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Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Nudgee , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)

The Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) is a three-year degree designed for experienced students who have completed a previous Bachelor level degree. You can pursue a range of legal careers including:

  • private practice as a solicitor or barrister
  • legal officer in the public sector
  • in-house counsel for a wide range of organisations including corporations, regulatory authorities and NGOs.

Typically, you develop specialisations in different fields of law throughout your career – from criminal law to family law; from environmental law to corporation law, from international trade to entertainment law.

As part of this degree you complete 80 hours of pro bono work (after your first year), providing you with firsthand experience of the legal system while allowing you to contribute to the common good.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent requirements ensure the academic integrity of a course is maintained and preserves the university's learning, assessment, and accreditation processes. They must be met by all students.
There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge, and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit.

  • compliance with the policies, procedures and regulations which are applicable to all students at ACU.
  • the mandatory requirements associated with the course of study, eg attendance, completion of assignments.

Campus Information

Melbourne

115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy Vic 3065 Locked Bag 4115, Fitzroy MDC Fitzroy Vic 3065

North Sydney

40 Edward Street, North Sydney NSW 2060 PO Box 968, North Sydney NSW 2059

Brisbane

Brisbane Campus (McAuley) 1100 Nudgee Road Banyo, Qld 4014

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

Application Processing
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

The Bachelor of Laws (Graduate entry) is designed to produce well-rounded graduates ready for legal practice and a range of professional careers in an increasingly global environment. Graduates can pursue a range of legal careers including:

  • private legal practice as a solicitor or barrister;
  • legal officer in the public sector (for example in federal or state government departments and publicly-funded organisations as diverse as national regulatory bodies, universities and public broadcasters);
  • in-house counsel to a wide range of organisations from corporations to trade unions;
  • public interest and legal work in community legal centres;
  • legal research; and
  • a variety of jobs in which legal knowledge is either required or desirable.

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

 

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

New South Wales
Prerequisites: Applicants must have successfully completed a recognised three-year Bachelor degree. (There is strong competition for places in the degree and successful applicants are likely to have a strong undergraduate bachelor degree).

Victoria
Prerequisites: Applicants must have successfully completed a recognised three-year Bachelor degree. (There is strong competition for place in the degree and successful applicants are likely to have a strong undergraduate bachelor degree).

Applicants whose first language is not English must have either:

  1. successfully completed at least two full–time years of study in secondary or higher education where the medium of study was English; or
  2. demonstrated their English proficiency, as set out below:
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
      Overall Score 7.0, Individual score of 6.5 in all tests.
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language – Academic (TOEFL)
      Internet based total of 94, achieve a minimum of 24 in writing, 20 in speaking and listening, 19 in reading.