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Law
The Business and Economics
discipline is one of the most popular program choices for international
students coming to Australia.

Specialisations
The discipline
of Law is suitable for people wanting to become lawyers, legal advisers in
business or pursue a career through law enforcement agencies.Law programs
in Australia cover the following specialisations:

Banking,
Business and Commercial Law;

Intellectual
Property Law;

Constitutional
Law;

International and Comparative Law;

Criminology;

Jurisprudence;

Criminal Law;

Justice Studies;

Economics Law;

Employment Law;

Environmental Law;

Legal Process;

Health Law;

Legal Practice Administration;

Human Rights Law;
Maritime Law.

Indigenous Law;

Diploma
Advanced
Diploma
Bachelor
Degree
Graduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Diploma
Masters
by research/coursework
Professional Doctorates/PhD

Qualifications
Law programs
are offered at the following qualification levels:

Law
administration programs such as Justice Administration and Legal Practice can
be studied at all qualification levels. Students wishing to pursue law for a
career as a practising lawyer (eg. a solicitor or barrister) would enrol in an
accredited higher education program such as a Bachelor of Laws (LLB).

University Programs

Universities
offer both Legal Administration and Law programs. Typical programs include:

LEVEL
QUALIFICATION

Undergraduate
Bachelor
of Arts (Law major); Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Bachelor of Business (Law major); Bachelor of Laws (LLB); Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice; Bachelor of Justice Studies.

Postgraduate
Graduate
Certificate of Law; Graduate Certificate of Legal Education; Postgraduate Diploma of Legal Practice Skills and Ethics; Masters of Laws (LLM); Masters of Applied Law; Doctor of Juridical Science; Juris Doctor.

There are two
strands of law programs:

Those that allow a student to gain knowledge of the law – for
example, Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Masters
of Applied Law;
Those programs that provide academic qualifications for students
wanting to practice law – for example, Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Juris
Doctor. Typically these kinds of programs have higher entry requirements
than the general law programs.

Undergraduate

Entry to Legal Administration programs starts from
A Level entry requirement of 5 points (LINK to 8) (minimum of 2 full A
Level Academic subjects).

Entry to Bachelor of Laws ranges
from A Level entry requirement of 11 points to 10 points

Postgraduate

Coursework postgraduate law programs are available for law professionals wishing to further their studies, for example the LLM; non-law professionals who wish to gain a knowledge in law such as the Masters of Applied Law; and non-law professionals wishing to gain the academic qualifications to practise law such as the Juris Doctor. Examples of entry requirements include:

Examples of admission requirements are as follows:

Juris Doctor – is designed for non-law graduates wishing to practise law. Entry requirements generally are a recognised Australian Bachelor Degree.

Masters of Laws (LLM)
– is an advanced law program and can include both research and coursework components. Students are required to have completed an Australian law degree.

Masters of Justice Studies – is at the lower end of the entry requirement scale. Students require a pass degree equivalent to an Australian Bachelor Degree.

Research programs in the law discipline usually require students to have completed a bachelor’s degree with Honours I or II.

Pathways

Pathways are available for students wishing to pursue Legal Administration or Justice Studies. Pathways for students wishing to
enroll
in Law, however, are less common due to the accreditation requirements. Pathways tend to be for upgrading academic qualifications.

Credit is rarely given when students are transferring from Diploma or Advanced Diploma to an LLB at university. Double Degrees are also offered with Law, which allows students to combine Law with another discipline such as:

LLB / Bachelor of Commerce;

Bachelor of Engineering / LLB.

Professional Associations
Law programs
in Australia sometimes include a practical component where students acquire
some practical experience in a law organization such as a solicitor’s office.
Students are also exposed to Moot Courts and assessed on their performance.
Most
Australian law programs are recognized internationally. However, some students
from select countries may be required to complete further studies to practice
in their home country.
On graduation
from a law program students may be eligible for membership to an international
professional association such as:

Law
Law
Council of Australia (LCA) Council
of the Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) International Law Students Association (ILSA)

Law
Enforcement
Australian
Federal Police Association (AFPA) International Police Association
(IPA) Australasian Council of Women and
Policing (ACWAP)

Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities

Criminologist;

Legal
Secretary;

Intelligence Analyst;

Police Officer;

Lawyer/Barrister/Solicitor/Magistrate;

Private Investigator;

Legal Aid Officer;

Youth Worker.

The law is what is read, not what is written.

“Law”

– ​Donald Kingsbury –