Bachelor of Laws

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Course rules

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

  • 19 Core Law units (237.5 credit points)
  • 7 Law elective units (87.5 credit points)
  • 6 Non-Law elective units (75 credit points)
  • 3 Professional Experiences in Law (0 credit points)
    - Please note: If a student completes LAW20025 Professional Experience in Law (Law Review), the student is not required to complete LAW20018.
    - Please note: If a student completes LAW30023 Professional Experience in Law (Innocence and Law Reform Project), the student is not required to complete LAW30016.

Professional placements

Professional placements are subject to a competitive selection process. International students may be eligible for a Professional Placement where a relevant Professional degree exists. International students who successfully gain a placement through the selection process will be required to change courses to the relevant Professional degree, in order to complete a placement and should consider any visa and extended study duration implications prior to applying.

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

  • 19 Core Law Units (237.5 credit points)
  • 7 Law Electives (87.5 credit points)
  • 4 Non Law Other Studies, comprising of electives or a minor (50 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:

  • 19 Core Law Units (237.5 credit points)
  • 7 Law Electives (87.5 credit points)
  • 5 Non Law Other Studies, comprising of a minor and/or electives (62.5 credit points)
  • 2 units of study from the Professional Placement Minor (50 credit points)
  • 3 Professional Experiences in Law (0 credit points)
    - Please note: If a student completes LAW20025 Professional Experience in Law (Law Review), the student is not required to complete LAW20018.
    - Please note: If a student completes LAW30023 Professional Experience in Law (Innocence and Law Reform Project), the student is not required to complete LAW30016.

* If student selects the Law Professional Placement units, the Professional Experience in Law units are waived.