Bachelor of Laws

Become a lawyer who stands up for people in need and causes that matter. At ACU, we’re committed to helping you become a confident, ethical lawyer with the legal skills and knowledge to make a real contribution to the legal profession.

You will put it all into practice with pro bono work whilst you study, and gain access to a range of international opportunities throughout your degree.

And from 2021 you’ll have the opportunity to study law at our newest campus in Brisbane.

 

Why study a Bachelor of Laws at ACU?

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Pro bono experience

Gain 80 hours of community pro bono experience during your degree.

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Approved to practise law

Approved for admission to practise law in Australia.

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Personalised learning

Personalised attention and small group learning to help you thrive during your studies.

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Practical opportunities

Gain practical experience in mooting, negotiations and witness interviewing competitions at local and international levels.

Launch your career in law

Our Bachelor of Laws opens the door to a career on an international scale. You’ll graduate with the skills to be a confident legal practitioner, helping others live in a safe, just and free society. By studying law with us, you'll gain the skills you need to make an impact – both in Australia and overseas.

You’ll also be joining a growing industry, with very strong job growth predicted over the next five years for barristers and solicitors3. Plus, ACU graduates get jobs and are well regarded by employers. In Australia, we’re first for graduate employment1 and for employer satisfaction2.

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Career outlook

5 years of very strong predicted job growth for barristers and solicitors3
92% of our Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Global Studies students are employed within four months of graduating4



You could be a…

  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • Judge
  • Legal officer in the public sector
  • Legal policy advisor
  • Corporate lawyer
  • Project manager
  • Government or political officer
  • Business manager
  • Immigration officer
  • Environmental protection counsel
  • Environmental development officer
  • Marking, communications and publishing director
 
Why study IT at ACU?

Find your place in a place that cares.

We care about you

Join a supportive environment with a range of student services where you’re encouraged to thrive.

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Study abroad

We’ve got more than 200 partners on six continents, community engagement opportunities around the globe, and a campus in Rome, Italy.

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Get a scholarship

We offer nearly 400 scholarship opportunities for new and current students to help you during your studies.

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Find a pathway

We have a range of admissions pathways to help you into your dream course.

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Law_TESTIMONIAL

“I have done two pro bono work placements during my studies and found them extremely practical and beneficial. Unlike many other unis, ACU makes it a compulsory requirement for us to complete internships which I think is essential in making graduates stand out. It makes ACU students more attractive as potential employment candidates as it equips us with hands on experience that other candidates, who are applying for the same position, may not have.”

Isabel
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws

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  1. Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal 2020
  2. Undergraduate cohort, Employer Satisfaction Survey 2019
  3. Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business data
  4. 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey, domestic undergraduate, overall employed four months after graduating

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