Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)

School of Law, Fremantle Campus

Accredited by the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia, our Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) program is a challenging and practical degree that can be completed in three years of accelerated full-time study. Upon graduation and the completion of an approved Practical Legal Training program, you are eligible to apply for admission as a legal practitioner in Western Australia and other Australian jurisdictions.

  • Why study this degree?

    The Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) degree is an accelerated program aimed at students who already have a Bachelor’s degree in another field. It is designed to be completed as an accelerated program over three years of full-time study, with five subjects taken per semester in the first two years, and four subjects per semester in your final year.

    The program has been designed in collaboration with eminent judges, senior barristers and leading solicitors to create a curriculum that is both academically challenging and highly practical. In addition, the School of Law continues to call on prominent members of the profession to assist in teaching, adding further to the highly practical nature of legal education at Notre Dame.

    Through our Legal Clinic, mentoring program, courtroom visits, mooting and internship programs, our law students are provided with multiple opportunities to experience the law in practice. Furthermore, you cultivate professional legal skills including negotiation, advocacy and alternative dispute resolution within small, interactive class settings.

    Students are also encouraged to learn outside of the classroom by participating in law competitions and attending professional development events such as our prestigious Eminent Speakers Series. This forum connects students and graduates with leading experts in the discussion of contemporary legal and professional matters.

  • Program summary

    Core Curriculum

    • Introduction to Philosophy
    • Introduction to Theology
    • Ethics and the Law

    Year One

    • Legal  Research and Writing
    • Legal  Process and Statutory Interpretation
    • Criminal  Law A
    • Contract  Law A
    • Torts A
    • Criminal  Law B
    • Contract  Law B
    • Torts B

    Year Two

    • Advocacy
    • Equity
    • Property  Law A
    • Constitutional  Law
    • Corporations  and Partnerships
    • Evidence
    • Trusts
    • Property  Law B
    • Administrative  Law

    Year Three

    • Remedies
    • Civil  Procedure
    • Legal  Philosophy
    • Alternative  Dispute Resolution
    • Commercial  Practice and Ethics
    • Law  Elective One
    • Law  Elective Two
    • Law  Elective Three

    Law Electives*

    • Advanced  Administrative Law
    • Advanced  Civil Procedure
    • Advanced  Constitutional Law
    • Advanced  Evidence Law
    • Advanced  Research Project (i.e. Honours Research)
    • Bioethics  and the Law
    • Advanced  Taxation Law
    • Commercial  Law
    • Commercial  Drafting
    • Construction  and Building Contract Law
    • Contemporary  Legal Issues
    • Directed Research  Project
    • Employee  Relations Law
    • Entertainment  Law
    • Environmental  Law
    • Family Law
    • Health Law
    • Human  Rights Law
    • Indigenous  law
    • Insolvency
    • International  Commercial Dispute Resolution
    • Intellectual  Property Law
    • Introduction  to Canon Law (i.e. Church Law)
    • Law and  Religion
    • Law in  Context (Externships) – involves work experience
    • Legal  History
    • Mining and  Petroleum Law
    • Occupational  Safety and Health Law
    • Introduction  to Australian Taxation Law
    • Succession
    • Competition  and Consumer Law
    • Trial  Advocacy

    *Available law electives are subject to change and may vary  depending on your campus and year of study. Please check with your school for  the current electives on offer.

    More information about the courses can be found at the course descriptions page.

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

  • Study Abroad

    You will have the opportunity to complete part of your degree at one of our partner institutions
    through our exchange program. Get in touch with the Study Abroad Office to find out more about
    studying in Asia, Europe and North America.

  • Entry requirements

    Applicants to the Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) program must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in another discipline with a 65% average grade or higher.

  • Fees

    This Program has the following loan scheme(s) available for eligible students:

    The FEE-HELP loan scheme assists eligible fee-paying students with the payment of all, or part, of their tuition fees, not including additional study costs such as accommodation or textbooks. Your FEE-HELP debt will be indexed each year in line with the Consumer Price Index and also includes a loan fee of 25 per cent for all undergraduate programs of study.

    For the purpose of calculating the fees applicable to this Program, the volume of learning for this Program is 3.5 years.

    For further information, or for indicative fees for domestic or international students, please visit our Fees Page.

  • Student profile data

    Table 2 below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this Program. It provides data on all students who commenced in this Program in the most relevant recent intake period, including those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

    TABLE 2a – Bachelor of Laws (3 Year) BASIS OF ADMISSION IN SEMESTER 1, 2019 INTAKE

    Applicant background

    Semester 1 2019

    Number of students

    Percentage of all students

    (A) Higher education study
    (includes a bridging or enabling course)
    (B) Vocational education and training (VET) study <5<5
    (C) Work and life experience
    (Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
    (D) Recent secondary education:
    • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
      (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)
    <5 <5
    • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, interview, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
    <5 <5
    • Admitted   on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, interview, school marks &   recommendation with no minimum ATAR requirement)
    <5 <5
    International students<5<5
    All students14100.0%


    (Excluding adjustment factors) *
    Selection Rank
    (ATAR plus any adjustment factors) *
    [only if relevant]
    Highest rank to receive an offer <5 N/A
    Median rank to receive an offer <5 N/A

    Lowest rank to receive an offer

    <5 N/A


    “<5” – the number of students is less than 5
    N/A – Students not accepted in this category
    N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students

  • More information

    For more information on the Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry), please call our Prospective Students Officer on +61 8 9433 0533 or email

    All International enquiries should contact the International Students Office on

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