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

At the University of Tasmania, you receive more than just an in-depth knowledge of the law. You’ll learn all the practical skills to become a successful practitioner, whether that’s in law, business, government, or the community sector.

With close engagement with the Tasmanian legal profession and our network of practitioner alumni, you’ll have opportunities to engage with the judiciary, senior practitioners, leaders from government and industry and key legal institutions from your first year.

Course Options

Bachelor of Laws

3.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent*
Hobart CRICOS 102757F

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Bachelor of Laws with Honours

3.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent*
Hobart CRICOS 003151E

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Tasmanian Legal Practice Course (Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice)

0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent*
Hobart CRICOS 040663G

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*Subject to international student visa conditions if applicable.

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

Get unparalleled support from the legal profession, judiciary and magistracy for practical skills training and mooting, as well as preparing for national and international competitions.

Develop the practical skills needed for professional practice including advocacy, legal reasoning and critical thinking, communication, research, ethics, and social responsibility.

Double degrees

Our new double degrees allow you to deepen your knowledge and expertise within two separate study areas. This means you can choose from our range of exciting, diverse courses and embark on a journey as unique as you are.

Learn more about our double degrees

Pathways

At the University of Tasmania, we’ll help you get the skills you need to pursue a degree. We offer a wide range of preparatory and pathway programs, as well as short foundation programs, to assist in the transition to university.

Learn more about our pathways

Study options

Tasmanian Legal Practice Course

This is a training program for Bachelor of Laws graduates seeking admission into legal practice. The course offers a unique practical experience unlike any other professional legal program. With an emphasis on face-to-face engagement, you will earn invaluable skills for law or any other role.

Course breakdown

Your journey towards a rewarding career in law begins with the Bachelor of Laws and culminates with the Tasmanian Legal Practice Course — a postgraduate legal training program for Bachelor of Laws graduates seeking to apply for admission to legal practice. As a Bachelor of Laws student, you will be admitted to the Bachelor of Laws with Honours automatically towards the end of your degree if you meet minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) requirement.

1

Bachelor of Laws

350 credit points

Core Law units
17 x 12.5 credit point units

Choice of Law electives
7 x 12.5 credit point units

Choice of electives across the University
4 x 12.5 credit point units

2

Bachelor of Laws with Honours

350 credit points

Core Law units
17 x 12.5 credit point units

Choice of Law electives
5 x 12.5 credit point units

Choice of electives across the University
4 x 12.5 credit point units

Honours units
2 x 12.5 credit point units

3

Tasmanian Legal Practice Course

100 credit points

6 x 12.5 credit points
Skill, Ethics and Professional Responsibility
1 x 25 credit points

Career outcomes

From Hobart to The Hague

Matias Thomsen has helped put war criminals on trial in The Hague, taught children in Greek refugee camps, and assisted asylum seekers at an Australian detention centre.

Read more about Matias

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*

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

Legal Professionals

15.9%

projected job growth to 2024

Barristers and Solicitors

15.8%

projected job growth to 2024

Court and Legal Clerks

9.6%

projected job growth to 2024

Study Experiences

COMET sheds light on law for youth

The Faculty of Law is home to COMET; 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.

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Entry information

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary across courses and are available on each individual course page, which you can access from Course Options. We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you’re not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Credit for prior learning

The University of Tasmania aims to provide you with credit for approved prior study or equivalent professional experience which exceeds standard entrance requirements for courses. For more information please visit Recognition for Prior Learning.

English language requirements

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is not the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. For more information, please visit International Future Students.