JCU Law is a leader in providing a skills-based and multidisciplinary legal education. An emphasis on independent thinking and innovative problem solving develops graduates equipped for contemporary legal practice. Make a positive difference to people and societies with a JCU Law degree.
Pathway to success
Gaining knowledge and skills is essential, but you also need to develop as a professional and find your niche. Study an accredited Bachelor of Laws degree that sets you up for a successful, challenging and rewarding career.
If you are passionate about arguing your point and standing up for what you believe in, a Bachelor of Laws from JCU is the degree for you. Position yourself to make a difference.
Experience has no substitute
Benefit from JCU’s community links and strong support from the legal profession, which contribute to providing an authentic learning environment. Learn from practising legal professionals who teach and tutor regularly, providing direct access to contemporary standards of practice and networking opportunities.
Connect with industry
Be mentored by industry partners throughout your degree and gain hands-on experience with Work Integrated Learning opportunities.
Launch your career sooner with a streamlined Bachelor of Laws degree completed in only three years.
Gain a one-year university qualification while opening up your pathway into many JCU Bachelor degrees. The Diploma of Higher Education is recognised as a stand-alone qualification designed for students who don’t meet the entry requirements of a Bachelor degree.
Give your career a far-reaching, competitive start with the Bachelor of Business-Bachelor of Laws. Pair your business insight in accounting, economics, management, marketing or tourism with a strong understanding of the law to bring unparalleled expertise to future roles.
Challenge yourself and gain exposure to contemporary issues, the latest research and new ideas across diverse areas of the practice and application of law. Take advantage of JCU’s First Year Experience program for new law students ensuring you get support and mentoring to familiarise you with foundation legal skills.
Gain the knowledge and practical skills to analyse, manage and resolve conflicts in a range of workplace, community and interpersonal settings. You will engage with authentic conflict scenarios and learn from leading industry practitioners in this flexible course.
Enhance your current qualifications and prove your leadership potential. Gain the knowledge and practical skills to analyse, manage and resolve conflicts in a range of workplace, community, and interpersonal settings.
JCU Master of Philosophy graduates are internationally recognised as experts who discover valuable new knowledge in their fields. The skills you develop during your MPhil will enable you to develop yourself professionally within your existing sector, or to apply your research, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to new contexts. Graduates can also continue their independent research in a Doctor of Philosophy.
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.
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.
College of Business, Law and Governance
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.
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.