Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice

Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 4 years
Location: On campus


2014 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 90.25
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
95.00
TAFElink: Not applicable
Bonus points: SEAS, RISAS


International students
FISC Foundation: 7.3, A Levels: 12, IB Diploma: 31, Gao Kao: Tier One
English requirements


Course overview

Undertaking the Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice 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.

Learning from highly experienced and passionate teaching staff, you will develop an understanding of the historical development and context of Australian law and gain the ability to critically evaluate it.  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.  

In addition to this solid theoretical grounding the Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice has embedded within it the necessary legal practice skills which ensure that you are exposed to real world work experiences and are career-ready from the moment you graduate.  

A Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours) is also available.

Law Pathway

The Bachelor of Justice and Society (Law Pathway) is an alternative entry option for students seeking admission into a Law degree at Flinders.

In order to be guaranteed a place in the Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice in the following year, you must achieve an overall credit (5.0) grade point average, including a grade of credit or higher in 2 Law topics.

Students who successfully complete this pathway may receive up to 36 units of credit.  

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

Why study Law at Flinders? 

This course:

  • allows you to qualify to practise as a barrister or solicitor without having to pay extra for the compulsory Professional Legal Training component
  • is modern, friendly, accessible and, most importantly, highly regarded by the legal profession
  • consistently scores in the top band in surveys of student satisfaction
  • is designed to foster independent learning techniques and teach the critical analysis of legal material and the development of legal skills. 

Professional Recognition/Membership

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice satisfies the academic and professional 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.

Combined degree options

You can combine this course with the following: 

 

Career opportunities

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

Study a language

Flinders also offers all students the opportunity to major in a language in conjunction with any undergraduate course. The Diploma in Language is designed to provide students with competence in a chosen language that adds greater portability to their qualifications. You will complete a total of one extra year of study and graduate with both your chosen degree and the Diploma in Language. You can apply for this at time of enrolment.

Entry requirements

Prerequisities: None

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

International students: Entry and English requirements

 

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 214441
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type:Commonwealth-supported

2014: $10,080

International students
CRICOS code: 033057K
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2015: $25,300

 

 

Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Further study options 

Course brochures

Domestic students
Law & Justice (PDF 597KB)

International students
eBrochure: Undergraduate international prospectus
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