Law Schools in Australia

Law Schools in Australia

To become a lawyer in Australia you need a recognised legal qualification. You can study law at 38 law schools across Australia, and 2 non-universities.

Choosing where you want to study law is a difficult decision. It can involve moving away from family and Country to study in a different city or state. At the end of the day, the most important factor in your success as a law student is finding where you feel supported, safe, and happy.

When choosing a law school, you might to consider:

  • distance from your home
  • entry requirements (including ATAR and any alternative entry programs)
  • support structures for Indigenous law students
  • the number of Indigenous (law) students at the university
  • the study mode (semesters vs. trimesters, online vs. in-person); and 
  • the types of law degrees available. 
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Law School Guides

We have developed short guides for all of the law schools in Australia. They explain what kinds of law degrees they offer and their entry requirements.

They also list key contacts at each university, and the kinds of support and scholarships they have available for Indigenous law students. Always check your university websites for the most up to date information.

New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory

There are 16 tertiary education providers in NSW and the ACT where you can study a law degree.

Other states and territories

University can be a great reason to move inter-state and build a new network and community. There are 22 law schools across the continent where you can study a law degree outside NSW and the ACT.

Studying law online

Studying online can be a great option for people who want to study from home or study part-time while working. There are 8 universities that offer online law degrees:


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