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Bachelor of Laws - 794AA

Course Code: 794AA
Course Version: 4
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): School of Law & Justice
CRICOS Code: 025566M
Lowest Selection Rank: 87
English Language Requirements: There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an academic IELTS or equivalent of 6.5, with no band score below 6.0. Students who have undertaken all of their education in an English speaking country (as defined on UC website) are deemed to have met our English language proficiency requirements.

Secure your future with a foundation in law

If you’ve always aspired to a career in legal practice then our Bachelor of Laws will get you there in minimum time. We are proud of our research-led educational methods and emphasis on practical legal problem-solving. We aspire to give you an education in law that takes into account the social and economic context surrounding it and graduate professionals with respect for social and ethical responsibilities. With small class sizes you will receive all the attention you need from our qualified and experienced staff.         

Study a Bachelor of Laws at UC and you will:

  • develop your advocacy abilities and legal skills while understanding their connections to the theory and history of law
  • qualify for admission to practice law, with an emphasis on commercial law and/or justice studies
  • explore the many different areas of the law including contract, criminology, taxation and trade law
  • strengthen your communication skills by writing and presenting clearly and with purpose
  • critically analyse documents using detailed and effective research techniques.

Work Integrated Learning

You will be encouraged to apply your talents in the real world with opportunities to complete a law internship and international study through linkages with law firms, governments and overseas universities.

Career opportunities

A graduate of the Bachelor of Laws can work as a solicitor or barrister in a variety of roles in the public and private sector including:

  • Justice
  • Public sector jobs
  • Human resources
  • Social work.

Course specific information

Our degree has professional accreditation with the Supreme Court of the ACT and the State of New South Wales. The Bachelor of Laws allows you to tailor an individual program of study by selecting specific law elective subjects that you may be interested in specialising in.  

Admission Requirements

Attainment of the published ATAR or its equivalent.

Assumed Knowledge


Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Laws LLB

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Professional Accreditation

This program is recognised by the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory and the State of New South Wales. Through mutual recognition, UC?s degree may serve as the basis for admission in all Australian jurisdictions.

Through a program offered in conjunction with the College of Law, students may (in their final year of the Bachelor of Laws at UC) begin their Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice course that qualifies for them for admission. Arrangements exist for students to articulate into programs leading to admission in the UK and the United States.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Graduates will have a broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of the discipline of law, suitable for entering the legal profession or undertaking other careers involving legal work. Communication, Analysis and inquiry, problem solving, working independently and with others, professionalism
The course will provide students with a program of study and learning to satisfy the academic requirements for admission to legal practice. Communication, Analysis and inquiry, problem solving, working independently and with others, professionalism
Students will also undertake an in depth study of selected areas of law, including the Priestly 11 units, and in chosen law electives, with an emphasis on commercial law and/or justice studies. Communication, Analysis and inquiry, problem solving, working independently and with others, professionalism
In addition to the above, students graduating with Honours will have developed the ability to independently identify and provide solutions to complex legal problems. Communication, Analysis and inquiry, problem solving, working independently and with others, professionalism

Course Duration

Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty-four semesters.


(i) To be eligible to undertake studies at honours level, a student must achieve at least a credit average in all law units undertaken at the University of Canberra, this being determined by averaging their scores in all eligible subjects. Eligible Units: Eligible Units are those which count towards the Entry GPA and Honours GPA. Eligible Units are: - Any Law unit done which counts towards your LLB (i.e., not the subjects going only towards the non-law degree if you are enrolled in a double degree. If you are enrolled in a straight LLB, your open electives are not counted). - This includes Units for which you receive Advanced Standing, whether done at UC or elsewhere. - Where you have done extra subjects which may count, e.g. more than the required amount of law electives, your best results will be counted. (ii) The degree of Bachelor of Laws may be awarded with first or second class honours. Following submission of an Honours thesis as part of the unit Law Honours, students must obtain at least a classification of Good Performance for a substantial piece of legal writing in the elective unit Law Honours. Calculating the final class of honours: Law degrees with Honours are awarded in the following classes depending on the Honours GPA obtained and the standard of the Honours Paper. First Class: both an Honours GPA of at least 6 and an exceptional performance in the honours component of your assessment Second Class - Division I: both an Honours GPA of at least 5.5 and a very good performance in the honours component of your assessment Second Class - Division II: both an Honours GPA of at least 5 and a good performance in the Honours component of your assessment Calculating the Honours GPA GPAs are calculated by using the University?s system. The Unit Law Honours will be weighted as 30% for the purposes of calculating the Honours GPA. Units used in the Honours GPA are as described in ?Eligible units? above for entry to the Honours component of the course. Note that marks are not automatically rounded up for purposes of Honours. Thus 4.99 does not become 5.00. Where your final mark is within two marks of the next level of honours, or of achieving honours at all (e.g. a 4.8 is rounded up to 5.0), you can apply in writing to have your honours result upgraded. This will be determined by the Law Program Manager and the Law Honours Unit Convener, taking into account your academic record and any mitigating circumstances which may have affected your academic performance.


  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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