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, Australian First Nations Peoples and law, legal issues, law of startups, legal automation, and legal practicum. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Laws.
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.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for CQUniversity and for this course, refer to CQUniversity’s 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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Highest Rank to receive an offer
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Lowest Rank to receive an offer
ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors
ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors
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.
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Higher education study
Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
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Recent secondary education
Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank
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Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor
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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.
5 Oct 2023
11 Jan 2024
6 Jun 2024
Regular offers will be made
3 years Full time or 4 years Part time