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.
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.
2 Introductory units
8 Intermediate units
11 Advanced units
6 Advanced units
6 Introductory units
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.
College of Arts, Law & Education High Achievers Scholarship in Law
$2,500 per year for up to two years
EH Thompson Annual Foundation Scholarship
$2,500 per year for the duration of the course
Relocation Scholarship for Law High Achievers
$7,500 up to two years plus a once-off optional Federation Scholarship in Law valued at $2,500
Sandy Duncanson Social Justice Bursary
Up to $2,500 for project or activity costs for one year