Undergraduate Certificate in Legal Studies

School of Law

The Undergraduate Certificate in Legal Studies offers students the opportunity to experience University-level studies in the foundations of Law, including legal processes, interpreting legislation, criminal law, and legal research and writing. Students can also choose to study legal history, ethics or philosophy.

  • Why study this certificate?

    Students of the Undergraduate Certificate in Legal Studies learn how the legal system works, examine the role of judges, juries and lawyers, and they learn how to conduct legal research and to analyse critical legal issues. This certificate also helps students develop important skills in presenting information and arguments, and is a pathway to further study of higher awards, such as a Diploma or Bachelor degree.

  • Program summary

    The Undergraduate Certificate in Legal Studies consists of four courses:

    • LAWS1000 Legal Research & Writing
    • LAWS1010 Legal Process & Statutory Interpretation
    • LAWS1020 Legal History or CORE1001 Logos I or CORE1002 Logos 2
    • LAWS2520 Criminal Law A

    Please note that although this certificate is delivered wholly online, the Bachelor of Laws requires attendance on the Sydney or Fremantle campus.

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

  • Entry Requirements

    The minimum entry requirements of The University of Notre Dame Australia apply to the Undergraduate Certificate in Legal Studies.

    While minimum entry requirements need to be met, we also consider your application more broadly — your non-academic achievements (professional work experience, leadership roles, volunteering, community and/or church involvement), as well as your personal qualities, aspirations, interests and your capacity to successfully complete this program.

  • Fees

    For more information and indicative fees, please visit the Fees page.

  • More information

    For more information please email studyonline@nd.edu.au

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