Bachelor of Laws (L3C)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 3.5 Years, up to a maximum of 8 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 3.5 Years, up to a maximum of 8 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

From Hobart to The Hague

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The University of Tasmania is home to the fourth oldest law schools in Australia. We're committed  to ensuring that our graduates are prepared for legal practice and that they view the law, not as  an end in itself, but as a vehicle for creating a  fairer society in Tasmania, Australia and globally.

Studying with us, you receive more than an in-depth knowledge of the law. The law school is closely connected to the Tasmanian legal community and our network of alumni. With opportunities to connect with the judiciary, senior practitioners, leaders f rom government  and key legal institutions. You’ll develop all the practical skills to become a successful practitioner, whether that’s in law, business, government,  or the community sector.

Our island location as Australia’s Antarctic and  marine gateway provides ideal opportunities to learn from our leaders in Environmental, Antarctic, Marine and Climate Law. You'll also get the chance to learn from experienced practitioners across specialist areas of law such as International Humanitarian Law and Health Care Law. Throughout your degree you will have opportunities to design an elective program  that suits your interests and career aspirations.

After successfully completing the Bachelor of Laws, you can apply for the six-month Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and be admitted to legal practice the same year that you graduate  your Bachelor of Laws.

The Bachelor of Laws delivers more than just in-depth knowledge of fundamental principles. The program embeds all the practical legal skills you need to become a successful practitioner, whether that is in law, business, government, or the community legal sector, and in Tasmania and beyond. You will have multiple opportunities to develop and advance skills in advocacy, legal reasoning and critical thinking, communication, research, ethics and social responsibility, teamwork, and self-reflection.

  • 1 Apply knowledge of law, legal principles, and legal systems appropriate to local and transnational contexts, including theoretical and ethical dimensions, to provide advice and achieve legal solutions.
  • 2 Analyse, interpret, and synthesise legal materials to identify and critically assess legal and ethical issues.
  • 3 Devise and implement a range of effective legal research strategies, utilising a variety of digital and other resources.
  • 4 Develop and present persuasive and clear arguments, in written and spoken form, to a range of audiences.
  • 5 Work collaboratively and independently and respond constructively to feedback.
  • 6 Honours Graduates will be able to plan and execute a piece of research and scholarship that demonstrates advanced legal knowledge and develops new understanding with some independence.
  • Community Engagement Tasmania Society (COMET)

    The School of Law is home to the Community Engagement Tasmania Society (COMET), a social justice project empowering disadvantaged and disengaged youth. The aim of these sessions is to educate young people who are at risk in criminal law and give them empowerment that they may lack. Sessions cover topics such as police powers, sexual offences, assault and wounding, stealing, drug offences, communications and technology, and renting.

    Tasmania Law Reform Institute

    Access to the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute will enable you to contribute to law reform, particularly in relation to criminal law. You will also develop global perspectives on some of the great challenges of our time – legal and regulatory responses to climate change, gene-editing and the legal regulation of biotechnology, the legal regulation of armed conflict and the prosecution of war crimes.

    International Justice Initiative

    The International Justice Initiative enables students to experience the practice of international law and policy first-hand, through legal research, analysis and service in the public interest. In this program you’ll tackle diverse issues of justice in the international arena, by contributing to the work of influential organisations and alumni on contemporary issues of international law.

    Learn beyond the classroom  

    Studying in Tasmania, our whole Island becomes your campus. Speak with your unit coordinator about how you can gain practical experience by volunteering in research initiatives, becoming an ambassador, or taking part in a work experience program.

    Visit Practice Centric Learning for more information.

    Study overseas at one of our partner institutions

    Our international exchange program offers opportunities to study at universities around the world, and it counts towards your degree. Exchange can allow you to have an affordable educational and cultural experience in a foreign country for a semester, or a full year. To facilitate this, we offer a range of scholarships and financial assistance. You may also be eligible for OS-HELP Loans or scholarship funding to assist with their airfares, accommodation and other expenses.

    Alternative Virtual Exchange Opportunities can be found on our Virtual Overseas Experiences tab. For more information please contact Global.Mobility@utas.edu.au

    Find out more about Student Exchange.

    Become a Student Ambassador

    Improve your communication, teamwork and leadership skills, meet new people, inspire and help others, and developing lasting friendships and networks as a student ambassador. Our ambassadors proudly represent the University throughout Tasmania in schools, at University and community events, and support a range of recruitment and engagement activities. Through the Student Ambassador Program you will have many opportunities for training and professional development, experience in real-world community engagement and outreach, networking, and public speaking, plus end up with a key point of distinction on your CV.

    We offer a highly active and supportive law competitions program, with students participating in training sessions provided by staff and senior students. You'll participate in internal and national competitions including negotiations, client interviews, witness examinations, and court room advocacy (mooting).

    If you’d like to learn beyond the classroom, Clinical Legal Education (LAW344 and LAW345) offers you the opportunity to gain real-world legal experience and improve the lives of others through access to justice. Both courses prepare you to engage in clinical legal practice, assisting lawyers within the University of Tasmania’s Student Legal Service or in an organisational placement of your choosing.

    Career outcomes

    "All the networking opportunities the Faculty of Law provides for students gives you the chance to rub shoulders with judges, prosecutors and civil litigators. Whatever your niche is, there’s a good chance someone throughout the year will come and talk to you about it."

    Sam Wilson, Law student

    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.

    Postgraduate study

    If you successfully complete this course, you may be also be eligible to apply for a range of other postgraduate courses including Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and Masters by coursework and research. Filter the course list by Postgraduate to view the current courses available.

    Course structure

    The Bachelor of Laws requires the completion of 350 credit points of study comprising:

    • 212.5 credit points of Law Core units,
    • 87.5 credit points of Law Elective units, and
    • 50 credit points of Elective units

    The first year of the Bachelor of Laws is available in Hobart, Launceston and Cradle Coast campuses. The remainder of the course is available in Hobart only.

    High achieving students may be invited to complete the Honours program in Year 4, leading to the award of Bachelor of Laws (Honours).

    If you are starting in 2023 you can find your course planner here. Your course planner gives you a visual representation of your course and will help you plan which units to enrol in and when.

    For course planners from previous years, refer to the handbook entry for that year.

    In Year 1 you will complete 50 credit points of Core units, 25 credit points of Law Electives and 25 credit points of Elective units.
    Complete 50 credit points of Core units.

    Public international law permeates most areas of Australian law and it is therefore essential for law graduates to have a solid grounding in the sources and methodology of international law. This unit develops students' understanding of the sources of international…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Cradle CoastSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit introduces an important area of private law, and examines the historical development and operation of specific Torts including trespass to person, nuisance, negligence, defamation and relevant intersecting laws. It also considers the relationship between various areas of Tort…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Cradle CoastSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit introduces you to an array of legal systems including domestic Australian and indigenous legal systems, civil law systems, the European Union framework and international law systems. You will be encouraged to compare, contrast and critically examine all of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Cradle CoastSemester 1
    Cradle CoastSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Strong legal reasoning skills are critical to student learning and performance while at law school and eventually to the quality of your legal practice. More broadly, many employers beyond the legal profession consider the ability to solve problems by identifying…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    Cradle CoastSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Complete 25 credit points of Law Elective units.
    Complete 25 credit points of Elective units. Your Elective units can be additional Law Electives or units from across the University.
    In Year 2 you will complete 75 credit points of Core units, and 25 credit points of Elective units.
    Complete 75 credit points of Core units.

    This unit builds on Criminal Law 1: Principles and Processes. It draws students into deeper analyses of doctrinal criminal law through studying homicide, sexual offences, drug offences, serious driving offences and property offences. This unit also introduces you to the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In the first half of this unit you will examine the criminal justice system in its theoretical, historical, political and social context. This will entail understanding the agencies and processes involved in criminal justice – from initial complaint, police investigation,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The Constitution is the fundamental law of our society and the fountainhead of all other powers, duties and responsibilities in our legal system. Given its status and importance, the Constitution is often at the centre of many high profile public…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The unit develops an understanding of the Law of Contract and the enforceability of contractual obligations in the contemporary contexts of Australian and international commercial relations. The unit also considers the development and continuing evolution of the Law of Contract,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The unit introduces students to the study of public law within the sub-disciplines of constitutional and administrative law. Public law is also the foundation of a range of other disciplines of law including: criminal, human rights, environmental, international, immigration, taxation,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Private Law Obligations and Remedies offers perspectives on the interactions between various fields of private law and builds on learning in Contract and tort. The first part of the unit explores overlaps and intersections between these fields and the principles…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Complete 25 credit points of Elective units. Your Elective units can be additional Law Electives or units from across the University.
    In Year 3 you will complete 62.5 credit points of Core units and 37.5 credit points of Law Electives.
    Complete 62.5 credit points of Core units.

    Administrative Law deals with the relationship between the citizen and the state. The subject has both a theoretical and a practical perspective. The subject tackles the questions: what is, and what ought to be, administrative law’s role today in Australia?…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The corporation has huge economic and legal significance. Given this significance, an understanding of the role of the corporation in society and its relationship to the community, shareholders, creditors, the regulator, and other stakeholders is critical. This unit outlines the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    LAW353 focuses on the most developed area of equity’s jurisdiction, the law pertaining to trusts. It covers the following topics: the nature of a trust, and how it compares to other legal relationships; the essentials for the creation of an…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Today, the richest 1% of adults will own more than 50% of global wealth. Indeed the 85 richest individuals will have more wealth than the poorest 50% of the world's population. But does property law facilitate this and encourage this…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This Unit will examine how civil disputes and litigation are commenced, managed and finalised. The primary content focus will be the rules and practices of civil procedure in the Supreme Court of Tasmania. Some comparison with other Australian and internationaljurisdictions…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Complete 37.5 credit points of Law Elective units.
    In Year 4 you will complete 25 credit points of Core units and 25 credit points of Law Electives. If you are completing Honours, your Honours units will fulfil the Law Elective requirement.
    Complete 25 credit points of Core units.

    This course imparts a basic knowledge of the doctrine, principles and rules relating to the law of evidence in both criminal and civil proceedings. It focuses primarily upon fostering students ability to identify, explain, apply and critique relevant rules of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    LAW452 focuses upon the main areas of professional responsibility of lawyers: (1) to clients; (2) to the court / administration of justice; and (3) to the profession and community. It commences with a discussion of ethics and professionalism, before moving…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Complete 25 credit points of Law Elective units. If you are invited to complete Honours, your Honours units will fulfill this requirement.
    Honours First Class requires: Honours Research A and Honours Research B, and a GPA of 6.2 in Law coded units studied in the degree

    LAW400 is an administrative unit to record the overall Honours results for students completing Honours in Law.…

    Credit Points: 0

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit is designed to assist students to advance an independent research project (their honours dissertation), and develop a suite of advanced research skills. The unit will encourage students to critically question the role and relevance of legal research and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit allows students to complete a sustained piece of research under the supervision of an academic staff member. Together, LAW498 Honours Research A and this unit, LAW499, allow students to demonstrate, including to potential employers, that they have advanced…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Second class Honours requires: Honours Research A and one of Research Paper or Honours Research B, and a GPA of between 5.8 and 6.19 in Law coded units studied in the degree

    LAW400 is an administrative unit to record the overall Honours results for students completing Honours in Law.…

    Credit Points: 0

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit is designed to assist students to advance an independent research project (their honours dissertation), and develop a suite of advanced research skills. The unit will encourage students to critically question the role and relevance of legal research and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Second class honours candidates will take this unit alongside LAW498 Honours Research A. Together, these units support second class honours candidates to independently design, manage and deliver a major piece of academic writing (5,000-word research essay). This unit allows honours…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit allows students to complete a sustained piece of research under the supervision of an academic staff member. Together, LAW498 Honours Research A and this unit, LAW499, allow students to demonstrate, including to potential employers, that they have advanced…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Law Electives can be completed at any level, though some units at 200 or 300 level may have pre-requisites or recommended prior learning before they are taken. Law Electives after often available in alternating years.

    Become better prepared to understand concepts of ethics, social responsibility and the law and how these shape individual and collective behaviour in modern society. Sustainable inspirational leadership can only evolve from a legitimate, ethical and socially responsible base. Equally, reputations…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    A unit suitable for both law and non-law students, this unit introduces students to Indigenous people’s experience with the legal system in Australia and selected other jurisdictions (United States, Canada and New Zealand), and the interactions between non-Indigenous and Indigenous…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Law and Social Change considers the role that law and lawyers have played in shaping or influencing some of the major ideas, political events and personalities within society and how these factors have, in turn, influenced law and lawyering. It…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The ‘blue economy’ of oceans related industries is set for significant expansion in the first half of twenty first century. Australia has one of the largest areas of ocean estate in the world. Tasmania is also are a global centre…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores some of Australia’s most challenging environmental controversies, and the legal and policy context in which they arise. It uses a range of topical issues and case studies to introduce students to the framework for national and international…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Biotechnology and the law develops an understanding of the legal and ethical regulation of biotechnology research, commercialisation and practice. In includes consideration of both medical and agricultural biotechnology. The unit will be of interest to law and science students, and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit provides both a theoretical and practical understanding of the history, justification, nature and challenges of international and Australian human rights regimes. You will think critically about relevant legal instruments, the aims and powers of international and national human…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Addressing some of the most important issues for humanity and the future of our planet, this unit is suitable for both law and non-law students. This foundational unit, as a basis for more advanced study in the field, introduces the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Climate change poses enormous challenges for Australia and the international community. The level of warming already in the climate system means that law and policymakers must deal with dual policy imperatives – to manageable the now-unavoidable impacts of climate change,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Legal theory asks students to think about a range of broader questions about law itself. Those questions may relate to the nature of law and what it means to study or practise law, and what professors do when they study…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit provide students with an understanding of the way in which inter-State trade has been regulated globally since the second half of the 20th century. This includes a critical reflection of the role of free trade rules in international…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Some argue that war, of all human activity, is no place for law; any notion that law might regulate military conduct is naive and deluded. Although egregious violations of the law are common, international criminal courts and tribunals hold some…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    Hobart5 Week Session Jan B

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Family violence is a complex social and legal issue of urgent national importance. In this unit, Legal and Policy Responses to Family Violence, you will gain a deep insight into the range of behaviours that may comprise family violence; different…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    What happens to your property when you die? Succession is the body of law governing transmission of property on death. Some of the topics you will be looking at include: the law relating to intestacy; the execution, revocation, alteration and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    In this unit you will explore the close relationship between the disciplines of psychology and criminal law. It will enhance your capacity to work professionally in the criminal justice system, including as a practising lawyer or in policy formation. The…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Decisions about the development, delivery, and funding of healthcare, both within Australia and globally, will affect every member of our society. This unit provides students with the opportunity to engage in in-depth analysis of topical ethical and legal issues in…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The relationship between employer and employee lies at the heart of economic activity. In this unit, you will explore the ways in which this relationshipis governed in order to protect vulnerable workers from unfair conditions, and employers from unjustified industrial…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit involves the development of advanced writing, editing and administrative skills in the production of a high-quality peer reviewed Law Journal - the University of Tasmania Law Review (UTLR). Students will develop advanced editing and legal writing skills, the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides a theoretical and practical framework to enable an understanding and application of the skills of advocacy. It provides you with the opportunity to develop a broad range of skills towards all aspects of ethical and effective advocacy…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartIntensive Session Feb A

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The free market promotes competition between commercial enterprises, but there are times when companies act in a way that stifles competition. Competition Law regulates these forms of anti-competitive behaviour to ensure that consumers get the benefits of the free market.This…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    X…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSummer school

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Clinical Legal Practice and Education is now a central feature of law studies across Australian Universities. This unit provides UTAS Law students with the necessary educational foundation to effectively engage in clinical legal practice within the law degree and as…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit builds on LAW344 Legal Practice and Lawyering, by allowing students to put their knowledge and skills into practice as part of a major practical legal project, inquiry, or intensive placement in a legal organisation. Clinical Legal Practice and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This elective provides students with the opportunity to develop their legal skills, through engaging in high level advocacy, research and collaborative work. Under the supervision of the unit coordinator, students prepare for, and participate in, a national inter-varsity mooting competition.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    We live in a world that is dominated by media. This unit investigates the common law and statutory controls over the broadcasting, print and online media in Australia. The unit examines legal and economic aspects of the regulatory regimes which…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Most commercial transactions have tax implications, so law graduates need to understand taxation law. Law662 gives students this essential introduction to taxation law in Australia. It is not intended as a specialist unit, but as a vehicle to provide students…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit provides an overview of the major forms of intellectual property protection. The unit covers the statutory systems of copyright, trade marks and patents as well as related areas including passing off and the protection provided by Australian Consumer…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit examines sources of family law, legal recognition of family relationships, legal obligations between family members, processes for responding to family law issues, the family law courts, principles applying to parenting and financial matters, the socio-economic context, and law…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartIntensive Session Jun

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Entry requirements

    We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

    Enquire online for advice on the application process and the available pathways to study.

    Domestic applicants who recently completed secondary education (in the past two years)

    Applicants are ranked by ATAR and offers made based on the number of places available. In 2022, the lowest ATAR to receive an offer into this course was 80.50. The lowest ATAR to receive an offer may change from year to year based on the number of applications we receive.

    Domestic applicants with higher education study
    Bachelor of Arts pathway

    Students who do not receive an offer for the Bachelor of Laws are encouraged to enrol in the Bachelor of Arts or other Bachelor's degree with an elective component such as the Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Science and complete 50 credit points including:

    • 25 credit points of Introductory (100-level) Law units and
    • 25 credit points of other Introductory (100-level) units.

    Students who pass all their units will be offered a place in the Bachelor of Laws and will be eligible for credit for completed units. We recommend students complete two Law Core units in their pathway course to enable completion of the Bachelor of Laws within the normal timeframes.

    Other students with higher education study

    To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have either:

    • Completed a course at Bachelor level or higher at any Australian higher education provider (or an equivalent overseas qualification) or;
    • partially completed an undergraduate course at Bachelor level or higher (or equivalent). Applicants must have completed at least eight units of study (equivalent to 100 UTAS credit points) with a minimum grade point average of 4.0 on a seven-point scale.

    You can enquire online for advice on converting your results into grade point average on a seven-point scale.

    Domestic applicants with VET / TAFE study

    This course does not admit students on the basis of VET / TAFE study.

    You can enquire online for advice on pathways or alternative course options.

    Domestic applicants with work and life experience

    This course does not admit students on the basis of work or life experience.

    You can enquire online for advice on pathways or alternative course options.

    SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

    If your ability to access or participate in education has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you can apply for special consideration as part of your application. We will consider a range of factors for special consideration, including economic hardship, a serious medical condition or disability.

    We can only approve applications for special consideration where we are confident that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your studies. If your application is not approved, the admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course. Special consideration is not available for international applicants.

    All international students will need to meet the minimum English Language Requirements, University General Entry Requirements and any course specific requirements such as pre-requisite subjects, if applicable.

    English Language Requirements

    This degree requires an IELTS (Academic) of 6.5, with no individual band less than 6.0, or a PTE Academic score of 58, with no score lower than 50 or equivalent.

    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    General Entry Requirements

    Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires the completion of qualifications equivalent to a 12th year of education in Australia.

    Please review the equivalent undergraduate entry requirements to see the minimum requirement relevant to your country. The ATAR information for this course is located in the “For Domestic Students” section of the entry requirements on this page.

    Students who do not receive an offer for the Bachelor of Laws will be assessed for a packaged offer for the Bachelor of Arts leading to the Bachelor of Laws and complete 50 credit points including:

    • 25 credit points of Introductory (100-level) Core Law units and
    • 25 credit points of other Introductory (100-level) units.

    Students may package with any Bachelor's degree with an elective component such as the Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Science.

    Students who pass all their units will be allowed to proceed into the Bachelor of Laws and will be eligible for credit for completed units.

    You can also meet the General Entry Requirement for this course with the following qualifications or prior studies:

    • Completed a course at Bachelor level or higher at any Australian higher education provider (or an equivalent overseas qualification)
    • partially completed an undergraduate course at Bachelor level or higher (or equivalent). Applicants must have completed at least eight units of study (equivalent to 100 UTAS credit points) with a minimum grade point average of 4.0 on a seven-point scale

    If you do not meet the minimum requirements, we offer the Foundation Studies Program.

    Course Specific Requirements

    This course does not have any course specific requirements.

    Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Laws may undertake the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice to obtain admission to legal practice. Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Laws with honours may apply to study a Masters of Law by Research or PhD in Law. The LLB includes an embedded Honours pathway. To be eligible to complete the Honours pathway, students must have a GPA of 5.8 or above in the Law units studied in the degree. 

    Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Options for this course

    Cost shouldn’t get in the way of you studying.

    If you’re a domestic undergraduate student, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place in this course. This means your fees will be subsidised by the Australian Government. You’ll only need to pay the student contribution amount for each unit you study within the course.

    You may also be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. If eligible, you’ll only have to pay your tuition fees once you start earning above a specific amount.

    Further information is available at Scholarships, fees and costs.

    Student contribution

    Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study. This means that how much you’ll pay will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Further information

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    2023 Total Course Fee (international students): $124,277 AUD*.

    Course cost based on a rate of $33,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

    * Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

    International students

    International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

    Scholarships

    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

    How can we help?

    Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

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    +61 3 6226 6200
    Email
    Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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