Charles Darwin University Law School
Charles Darwin University (CDU) Law School
Charles Darwin University (CDU) offers undergraduate degrees and pre-law programs through the College of Business and Law at their Waterfront campus and online.
CDU 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.
Year 12 Entry
High school leavers can apply through SATAC, UAC or directly though the CDU MyNextCourse to study a 3-year Bachelor of Laws (Honours), a 1-year Bachelor of Laws Honours and/or a 1-year Diploma of Laws.
To be eligible, applicants must have successfully completed the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training and received an ATAR of at least 80.
CDU also offers additional adjustment factors under the University Equity Scheme for Year 12 students from selected schools.
Recent graduates & Mature Age
Mature age students and applicants with higher degrees can apply via SATAC and are assessed based on any one of the following:
- successful completion of a Diploma;
- successful completion of at least 0.5 years of full-time study of a higher degree;
- Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the Preparation for Tertiary Success courses or other recognised enabling course of at least 12 months duration; or
- Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.
The First Nations Pre-Law Program is a 4-week full-time intensive program delivered on campus at the College of Business and Law. Successful completion of the program provides students with a pathway into the CDU Bachelor of Laws program.
To apply for the program, you can email email@example.com for further information.
Studying law at CDU
CDU operates on a two semester calendar. A full-time study load is 8 subjects per year. Students can also enrol in a part time study load, which is 4 subjects per year.
You can find information about the Bachelor of Laws here.
You can find information about the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) here.
You can find information about the Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) here.
Support for First Nations law students
Indigenous Support Centre
The First Nations Student Services is the Indigenous Support Centre at CDU.
Law school contacts
Assistant Manager, First Nations Student Support: Annette Wilson
Assistant Manager First Nations Grants, Jazna Copus
Indigenous Student Support Officer, Charles Briston
Project Officer Tutorial Support, Yasmin Crawshaw
Indigenous tutoring program
CDU offers the First Nations Tutorial Support Program for all First Nations students.
CDU also offers the First Nations Academic Support program to provide assistance with student admission, court information, educational pathways and career opportunities.
You can download the CDU Scholarship Guide for all information about available scholarships, eligibility requirements and application processes.
Practical Legal Training (PLT)
CDU does not offer a PLT program.
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