Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws - WARLA1 - 2018

Course overview

This combined degree complements the skills necessary for humanities and social sciences in conjunction with legal education for the practice of law.

Throughout your arts' program, you will develop your academic skills in the humanities and social sciences, including history, political science and literary studies. You will prepare for research training at honours and postgraduate level.

During your legal education studies, you will develop the knowledge for the practice of law. The course explores areas of the legal system and legal principles, and cultivates a capacity for legal research, analysis and communication. The course also deals with theoretical perspectives on the law and encourages an appreciation of legal issues of special significance to the Northern Territory, including Aboriginal legal issues. The Bachelor of Laws program draws upon the Law School's active and growing relationships with the legal profession, Aboriginal customary law leaders, and overseas law schools. The international links facilitate the Law School emphasis on providing students with exposure to transnational law, including comparative law.


  • Opportunities for students to study overseas at partner universities.
  • Study online, or internally at our Casuarina campus.
  • Full-time and part-time study options available.
  • Opportunities to connect with leading professionals in the NT and across Australia.


Graduates can move into careers in politics, the public service, or industrial relations. It can also lead to career opportunities in the public or private sector where an in-depth understanding of the law would be an advantage.


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Professional recognition

The law degree provides the academic foundation for admission to legal practice in the Northern Territory and elsewhere in Australia. The CDU law degree programs are accredited through the Northern Territory Legal Practitioners Admissions Board. Students should also seek advice from the admitting authority in the State or Territory in which they propose to seek admission to professional practice.
To be admitted to legal practice in Australia, law graduates must also complete the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP). The GDLP may be taken through the College of Law, Sydney, and can be completed online from anywhere in Australia or overseas. The College of Law provides a focus on the law and practice relevant to the State or Territory in which the candidate proposes to seek admission as a legal practitioner.

More details about the course

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