Bachelor of Law in Australia

Bachelor of Law in Australia

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Tn AryalThu Nov 11 2021

Bachelor of Laws in Australia is a 3-5 year course. It offers students sound legal training with real-world experience. Additionally, you will develop key skills in problem-solving, analytical thinking and ethical reasoning that is crucial for a career in the legal sector. 

Law graduates enjoy high employment rates in dynamic roles across law, business, journalism, public administration, private enterprise and politics with an even better salary that ranges from AUD 60,000 to AUD 150,000 per year and more. 

Another reason for the increasing popularity of this degree in Australia is the number of specializations and dual degrees it provides centred around Bachelor of Law. 

For instance, the University of Sydney offers options for Bachelor of Laws-

  • Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Commerce/ Bachelor of laws
  • Bachelor of Economics/ Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Science/ Bachelor of Laws

Combined law degrees at Bond University

  • Bachelor of Actuarial Science / Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Communication / Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Communication (Business) / Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of International Relations / Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Journalism / Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science / Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science / Bachelor of Laws

Why study Bachelor of Law (LLB) in Australia?

  • Australia has 6 universities that fall under the 100 best global universities for bachelor of law. 
  • There are many specializations and dual degrees available as undergraduate law options in Australia to fit the needs of students. 
  • The average salary offered to pass out after bachelor of law in Australia is around UD 55,000. 
  • The legal department/ Law profession is the second highest paying area in Australia with an average yearly salary of over AUD 150,000 

Top Universities for Bachelor of Law in Australia

Best universities for a law degree in Australia according to QS World University Ranking by subject-2020: 

Rank in Australia

Name of the University

QS Law Ranking 2020

1

University of Melbourne

#11

2

University of Sydney

#14

3

University of New South Wales

#13

4

Australian National University

#17

5

Monash University

#40

6

University Of Queensland

#43

7

The University of Western Australia

#101-150

8

University of Technology, Sydney

#61

9

Griffith University

#101-150

10

Macquarie University

#101-150

Bachelor of Law fees in Australia for international students

University

Annual tuition fees in AUD

University of Sydney

48,000

Victoria University

29,800

Deakin University

38,000

University of Southern Queensland

28,880

Swinburne University of Technology

35,000

University of Adelaide

44,500

University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)

47,136

Bond University

42,080

James Cook University

32,280

University of Western Australia

30,000

Entry Requirements for Bachelor of Law in Australia

University of Sydney

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • Course duration: 5 years full time
  • Cut-off English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: A Minimum of 7.5, with at least 7.0 in each field. 
    • TOEFL: A minimum of 105, with a minimum of 23 in reading, listening and speaking and 25 in writing. 
    • PTE: A minimum of 76 with at least 68 in each other band. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass Australian 12 years of education with a minimum ATAR score of 95.5. 
  • Intakes: February and August

Victoria University

  • Course name: Bachelor of Laws
  • Course duration: 4 years full time
  • Cut-off English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: A Minimum of 6.5, with at least 6.0 in each field. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass Australian 12 years of education with a minimum ATAR score of 79. Previous qualification in English and one among economics, history, legal studies, Australian politics, global politics and psychology 
  • Intakes: February and August

Deakin University

  • Course name: Bachelor of Laws
  • Course duration: 4 years full time
  • Cut-off English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: A Minimum of 7.0, with at least 6.5 in each field. 
    • TOEFL: A minimum of 94, with a minimum of 24 in writing. 
    • PTE: A minimum of 65 with at least 58 in each other band. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass Australian 12 years of education with English as a course. 
  • Intakes: February and August

Monash University

  • Course name: Laws Bachelor degree (Honours)
  • Course duration: 4- 4.25 years full time
  • Cut-off English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: A Minimum of 7.0, with at least 6.5 in each field. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass Australian 12 years of education with a minimum of 60% in secondary education. 
  • Intakes: February and July

University of Southern Queensland

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Laws
  • Course duration: 5 years full time
  • Cut-off English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: A Minimum of 6.5 or equivalent. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass Australian 12 years of education with a minimum ATAR score of 76.35. 
  • Intakes: February, July and November

Swinburne University of Technology

  • Course name: Bachelor of Laws
  • Course duration: 4 years full time
  • Cut-off English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: A Minimum of 6.5 or equivalent. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass Australian 12 years of education or international equivalent. 
  • Intakes: February, July and November

University of Adelaide

  • Course name: Bachelor of Laws
  • Course duration: 4 years full time
  • Cut-off English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: A Minimum of 7 with at least 6.5 in reading and listening and 7 in speaking and writing. 
    • TOEFL: Overall 94, with a minimum of 20 in reading and listening, 23 in speaking and 27 in writing. 
    • PTE: Overall 65,  with at least 58 in reading and listening and 65 in speaking and writing. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass Australian 12 years of education or international equivalent. 
  • Intakes: February, July

Bond University

  • Course name: Bachelor of Laws
  • Course duration: 4 years full time
  • Cut-off English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: A Minimum of 7 with at least 6.5 sub-bands. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass Australian 12 years of education or international equivalent with a minimum ATAR score of 85.
  • Intakes: January, May and September

Charles Darwin University

  • Course name: Bachelor of Laws
  • Course duration: 4 years full time
  • Cut-off English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: A Minimum of 6 with at least 6.0 in each field
    • TOEFL: Overall 60, with a minimum of 21 in writing
    • PTE: Overall 50,  with at least 50 in each section. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass Australian 12 years of education or international equivalent. 
  • Intakes: February, July

Scholarships

University

Scholarships

Value

University of Southern Queensland

Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship

AUD 15,000 t0 20,000 paid as stipend per semester. 

Executive’s Dean Scholarship

The scholarship is paid as a stipend (AUD 4,500 to AUD 6,000) per year. 

Deakin University

Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Scholarship

Eligibility: ATAR Score of 95 and more

Value: 100% of tuition fee waiver and AUD 5,000 per year as stipend. 

Deakin Student Support Scholarship

Value: $5,000 paid per year as cash or towards tuition or a combination

Deakin Student Support Scholarship

Value: up to $10,000 per year

Deakin Achieving Potential Scholarship

Value: Up to 50% waiver in tuition fees

Deakin Sanctuary Scholarships

Value: $5,000 paid per year as cash or towards tuition or a combination

Deakin International Merit Scholarship (South Asia- Onshore)

Value: 20 or 25% discount on your tuition fees

Scope and job opportunities

This degree has plenty of scope and future prospects depressing upon the majors taken by students and the dual degree combined with it. 

Getting a Bachelor degree in law is the first step to commence the legal profession. After completion of this degree, you can get practical legal training and work as a solicitor, barrister, corporate lawyer, consultant, company administrator or business manager other law professionals in legal sectors such as: 

  • Commercial law
  • Criminal law
  • Industrial relations
  • Public administration
  • Education
  • Media
  • politics
  • law reform
  • Family law
  • Public international and human rights law
  • Refugee law
  • Personal injury law
  • Business Law

Other than the private sectors, you can also work for the government as a lawyer or policy adviser with the office of Parliamentary Counsel, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and so on.

Look at the table below to get the gist of the salary of law professionals in Australia.

Designation

Average Annual Salary (in AUD)

Administrative Law Judge

85,000-150,000

Arbitrator

70,000-112,000

Attorney

82,800-156,000

Associate Attorney

81,000-123,000

Bailiff

50,000-108,000

Contract Manager

86,000-110,000

Contract Negotiator

82,800-100,000

Patent Attorney

100,000-160,000

 Future studies

Apart from jobs, if you wish to continue your studies, you can apply for graduate diplomas or master of laws (LLM) in Australia. There are a number of major options available such as taxation, business, commercial and corporate law, labour relations, health law, environmental law, international law, criminology and jurisprudence etc. 

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