Undergraduate course

Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Information Technology

Traditional legal practice has changed. Future proof your education, career opportunities and graduate with a flexible skill set that makes you highly employable in an uncertain future by undertaking a combined Law and IT degree.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

B1398

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

5 years

Selection rank

90

CRICOS code

103895K
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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.

Gain hands-on experience

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Overview

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Information Technology (IT) has fundamentally changed the legal world. IT is more important than ever in the legal field as we explore AI to help defend the rights of others.  

Leverage your skill sets to future proof your career in this five-year degree, where you’ll gain the knowledge to practice law in a range of complex IT settings as well as the opportunity to take part in project-based units and solve problems for real clients.

You’ll take a hands-on approach to the law, develop strong real-life legal skills through our clinical program and develop your reasoning skills in our internationally recognised mooting program. You’ll also explore theory, methods and systems used in the IT industry and will acquire strong analytical, research, design and technology skills combined with a very strong understanding of software design and programming.

3 reasons to study Law and Information Technology at Murdoch

  1. We have strong ties to industry and a strong graduate employment record.
  2. Our IT qualifications have been designed in collaboration with our industry advisors and clients, so there is an emphasis on solving complex multi-disciplinary and real-world IT problems.
  3. Fine tune your IT qualification by choosing to specialise in technology-related fields such as cyber-security, organisational systems design, application design and development or AI.

What you’ll learn

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • Australian legal system
  • Legal and policy issues
  • Frameworks and principles of law
  • Ethical issues
  • Abstraction and systems thinking
  • Design and decision-making methodologies

Your future career 

A law degree is the passport to a career in any industry, as well as being a required qualification for legal practice. IT is of fundamental importance and graduates with an IT qualification will continue to be highly employable in the future. Possible career paths include:

  • Legal Practitioner (Solicitor and/or Barrister)
  • Legal Analyst
  • IT Specialist
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Business/Systems Analyst
  • Software Architect
  • Information Systems Manager
  • AI Specialist
  • Management

Professional recognition

The Murdoch Bachelor of Laws is a perquisite qualification for legal practice and is recognised as such throughout Australia and in some overseas jurisdictions. As is the pattern in the rest of Australia, before a candidate may be admitted to practice, certain additional requirements must be satisfied after completion of formal university training.

For further admission information about this course, please visit Murdoch Admission Information - Laws (Combined).

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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.

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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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