Bachelor of Laws

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  • Qualification:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Study mode:
    On Campus
  • Payment options:
    HECS-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
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  • Awarded by:
    Deakin University
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  • Career Outcomes:
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Course Rundown

Ready to dive headfirst into the world of law? Get your qualification from one of Australia’s most renowned institutions. The Bachelor of Laws from Deakin University is a compelling, intensive course that will get your legal career off to a roaring start.

Throughout this bachelor’s degree, you’ll develop vital skills in problem-solving, analytical thinking and ethical reasoning. Course content is designed and taught by practising lawyers and academics, so you know you’re in the best hands. There’s a strong focus on experiential learning, with students undertaking a combination of sound legal training and real-world experience through work-integrated learning placements. You’ll learn negotiation and mediation, how to prepare for court appearances, legal drafting and statutory interpretation techniques, and much more.

After four years of enlightening full-time study (or part-time equivalent), you’ll have a strong set of transferable skills that will set you on whatever career path you choose – whether that’s in the legal sector, the business world or the government service arena. So don’t wait – start your legal career journey today and enquire now!


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Meet the minimum English language requirements; AND
  • Entry for applicants with recent secondary education (previous three years) will be based on their performance in the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education with an ATAR of at least 50, and pre-requisite units 3 and 4; a study score of at least 35 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 25 in English other than EAL; OR
  • Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life or work experience will be based on:
    • Successful completion of at least 4 credit points of study (equivalent to one trimester/semester of full-time study) at a bachelor level (AQF Level 7) or above, from an accredited higher education institution within the last ten years, and with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM), depending on campus, as follows:
      • 70% Burwood campus
      • 65% Geelong Waterfront campus
      • 60% Cloud campus
    • The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) Multiple Choice – with achievement of a minimum percentile rank, depending on campus, as follows:
      • 70% Burwood campus
      • 65% Geelong Waterfront campus
      • 60% Cloud campus 
    • Applicants with TAFE or equivalent level qualifications (diploma or associate degree studies) are required to sit the STAT.
    • Applicants who have the required study and WAM may still sit the STAT if they wish. Under these circumstances, the WAM and the STAT result will each be given a 50% weighting.

In this law course, the subjects you may study include:

Core Units:

  • Academic Integrity
  • Legal Research and Statutory Interpretation
  • Contract
  • Legal Communication and Ethical Decision Making
  • Criminal Law
  • Misleading Conduct and Economic Torts
  • Torts
  • Commercial Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Legal Practice and Ethics
  • Constitutional Law
  • Land Law
  • Property
  • Corporate Law
  • Evidence
  • Civil Procedure and Dispute Resolution
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Administrative Law
  • Advanced Legal Problem Solving and Persuasion

Elective Units:

  • Personal Injuries Compensation Schemes
  • Superannuation Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution: Principles and Practice
  • Chinese Commercial Law
  • Indian Law
  • Corporate Insolvency Law
  • Family Law
  • Financial Services Regulation
  • International Arbitration
  • International Commercial Law
  • Venture Law Clinic
  • Workplace Law
  • Legal Internship
  • International Litigation and Dispute Settlement
  • Taxation
  • Competition Law and Policy
  • Intellectual Property
  • Civil and Commercial Law Clinic
  • Employment Law Clinic
  • Family Law Clinic
  • Contemporary Legal Issues
  • Contemporary International Legal Challenges (Intensive)
  • Mining and Energy Law
  • Special Topics in Cyber Law
  • Venture Law Clinic
  • Legal Professional Practice
  • International Litigation and Dispute Settlement
  • Civil and Commercial Law Clinic
  • Employment Law Clinic
  • Criminal Law Clinic
  • Advanced Legal Practice
  • Human Rights Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution: Principles and Practice
  • International Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • International Law
  • Sentencing Law and Practice
  • Health Law
  • Civil Law Study Tour
  • Migration and Refugee Law and Policy

Established in 1974 as Australia’s first regional university in Victoria, Deakin University has consistently raised the bar in delivering quality tertiary education with a focus on excellent teaching and research.

The multi-award winning education provider teaches over 53,000 students a year, offering renowned courses that integrate real-world expertise and practical skills. Get recognised with Deakin in a range of industries, including nutrition, sports management, property management, law, business and more. Plus, they’ve have ranked in the top 2% by the acclaimed Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

As a student of Deakin, you’ll get support every step of the way along your learning journey!

They’ve got a range of on-campus facilities and online features to help ease the pressure of study, including on-campus childcare services, a medical centre with qualified nurses and doctors, free and confidential counselling (face-to-face or via phone) and more.

Deakin also offer advisers and resources to help develop your academic skills. Advisers are available on campus and online to help guide you in your research, assignment and study practices.

Campus Locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Victoria: Geelong Waterfront, Melbourne Burwood

You can also choose to study this course entirely online.

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Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Laws from Deakin University.

Graduates are qualified to work as solicitors or barristers in all legal fields, including commercial, criminal, family, refugee, personal injury, and public international and human rights law. Graduates may also choose to enter the business sector as a corporate lawyer, consultant, company administrator or business manager; government as a lawyer or policy adviser; industrial relations; public administration; education; media; politics; or law reform.

Curious about where a career in law could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

The estimated cost for this course is $10,692 for each year of full-time study.

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's HECS-HELP loan to cover all or part of your fees. Deakin University also offers scholarships to successful applicants.

Enquire now to find a payment option that works for you!

HECS-HELP You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $46,620 (2020-21 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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