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Discover how you can make an impact in the legal industry.

Explore opportunities to specialise in areas including criminal, environmental and commercial law. Small class sizes provide tailored opportunities to learn from academics, industry experts and legal professionals. JCU students are equipped for diverse careers with double degree options that pair Law with Arts, Business or Science for cross-industry learning. High-achieving students can graduate with an Honours-level qualification in four years.

Craft your dynamic law career through:

  • 100 hours of practical experience in a law firm, available through JCU’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program.
  • Flexible delivery modes designed to make study work for your lifestyle.
  • Opportunities to hone your advocacy skills in North Queensland’s first ‘moot court’ with e-court facilities.

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  • Real-world experience

    Gain real life legal experiences through our work-integrated learning program and the practical approach to teaching adopted by our lecturers.

  • Small class sizes

    Our small class sizes provide students with access to lecturers who genuinely care about their progress and their studies.

  • Prepare for success

    Kickstart your career with a streamlined 3-year program.

Bachelor of Laws

Examine principles of justice and ethical legal practice. Become skilled at reviewing contracts, arguing a criminal case, negotiating litigation settlements and interpreting matters of constitutional law. Generate hands-on skills in legal research, writing and analysis before mastering the principles of specialist laws. Graduate with eligibility to be admitted as a practicing lawyer in Queensland.

Fast facts

Location: Cairns, Townsville, Online
Starts: January, May, September
Entry requirements:**
ATAR: 75

English (Units 3/4,C)

**This web page is intended as a general guide for domestic students commencing 2024 or later. Prospective domestic students and all international applicants should contact the University to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. Information is correct at the time of publishing. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.

About Law

Become a part of the legal profession, assisting individuals, corporations and governments in navigating the complex system of laws, rights and responsibilities within Australia, and globally.

You’ll begin your studies by developing an understanding of the institutions and processes that form the backbone of the legal system. You’ll examine the role of law in social, economic, environmental and political contexts, and consider its significance in promoting stable government, economic prosperity, and the protection of individual and cultural rights. Areas of specialisation provide you with the foundations to explore potential fields of practice.

JCU’s Work Integrated Learning opportunities equip you to start your career sooner by providing hands-on experience in a working law firm. Students at JCU Cairns City, Bada-jali campus benefit from experience inside North Queensland’s first ‘moot court’, which includes e-court facilities to provide practical training.

What career possibilities are there?

A JCU Law degree opens up a wide range of career options. You could pursue a career in government or the private sector in areas such as business and commerce, environment, property, taxation, corporate or family law.

As a graduate of JCU’s Bachelor of Laws, you will be ready to move into practical legal training or a supervised traineeship. Your goal could be to work as a barrister, solicitor, public prosecutor, community lawyer, legal officer, or in-house counsel for large companies.

This course is accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board (LPAB) and Chief Justice and is an approved qualification for admission to practice law in Queensland. Students wishing to practice should obtain further information from the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board.

How do I find out more?

Chat to us, we’re here to answer your questions if you need help.

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Or, visit the Bachelor of Laws course page on our website.

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How to apply

Apply today via the link below using the QTAC or course code on the relevant course page.

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