Course

Bachelor of Laws - WLAW01 - 2018

Course overview

Law is a major source of social authority that regulates many interactions between people, people and governments and governments.

The study of law involves the careful analysis, interpretation, evaluation and application of various sources of legal authority in order to construct solutions to legal problems. Students who enjoy critical thinking and reasoning may find the study of law rewarding.

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Laws degree satisfies the academic requirements for admission to legal practice.

Why study with us

  • At our Law School, you will acquire the solid theoretical and practical legal education required for the practice of law. We have a focus upon transnational issues and encourage an appreciation of legal issues pertinent to the Northern Territory, including Aboriginal legal issues and South-East Asian law. A number of our lecturers are also active in the area of human rights.
  • Our Law School has active and growing relationships with the legal profession and Aboriginal customary law leaders. International links provide students with exposure to transnational law, including comparative law. There are opportunities to study overseas at partner universities, with credit applied towards your CDU law degree.
  • We also offer a fully external law degree, which you can study online from anywhere in the world and still experience the same quality of teaching as you would in a classroom.

Career opportunities

While the study of law leads to a career as a solicitor or barrister, it also provides career paths into areas where an in-depth understanding of the law is advantageous, including politics, the public service, industrial relations or community advocacy.

As a CDU law graduate, you are eligible for admission to legal practice in the Northern Territory and elsewhere in Australia. The admitting authority in your State or Territory will be able to provide advice.

In Australia, law graduates must also complete the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP). This can be taken through the College of Law, Sydney, and completed online.

Yianni Sefandakis"The biggest challenge I had after transferring from high school was the freedom. I had to knuckle down and prioritise. I have become a much more diligent student as well as having the fun and excitement of making new friends." - Yianni Stefanidakis

 

 

 

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Professional recognition

The 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

Please visit the Course Catalogue for more details, such as:

  • Admission Requirements
  • Credit Transfer and Pathways
  • Course Structure
  • Study Plan
  • Course Fees.
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