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Bachelor of Laws

Learn from academics of national and international standing

Your lecturers write books, engage in law reform, as well as advise governments and international organisations.

Explore specialist legal areas taught by leading researchers

Our consistent ‘above world standard’* research ranking informs our teaching. *Excellence in Research for Australia, 2022

Be part of an inclusive student culture and social life

Our boutique size and ethos ensures an active student and staff community, where the focus is on your success.

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. Of course, these skills can prove useful outside of legal practice, and function to open the door to a wide variety of employment options – locally, nationally and internationally.

Studying with us, you receive more than an in-depth knowledge of the Law. We maintain close links to the Tasmanian legal community and our network of alumni. This brings opportunities to connect with the judiciary, senior practitioners, leaders from government and key legal institutions.

After successfully completing the Bachelor of Laws, you can move into the six-month Tasmanian Legal Practice Course – taught by judges, magistrates and lawyers – which is your ticket to admission to legal practice, in Tasmania and nationally.

Combined study options

A double degree allows you to deepen your knowledge within two separate study areas. Law is often paired with another degree such as a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business, or Bachelor of Science.

In the space of 5 years you can graduate with double the qualifications and a broad skill set.. This can not only expand your knowledge but give you a competitive advantage when pursuing employment.

Learn more about Double Degrees

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

While a Law degree is a prerequisite to admission as a lawyer, today employers from a widening range of disciplines value the skills that Law graduates possess. A range of career choices are open to Law graduates beyond private legal practice, including work in legal aid, community legal centres, the Attorney-General's department, law reform commissions, consumer affairs, international organisations, foreign affairs, police, legal drafting, politics, banking, business, 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: ^



Projected job growth to 2026


Judicial and other Legal Professionals

Projected job growth to 2026


Court and Legal

Projected job growth to 2026

^ ABS Labour Force Survey, National Skills Commission trend data from November 2021 to November 2026.

COMET sheds light on law for youth

The School 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