Bachelor of Laws

Examine principles of justice and ethical legal practice with a Bachelor of Laws from JCU. Become skilled at reviewing contracts, arguing a criminal case, negotiating litigation settlements and interpreting matters of constitutional law. Students at JCU Cairns, Nguma-bada campus can hone their practice at North Queensland's first moot court with e-court facilities.

Graduate job-ready

Accredited study for admission to practise law in Queensland

Transferrable skills

Expand employability opportunities through elevated thinking

Finish sooner

Get a head-start on your career with a streamlined 3-year program


Online study is only available to off-shore students


  • Online: January, May, September
  • Townsville: January, May, September
  • Cairns: January, May, September



+estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

Fees currently displayed are indicative only. 2024 fees will be uploaded by October, 2023.


3 years full-time

Entry Requirements

English (Units 3/4,C)

English language requirements

Band 2

If your native language is not English, you must meet the minimum English language requirements for this course.

View the international entry requirements for this course



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Real stories

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    Alice Bosanquet

    Bachelor of Laws

    JCU offers a high standard of teaching and a strong support system for law students. The teachers have a good attitude towards teaching, have an incredible understanding of the content and are open to feedback. Students have great networking opportunities, such as get-togethers and guest lecturers.

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    Bill Mitchell

    Bachelor of Laws

    I’ve always had a strong focus on human rights. When TCL called for student volunteers in my fourth year at JCU, this introduced me to community legal centres. Having a direct hand in seeing justice done for those who cannot access justice is deeply satisfying.

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    Jamie Fellows

    Head of Law

    The benefit of studying at JCU is that there are smaller classes compared to other universities. If students need help, it is very easy to get access to their teaching staff. And for students who are living further away, with online study they can still come to JCU and study many of our courses.

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    Brendan Gaeta

    Firm Partner at Connolly Suthers Lawyers

    Connolly Suthers has a long history of employing JCU law graduates as they have a high level of understanding of the underlying principles and concepts of the Australian legal system. They demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills required in private practice. They know the north, its industries and people.