Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Academic Year

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 up to 12 units of 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.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Employ legal knowledge in a coherent and principled manner. Use research skills to interrogate primary and secondary legal materials. Analyse, evaluate and synthesise complex legal information.
  2. Apply principles of law to solve complex legal problems. Critique the law from theoretical, practical and comparative perspectives.
  3. Work effectively individually or in collaboration with others. Structure and sustain concise and cohesive arguments for legal and non-legal audiences in written and spoken formats.
  4. Exercise sound professional judgement. Interact with colleagues and the public in an ethical, professional and safe manner.
  5. Incorporate diverse perspectives into analysis of law, and appreciate the legal and ethical obligations governing lawyers in the practice of law.
  6. Reflect on the impact of personal values, experiences and capacities on the performance of professional roles. Use reflection and feedback to drive personal and professional development.


Condition of Enrolment

Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Faculty before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program. 

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Laws

There shall be a Bachelor of Laws.

Qualification Requirements

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 48 units
  2. Elective courses to the value of 48 units*
*Students will be required to complete 24 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