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Undergraduate

Law

Bachelor of Laws - LLB(Curtin) - B-LAWS Business and Law
2018
2017

2018

Location Bentley
Study method Full-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February
Duration 3 years full-time

2017

Location Bentley
Study method Full-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February
Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

The Bachelor of Laws degree is the required qualification for all who wish to enter into legal practice.

This course offers a rich and professionally relevant coverage of foundational areas of legal knowledge as well as developing the core skills essential to effective legal practice.

It will give you a professional legal qualification allowing you admission to practise as a lawyer, including the giving of legal advice and appearing in court. It will also give you a strong commercial awareness and the opportunity to focus on industry.

Students study in semesters for the first year of their LLB degree and complete 8 units (200 credits) in that year. Students study in 3 trimesters, each of 10 weeks, in both their 2nd and 3rd year of the course and if studying full time will complete 4 units (100 credits) in each of these trimesters. This enables students to complete 300 credits in each of their 2nd and 3rd years of study. Overall, students can complete the equivalent of 4 years of academic study in three calendar years.

Curtin’s Bachelor of Laws offers a rich and professionally relevant coverage of foundational areas of legal knowledge as well as developing the core skills essential to effective legal practice. It will give you a professional legal qualification allowing you admission to practise as a lawyer, including the giving of legal advice and appearing in court. It will also give you a strong commercial awareness and the opportunity to focus on industry.

This course is strongly commercially focused and has an emphasis on industry connectedness and innovative teaching,  with students being exposed from early in their studies to the culture, community and ethics of legal practice. In their second and third years of study, students will study in trimesters, enabling them to complete 300 credits in each year. Overall, students can complete the equivalent of 4 years of academic study in three calendar years.

Students will gain practical legal experience at our state of the art city campus at 57 Murray Street, complete with digital moot court and John Curtin Law Clinic, near the District Court and in the heart of Perth’s legal precinct. The course can only be completed internally.

You can study this as part of a double degree:

*Please note not all majors are offered online

Entry requirements

2018
2017

2018 entry requirements for international students

Minimum English language entry requirements

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 12
HKDSE 23
IB 33
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 80
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 90
WAUFP (CPS) 70
India (CBSE) 90%
Sri Lanka 12

Minimum academic entry requirements

Equivalent indicative TER (ATAR) score of 90 for particular country. This figure provides an indication of the score normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.

2017 entry requirements for international students

Minimum English language entry requirements

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 12
HKDSE 23
IB 33
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 80
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 90
WAUFP (CPS) 70
India (CBSE) 90%
Sri Lanka 12

Minimum academic entry requirements

Equivalent indicative TER (ATAR) score of 90 for particular country. This figure provides an indication of the score normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.

Fees

2018

2018 fees for international students

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $14,300
Indicative year 1 fee $28,600
Total indicative course fee $115,300
Indicative essential incidental course fee $0
The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International's offshore site.

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Lawyer

Why Law?

Within the Faculty of Business and Law, working practitioners bring degree programs to life. You'll be motivated by the real-life stories and industry exposure. In this new LLB degree, high-quality teaching staff aim to give you first-hand insight and knowledge of the legal profession. In addition to covering the foundational areas of legal knowledge, the Curtin LLB offers a unique opportunity for you to choose optional units that focus on high demand areas for law graduates. These are mining, resources and energy law or governance and regulatory compliance.

Although this degree is an undergraduate program consisting of four years' study, high achieving students will be able to fast-track their studies through a trimester system following the first year, so they can graduate in three years.

How this course will make you industry ready

Curtin's courses are designed with careers in mind. You'll get to work closely with business and industry during your degree. You can really get involved in your chosen field through classes, mentoring programs, voluntary work and industry placements. You'll graduate with the knowledge and skills that are relevant to industry needs and be ready to make a difference from day one.