UTS Law School
UTS Law School
The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) offers undergraduate and postgraduate law degrees through the UTS Law School at their Sydney CBD campus.
The Faculty of Law had 27 First Nations law students in 2018.
UTS 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 with Bachelors of Business, Communication, Economics, Engineering Science, Forensic Science, International Studies, Creative intelligence and Innovation, Medical Science and Science in Information Technology.
High-school leavers are assessed based on their ATAR and application, which includes high-school reports from years 9, 10, 11 and 12 and a Personal Statement.
The 2020 ATAR cut-off for a stand-alone Bachelor of Laws was 96.05. The 2020 ATAR cut-off for a Combined Bachelor of Laws varies depending on the combined degree. For information about the lowest selection ATAR rank for each combined degree, click here.
First Nations students wanting to apply for a Bachelor of Laws should see the ‘Alternative Entry’ section below.
Non-school leavers and university graduates are assessed based on their academic and professional qualifications.
Mature age students can apply to study a Bachelor of Laws by applying to UAC. First Nations mature age students can apply directly through the Jumbunna Pathways Programs, which they can find in the ‘Alternative Entry’ section below.
UTS offers an alternative entry program for First Nations students.
First Nations high-school leavers students can apply to study Laws directly through the Jumbunna Pathways Program. They do not need to apply via UAC and their ATAR will not be taken into account.
First Nations mature age students can apply to study a Bachelor of Laws via the Jumbunna Pathways Program. Applicants are assessed based on their academic and professional experiences, such as TAFE, and their Personal Statement.
UTS also offers bonus ATAR points based on performance in selected high school subjects. You can find the adjustment factor categories here.
Studying law at UTS law school
UTS 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 Bachelor of Laws course information and typical study pattern, click here.
For information about the Combined Bachelor of Law course information and typical study pattern, visit the UTS 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 Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research is the Indigenous Support Centre at UTS.
Law school contacts
1800 064 312
Indigenous tutoring program
ANU operates the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) for all First Nations students.
Jumbunna Commencement Scholarship
- Awarded to First Nations students starting an undergraduate degree for the first time.
- Value varies between $500 – $6,000.
The Robyn Kemmis Indigenous Student Scholarship
- Awarded to female First Nations students who have completed the UTS Jumbunna Unistart Program or a UTS Insearch Diploma.
- Value is $45,000 over three years.
Bruce and Carol Kendall Undergraduate Memorial Scholarship
- Awarded to First Nations undergraduate students who have successfully completed at least 1 session of study.
- Value is $1,000.
Vice Chancellor’s Indigenous Undergraduate Tuition Fee Scholarship
- Awarded to high-achieving First Nations undergraduate students.
- Value is the full cost of tuition fees.
- Awarded to female First Nation undergraduate students experiencing financial disadvantage.
- Value is $20,000 over two years.
UTS Indigenous Undergraduate Scholarship
- Awarded to first-year First Nation undergraduate students.
- Value is $5,000.
The Schiff Family Scholarship’
- Awarded to female First Nations students starting an undergraduate degree.
- Value is $60,000 over three years.
UTS Council Indigenous Scholarship
- Awarded to First Nations students starting an undergraduate degree who may have barriers to undertaking tertiary studies.
- Value is $5,000.
Dr Bob Morgan Exchange Scholarship
- Awarded to First Nation students offered a place in an exchange (in-country and overseas) program.
- Value varies between $1,000 – $4,000.
Indigenous Relocation and Accommodation Scholarship
- Awarded to First Nations students from regional and rural areas.
- Value is up to $5,512.
Indigenous Education Costs Scholarship
- Awarded to First Nations students in need of financial assistance to cover education costs.
- Value is $2,755.
Sir Gerard Brennan Scholarship
- Awarded to First Nations students undertaking a full-time PhD studies at UTS.
- Value is up to $50,000 per year for living allowances for up to four years.
Jumbunna Postgraduate Research Scholarship
- Awarded to First Nations students undertaking a postgraduate research project that has the potential to benefit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- Value is up to $50,000 per year.
Lindsay Croft Postgraduate Memorial Scholarship
- Awarded to First Nations students enrolled in a postgraduate degree.
- Value is $5,000.
Jumbunna Accommodation Scholarship
- Awarded to First Nations students that are ineligible for government accommodation funding or forms of financial support.
- Value is full cost of accommodation and fortnightly meal allowance.
Practical Legal Training (PLT)
UTS offers the UTS PLT program to UTS students and non-UTS law graduates.
UTS undergraduate students can undertake the PLT within the stand-alone Bachelor of Laws in their final session(s). Alternatively, students can enrol into the Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice upon completion of their bachelor degree.
Postgraduate students can enrol into the Certificate in Professional Legal Practice upon completion of their bachelor degree. Alternatively, they can complete an integrated JD and PLT through the UTS Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice.
Students enrolled in another university can also enrol in the UTS PLT program through the UTS Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice.
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