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Responsible faculty or institute:
Law (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum 3 yrs, Maximum 7 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school): Faculty of Law: ph: (03) 6226 7510


This course is in teach-out, and will not be accepting new entrants after 2012. Please see new course 63I Bachelor of Laws, to be introduced from 2013.

On-campus course at Hobart is offered by the Faculty of Law and is available full time (a minimum of 3 years) or part time (a maximum of 7 years).

Admission & Prerequisites

There is a quota on places in the Bachelor of Laws and the assessment of applications will be based on academic merit, taking into consideration previous university studies.

Students will need either:

a first year in another faculty, which includes the units LAW121 Introduction to Law and LAW122 Legal Systems (or the academic equivalent)


an Australian bachelor degree or equivalent

Course Objectives

The Bachelor of Laws course is the basic academic preparation for persons who wish to enter the legal profession and other careers involving legal work. The course also has wider applicability in developing the attributes and skills inherent in a general university education. Students develop the values and intellectual abilities necessary to marshal facts and to critically assess and evaluate information, theories and doctrines thus preparing themselves for a variety of career roles.

A degree in law is the first step towards entering the legal profession. After graduating from the University, a law student wishing to practise in Tasmania is required to undertake a 6 month Legal Practice course.

Law students intending to practise law in another State should inquire of the respective Law Society or Bar Council what they must do to qualify for practice in their chosen State.

International students should address such enquiries to the relevant authority in their home country.

Career Outcomes

A law degree is a prerequisite to admission as a legal practitioner. Today, however, employers from a widening range of disciplines value the skills that law graduates possess. A range of career choices lie open to law graduates as a solicitor, barrister, industry legal officer or ministerial adviser, as well as in legal aid, community legal centres, the Attorney-General's department, law reform commissions, consumer affairs, environment, foreign affairs, police, legal drafting, politics, banking, finance, journalism, publishing and teaching.

Articulation to/from Course

Students who have completed units of similar weight and standing which may be taken as part of a Bachelor of Laws degree course at another tertiary institution may be given credit in units of the Bachelor of Laws degree to the limits prescribed by the Faculty and the University.

Miscellaneous Information


The components, and the assessment, of the Skills unit have been fully integrated into the compulsory units. Each compulsory unit description outlines the skills covered by that unit.

Moot -- Students are required to enrol, attend and participate in one moot. Satisfactory performance in the moot is a prerequisite to obtaining the degree.

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