• Length 5 years full-time
  • Minimum 240 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan ALLB / BLANG
  • CRICOS code 079095B
  • UAC code 137010

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 offers an outstanding variety of programs for Australia's next generation of language leaders, with more languages offered than at any other university in Australia. The ANU Bachelor of Languages is a wonderful way to take advantage of that, through the study of two (or more) languages, in combination with other areas of interest.

Your language education experience is designed to engage you with the structural, grammatical and idiomatic components of your chosen language or languages. This is further contextualised using cultural, social and historical concepts, issues and topics. You can start at beginning level, or at higher levels if you have past experience. Exciting opportunities exist for you to immerse yourself in your chosen language and culture through study abroad, and to combine your language study with a range of other areas.

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

Employment Opportunities

Law 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 also complete Practical Legal Training at an accredited institution.


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. 

Law 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 also complete Practical Legal Training at an accredited institution.


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. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Review, analyse, and synthesise knowledge from primary and secondary legal sources to identify and provide solutions to complex legal and justice problems.

  2. Interpret and critically evaluate the nature of law and its social and ethical impact on society, at a local, national, and international level.

  3. Undertake technical legal research to access a range of legal materials, literature databases, and other online sources, and apply legal or interdisciplinary research methodologies to evaluate and synthesise findings.

  4. Communicate to a variety of legal and non-legal audiences in a range of oral and written formats.

  5. Develop insight into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ diverse perspectives on laws and society and evaluate their relationship and importance to contemporary Australian law and society.

  6. Work both independently and collaboratively as required, and evaluate and reflect on feedback to develop personal, professional and ethical capability across a range of legal disciplines.

  1. communicate proficiently and confidently in at least one language
  2. identify the structure and uses of languages studied
  3. recognise and contrast the societies and cultures of the languages chosen, and their socio-historical context
  4. construct a global schema of the connections between the languages studied and their geographical, social and cultural origins
  5. recognise the importance and value of intercultural communication.

Admission Requirements

ATAR:
96
International Baccalaureate:
38

Adjustment Factors

Adjustment factors are additional points added to an applicant's Selection Rank (for example an applicant's ATAR). ANU offers adjustment factors based on performance and equity principles, such as for high achievement in nationally strategic senior secondary subjects and for recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. 

Selection Rank adjustments are granted in accordance with the approved schedules, and no more than 15 (maximum 5 subject/performance-based adjustment factors and maximum 10 equity-based adjustment factors) can be awarded. 

You may be considered for adjustment factors if you have:

  • applied for an eligible ANU Bachelor degree program
  • undertaken Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate
  • achieved an ATAR or equivalent at or above 70
  • not previously attempted tertiary study.

Please visit the ANU Adjustment Factors website for further information.

Bachelor of Laws (Honours) - Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

Bachelor of Languages - Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$44,470.00

Scholarships

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.

Program Requirements

This double degree requires the completion of 240 units.

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) flexible double degree component requires completion of 144 units, of which:

A maximum of 36 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses

 

The 144 units must include:

96 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

LAWS1201 Foundations of Australian Law

LAWS1202 Lawyers, Justice and Ethics

LAWS1203 Torts

LAWS1204 Contracts

LAWS1205 Australian Public Law

LAWS1206 Criminal Law and Procedure

LAWS2201 Administrative Law

LAWS2202 Commonwealth Constitutional Law

LAWS2203 Corporations Law

LAWS2204 Property

LAWS2205 Equity and Trusts

LAWS2207 Evidence

LAWS2244 Litigation and Dispute Management

LAWS2248 Legal Research and Writing (available 2022)

LAWS2249 Legal Theory

LAWS2250 International Law

 

48 units from completion of 4000-level LAWS-coded courses including at least 6 units from completion of courses on the following list:

LAWS4010 Jessup Moot

LAWS4213 Contemporary Issues in Constitutional Law

LAWS4220 Human Rights Law in Australia

LAWS4230 Law Internship

LAWS4231 Law and Art: Representation and Critique (if the optional 4000 word research essay is completed)

LAWS4254 Restitution (if the optional 4000 word research essay is completed)

LAWS4256 Law and Sexualities

LAWS4258 International Organisations (Geneva)

LAWS4262 Advanced Administrative Law

LAWS4286 Literature, Law and Human Rights (if the optional 4000 word research essay is completed)

LAWS4218 Feminist and Critical Legal Theory

LAWS4290 High Court of Australia

LAWS4300 Supervised Research Paper

LAWS4315 Law and Development in the Contemporary South Pacific


48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

HONS4300 Final Honours Grade will be used to record the class of honours. The final honour mark will be calculated using the formula S (mark x units) / S units, giving NCN and WN a nominal mark of zero. All LAWS-coded courses will be included in the calculation. 

The Bachelor of Languages flexible double degree component requires completion of 96 units, of which:

A maximum of 36 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses

 

The 96 units must consist of:

Either

48 units from completion of one of the following language majors:

Ancient Greek

Arabic

Chinese Language

French Language and Culture

German Language and Culture

Hindi Language

Indonesian Language

Italian Language and Culture

Japanese Language

Korean Language

Latin

Persian

Sanskrit Language

Spanish

Thai Language

Vietnamese Language

OR

24 units from completion of the one of the following advanced minors

Advanced Ancient Greek

Advanced Chinese Language

Advanced French Studies

Advanced German Studies

Advanced Hispanic Culture

Advanced Hispanic Linguistics

Advanced Italian Studies

Advanced Japanese Language

Advanced Korean Language 

Advanced Latin

Advanced Sanskrit Language

Advanced Spanish Studies

EITHER 

24 units from courses available in the international communication Major 

OR

24 units from completion of one of the following language minors, which must be in a different language to the Advanced Minor:

Advanced English Language

Ancient Greek

Arabic

Burmese Language

Chinese Language

Classical Chinese

French Language and Culture

German Language and Culture

Hindi Language

Indonesian Language

Italian Language and Culture

Japanese Language

Japanese Linguistics

Korean Language

Mongolian Language

Latin

Russian

Persian

Sanskrit Language

Spanish

Tetum Language

Thai Language

Tok Pisin Language

Vietnamese Language


24 units from completion of one of the following language minors, which must be in a different language to the major or advanced minor from the list above:

Advanced Ancient Greek

Advanced Chinese Language

Advanced English Language

Advanced French Studies

Advanced German Studies

Advanced Hispanic Culture

Advanced Hispanic Linguistics

Advanced Hispanic Studies

Advanced Italian Studies

Advanced Japanese Language

Advanced Korean Language 

Advanced Latin

Advanced Sanskrit Language

Advanced Spanish Studies

Ancient Greek

Arabic

Burmese Language

Chinese Language

Classical Chinese

French Language and Culture

German Language and Culture

Hindi Language

Indonesian Language

Italian Language and Culture

Japanese Language

Japanese Linguistics

Korean Language

Latin

Mongolian Language

Russian

Persian

Sanskrit Language

Spanish

Tetum Language

Thai Language

Tok Pisin Language

Vietnamese Language

A minimum of 12 units from completion of courses in the Linguistics major

A minimum of 6 units from completion of courses in any of the following majors:

Asian Studies

Computer Science 

Contemporary Europe

English

International Communication

Latin American Studies

Mathematical Modelling

Mathematics

Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies

Pacific Studies

 

Majors

Bachelor of Languages Majors

Minors

Bachelor of Languages Minors

Specialisations

Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Specialisations

Study Options

Year 1 LAWS1201 Foundations of Australian Law 6 units LAWS1203 Torts 6 units LING1001 Introduction to the Study of Language 6 units Major 1000 level Course 6 units
LAWS1202 Lawyers Justice and Ethics 6 units LAWS1204 Contracts 6 units Linguistics Course 6 units Major 1000 level Course 6 units
Year 2 LAWS1205 Australian Public Law 6 units LAWS1206 Criminal Law and Procedure 6 units Minor 1000 level Course 6 units Major 2000/3000 level Course 6 units
LAWS2250 International Law 6 units LAWS2249 Legal Theory 6 units LANG Course 6 units Major 2000/3000 level Course 6 units
Year 3 LAWS2201 Administrative Law 6 units LAWS2203 Corporations Law 6 units LANG Course 6 units Major 2000/3000 level Course 6 units
LAWS2202 Commonwealth Constitutional Law 6 units LAWS2248 Minor 1000 level Course 6 units Major 2000/3000 level Course 6 units
Year 4 LAWS2204 Property 6 units Law Elective Course 6 units Minor 2000 level Course 6 units Major 2000/3000 level Course 6 units
LAWS2205 Equity and Trusts 6 units Law Elective Course 6 units Minor 2000 level Course 6 units Major 2000/3000 level Course 6 units
Year 5 LAWS2244 Litigation and Dispute Management 6 units Law Elective Courses 18 units
LAWS2207 Evidence 6 units Law Elective Courses Law Capstone Courses 6 units 12 units

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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.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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, the timetable, tutorial information and be introduced to relevant college staff and advisers.

 

PRIOR STUDY

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.


Single degree

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.

  • 96 units (16 courses) are compulsory
  • 42 units (7 courses) are elective and must be LAWS courses
  • 6 units (1 course) must be used as the Reasearch Capstone, selected from the following list https://law.anu.edu.au/current-students/LLBHons_CapstoneCourses
  • 48 units (8 courses) of electives chosen from any other ANU College or from LAWS courses.

You must enrol in the following courses in first year in this order:

Commencing Semester 1:

Semester 1

  • LAWS1201 Foundations of Australian Law
  • LAWS1203 Torts
  • 2 non-Law first year electives

Semester 2

  • LAWS1202 Lawyers, Justice and Ethics
  • 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.

Double degree

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.

 Non-Law electives are usually taken by your other degree

 You must enrol in the following courses in first year in this order:

Commencing Semester 1:

Semester 1

Semester 2

Commencing Semester 2:

Semester 2

Academic Advice

If you need any further information or advice regarding your degree, please contact the ANU College of Law

College Student Administration Services Office | Ground Floor, 5 Fellows Rd

Telephone: (02) 6125 3483 or

Email: enquiries.law@anu.edu.au



Single degree

This following information is to be read in conjunction with the program rules that are outlined on the “Study” tab.   Please always make sure that you refer to the program rules for the year that you commenced your program.

Bachelor of Languages consists of 144 units. Most courses are worth 6 units each, with 48 units (8 courses) per year being the standard full-time load.

A course (usually 6 units) can only be counted towards one list such as in a major or minor or designated list. For example, you are not permitted to count POLS1005 towards the International Relations Major and the Human Rights Major.

For the Bachelor of Languages you will need to complete:

  • One language major from the designated list (48 units)
    or
    One advanced language minor from the designated list (24 units) and, 
    • Either four courses from international communication major (24 units)
      or
      One language minor from the designated list, must be different to the above advanced minor (24 units)
  • One language minor from the designated list, which must be different to the above major or advanced minor (24 units)
  • A minimum of two courses from the linguistic major (12 units)
  • A minimum of one course from the designated list of majors (6 units)
  • One further course from a major listed within Bachelor of Languages
  • Eight electives (48 units) from across the ANU

Please note that you are only permitted to count ten 1000-level courses (60 units) towards your program.

You are advised to complete a Program Plan for the Bachelor of Languages. This will help you seek advice on your course choices, ensure you meet the program requirements and give you a plan that you can refer to for the duration of your program.

Double degree

This following information is to be read in conjunction with the program rules that are outlined on the “Study” tab.   Please always make sure that you refer to the program rules for the year that you commenced your program.

Bachelor of Languages Double Degree program consists of 96 units. Most courses are worth 6 units each, with 48 units (8 courses) per year being the standard full-time load. During each semester you are likely to take two courses from your Bachelor of Languages degree and another two courses from the other half of your double degree – making up a total of four courses per semester.

A course (usually 6 units) can only be counted towards one list such as in a major or minor or designated list. For example, you are not permitted to count POLS1005 towards the International Relations Major and the Human Rights Major.

You will need to complete:

  • One language major from the designated list (48 units)
    or
    One advanced language minor from the designated list (24 units) and, 
    • Either four courses from international communication major (24 units)
      or
      One language minor from the designated list, must be different to the above advanced minor (24 units)
  • One language minor from the designated list, which must be different to the above major or advanced minor (24 units)
  • A minimum of two courses from the linguistic major (12 units)
  • A minimum of one course from the designated list of majors (6 units)
  • One further course from a major listed within Bachelor of Languages

Please note that you are only permitted to count six 1000-level courses (36 units) towards your degree.

You are advised to complete a Program Plan for the Bachelor of Languages. This will help you seek advice on your course choices, ensure you meet the program requirements and give you a plan that you can refer to for the duration of your program.

Enrolment Status

While it is possible for domestic students to enrol in fewer than four courses per semester, which is called studying part-time, it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be full-time.

First year students are not permitted to study more than four courses (24 units) per semester.

If you are beginning your program in Semester 1, you should enrol for all your courses for both Semester 1 and Semester 2 (8 courses for full time), so that you can plan your study year.




Important things to keep in mind when choosing your 1000-level courses

When you enrol for the first time you will study ‘1000-level’ courses. These courses have ‘1’ as the first number in their course code, such as ARTS1234. Whilst it is important to take 1000-level courses in your first year (so that you can meet the pre-requisites for later year courses) they also can be taken later in your program.

You can only count a maximum of ten 1000-level courses (60 units) towards your single degree or six 1000-level courses (36 units) towards your Bachelor of Languages half of the double degree.

In your first year you need to enrol in:

  • Two 1000-level courses (12 units) from one of the language majors. If your chosen major is Chinese or Japanese, you will need to enrol in the four courses (24 units) in your first year
  • Two 1000-level courses from one of the language minors
  • One linguistics major Course
  • Elective courses for students undertaking the single degree.

Electives

For students in the single degree, your electives (48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU) can be additional courses from your discipline (including the option of a major or minor) or courses from another ANU College. If you have an interest in another discipline such as management, psychology or mathematics, then you should explore first year courses in these areas. In particular look at the majors and minors in these areas. These will give you an idea of the first year courses you can study.

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.




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