Bachelor of Laws - Graduate Entry

Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning

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The Bachelor of Laws - Graduate Entry is specifically for students who’ve completed a non-law undergraduate degree and wish to diversify their career options.

This degree attracts a cohort of mature students, including those in full-time employment. As a student, you’ll be part of a cohesive peer group and network of like-minded professionals.

This is a well-respected and relevant additional qualification. It has a unique focus on the technologies transforming legal practice, as well as on intellectual property (IP) law within a commercial law context.

You’ll learn how to protect those who innovate and create. Developing your skills and an understanding of the technology (legal tech, or lawtech) transforming legal practice today such as smart legal contracts, document automation, predicative AI and advanced chatbots. Plus, gain a solid grounding of the legal system with core units in Administrative Law, Contract Law and Criminal Law & Procedure.

All Swinburne bachelor degrees include a guaranteed Work Integrated Learning opportunity, which could be a placement, internship or industry-linked project. In this degree, you'll complete law-related professional experience placements at organisations in Australia or overseas. You'll also be introduced to the practical aspects of legal practice including legal drafting exercises, solving complex problems for industry and advocacy exercises.

Graduates will be equipped with the skills to work in commercial and general legal practice, the courts, or across a broad range of industries including media and entertainment, business, the public service and the not-for profit sector.

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Start dates

Hawthorn campus

  • Semester 1 - 27 February 2023
  • Semester 2 - 31 July 2023

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3 years full-time or 6 years part-time. Note for students commencing mid-year, part-time study only is available in first semester of study.

Full-time, Part-time