Study Law @ JCU

You can seize the opportunity to study at JCU towards a Bachelor of Laws, whether your passion is for criminal law, property law, taxation, corporate, bankruptcy or insolvency law, environmental law, business and commercial law or family law.

Law at James Cook University aims to produce multi-skilled, versatile and ethical graduates who have the knowledge and skills to work in a broad range of law-related sectors.

JCU’s law program provides students with a solid foundation in traditional law subjects, along with a broad-ranging elective program. Law graduates benefit from a practical approach and are valued by the profession throughout northern Queensland. JCU also offers a Graduate Bachelor of Laws program for existing degree holders who wish to gain a legal qualification.

Our Courses

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) focusses strongly on learning outcomes that have professional relevance and practical application. The course is designed to challenge students, exposing them to contemporary issues, the latest research and new ideas across diverse areas of the practice and application of law.

Law also offers a range of combined degrees, Law/Arts, Law/Business and Law/Science, which provide students with detailed knowledge in two highly complementary areas of study. The combined degrees are strongly supported by the profession and they can open up employment opportunities in specialist areas.

The core subjects of the 4-year JCU law program provide you with a foundation in public law, private law and community practice. In the final year of your degree, you can choose electives from a variety of subjects that best reflect your interests and aspirations.