Ubi societas, ibi ius” (“Where there is a society, there is law.”)  

Law is no doubt one of the most essential study options in every country, including Australia. A degree in Law allows you to take up a range of positions in the fields of politics, business, and banking because businesses, organisations, and governments need legal information in order to run and make decisions. According to Indeed‘s research, the average salary for a lawyer in Brisbane is AU$107,570 per year. So, if you are detail-oriented and you can see yourself interrogating someone in a courtroom, then getting a Law degree is a good option for you.

Why study Law in Australia?

1. Top Rankings

 Australian universities are well-known for their teaching quality, and their qualifications are recognised worldwide. According to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021, there are many universities in Australia that are listed among the world’s top 20 best law schools.  

 2. Multiple Start Dates 

Australian universities normally have 2 or 3 intakes each year which makes it more flexible for international students to commence their program based on their individual situation.  

3. Post-Study Work Visa

By studying 2 years or more in a higher education Law degree, students will be eligible for a 2-4-year Post-study Work Visa. Graduates can utilise these visa opportunities to get more work experience. For Law students, they can also use this work visa to prepare for their future migration options as a barrister.  

Career outcomes after graduation

  • Lawyer 
  • Paralegal 
  • Barrister 
  • Judge 
  • Legal Officer/Assistant 
  • Lecturer 

Course Options

  • Bachelor of Laws 
  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Law  
  • Graduate Diploma in Commerce/Business Law 
  • Juris Doctor 
  • Master of Laws  
  • PhD 

Entry Requirements

  • For the Bachelor course or equivalent, usually applicants are required to have completed Year 12 or a Diploma course with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7 (in any discipline) and attained IELTS 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0) 
  • For a Master’s course or higher, usually applicants are required to have completed a Bachelor’s degree, two years’ relevant work experience and attained IELTS 7.0 (with no individual band below 6.5) 

What courses might you study for your Law degree in Australia?

  • Civil Law 
  • Criminal Law 
  • Business Law 
  • Tax Law 
  • Environmental Law 
  • International Law 
  • Intellectual Property Law 

School Recommendations

  • University of Queensland 
  • University of Wollongong 
  • Macquarie University 
  • UNSW 
  • Griffith University 
  • ANU 
  • University of Technology Sydney 
  • University of Adelaide 

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