The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) requires completion of 192 units, of which:
A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses
The 192 units must include:
90 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
LAWS1201 Foundations of Australian Law
LAWS1202 Lawyers, Justice and Ethics
LAWS1205 Australian Public Law
LAWS1206 Criminal Law and Procedure
LAWS2201 Administrative Law
LAWS2202 Commonwealth Constitutional Law
LAWS2203 Corporations Law
LAWS2205 Equity and Trusts
LAWS2244 Litigation and Dispute Management
LAWS2249 Legal Theory
LAWS2250 International Law
48 units from completion of 4000-level courses in the subject area LAWS Law
6 units from completion of 2000, 3000 or 4000-level courses in the subject area LAWS Law.
48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU
|Year 1 48 units||LAWS1201 Foundations of Australian Law 6 units||LAWS1203 Torts 6 units||Non-Law first year elective 6 units||Non-Law first year elective 6 units|
|LAWS1202 Lawyers Justice and Ethics 6 units||LAWS1204 Contracts 6 units||Non-Law first year elective 6 units||Non-Law first year elective 6 units|
|Year 2 48 units||LAWS1205 Australian Public Law 6 units||LAWS1206 Criminal Law and Procedure 6 units||LAWS2203 Corporations Law 6 units||Non-Law later-year elective 6 units|
|LAWS2250 International Law 6 units||LAWS2249 Legal Theory 6 units||LAWS2202 Commonwealth Constitutional Law 6 units||Non-Law later-year elective 6 units|
|Year 3 48 units||LAWS2201 Administrative Law 6 units||LAWS2204 Property 6 units||Law elective or non-Law later year elective 6 units||Law elective 6 units|
|LAWS2205 Equity and Trusts 6 units||Law elective or non-Law later-year elective 6 units||Law elective 6 units||Law elective 6 units|
|Year 4 48 units||LAWS2244 Litigation and Dispute Management 6 units||Law elective 6 units||Law elective 6 units||Law elective 6 units|
|LAWS2207 Evidence 6 units||Law elective 6 units||Law elective 6 units||Law elective 6 units|
Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Admission to undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications:
• An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR
• A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate or international equivalent; OR
• At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution or international equivalent; OR
• An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.
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The table below is a guide to the entry level required for domestic applicants. Exact entry level will be set at time of offer.
Domestic applicant entry requirements
From 2010, the UAI/ENTER/TER will be referred to as ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) for admission. See http://www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/atar/ for further information.
Queensland Band equivalents are a guide only - selection is made on a UAI equivalent that is not available to students.
International applicant entry requirements
International applicants may view further information on admissions requirements at Entry Requirements for International Undergraduate Applicants
The University reserves the right to alter or discontinue its programs as required.
- QLD Band:
- International Baccalaureate:
None. However, there there may be prerequisites or levels of assumed knowledge for certain individual subjects.
The National Access Scheme 2014
ANU offers bonus points for nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies.
Bonus points are applied to all applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedule, and no more than 10 points (maximum 5 academic points and maximum 5 equity points) will be awarded.
Bonus points do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher.
Bonus Points are only awarded to domestic applicants applying for admission through UAC who have not previously attempted tertiary study.
How to apply
Academic Bonus Points: senior secondary students do not need to apply for ANU academic bonus points. They are automatically added in accordance with the schedule.
Educational Access Scheme: senior secondary students do not need to apply if their school is part of the Priority School Funding Program or Country Areas Program. All other applicants should refer to www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/eas for more information.
Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.
For further information see the Scholarships website.
A Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree provides candidates with a law degree that opens doors to a diverse range of professional careers in Australia and around the world.
In addition to equipping you with an understanding of law and the contexts in which it operates, the LLB (Hons) places a significant emphasis on building your high-level research skills through opportunities to conduct independent legal research.
Through the LLB (Hons), you will graduate with an honours-degree, giving you additional advantages in establishing your career or providing a strong foundation for postgraduate study. The program satisfies the academic component to be admitted as a legal practitioner in Australia.
ANU provides you with more choice for your entrance score by offering the new Flexible Double Degree program.
The ANU Flexible Double Degree lets you build skills for your chosen career without forfeiting your passion. It's your choice to build a double degree partnership that suits your head and your heart.http://students.anu.edu.au/applications/
NEW program - available for applications commencing from Summer Session, 2015
Employment OpportunitiesLaw graduates may find work either in areas where a law degree is a professional requirement or more general fields in which law is especially useful. A Bachelor of Laws would normally be a requirement for the following occupations: a Barrister or Solicitor in professional practice; a Legal Officer in government departments or private enterprise; a Corporate Legal Officer in private industry, commerce and finance; community legal work; law teaching and academic research; a Judge's Associate, and legal journalism. To practice as a Barrister or Solicitor graduates must complete professional training such as the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at ANU. More general fields of employment include: the Australian Foreign Service; industrial relations; social welfare; government administration; business management; lobbying; media; public relations; law librarianship; court reporting; environmental agencies; technology and communications; and Federal and State police forces.
The curriculum of the ANU law degree consists of compulsory and elective
courses.The compulsory courses are designed to ensure that every
student gains a sufficient grounding in the fundamental branches of the
law, as well as satisfying applicable requirements for admission to
practice. The elective courses provide an opportunity to develop
particular interests, deepen understanding and engage students in research opportunities.
It is important that you attend the Law Information Session that will be held during O'Week. You will receive an introduction to the program, introduced to relevant college staff and advisers, provided the timetable and tutorial information will be explained.
If you wish to apply for credit or exemptions for courses completed prior to your new ANU program, you will need to seek approval prior to your enrolment.
An information session for commencing Law students will be held in O'Week. Please see the timetable for more information.
The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) consists of 192 units. Most courses are worth 6 units each, with 48 units (8 courses) per year being the standard full-time load. 15 courses are compulsory and a minimum of 9 elective courses must be LAWS courses; with the remaining 8 elective courses chosen from LAWS courses or may come from any other ANU College.
You must enrol in the following courses in first year in this order:
Commencing Semester 1:
Semester 1 LAWS 1201 Foundations of Australian Law and LAWS1203 Torts + 2 non-Law first year electives
Semester 2 LAWS1202 Lawyers, Justice and Ethics and LAWS1204 Contracts + 2 non-Law first year electives
Commencing Semester 2:
Semester 2 LAWS1201 Foundations of Australian Law, LAWS1204 Contracts + 2 non-Law first year electives
For your non-Law electives, you may wish to seek advice from the relevant college that offers the course or from a Law adviser. Courses coded in the 1000 range are first year courses and most first year courses do not have any prerequisites – details of any prerequisites will be listed in the relevant course entry. If you are interested in undertaking a language and have prior knowledge/experience with that language you may need to undertake a placement test – you should check with the relevant language area for further details.
The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) in a flexible double degree consists of 144 units. Most courses are worth 6
units each, with 48 units (8 courses) per year being the standard
full-time load. 15 courses are compulsory and all 9 elective courses must be LAWS courses.
You must enrol in the following courses in first year in this order:
If you need any further information or advice regarding your degree please contact the Law School Office, ground floor Building 5, telephone (02) 6125 3483 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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