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2013 Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)(63P)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Law (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum 4 yrs, Maximum 9 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school): Faculty of Law: ph: (03) 6226 7510


This is a new pathway and course structure being introduced for high-achieving Yr 12 students commencing their Bachelor of Laws degree in 2013. Students whose ATAR score is less than 90 should refer instead to course 63I . Students who enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws before 2013 should refer to course 63A .

This on-campus course at Hobart is offered by the Faculty of Law and is available full time (a minimum of 4 years) or part time (a maximum of 9 years).

Admission & Prerequisites

New course available only to Yr 12 applicants with an ATAR of 90+. (An appropriate equivalent entry level is still being developed for international students, taking account of current entry arrangements.) Direct entry to the LLB (and combined degrees with Law) is confined to those students with outstanding academic merit.

Students who are not eligible for the direct entry program should refer instead to course 63I.

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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