The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Selection Rank
97.80 (Median SR)
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International entry requirement

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 12348

When you study a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree at the University of Newcastle you will graduate with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a second Bachelor level degree in just five years of full-time study. This means that you will have the opportunity to study a diverse range of courses in law, your second degree and chosen major.

Whether you choose to practise law or pursue another career, the skills and extensive knowledge you acquire through this combined degree will be invaluable. You will graduate with skills and experience in:

  • advanced research
  • advocacy
  • analytical problem solving
  • high-level task management
  • negotiation
  • oral and written communication

You will learn and develop these skills by studying courses in various aspects of law including:

  • Criminal law and procedure
  • Evidence
  • Equity and trusts
  • Administrative law
  • Property law
  • Contract law

All students who successfully complete their Bachelor of Laws will graduate with Honours at a level determined by your academic achievement across the whole course of study. You will receive in-depth training in legal research techniques, and be equipped with advanced skills suitable for high-level legal research work or further academic study.

Combined options

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree program is offered as a five-year full-time program in combination with another degree that interests you.

  1. Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
  2. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
  3. Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
  4. Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
  5. Bachelor of Communication / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
  6. Bachelor of Development Studies / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
  7. Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
  8. Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
  9. Bachelor of Social Science / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Advanced study options

Law graduates who want to practise law in Australia need to complete a practical legal training course.

You can choose to do this practical legal training course as part of the last two years of your combined law degree through enrolling in our Diploma in Legal Practice. The Practice Program is integrated into the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree and you can still complete the degree in five years.

With this qualification we are the only Law School in New South Wales where you can be admitted as a certified practising lawyer with no further study or practical experience. We are also the only Law School in Australia where you meet the practical experience requirements to practise nationally through our in-house legal advice clinic and external placements.

Diploma of Legal Practice Handbook