Undergraduate

Bachelor of Laws

Want to stand up and defend the rights of others? Gain the experience you need to make a difference in the world and become a lawyer or legal practitioner.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

B1321

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

4

Selection rank

90

CRICOS code

006942E
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Mooting at Murdoch

We have the largest, oldest and most successful university mooting program in WA.

SCALES Legal Clinic

Murdoch law students can work with real clients in a real legal practice setting.

Globally accredited law degree

A Murdoch law degree is recognised in Australia, Malaysia, India and Singapore.

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Overview

Do you believe that all people should have the right to access education, health, justice and opportunities to succeed? This is a concept known as social justice; it is based on a framework of human rights – and it’s what inspires many of our Law students to get the skills and knowledge they need to go out and stand up for the rights of others.

In this degree, you’ll take a hands-on approach to the law and develop strong real-life legal skills through our clinical program with partners such as SCALES Community Legal Centre. In this program, you will work on real cases with real clients and get new insight into the legal system. You will also further develop your reasoning skills in our internationally-recognised mooting program. Mooting is a simulated court proceeding where you will be presented with a legal problem and argue it before a 'judge' in our purpose-built courtroom.

You can complete this degree in just four years or sooner by taking advantage of our summer and winter intensive schedule. We also have mid-year entry available.

3 reasons to study Law at Murdoch 

  • Join WA’s largest and most successful mooting program, competing across Australia and the world.
  • Earn credit towards your degree with hands on legal training in our award winning clinic working with real clients in areas such as human rights, family law and indigenous issues.
  • Complete your PLT (practical legal training) on campus thanks to our partnerships with Leo Cussen and College of Law. You’ll have the unique opportunity to complete your PLT while still studying, if you have no more than 2 outstanding electives left to complete. Your PLT is the last step needed to become a practicing lawyer, once you have completed your degree. This means at Murdoch you can get out into the field and start practicing faster.

What you’ll learn

Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:

  • criminal law and procedure
  • legal protection of international human rights
  • refugee and family law
  • introduction to mooting
  • introduction to legal practice.

Your future career

Studying law can lead to a career in any area or industry, from navigating human rights to exploring emerging fields such as artificial intelligence.

You could work in the public or private sector, fighting for the rights of those who are disadvantaged or unfairly treated, and creating a better society. Careers could include:

  • Lawyer
  • Solicitor or Barrister
  • Roles in federal, state or local government
  • Legal Advisor in the corporate sector or a community legal centre
  • Legal Analyst.

You don’t have to become a lawyer and there are many other career paths you could pursue. You could become a business law consultant, work in negotiation and conflict resolution, work in government or politics, become a writer or journalist or pursue many other opportunities.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree meets the educational requirements of the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia for admission as a practising lawyer. If you would like to become a practising lawyer, you can complete your practical legal training (known as PLT) on campus thanks to our partnerships with Leo Cussen and College of Law.

This degree is accredited by the Ministry of Law in Singapore, the Malaysian Bar Council and the Indian Bar Council.

For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

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Structure

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English Requirements

You must be able to meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which may include the successful completion of a variety of English proficiency tests.

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Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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