cp
  • Bachelor of Arts Minor Arts Minor Unit 1 (100 level unit)10 cp
  • Bachelor of Arts Major Arts Major Unit 1 (100 level unit)10 cp
  • Law Specified UnitsLAWS107Introduction to Australian Public Law10 cp
  • Law Specified UnitsLAWS108Commercial Law

    (Pre: LAWS104 & LAWS105)

    10 cp
  • Core Curriculum UnitsCore Curriculum Unit 1See the ACU Core Curriculum page for details10 cp
  • Bachelor of Arts Major Arts Major Unit 2 (100 level unit)10 cp

Prerequisites (Pre:) are other units that you must have passed before enrolling in this unit. 

Incompatibles (Inc:) are units similar to this unit. If you have previously passed an Incompatible unit, you are not able to enrol in this unit.

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