James Cook University

Bachelor of Laws

James Cook University
Institution rating
3 yearsfull-time(part-time available)
Study mode
Online, On-campus
Next start date

Why study this course

This program provides students with the core academic law subjects for admission to practise as a lawyer and is also suitable for those wanting legal knowledge and skills for work in other occupations. First year provides students with foundation skills and knowledge for the study of law. In the final years a range of electives are offered to enable students to develop specialist knowledge through the study of legal issues directly affecting society. Enrolment in two elective subjects (Civil Procedure and Legal Ethics and Trust Accounting) is a requirement for students who intend to seek admission as a Legal Practitioner in Queensland.

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This program is recognised by Legal Practitioners Admissions Board (LPAB) & Chief Justice. Further practical legal training is required to practice law.

Entry requirements

Year 12 or equivalent

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Cairns
  • Townsville
Online study also available

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Visit James Cook University's website to find out more about your study options.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether the institution offers subsidies, concessions, or government loans and your eligibility to receive them
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Visit James Cook University's website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, James Cook University can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Visit James Cook University's website to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

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What are students saying?

Bachelor of Laws
James Cook University
(4 reviews)

Published Jul 2018
Bachelor of LawJames Cook University
Graduation date2014
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
Had a great time at JCU in Townsville. The Facilities are great and the staff are fantastic. The Uni has a great social aspect and is a very enjoyable place to study. There is always plenty of parking. In terms of the actual degree, there is some excellent engagement with some of the best professionals in Townsville.
Published Jul 2018
Bachelor of LawJames Cook University
Graduation dateN/A
Study modeBlended
Student review
Although sill currently undertaking my Bachelor of Laws i would recommend JCU to any prospective student. I work in the legal industry and the knowledge i have gained from my study has assisted me in my day to day life. The student support offered by both student services and lecturers is second to none and has helped me through many a challenge. Definitely would recommend.
Published Jul 2018
Bachelor of LawJames Cook University
Graduation date2015
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
Electives give you the flexibility to specialise or gain more of a broad understanding. There are plenty of industry events that you get the opportunity to attend. Lecturers are all incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and well connected within industry.

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Bachelor of Laws

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  • Course price
  • Study options available at your campus
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Bachelor of Laws