University of New England Law School
University of New England Law School
The University of New England (UNE) offers undergraduate law degrees through the UNE School of Law at their Armidale Campus and online.
The UNE School of Law had 50 First Nations law students in 2018.
UNE 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:
- Bachelor of Legal Studies
- Combined law degree with Bachelors from Agriculture, Arts, Business, Computer Science, Criminology, Economics, Environmental Science and Science.
- Bachelor of Laws (4 Years)
- Bachelor of Laws (3 Years)
High school leavers are assessed based on their ATAR. The 2020 ATAR cut-off for the 3-year Bachelor of Laws was 90; the cut-off for the 4-year Bachelor of Laws was 84.40; and the cut-off for the Bachelor of Legal Studies was 57.70.
Mature age students can apply to study a Bachelor of Laws through UAC.
UNE offers the following alternative entry programs for First Nations students:
TRACKS Tertiary Preparation Course – Over two trimesters, First Nations students can undertake this course to experience what university is about and to assist students with the development of study skills.
Internal Selection Program (ISP) – First Nations students with work or community experience and any formal qualifications can enrol in higher education at UNE through ISP.
Pathways Enabling Course – This short course awards students with the minimum requirements to subsequently enter an undergraduate degree at UNE with an ATAR requirement of 77.10 or lower.
UNE Early Entry – This pathway gives current Year 12 (or equivalent) students the opportunity to receive an offer from UNE, based on recommendations from their school, TAFE or college.
UNE ATAR Adjustment Scheme – This scheme is available to students from regional, rural and remote locations Australia-wide and adds 5 points to the students ATAR (or equivalent).
Studying law at UNE law school
UNE operates on a three term calendar with the option to study on campus in Armidale or online. A full-time study load is three subjects per trimester (nine subjects per year).
For information about the Bachelor of Laws (3-year) course information and typical study pattern, click here.
For information about the Bachelor of Laws (4-year) course information and typical study pattern, click here.
For information about the Combined Bachelor of Law course information and typical study pattern, visit the UNE website and explore the various combined law courses available.
For information about the required subjects and course information in a Masters of Law, click here.
Support for First Nations law students
Indigenous Support Centre
The Oorala Aboriginal Centre is the Indigenous Support Centre at the Armidale Campus.
Law school contacts
Oorala Student Experience
+61 2 6773 3034
Ooorala Youth Program
Office of the Director & Teaching, Learning and Research
Indigenous tutoring program
UNE operates the Targeted Tutorial Assistance Program for all First Nations students.
Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship
- Awarded to First Nations students relocating to Armidale to study at UNE who can demonstrate financial disadvantage.
- Value is $9,000 per year.
Ella Schroder Indigenous Residential Scholarship and the Max Schroder Indigenous Scholarship
- Awarded to First Nations students from rural or remote areas living in a UNE Residential College who can demonstrate financial disadvantage.
- Value is $10,000 per year payable towards residential college fees.
Indigeous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship
- Awarded to First Nations undergraduate students from regional and remote areas who can demonstrate financial disadvantage and academic merit.
- Value is up to $4,500 per year.
- Awarded to students who are living with a disability or health condition, carers of a family member, elite athletes, ADF and SES personnel, living remotely, incarcerated or do not have access to reliable internet.
- Value is $500 per year.
- Awarded to students commencing university for the first time who can demonstrate financial need.
- Value is $1,000.
Max Schroder Indigenous Mentoring Scholarships (Male and Female)
- Awarded to First Nations undergraduate, postgraduate and Honours students who can satisfy the specified criteria.
- Value is $8,000 per year.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Degree Research Scholarships
- Awarded to First Nations postgraduate students wanting to carry out areas of research priority for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
- Value is $37,177 for 3 years of a Doctoral degree or 2 years for a Research Masters.
Practical Legal Training (PLT)
UNE does not offer a PLT program.
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