Bachelor of Laws

Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning

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Course rules

To qualify for the Bachelor of Laws, students must complete 400 credit points comprising:

  • 20 core Law Units (250 credit points)
  • 4 Law electives (50 credit points)
  • 3 Professional Experiences in law (0 credit points) *
  • 8 units of Secondary Studies, comprising a co-major, minors and/ or electives (100 credit points)

Students complete no more than 100 credit points (8 units) at Introductory Level (i.e. Stage 1 - eg: LAW1XXXX). A unit of study can only be counted once. Where units are shared between majors and/or minors, students must choose an approved alternative unit.

Domestic students also have an opportunity to undertake a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Professional Placement. Please note that due to government regulation international students holding a student visa are not able to undertake Professional Placements in this course.


Professional placements

Professional placements are subject to a competitive selection process.

Students who undertake a 12-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 475 credit points comprising:

  • 20 core Law Units (250 credit points)
  • 4 Law electives (50 credit points)
  • 6 units of Secondary Studies, comprising a minor and/or electives (75 credit points)
  • 4 units of study from the Professional Placement Co-Major (100 credit points)

Students who elect to undertake a 6-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 437.5 credit points comprising:

  • 20 core Law Units (250 credit points)
  • 4 Law electives (50 credit points)
  • 7 units of Secondary Studies, comprising a minor and/or electives (87.5 credit points)
  • 2 units of study from the Professional Placement Co-Major (50 credit points)

* Please note if a student selects the Business Professional Placement units, the Professional Experience in Law units are required to be completed. If student selects the Law Professional Placement units, the Professional Experience in Law units are waived.


Maximum Academic Credit

The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Bachelor of Laws is 200 credit points (normally 16 units)