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Bachelor of Laws | Make Connections between Law and Society

Studying Law at the University of Tasmania means you are setting yourself up to enter the legal profession globally. You’ll join one of the world’s leading Law programs with the advantage of smaller class sizes and individual attention.

Develop knowledge across key legal fields from Criminal and International Law, to Bio-technology and Media Law. From our unique location in Tasmania, explore specialist areas including the Law of the Oceans and the Antarctic, Maritime Law and Climate Intervention.

As the only Tasmania-based university, you’ll have access to outstanding support from the legal profession, judiciary and magistracy for practical skills training, our mooting program, and team selection for national competitions.

You’ll join the Faculty of Law’s supportive, vibrant and industrious student community. Student-driven initiatives, including COMET, give you the chance to get involved with important community work and gain valuable experience in parallel to your study.

Future-proof your degree by choosing a combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws. Study International Relations, Politics and Policy, Criminology, or more than 30 other specialisations, while saving you up to two years of full-time study.

Please note the information on this page does not apply to international students.

Course Structure

To graduate with a Bachelor of Laws, you will need to successfully complete 33 units consisting of Core units (21 units), Law Advanced Electives (six units), and Student Electives (six units).

Here is how your Bachelor of Laws degree could be structured if you choose to study full-time, over four years.

For more specific information about the course structure, please view the Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry) course page in the Courses & Units Handbook.

If you already have an undergraduate degree, apply for the Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) which can be completed in three years (rather than four) if studying full-time.

To find how the Bachelor of Laws can be structured to suit your interests or ambitions, contact the UTAS information Centre
on 1300 363 864, via live chat or enquire online.

Core Units
2 Introductory units
8 Intermediate units
11 Advanced units
Law Advanced Electives
6 Advanced units
Student Electives
6 Introductory units
First Year 100 credit points of Introductory level units (8 units x 12.5 credit points)
Second Year 100 credit points of units (8 units x 12.5 credit points)
Third Year 100 credit points of units (8 units x 12.5 credit points; 5 units x )
Fourth Year 100 credit points of units (9 units x 12.5 credit points)


If you’re applying to study the Bachelor of Laws, consider applying for one of our law scholarships that reward talent, recognise needs and diversity, and support your study.

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