UNSW Law & Justice
UNSW Law & Justice
UNSW 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, visit our ‘Law Degrees Explained’ page.
High school leavers can apply through UAC to study a Bachelor of Laws as part of a 5-year double degree at UNSW law school. Students are assessed based on their ATAR and the Law Admission Test.
Mature age students can apply to study through UAC. Find out more here.
UNSW offers alternative entry through the Indigenous Pre-Law Program. The program involves a free 3-week residential school at UNSW’s Kensington campus where Indigenous students complete an intensive law course and assignments. As a result, students can gain entry into either a Bachelor of Laws, or a Diploma of Humanities (which is another pathway into the LLB).
UNSW operates on a three term calendar with an optional Summer term. A full-time study load is 6-8 subjects per year. Students can complete 9 subjects in a year by taking 3 subjects a term.
The Bachelor of Laws is only available as a double degree in combination with another undergraduate degree. For information about the required subjects in a Bachelor of Laws, click here.
For information about the required subjects in a Juris Doctor, click here.
Indigenous student centre
Nura Gili: Centre for Indigenous Programs is the Indigenous student centre at UNSW Sydney.
UNSW law school contact
The Director of Indigenous Legal Education is the primary contact for First Nations law students at UNSW Law & Justice.
Indigenous tutoring program
Nura Gili operates the Indigenous Tuition Program for all First Nations students at UNSW Sydney.
Free law textbooks
All First Nations law students receive free textbooks for their law subjects through UNSW Law & Justice’s Paul Rodwell Scheme.
UNSW Law & Justice offers a PLT program: the Graduate Diploma in Legal Professional Practice (GDLPP).
Although separate to the law degree program, students can commence GDLPP during their law degree if they have completed all prescribed core requirements and have no more than 12 Units of Credit / 2 electives left to complete in their LLB/JD studies.
You can find information about approval for early commencement of the GDLPP and any available scholarships on the UNSW website here.
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