University of Sydney Law School
USYD Law School
The University of Sydney (USYD) offers undergraduate and postgraduate law degrees through Sydney Law School at their Camperdown, Sydney campus.
USYD Law School had 18 First Nations law students in 2018.
USYD 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 5-year Combined Bachelor of Laws with Bachelors of Arts, Commerce, Economics, Engineering and Science.
High-school leavers are assessed based on their ATAR. The 2020 ATAR cut-off was 99.5.
Mature age students can apply to study a Bachelor of Laws by applying to UAC.
USYD offers the following alternative entry programs:
The Gadigal Program assists First Nations students by providing them with an early conditional offer, reducing the minimum ATAR requirements and offering ongoing academic and personal support throughout the duration of their degree.
The Guaranteed Entry Scheme awards bonus ATAR points to students who meet all essential criteria for a Combined Bachelor of Laws. You can find information about the adjustment factor criteria here.
Studying law at USYD law school
USYD operates on a two semester calendar with an optional Summer and Winter session. A full-time study load is 6-8 subjects per year.
For information about the Combined Bachelor of Law course information and typical study pattern, visit the USYD website and explore the various combined law courses available.
For information about the required subjects and course information in a Juris Doctor, click here.
Support for First Nations law students
Indigenous Support Centre
The Gadigal Centre is the Indigenous Support Centre at the USYD Camperdown campus.
Law school contacts
The Gadigal Centre Support
Jamie Glister, Associate Professor
Indigenous tutoring program
ANU operates the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) for all First Nations students.
Sydney Scholars Award on Equity and Hardship Grounds
- Awarded to high-achiever Year 12 First Nations students or students experiences financial hardship
- Value is $6,000 per year.
The Robinson Family Scholarship for Female Indigenous Students
- Awarded to female First Nations students enrolled in a law degree.
- Value is $20,000 per year
The Victoria Gollan Memorial Scholarship
- Awarded to First Nations students enrolled in an undergraduate law degree who can demonstrate financial need.
- Value is $1,500.
Practical Legal Training (PLT)
USYD does not offer a PLT program.
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