Bachelor of Laws (L3C)

Overview  2021

Entry Requirements

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
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

Commonwealth Supported places available

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 3.5 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
To study law is to understand the importance of social justice and using the law to improve the health of our society and our planet. It is about developing high-level skills in legal techniques and a sensitivity to the way that those skills can be used to advance a range of interests. By learning to understand law as both a local and transnational affair, the commonalities amongst law and legal systems, as well as how context can shape laws and legal culture, you open doors to diverse careers in the practice of law in Australia and globally.

When you choose to study law at the University of Tasmania, the journey is more extraordinary because the lines between study, research and professional practice often dissolve. Drawing on our strong tradition of close engagement with the Tasmanian legal profession and our network of practitioner alumni, you will have opportunities to engage with the judiciary, senior practitioners, leaders from government and industry and key legal institutions from your first year.

Our island campus of Tasmania provides ideal opportunities to learn from world-leaders in Environmental, Antarctic, Marine and Climate Law. Our law school hosts the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute, enabling 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 – gene-editing and the legal regulation of biotechnology, the regulation of armed conflict and the prosecution of war crimes.

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.

After successfully completing the 3.5-year Bachelor of Laws, you can move straight into the six-month Tasmanian Legal Practice Course and by admitted to legal practice the same year that you graduate.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws will be able to:

  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.

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.

Professional Recognition

The Law degree meets the requirements of the accrediting body, the Tasmanian Board of Legal Education. After graduating from the University, a law student wishing to practise in Tasmania is required to undertake a 6 month Legal Practice course. Under the mutual recognition scheme, after gaining admission and obtaining a practising certificate in Tasmania lawyers can practise in another state of Australia without having to obtain a practising certificate in the latter jurisdiction.

International students should address such enquiries to the relevant authority in their home country.

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

In the first year of the Bachelor of Laws you will be introduced to the fundamental building blocks of the law – the sources, processes, and institutions of law - as well as the role of legal professionals in promoting justice. In Legal Reasoning and Technological Change, you learn the language of law – the fundamental tools and techniques that will enable you to progress successfully through your studies and start “thinking like a lawyer”. First year also gives you an opportunity to start designing your own law degree, by enabling you to explore elective units addressing important contemporary legal issues - Indigenous Peoples’ engagement with the law; ethics and social responsibility; environmental law, Antarctic and oceans law, and law and social change. You round off your first year experience by expanding your international perspectives in International Law and your understanding of laws relating to civil liability in the Law of Torts (civil wrongs).  

In your first year you will complete:

  • 50 credit points of Law Core units,
  •  25 credit points of Law Electives and
  •  25 credit points of Electives.

You should complete all 50 credit points of Law Core before progressing to the Intermediate (200) and Advanced (300) level Core units in your second and third year (or part-time equivalent). Full-time students will typically complete 25 credit points of core units in the first semester and 25 credit points in the second semester.

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 aims to facilitate students development of an understanding…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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

This Unit builds on knowledge from Foundations of Private Law by examining the development and operation of specific Torts including trespass to person, nuisance, negligence, and relevant intersecting laws such as breach of statutory duty. It also considers the relationship…

Credit Points: 12.5

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

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

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

Throughout your degree you will have plenty of opportunities to design an elective program that suits your interests and career aspirations. Normally, you will complete your Law Electives at Introductory (100) level, however, you may take an elective unit at a higher level if you meet the pre-requisites for it. Units are offered on a alternating yearly schedule.

 

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
HobartSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit will focus on the development of the international Law of the Sea as a global commons. The concepts of res communes, res nullius and sovereignty will be extended to include the Antarctic continent and its surrounding waters. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This course explores the legal and policy context in which some of Australia's most challenging environmental controversies arise. It introduces students to the framework for national and international environmental regulation using a range of topical issues and case studies. In…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartWinter school

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

Introduces students to moral debates about what the content of the law ought to be and to some of the major theories of law, such as Natural Law, Positivism and Realism and some of the most influential modern theories, including…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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
HobartSummer school

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 law of transmission of property on death. Some of the topics we’ll be looking at include: the law relating to intestacy; the execution, revocation, alteration and republication of wills;…

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.

This unit provides students with the opportunity to engage in in-depth analysis of topical ethical and legal issues in healthcare delivery. The unit is interactive and multidisciplinary in nature, drawing content from law, ethics, and medical sciences. Throughout the unit,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartWinter school

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSummer school

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

The unit will provide you with an overview of the major themes of competition law, and in particular Part IV of the Competition and Consumer Act (Cth) 2010 (CCA) (as amended). The unit has the following aims: to raise your…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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 reform.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

 
Restricted Electives
Before you can enrol in these units you will need to gain the permission of the unit coordinator.
 

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) or the Journal of Law Information & Science (JLIS). Students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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 LAW3XX 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

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is directed towards the preparation of university teams to participate in inter-varsity mooting competitions including the Sir Harry Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot, the Castan Centre Human Rights Moot, the Baker & McKenzie Women’s moot, the Kirby Contract moot,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Your Elective units can be chosen from additional Law Electives or units from across the University.

In second year, you will continue your understanding of private law systems through Contract Law as well as considering the important role of Public Law and Criminal Law in ordering the state and its relations with individuals. You will have opportunities to interpret contracts, work in law “firms” to research legal problems which you then argue in mock court, as well as further hone and practise your research, critical thinking and writing skillsIn your second year you will complete:

  •  75 credit points of Law Core units and 
  • 25 credit points of Elective units.

Building on Criminal Law 1: Principles and Processes, this unit draws students into deeper analyses of doctrinal criminal law through studying homicide, sexual offences, drug offences, serious driving offences and property offences. You are also introduced to the framework the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Criminal Law Principles and Processes is the first of two units that lay the foundation for your understanding of this vitally important field of legal practice. In the first half of this unit you will examine the criminal justice system…

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 (both public…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

The various fields of private law – contract, tort and equity – interact with each other in important ways and have been supplemented over the years by State and Commonwealth legislation. In Private Law Obligations and Remedies, you will explore…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Your Elective units can be chosen from additional Law Electives or units from across the University.

Your third year extends foundational studies in strands of private and public law with Property, Equity and Trusts, Corporations Law and Administrative Law. It also engages you in the features of civil dispute resolution and litigation, through another simulated law firm environment.

In your third year you will complete: 

  • 62.5 credit points of Law Core units and 
  • 37.5 credit points of Law Elective units.

Administrative Law deals with the relationship between the citizen and the state. Administrative Law and Advanced Statutory Interpretation is designed to critically evaluate judicial decisions and administrative law systems that have developed in Australia in relation to concepts of accountability…

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. The unit identifies the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit builds on students' existing understanding of the law of private obligations by focusing on the obligations stemming from the law of equity and trusts. The unit includes analysis of the creation, content and consequences of the trust as…

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 and the Federal Court of Australia. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Throughout your degree you will have plenty of opportunities to design an elective program that suits your interests and career aspirations. Normally, you will complete your Law Electives at Introductory (100) level, however, you may take an elective unit at a higher level if you meet the pre-requisites for it. Units are offered on a alternating yearly schedule.

 

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
HobartSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit will focus on the development of the international Law of the Sea as a global commons. The concepts of res communes, res nullius and sovereignty will be extended to include the Antarctic continent and its surrounding waters. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This course explores the legal and policy context in which some of Australia's most challenging environmental controversies arise. It introduces students to the framework for national and international environmental regulation using a range of topical issues and case studies. In…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartWinter school

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

Introduces students to moral debates about what the content of the law ought to be and to some of the major theories of law, such as Natural Law, Positivism and Realism and some of the most influential modern theories, including…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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
HobartSummer school

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 law of transmission of property on death. Some of the topics we’ll be looking at include: the law relating to intestacy; the execution, revocation, alteration and republication of wills;…

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.

This unit provides students with the opportunity to engage in in-depth analysis of topical ethical and legal issues in healthcare delivery. The unit is interactive and multidisciplinary in nature, drawing content from law, ethics, and medical sciences. Throughout the unit,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartWinter school

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSummer school

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

The unit will provide you with an overview of the major themes of competition law, and in particular Part IV of the Competition and Consumer Act (Cth) 2010 (CCA) (as amended). The unit has the following aims: to raise your…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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 reform.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

 
Restricted Electives
Before you can enrol in these units you will need to gain the permission of the unit coordinator.
 

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) or the Journal of Law Information & Science (JLIS). Students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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 LAW3XX 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

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is directed towards the preparation of university teams to participate in inter-varsity mooting competitions including the Sir Harry Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot, the Castan Centre Human Rights Moot, the Baker & McKenzie Women’s moot, the Kirby Contract moot,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

You complete the core of your law studies in fourth year with a reflection on the ethical obligations of legal professionals and exploration of the rules relating to what evidence may be used in court.In your fourth year you will complete: 

  • 25 credit points of Law Core units and 
  • either 25 credit points of Law Electives or  25 credit points in the Law Honours program.

This course imparts a basic understanding of the principles and rules relating to the law of evidence in both criminal and civil proceedings. It aims to develop an appreciation of the determinative role that the rules of evidence can have…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Conveys to students the onerous legal and ethical responsibilities that are cast on lawyers by virtue of their position and role in society. The unit deals with the lawyer's duty to her or his clients, to the administration of justice,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Throughout your degree you will have plenty of opportunities to design an elective program that suits your interests and career aspirations. Normally, you will complete your Law Electives at Introductory (100) level, however, you may take an elective unit at a higher level if you meet the pre-requisites for it. Units are offered on a alternating yearly schedule.

 

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
HobartSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit will focus on the development of the international Law of the Sea as a global commons. The concepts of res communes, res nullius and sovereignty will be extended to include the Antarctic continent and its surrounding waters. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This course explores the legal and policy context in which some of Australia's most challenging environmental controversies arise. It introduces students to the framework for national and international environmental regulation using a range of topical issues and case studies. In…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartWinter school

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

Introduces students to moral debates about what the content of the law ought to be and to some of the major theories of law, such as Natural Law, Positivism and Realism and some of the most influential modern theories, including…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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
HobartSummer school

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 law of transmission of property on death. Some of the topics we’ll be looking at include: the law relating to intestacy; the execution, revocation, alteration and republication of wills;…

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.

This unit provides students with the opportunity to engage in in-depth analysis of topical ethical and legal issues in healthcare delivery. The unit is interactive and multidisciplinary in nature, drawing content from law, ethics, and medical sciences. Throughout the unit,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartWinter school

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Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

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The unit will provide you with an overview of the major themes of competition law, and in particular Part IV of the Competition and Consumer Act (Cth) 2010 (CCA) (as amended). The unit has the following aims: to raise your…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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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 reform.…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Restricted Electives
Before you can enrol in these units you will need to gain the permission of the unit coordinator.
 

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) or the Journal of Law Information & Science (JLIS). Students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

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HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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This unit builds on LAW3XX 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

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is directed towards the preparation of university teams to participate in inter-varsity mooting competitions including the Sir Harry Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot, the Castan Centre Human Rights Moot, the Baker & McKenzie Women’s moot, the Kirby Contract moot,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

First Class Honours

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
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

 
Second Class Honours
 

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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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
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Need help choosing you first year units? Try the Unit Selection Guide.

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 at UTAS.

DOMESTIC APPLICANTS

Domestic applicants who recently completed secondary education

Applicants are ranked by ATAR and offers made based on the number of places available. This is a new course for 2021. We anticipate that the lowest ATAR that will receive an offer for this course in 2021 will be 80.

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 UTAS Bachelor of Arts and complete a full year of study (100 credit points) incorporating 50 credit points of introductory LAW coded units and 50 credit points of other introductory units.

Students who pass all their units will be offered a place in the Bachelor of Laws and will be given credit for all units undertaken in the Bachelor of Arts.

Other students with higher education study

To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have 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 UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course. Special consideration is not available for international applicants.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

Admissions and application information for international applicants, including English language requirements, is available from the International Future Students site. You can also enquire online to check your eligibility.

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

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

2021 Total Course Fee (international students): $116,956 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $31,950 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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International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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