ACU Law School
ACU Law School
The Australian Catholic University (ACU) offers a Bachelor of Laws for undergraduate and graduate entry through the UCU law school, Thomas More Law School. These are located at their Blacktown, North Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane campuses.
The Faculty of Law and Business had 9 First Nations law students in 2018.
ACU law school entry requirements
If you’re a high school leaver or haven’t been to university before, an undergraduate Bachelor of Laws is for you. University graduates can study a postgraduate Juris Doctor degree. To learn more about the different types of law degrees, see our Law Degrees Explained page.
High school leavers can apply through UAC to study a stand alone 4-year Bachelor of Laws or a 5-year Combined Bachelor of Laws at ACU. Students are assessed based on their ATAR. The lowest ATAR to receive an offer in 2021 was 61.10.
High school leavers with vocational education and training (VET) study may be given a selection rank separate from, and in addition to, their ATAR rank.
University graduates can apply through UAC, and are assessed based on their academic performance.
Mature age students can apply to study a Bachelor of Laws by applying to UAC.
ACU offers an alternative entry program for First Nations students. Students can apply for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entry program through UAC.
ACU offers bonus ATAR points for eligible applicants. You can find the adjustment factor categories on the ACU website here.
Studying law at ACU law school
ACU operates on a two semester calendar with an optional Summer semester/term. A full-time study load is 6-8 subjects per year.
For information about the Bachelor of Laws course information and typical study pattern, click here.
For information about the Combined Bachelor of Laws course information and typical study pattern, visit the ACU website and explore the various combined law courses available.
Support for First Nations law students
Indigenous Support Centre
The Indigenous Higher Education Units are the Indigenous Support centres at ACU.
ACU law school contacts
Yalbalinga Centre, Strathfield campus (for NSW applicants)
email@example.com 02 9701 4258
For applicants outside NSW, visit the ACU website here.
Indigenous tutoring program
ACU operates the for Indigenous Higher Education Units Tutorial Assistance all First Nations students.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Accommodation Scholarship
- Awarded to First Nations students who are living away from home to cover the costs of accommodation.
- Value is the full cost of rent and applicant fee for the minimum duration of the recipient’s course.
ACU Law – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Equity Scholarship
- Awarded to First Nations law students who can provide evidence of financial hardship.
- Value is $5,000 one-off payment.
Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship
- Awarded to First Nations students enrolled in full-time study who can provide evidence of financial hardship.
- Value is $1,377.50 per semester.
- Awarded to First Nations students enrolled in any ACU postgraduate degree.
Practical Legal Training (PLT)
ACU does not offer a PLT program.
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