In a nutshell
The Bachelor of Laws (3 Years), offered by the University of New England (UNE), is your pathway towards gaining the necessary qualifications to practise law in Australia. Both undergraduate and graduate candidates are eligible to apply.
Studying this course, you’ll develop a sound understanding and comprehensive knowledge of Australian law, as well as the practical skills necessary for careers in the legal profession or other law-related occupations. You’ll complete core units of study (such as criminal law, constitutional law and law of contract), as well as choosing from a range of specialised additional subjects (such as industrial law, taxation law and commercial law).
Once you graduate, you’ll be eligible to undertake professional legal training (PLT) in order to pursue a rewarding career as a solicitor, barrister or legal practitioner.
Flexible exit options
If plans change, and you can no longer commit to the full Bachelor of Laws, you could still be eligible to receive an undergraduate qualification.
Depending on the credit points you’ve completed, you could exit with the Advanced Diploma in Legal Studies.
What you’ll need
To be eligible for entry into this course, undergraduate applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- Have completed Australian senior secondary studies; OR
- Have completed overseas secondary qualifications or tertiary qualifications deemed equivalent to Australian qualifications; OR
- Have completed Australian post-secondary or tertiary qualifications; OR
- Have completed an approved admission scheme or pathway; OR
- Have satisfied the requirements of an approved inter-institution agreement; OR
- Have satisfied any additional requirements and/or selection criteria prescribed for particular courses; OR
- Have obtained other equivalent qualifications and/or vocational experience; OR
- Have satisfied the requirements for non-standard admission.
Graduate candidates must meet the following entry requirements:
- Hold at least a three-year AQF Level 7 degree from a recognised university or equivalent.
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.
In this law course, the subjects you may study include:
- Introduction to legal systems and methods
- Law in context
- Criminal law
- Law of contract
- Constitutional law
- Law of torts
- Corporation law
- Property law
- Criminal and civil procedure
- Evidence and proof
- Professional conduct
- Equity and trusts
- Administrative law
- Advanced research, writing and advocacy
- Alternative dispute resolution
- Indigenous Australians and law
- Sports law
- Interviewing for advocacy
- Advanced criminal law
- Criminal process, sentencing and punishment
- Intellectual property law
- Human rights
- Industrial law
- Banking and finance law
- Local government law
- Introduction to environmental law
- Medico-legal issues
- Taxation law
- Natural resources law
- Advanced torts
- Conflict of laws
- Public international law
- Family law
- Competition and Australian consumer law
- Information technology law
- Commercial law
- Legal practice in rural and regional communities
- International arbitration
- Special studies in law A & B
- Honours in law (Honours only)
- Research methodology and theory (Honours only)
Why University of New England?
Established in 1938, the University of New England (UNE) is Australia’s longest standing provider of distance education and continues to be at the forefront of innovations in online learning. The university offers over 200 courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree research levels. UNE is committed to offering a variety of flexible study options so that students are able to manage their personal commitments while undertaking a university education.
The University of New England (UNE) prides itself on providing the highest quality student support to ensure that students have the necessary tools to pursue their goals. Students can easily access a plethora of dedicated services including counselling, disability needs, academic and study skills, Aboriginal affairs and career development.
With over 60 years of distance education experience, UNE has devised flexible online study options over 3 study periods a year so that students are able to utilise their time more effectively or even accelerate their degree. For courses that require hands-on experience, UNE offers Intensive School programs where students are exposed to vital practical components of their course.
To support ongoing learning, students can get the help they need via email, phone or online chat. You can expect a well-rounded and supported experience throughout your UNE study journey.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations: