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Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws
James Cook University - Townsville

Course outline

Students acquire the academic qualification for admission to practise as a lawyer. The course is suitable for students wanting legal knowledge and skills for work in other occupations. First year provides students with foundation skills and knowledge for the study of law. In final year, students choose from electives that enable them to develop specialist knowledge through the study of legal issues directly affecting society. When combined with an arts major, students graduate with a broad knowledge of society and culture, and key skills in communication, research and critical analysis. For most current course information, visit Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws at JCU.


Refer to entry for Bachelor of Arts.

Admissions Criteria

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


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

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Career opportunities

Private practice as a barrister or solicitor in general practice, in the not-for-profit sector, government and non-government agencies, business, the public service.

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Offer rounds
CSP/$14500 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Law, Humanities
Study Mode
Course Duration

5 years External or 10 years External

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