Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Graduate entry) (Honours)

Fast facts

Course type: Graduate entry (Honours)
Course length: 3.5 years
Location: On campus


Course overview

This Honours program is designed to provide an enhanced program of studies for students of exceptional academic ability. The course will enable you to acquire a range of practical and transferable skills and knowledge which will qualify you to practice law, or to work in a range of other interesting areas relating to social justice, human rights, or commerce. By your final year, you will have acquired the skills and knowledge which will allow you to analyse, reason, research, advocate, interview, negotiate and work in teams.

Working with key staff and students with similar capabilities, the course includes an enhanced research training experience, the option for up to two Masters level electives and a minor dissertation. This will provide opportunities for students to work together as they pursue their studies, develop their interests and share ideas.

Students will be provided with a range of enhanced academic activities such as working more closely with Visiting Judicial Fellows and participation in postgraduate student seminars and programs.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

Why study Law at Flinders? 

  • Our Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice integrates the required practical legal training needed to gain admission as a solicitor or barrister. This means that you can become qualified to practise without having to pay upfront fees for the final part of your training, unlike your counterparts at many other law schools.
  • The Flinders Law School is respected as one of the most innovative in Australia. Our program is designed specifically to cater for the fact that our future lawyers have different interests and career aims, and must understand how law really works.
  • Our academic staff includes excellent and innovative teachers who have won national and University awards. They also include active researchers, many with national or international reputations in their fields. All are involved in a range of external activities that regularly bring them into contact with the legal profession and the broader community.
  • Our students and graduates have enjoyed considerable and varied successes in recent times. Eg they have won a number of prizes and awards, both external and internal, including University Medals.  Every year since 2004, a Flinders law student has been the recipient of the Law Foundation of South Australia Essay Prize. 
  • One of our graduates recently became the very first winner of a prestigious Human Rights Internship Program internship at The Hague.

Professional recognition/membership

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Graduate entry) Honours satisfies the academic and practical requirements underpinning eligibility to be admitted as a barrister and solicitor in the State of South Australia.

Successful completion of the LLB satisfies the academic requirements underpinning eligibility to be admitted as a barrister and solicitor in the State of South Australia.

Admission to practice in other States and Territories in Australia would normally be possible but is formally subject to the requirements in place in those jurisdictions.

Career opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice degree?  

Entry requirements

Domestic students: Applicants must hold a recognised undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution.

Admission is by quota and is normally based on academic merit as determined by assessment of an applicant's qualifications.

This course is generally not intended for applicants who have already graduated with a Law degree.

International students: Applicants must hold a recognised undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution.

Admission is by quota and is normally based on academic merit as determined by assessment of an applicant's qualifications.

This course is generally not intended for applicants who have already graduated with a Law degree.

Entry and English requirements

 

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 2BH018
Mid year entry: No
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2017: $10,592

International students
CRICOS code: 079411F
Mid year entry: No
Applications: How to apply
Annual fees:

2017: $29,000
2018: $29,900

 

 

Note:

  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.

Further study options 

Course brochures

Domestic students
Law and criminology (PDF 2MB)

International students
International course guides