Law

Become a legal practitioner and learn how the law can create a fairer society for all.

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Bachelor of Laws

Specialise your legal education

Explore specialist legal areas including Environmental, Antarctic, Marine and Climate Law, taught by leading researchers.

Unmatched access and networking

Gain close access to the Tasmanian legal community.

Develop practical legal skills

Develop the research, writing and presentation skills needed for professional practice.

Gain close access to the Tasmanian legal community.

The Bachelor of Laws gives you all the skills you need to become a legal practitioner. During your studies you'll have the chance to develop skills in advocacy, legal reasoning, critical thinking, communication, research, ethics and social responsibility, and more. You'll also be able to put your skills to work in national and international competitions.

Studying with us, you receive more than an in-depth knowledge of the law. We are closely connected to the Tasmanian legal community and our network of alumni. With opportunities to connect with the judiciary, senior practitioners, leaders from 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.

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

Further study options

For postgraduate course information, please visit Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

Find out more about what you'll study, entry requirements, fees and scholarships - and to apply.

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Career opportunities

A law degree is a prerequisite to admission as a legal practitioner. Today, however, employers f rom a widening range of disciplines value the skills that law graduates possess. A range of career choices are 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.

Employers across the legal, business, government and community sectors are increasingly seeking individuals with high-level skills in law and a sensitivity to the way that those skills can be used to advance a range of interests. These are some of the top careers projected to grow in the next five years: ^

15.9%

Legal Professionals

Projected job growth to 2024

15.8%

Barristers and
Solicitors

Projected job growth to 2024

9.6%

Court and Legal
Clerks

Projected job growth to 2024

^ ABS Labour Force Survey, National Skills Commission trend data to May 2019 and projections to 2024.

COMET sheds light on law for youth

The Faculty of Law is home to COMET

COMET is a social justice project empowering disadvantaged and disengaged youth. President for 2018, Tiarni Barr, tells us more and how working with young people and criminal law has inspired her.

students advocacy work