Courses & study options

Law at UOW aims to produce outstanding graduates who are informed, independent, effective and responsible problem solvers and communicators. We are dedicated to teaching excellence and engaging students in a practical, intellectually rigorous and satisfying learning experience.

Why study with us?

Your timetable in first session is structured so that you have classes with the same group of people for all of your subjects. This approach provides you with a smooth transition into university and fosters valuable social and learning networks. Classes are kept small to ensure you’re supported and guided by our committed teaching team.

 

Starting or returning to tertiary study as a mature age and/or part-time student can be challenging. UOW Law have an integrated and supportive first year program to help you transition to your law studies. You will learn in small group seminars to foster student connections and in-depth learning.

Mature age students

As mature age students, we understand that flexibility is essential for your life/study balance. Your first year subjects will be a mix of face-to-face and online lectures and we offer seminars both within school hours and in the evening. The First Year Coordinator is available to provide guidance to students and will be a key contact during your first year of law.

If you have already completed an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than law, you can apply for the Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry).

Part-time study

A student is considered part-time when they are enrolled in less than 75% of the standard load for a session. If you are seeking to complete your undergraduate law degree part-time, you are required to complete a minimum of 12 credit points (2 subjects) per session.

Please refer to the recommended study sequence for further information.

Entry Pathways

There are many preparation and pathway programs to help you develop the skills needed for university study. Whether you completed year 12 recently, or 10 years ago; whether you gained an ATAR or not; if you've been to TAFE, had a gap year (or three) or partially completed university studies some time ago - there's a pathway to UOW for you.

In Law at UOW, you will study practical subjects, and gain valuable experience through the internship program. Practical skills include:

  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Advocacy Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Drafting Skills
  • Dispute Management Skills

We believe that practical experience is a vital part of legal training. In fact, we are the only law school in Australia that requires all students complete a work placement (legal internship) as part of their law degree. At UOW, a legal internship is not simply ‘work experience’, it is an important learning tool that gives you an opportunity to apply your legal knowledge to real life situations.

 

You can learn from the talented staff at our research centres by taking an elective in their areas of expertise. Staff from the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) and the Legal Intersections Research Centre (LIRC) teach specialist subjects to our undergraduate students.

 

Study the Bachelor of Laws at UOW and be accredited to practice in India and Bangladesh.

International accreditation

A UOW law degree is a passport to a diverse range of career options. We are proud of the way our degree equips students with the skills and qualities to take on the world.

 

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Teaching across multiple campus locations and holding the position of Senior Academic Leader at UOW's South Western Sydney campus, students thrive from her high level of expertise and passion for education.
Dr Niamh Kinchin Senior Lecturer & Senior Academic Leader at the UOW South Western Sydney Campus

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Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)

This world-class degree provides a thorough grounding in the law, as well as a real-world focus on the essential practical skills and the social and ethical context in which the law operates.

Our graduates are informed, independent, effective and responsible problem solvers.  They have a solid understanding of our legal system in a local and international context, preparing them for the needs of future workplaces and society.

We are dedicated to teaching excellence and engage students in a practical, intellectually rigorous and satisfying learning experience preparing graduates for careers across multiple industries in a dynamic global environment.

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The School of Law ha-s expanded the Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) degree into University of Wollongong’s Sydney CBD campus.

Based in the upmarket Sydney central business district of Circular Quay, students can be conveniently centrally located while overlooking the iconic Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge during their studies.

Explore Sydney CBD Campus

  • UOW Law is ranked 74th worldwide - Times Higher Education World Subject Rankings (2021)
  • UOW Law is ranked in the top 150 universities in the world - QS World University Rankings by Subject (2021)
  • The Good Universities Guide 2021 ranked UOW LAW number one in NSW for learner engagement, overall educational experience, skills development and teaching quality and received 5-star ratings for learner engagement, overall educational experience, skills development and teaching quality for the study area Law and Paralegal Studies. 
  • Fee support through a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
  • Campus locations in Sydney CBD, Wollongong and South Western Sydney (Liverpool)
  • Part-time study opportunities to offer flexibility with work-life balance
  • A compulsory internship to apply your legal training to real-life situations. UOW is proudly the only university in NSW to embed this valuable experience
  • Study abroad opportunities within law schools across Europe, North America and Asia
  • Recognition for admission as a lawyer in Australia (subject to completing state-approved Practical Legal Training)
  • Small group seminars which foster student networking and in-depth learning

The Bachelor of Laws at UOW delivers a practical and contextual legal education that prepares graduates not only for traditional careers in the legal profession but also for a wide range of careers in government, business and community organisations – as leaders, innovators and problem solvers. Careers may include:

 

  • Associate to Magistrate
  • Contract Officer
  • Criminal Justice Coordinator
  • Deputy Public Prosecutor
  • Director of Training & Development
  • Judge’s Associate
  • Junior Solicitor
  • Legal Officer
  • Lawyer
  • Paralegal Clerk
  • Prosecutor
  • Policy Officer
  • Patent Examiner
  • Procurement Officer
  • Solicitor
  • Workplace Relations Adviser
I would love to be a barrister because advocacy has always been my strong point, but it's only early days. I want to use law as a tool to connect diverse groups within the community to achieve social justice and equality. Cohben McMahonBachelor of Laws