University of New England
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3 years full-time; up to 10 years part-time
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The Bachelor of Laws (3 Years), offered by the University of New England (UNE), is your pathway towards gaining the necessary qualifications to practise law in Australia. Both undergraduate and graduate candidates are eligible to apply.
Studying this course, you’ll develop a sound understanding and comprehensive knowledge of Australian law, as well as the practical skills necessary for careers in the legal profession or other law-related occupations. You’ll complete core units of study (such as criminal law, constitutional law and law of contract), as well as choosing from a range of specialised additional subjects (such as industrial law, taxation law and commercial law).
Once you graduate, you’ll be eligible to undertake professional legal training (PLT) in order to pursue a rewarding career as a solicitor, barrister or legal practitioner.
Flexible exit options
If plans change, and you can no longer commit to the full Bachelor of Laws, you could still be eligible to receive an undergraduate qualification.
Depending on the credit points you've completed, you could exit with the Advanced Diploma in Legal Studies.
To be eligible for entry into this course, undergraduate applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
Graduate candidates must meet the following entry requirements:
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.
In this law course, the subjects you may study include:
The University of New England (UNE) prides itself on providing the highest quality student support to ensure that students have the necessary tools to pursue their goals. Students can easily access a plethora of dedicated services including counselling, disability needs, academic and study skills, Aboriginal affairs and career development.
With over 60 years of distance education experience, UNE has devised flexible online study options over 3 study periods a year so that students are able to utilise their time more effectively or even accelerate their degree. For courses that require hands-on experience, UNE offers Intensive School programs where students are exposed to vital practical components of their course.
To support ongoing learning, students can get the help they need via email, phone or online chat. You can expect a well-rounded and supported experience throughout your UNE study journey.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Laws (3 Years) from the University of New England.
This course is accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admission Board of NSW. Graduates from the course will be eligible to complete further studies and/or a period of practical legal training in order to apply for admission as an Australian solicitor, barrister or legal practitioner.
Graduates can also pursue careers in a range of other areas, including advocacy organisations, banking, commerce, commercial firms, government departments, legal aid agencies, business or management.
UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:
Eligible students can apply for HECS-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees. The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.
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 $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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