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Choose CDU for your Bachelor of Laws

  • Qualify in 3 years, rather than 4

    Start studying the law immediately. So you can finish faster, we don't require you to study general, non-law subjects.

  • Study 100% online or on campus

    Get 24/7 access to our online learning platform, recorded lectures and tutorial assistance.

  • Unique focus on global, Indigenous and refugee law

    Learn about how laws are applied across jurisdictions and examine different legal systems from around the world.

What you will learn

The Bachelor of Laws degree provides you with the academic foundation to become a lawyer or work in a range of industries that require legal expertise, including politics, policy, government, business and private legal practice. On graduating, you will be eligible to apply for admission to the legal practice anywhere in Australia.

You will:

  • learn about legal systems and principles in Australia and abroad
  • gain skills in legal research, analysis and communication
  • explore theoretical perspectives on the law
  • focus on a transnational and comparative law to prepare for a global career
  • be taught by industry experts.
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Additional information

  • The specialist elective units are an opportunity for you to further your area of interest. For example:

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Competition and Consumer Law
    • Contemporary Issues
    • Criminology
    • Cyber Law
    • Customary Law
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Environmental and Planning Law
    • Family Law
    • Human Rights Law
    • Indigenous Peoples and the Legal System
    • Intellectual Property Law
    • Legal History
    • Private International Law
    • Public International Law
    • Resources and Energy Law
    • Robotics
    • Succession
  • You'll prepare for a wide range of jobs. You may be able to pursue a career as a solicitor or barrister, or work in fields that benefit from legal expertise, such as politics, public service, industrial relations, community advocacy or commerce in general. 

    The course will also help you prepare for the workplace of the future with topics such as the legal impacts of artificial intelligence and robots.

  • There are a number of pathways into a Bachelor of Laws.

    See entry requirements

  • The Bachelor of Laws is made up of core required units and specialist units that you choose to suit your interests.  You'll typically complete your required units first and then choose your specialist units.

    See course structure

    Each unit gives you a set number of credit points. To finish your degree, you'll need to have completed 240 credit points.

    Explore recommended study plans

  • You fees are calculated based on the units you choose during your degree. You pay per unit.

    Fees will also vary depending on whether you're a Commonwealth Supported or Full Fee Paying student.

    Explore fee options

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