Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
For graduates considering law as a new career option
Build on your non-law degree with competitive legal skills and experience. This law course prepares you for ethical and professional legal practice. With a focus on legal technology and commercial law, you’ll graduate ready for a range of industries.
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- 12 Nov 23
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What you'll learn
Legal technology and innovation:
Innovative technologies continue to transform legal practice. Investigate the implications of technological change and automation in the legal sector, and ensure the changes are positive, making legal services more accessible than ever before.
Legal theory and practice:
Acquire knowledge in the legal theory that underpins the Rule of Law in Australia and internationally – and informs all legal practice.
Ethical and legal responsibility:
Keep your knowledge of legal ethics and responsibility current, so you can conduct yourself ethically in your role working within the legal system.
The Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) consists of 24 units, including 21 core Law units, three Law electives. You will also complete three Professional Experiences in law.
Your learning will focus on legal technology and innovation, looking at how the relationship between law and technology has changed and will continue to over time. Your units will focus on how to understand the different nuances and adapt to new technologies. For example, ‘Legal Technology and Innovation’ will introduce you to the relationship between law and technology.
Swinburne Online teaches you more than just theory.
Upon graduation you will be able to steer your career in the direction of your choice. That may be towards traditional fields of legal practice – such as criminal law, international law or finance law.
Our graduates work in a range of rewarding roles and industries. The Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) prioritises enhancing your technical literacy so that you can graduate with a future-focused skill set. You will:
- Undertake professional experience placements and moot court exercises that will familiarise you with the legal practice
- Focus on the technological advancement within the Australian legal system
- Learn from industry leaders.
- Commercial Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- Native Title Law
- International Law
The Bachelor of Laws is a fully accredited legal qualification and approved by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board, with this course fulfilling the first requirement on the pathway to becoming a practicing lawyer.
You can gain entry into the Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) if you have completed:
- An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline, except a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 (out of 4.0)/65%.
Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee offer of a place.
English Proficiency Requirements
English Language requirements will also apply.
Credit for previous study or work
Embark on a tech-savvy career in the innovative legal sector
The Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) is designed for students who have already completed a non-law undergraduate degree.
The relationship between the law and technology is becoming more entwined than ever. In response, Swinburne Online has infused your law degree with the digital literacy skill set you’ll need to tackle the future of law.
Your course will focus on understanding how technology has transformed legal practice through smart legal contracts, documentation automation, predictive AI and advanced chatbots. Your core units will introduce you to the Australian legal system, while your practical classwork will allow you to put your newly learned skills to the test.
Pathway to becoming a lawyer
Swinburne Online’s Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) is a fully accredited legal qualification and approved by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board, with this course fulfilling the first requirement on the pathway to becoming a practicing lawyer.
You will develop a nuanced understanding of digital disruption and its legal implications, which will open up your legal career for work in criminal, international, commercial, finance law and more. With a digitally informed toolkit at your disposal, you will also be able to take advantage of the growing number of technology-centric opportunities in legal fields that govern cybersecurity, media and entertainment, design, branding and advertising.
Like all Swinburne Online courses, practical experience is fundamental. This is why the Bachelor of Laws prioritises work integrated learning through a series of moot court exercises and competitions, as well as professional placements. By participating you will have the opportunity to network and learn directly from experienced legal professionals, while acquiring a practical legal skill set.
Your placement can be at any workplace where legal work is performed, as long as your work experience during the placement is of a legal nature. You can take your placement.
Degree structure details
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Studying law with Swinburne Online is a unique opportunity. Our courses are at the forefront of industry and provide you with the practical skills to success come graduation. View all units in your bachelor’s degree.
The Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) consists of 24 units, and will see you undertake the following studies:
- 21 core Law units
- 3 Law electives
- You will also complete three Professional Experiences in law.
- Learning and Communicating for Innovative Business Practice
- Introduction to Australian Law & Statutory Interpretation
- Contract Law
- Commercial Law
- Torts 1
- Criminal Law & Procedure
- Legal Writing
- Administrative Law
- Trade Marks & Related Rights
- Federal & State Constitutional Law
- Property Law
- Land Law
- Legal Technology and Innovation
- Patents & Designs
- Equity & Trusts
- Company Law
- Legal Practice & Professional Conduct
- Civil Procedure and Alternative Dispute Resolution
- International Commercial Law
- Law and the Media
- Public & Private International Law
- Competition Law & Policy
- Privacy in Law and Society
- Advanced Criminal Law and Sentencing