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Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Laws

Where will your degree take you?

Completing this combined program will provide opportunities for a range of careers in private, government and not for profit sectors. Graduates may seek to practise law whilst utilising a strong, broad set of skills essential to all professions no matter what the chosen career. Or they may employ their study of humanities to work in alternative industries and apply their legal background in compliance, regulation, and intellectual property. 

The combined degree provides you with the professional outcomes and opportunities of both individual degrees. In conjunction with the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP), you can be admitted as a legal professional.


Legal profession

There are a range of career opportunities upon being admitted to legal practice. These include working as a solicitor where you can work in a firm, government, or community legal centre as well as in-house counsel.  As an In-house counsel you will utilise your legal skills across a broad range of areas for the benefit of a particular organisation. 

Upon completing the bar practice course, you could work as a barrister. As a Barrister, you will acquire in depth knowledge and experience in a particular area of law.

Non-legal role

Graduating with a law degree provides you with an array of legal skills which include critical thinking, analysis, problem solving, conflict resolution and advocacy which can be transferred into any non-legal role. This career pathway doesn’t necessarily require you to be admitted to legal practice, however your knowledge of the law could underpin and benefit your non legal career.  Non-legal roles could include working in politics, journalism, human resources, management consulting, advertising, communications, marketing, media and more.

Graduate outcomes

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Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge, skills and abilities that will be achieved on completion of the program. These outcomes will help you determine whether this program aligns with your professional pathway, career and learning goals.

Further study

If you want to become a legal practitioner, you are required to complete a practical legal training program such as the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP) or a traineeship following the completion of the Bachelor of Laws degree.

Upon completing the Bachelor of Laws and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, you will be eligible for admission to legal practice.  The accrediting body in Queensland is the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board (LPAB).  Further information on becoming a legal practitioner is available from the Queensland Law Society.

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