Undergraduate course

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) - Graduate Entry

Already have an undergraduate degree? Complete our Bachelor of Laws in just three years and embark on your career path to becoming a lawyer.

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Murdoch code

B1340

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

3

Selection rank

90

CRICOS code

093251M
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SCALES Legal Clinic

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

Gain hands-on experience

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Overview

If you’ve already completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline, you can apply for the Graduate Entry Law. This course allows you to complete our Bachelor of Laws in just three years, adding to your existing studies whilst beginning your career journey to becoming a lawyer.

As a graduate law student, you can develop a unique specialisation by working with the strengths of your first degree whether that’s in science, health, criminology, business, or arts. For example, you could choose to specialise in workplace law or personal injury litigation if you already have a health science degree, choose to focus on securities law, bankruptcy and liquidation and takeover law if you have a business degree or add to your criminology degree to become a criminal lawyer.

During your studies, you’ll benefit from the opportunities Murdoch Law School offers students by taking a hands-on approach to the law. You’ll also develop strong real-life legal skills through our clinical program with partners such as SCALES Community Legal Centre where you’ll work on real cases with clients and get a first-hand looking into the legal system. You may also further develop your reasoning skills in our internationally recognised mooting program.

3 reasons to study Law at Murdoch

  1. Get work experience through our Work Integrated Learning program which allows you to intern at law firms, community legal centres and other organisations.

  2. 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.

  3. Accelerate your degree by studying across a range of different teaching periods including Summer and Winter terms. 

What you’ll learn

Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals by studying core law units and specified law electives Here are some of the things you will learn:

  • Criminal law and procedure
  • Ethics and professional responsibility
  • Property law
  • Contract law and corporations law
  • A broad range of specified electives including units in human rights, commercial law, cybercrime, legal clinic and international law.

Your future career

Studying law can lead to a career in any area or industry, from protecting and defending human rights to exploring emerging fields such as cybercrime.

You could work in the public or private sector, careers could include:

  • Solicitor or Barrister
  • Corporate governance/company secretary roles
  • In house counsel for corporations, both private or listed corporations
  • Lawyer in a community legal centre, or other not for profit organisations
  • Parliamentary drafter
  • Roles in federal, state or local government

You don’t have to become a lawyer. There are many other career paths you could pursue. You could become a business law consultant, work as a mediator, work in government or politics, become a writer or journalist or pursue many other opportunities.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) degree meets the educational requirements of the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia for admission as a practicing 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 the College of Law.

For further admission information about this course, please visit Murdoch Admission Information - Law. 

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Entry requirements

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

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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