Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Program Code


Program Minimum Units


Standard Duration

4 Years

Program Faculty

Faculty of the Professions

AQF Level


Academic Year


Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The Bachelor of Laws degree provides a broadly based liberal and academic education suitable for graduates who wish to become legal practitioners. Although many graduates enter legal practice, a significant number choose to pursue careers in government, commerce, industry, community organisations or academic institutions.

The program consists of a number of compulsory law courses which provide students with a sound understanding of legal concepts, processes and methods. In addition, students choose from a range of elective law courses in areas of specialised interest. Students can include some non-law electives towards their studies.
The Bachelor of Laws is an AQF level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 4 years.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Laws

There shall be a Bachelor of Laws.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Laws, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 96 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 57 units
  2. Elective courses to the value of 39 units*

*Students will be required to complete 15 units of Elective courses and a combined total of not less than 72 units if they have:

  • Qualified for a degree in another School or Faculty of the University, or 
  • A non-Law qualification, equivalent to an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree, from another institution
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 57 units.

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
LAW 1501 Foundations of Law 3
LAW 1503 Contracts 6
LAW 1504 Principles of Public Law 3
LAW 1506 Property Law 6
LAW 1507 Tort Law 3
LAW 1508 International Law 3
LAW 2501 Australian Constitutional Law 3
LAW 2502 Equity 3
LAW 2503 Criminal Law and Procedure 6
LAW 2504 Administrative Law 3
LAW 2505 Corporate Law 6
LAW 3501 Dispute Resolution and Ethics 6
LAW 3502 Evidence and Proof in Theory and Practice 6