Faculty of Law

Courses

Bachelor of Laws

Entry requirements to the Undergraduate Law Program

General Entry

Students must complete LAW121 Introduction to Law and LAW122 Legal Systems to be eligible to enter the law degree. The entry process after the first year is based on quotas and subject to a student's overall academic performance.

Graduate Entry

This is a three-year degree with students given exemption from Year 1. Entry is based on quotas and subject to a student's overall performance.

Elective Units

Students are required to complete seven units from the groups schedule in the LLB degree or six units from the groups schedule and one extra unit from the other component in a combined degree. One elective unit must be chosen from each of the three groups of units. Most units in the groups schedule are offered once every two years. There is also a diverse range of units offered each year through the Summer School. 2013 Elective Units (70KB).

A complete list of units and their groupings is available at the Courses and Units Handbook.

Honours

Candidates may be awarded a law degree with honours if they accumulate sufficient honours points. Honours points are awarded for performance at the distinction and high distinction level. A law degree may be awarded with either first or second-class honours.

Bachelor of Laws Degree Structure
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Introduction to Law* Contract Law A and B* Property Law A and B* Evidence
Legal Systems* Torts A and B* Constitutional Law* Criminal and Civil Procedure*
Plus units from another Faculty (75%) Criminal Law A and B*
Corporations Law 1* Equity*
  Administrative Law* Trusts* Professional Conduct*
  Constitutional Law 1* 3 units from the groups schedule 4 units from the groups schedule
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Bachelor of Laws with Combined Degrees

Entry requirements to the Undergraduate Law Program

General Entry

Students must complete LAW121 Introduction to Law and LAW122 Legal Systems to be eligible to enter the law degree. The entry process after the first year is based on quotas and subject to a student's overall academic performance.

Direct Entry

The Faculty of Law has a limited number of direct entry places available into combined law degrees. To be eligible for this type of entry, students will need a minimum ATAR score as set down by the Faculty. Students will still need to complete LAW121 Introduction to Law and LAW122 Legal Systems and first year in another Faculty.

Graduate Entry

This is a three-year degree with students given exemption from Year 1. Entry is based on quotas and subject to a student's overall performance.

Elective Units

Students are required to complete seven units from the groups schedule in the LLB degree or six units from the groups schedule and one extra unit from the other component in a combined degree. One elective unit must be chosen from each of the three groups of units. Most units in the groups schedule are offered once every two years. There is also a diverse range of units offered each year through the Summer School. 2013 Elective Units (70KB).

A complete list of units and their groupings is available at the Courses and Units Handbook.

Honours

Candidates may be awarded a law degree with honours if they accumulate sufficient honours points. Honours points are awarded for performance at the distinction and high distinction level. A law degree may be awarded with either first or second-class honours.

 

Combined Degrees with Law

There are six degrees combining with law. Each requires five years of full-time study or a maximum of ten years part-time. The combined degrees are:


Combined Bachelor of Laws Degree Structure
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Introduction to Law* Contract Law A and B* Criminal Law A and B* Property Law A and B* Evidence
Legal Systems* Torts A and B* Administrative Law* Constitutional Law 2* Criminal and Civil Procedure*
Plus units from another Faculty (75%) Plus units from another Faculty (50%) Constitutional Law 1* Corporations Law 1* Equity*
    Plus units from another Faculty (50%) Trusts* Professional Conduct*
*Compulsory units 2 units from the groups schedule and 1 unit from another Faculty 4 units from the groups schedule
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Elective Units

Students are required to complete seven units from the groups schedule in the LLB degree or six units from the groups schedule and one extra unit from the other component in a combined degree. One elective unit must be chosen from each of the three groups of units. Most units in the groups schedule are offered once every two years. There is also a diverse range of units offered each year through the Summer School. 2013 Elective Units (70 KB).

A complete list of units and their groupings is available at the Courses and Units Handbook.

Honours

Candidates may be awarded a law degree with honours if they accumulate sufficient honours points. Honours points are awarded for performance at the distinction and high distinction level. A law degree may be awarded with either first or second-class honours.

Tasmanian Legal Practice Course

This course is a graduate diploma that can be undertaken after the successful completion of a law degree. It is required for practise as a barrister and solicitor in Tasmania. The Tasmanian Legal Practice Course is taught at the Law School's Centre for Legal Studies.

More information about admission to the legal profession is available at the Supreme Court of Tasmania.

Postgraduate Study

The Faculty of Law offers Masters of Law (LLM) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) as research higher degrees. Masters study usually takes between one and two years to complete; PhD study usually takes between two and four years to complete. 

The Faculty of Law encourages postgraduate students to consider themselves full members of the Faculty, while receiving excellent guidance from the Faculty's academic staff.

Main Research Areas for Postgraduate Research Study
  • Criminal Law
  • Biotechnology Law
  • International Law
  • Comparative Administrative Law
  • Law and Ethics of Health Care
  • Competition Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Family Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Land Law
  • Legal Philosophy
  • Media Law
  • Environmental and Planning Law
More information on postgraduate study at the Faculty of Law