Bachelor of Laws
CQUniversity - Online

Course outline

Through the Bachelor of Laws, students will learn all the areas of law required to satisfy professional accreditation through the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board. The course enables graduates to proceed to practice as a legal practitioner after completing the required professional training. Students learn about legal procedures and key legislation, and are given the opportunity to develop skills necessary to identify, analyse and evaluate facts in relation to legal frameworks. The core areas of law covered in the course match those required for admission to the legal profession (Priestley 11) and other requirements of the Law Admissions Consultative Committee including statutory interpretation, criminal law and procedure, contracts, torts, federal and state constitutional law, equity (including trusts), administrative law, property, company law, evidence, ethics and professional responsibility and civil dispute resolution. The course also offers elective choices from a diverse range of electives including animal law, resolving civil disputes (ADR), drafting, legal advocacy, commercial law, family law, succession, revenue law, jurisprudence, Australian employment law, environmental law, international and human rights law, Indigenous legal issues, law of startups, legal automation, and legal practicum. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Laws.

Note

The Bachelor of Laws is a three-year full-time or four-year part-time undergraduate degree. The full course cannot be completed in less than three years due to the course structure.

Other requirements

Students will be able to undertake, at their option, an overseas or domestic practicum placement or engagement with a complex work simulation. For full course requirements, visit courses at CQUniversity.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for CQUniversity and for this course, refer to CQUniversity’s website.

Prerequisites

English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

91.25

81.20

75.95

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

92.20

82.85

75.95

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

Number of students

41

11

17

<5*

0

N/P#

0

81

Percentage of all students

50.6%

13.6%

21.0%

<5*

0.0%

N/P#

0.0%

100%

Notes

* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
# N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students

Career opportunities

The Bachelor of Laws prepares graduates for a career as a legal professional. Aside from the traditional roles as a solicitor, barrister or in-house counsel, a law degree is useful for careers in academia, business, the public service and politics.

Course Code
856105
Start Date



Offer rounds
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Fee
CSP/$14624 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Law
Study Mode
External
Course Duration

3 years External or 4 years External