Bachelor of Laws @ Charles Darwin

Bachelor of Laws

The Bachelor of Laws is a challenging and exciting degree for students looking to get into the law profession, or to use the skills learnt to pursue a whole range of careers after graduation.


114971 (with Arts)
114521 (with Accounting)
114901 (with Commerce)



Degree Length

4 years full-time
5 years full-time (with Arts, Accounting and Commerce)



Degree Structure

Common units (20 credit points) + Core units (150 credit points) + Specialist Elective units (90 credit points) + Elective units (60 credit points) = 320 credit points



Can be combined with

Arts, Accounting and Commerce




Casuarina campus. External Studies mode also available.

Students will begin by learning core units, which focus on all areas of law. These include: Legal Interpretation, Criminal Law, Torts, Contracts, Public Law, Constitutional Law, Equity, Trusts, Property Law, Administrative Law, Corporations Law, Evidence, Civil Procedure and Professional Responsibility.

Once these are out of the way, students can go on to choose specialist elective law units. These allow students to hone in on their interests in the law profession, in interesting areas which include: Human Rights Law; Environmental and Planning Law; Employment Law; Property Law; Intellectual Property Law; Indigenous Peoples and the Legal System; and even Cyber Law.

Students will then get to choose elective subjects of their liking, which they can choose from those offered across the university, and not just within Law.

Students can also combine their Law degree with a Bachelor of Arts, Accounting or Commerce, which will take one year more, but mean students graduate with two degrees and skills in two great disciplines.

Core units: Cultural Intelligence and Capability; Academic Literacies OR; Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology; Introduction to Legal Studies; Legal Interpretation; Criminal Law; Torts; Contracts; Introduction to Public Law; Constitutional Law; Equity; Trusts; Property Law; Administrative Law; Corporations Law; Evidence; Civil Procedure; and Professional Responsibility.

Course Requirements

2013 ATAR

60.00 or higher
60.00 or higher (with Arts, Accounting and Commerce)

Alternative entry also available; see Entry Requirements for more details.



Entry Requirements

Successful completion of NTCE or Australian equivalent.

Indigenous students that do not meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate course can still apply through SATAC and be considered via the guaranteed entry provision.

Other pathways into higher education include:

  • Completing a Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP);

  • Successful completion of a VET or TAFE award or certificate IV or higher;

  • Attainment of a STAT (Special Tertiary Admissions Test) score of 145 or higher and/or;

  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 years of one full-time year of study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.

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Student Profiles in Law


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Hermione is a 19 year old student in her first year of a Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Laws at UNSW (Kensington campus). She is majoring in French and International Business.

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Phoebe is a 21 year old student in the third year of a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws at UTS (City campus). She is majoring in Economics.

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Stephen is a 25 year old student in his fourth year of a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws at Macquarie University (North Ryde campus). He is majoring in Media Studies.

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