The law is the system of rules and regulations by which society functions efficiently and harmoniously. The legal system protects the rights and responsibilities of both individuals and groups, and ensures social and economic interactions are conducted smoothly and peacefully. Essentially, laws serve as the primary mediator of relations between people.
Every state and country has its own legal system. There are many different branches of law including corporate law, property and taxation law through to media, environmental health and international law. All types of law have far-reaching effects and help to shape politics, economics and society in numerous ways.
The Bachelor of Laws program will satisfy the academic requirement for admission as a legal practitioner. Law graduates are required to undergo a period of practical legal training before admission as a legal practitioner and can practice law in Australia. A law degree will provide you with the qualifications to pursue a number of careers in the field of law, including solicitor, barrister, government legal officer, judicial officer, law academic, company director, in-house counsel, diplomat and politician. Our Bachelor of Laws program may also be undertaken by industry professionals looking to increase their knowledge of law within their own profession. Many law graduates work in areas not directly related to the law but are working in occupations and industries where the knowledge and skills of a law degree are highly sought after and valued.
Course Overview At A Glance
|Program at a glance |
|Duration ||3 years full-time; 6 years part-time |
|Availability/Campus Contact || Domestic - External |
|Courses/Units of Credit ||24 courses/144 units of credit |
|Faculty || Arts, Business, Informatics & Education |
|How to Apply || |
Domestic students - QTAC
QTAC Codes: 856105 Distance Education
|Entry Requirements || |
Domestic students - OP 10
Prerequisites: English, Queensland Year 12 or equivalent
|Professional Accreditation || |
Legal Practitioners Admissions Board of Queensland
The degree is an approved academic qualification for admission to the legal profession. Graduates are also required to undertake a further period of practical legal training before being admitted as a legal practitioner.
|Residential School ||not applicable |
|Practicum/Work placement ||not applicable |
|Exit Awards || not applicable |
|Interim Awards || not applicable |
|Post Nominal ||LLB |
|Be What You Want To Be ||Phone: 13CQUni (132786); Enquire: Admissions |
|CRICOS Codes || not-applicable |
The Bachelor of Laws program at CQUniversity is a three-year undergraduate degree. The program covers all the areas of law required to satisfy professional accreditation and enables graduates to proceed to practice as a legal practitioner after completing the required professional training.
During your studies you will learn about legal procedures and key legislation, and be given the opportunity to develop skills necessary to identify, analyse and evaluate facts in relation to legal framework.
The areas of law covered in the program include contract, torts, criminal law, constitutional and administrative law, property law, equity and trusts, civil procedure, corporations law, commercial law, family law and succession, revenue law, professional practice and jurisprudence.
To satisfy the requirements for the award, students must complete 24 core courses (144 units of credit).
|Course Code ||Course Name |
| 24 core courses |
| LAWS11057 || Introduction to Law A |
| LAWS11058 || Criminal Law A |
| LAWS11061 || Contract A |
| LAWS11063 || Torts A |
| LAWS11059 || Introduction to Law B |
| LAWS11060 || Criminal Law B |
| LAWS11062 || Contract B |
| LAWS11064 || Torts B |
| LAWS19035 || Property Law |
| LAWS12055 || Constitutional Law |
| LAWS12056 || Equity |
| LAWS12057 || Civil Procedure A |
| LAWS12059 || Property Law B |
| LAWS12058 || Civil Procedure B |
| LAWS12060 || Trusts |
| LAWS12061 || Administrative Law |
| LAWS13009 || Corporations Law |
| LAWS13010 || Evidence and Proof |
| LAWS13011 || Family Law |
| LAWS13012 || Issues in Succession Law |
| LAWS13013 || Professional Conduct in the Legal Profession |
| LAWS13014 || Revenue Law |
| LAWS13015 || Principles of Commercial Law |
| LAWS13016 || Jurisprudence |