Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws

Australian Catholic University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 079428G

Level of study: Undergraduate


Become a lawyer who stands up for people in need, and causes that matter. The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws is designed to produce well-rounded and articulate graduates ready for legal practice and a range of professional careers in an increasingly global environment. This double degree is designed to broaden your knowledge and experience across multiple disciplines while honing your communication skills, inspiring critical thinking, and perfecting your research expertise to enhance your employability.

Professional experience

You will complete a minimum of 80 hours pro bono experience.

Work placement

Every undergraduate law student at the Thomas More Law School undertakes a minimum of 80 hours of pro bono placement as part of their degree.

Through these placements, students have contributed many thousands of hours to the legal profession and to the community, representing the interests of those who might not otherwise have access to justice. A great example is our Refugee Law project in Sydney which assists asylum seekers in matters before the Federal Circuit Court. For most clients, English is their second language and they are unfamiliar with the Australian legal system.

Pro bono service provides you with an unrivalled opportunity to experience and reflect upon the operation of the law in a practice setting and on the benefits and challenges for those who are marginalised or disadvantaged in our community.

Professional recognition

This course has been specifically developed to meet the requirements for admission to practice law. The course has been approved for admission to practice law in Victoria and New South Wales, and is recognised for admission as a legal practitioner in other States and Territories in Australia.


Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • legal profession
  • government administration
  • industry regulation
  • media
  • politics
  • NGOs, both domestic and international
  • academia
  • diplomacy
  • the evolving digital environment will open unforeseen opportunities for thinkers trained in the law

Industry partnerships

ACU works with a variety of industry partners:

  • Toongabbie Legal Centre

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
31,216 Per Year
Read moreEstimate total cost: 1,56,080; Unit fee: 3,902
Feb 2023 5 years
Full time
Melbourne Campus
115 Victoria Parade
Melbourne Victoria 3065

Entry criteria

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level

International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Overall Score: 7.0, Individual Score: 6.5 in all tests.
Test of English as a Foreign Language – Academic (TOEFL), Internet based total of 94: minimum 24 writing, 20 speaking and listening and 19 in reading

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE of 185; Minimum score of 176 in all tests.


Australian Catholic University
North Sydney Campus
40 Edward Street
Sydney New South Wales 2060
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