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Law and Legal Studies

Do you want to become a lawyer or pursue a career in government, politics or big business? A law course from CDU can help you build your future. 

Study where, when and how it suits you. You can complete our law courses online or on campus, part time or full time. After all, we've delivered flexible and online law courses for over 15 years.

Learn about the law beyond Australia’s borders, explore the world’s different legal systems and benefit from our unique focus on transnational law. 

Choose CDU for law and legal studies courses

  • #4 in Australia for law and paralegal employment outcomes

    According to the Good Universities Guide 2024

  • Qualify in 3 years, rather than 4

    So you can finish faster, CDU's Bachelor of Laws doesn't require you to study general, non-law subjects

  • Study 100% online or on campus

    Get 24/7 access to our online learning platform, recorded lectures and tutorial assistance

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Why study a law degree?

CDU law students

When you study law at CDU, you can qualify faster. The Bachelor of Laws doesn’t require you to take general, non-law subjects so you can graduate in three years rather than four.

Not only do law graduates need to master the complexities of Australia’s legal systems, but an understanding of the law beyond our borders has never been more important. Our law degrees allow you to delve into the intricacies of legal frameworks around the globe. Benefit from a curriculum that encourages you to learn about the world's diverse legal systems, providing you with a comprehensive perspective that is invaluable in today's interconnected global environment. 

Closer to home, CDU is uniquely positioned to embed First Nations perspectives into the curriculum. ​​​​​​

From criminal and constitutional law to international and family law, the areas of legal practice available to graduates are diverse. You can make an impact on the lives of society’s most vulnerable people and even change the very way our world operates.

Study law degrees online

Flexible law student on campus

Whether you’re a school leaver taking the first steps toward your dream job or you’re a non-law professional looking to change careers or gain legal expertise to upskill at work, you can study law as it suits you.

We pioneered flexible, online law degrees in Australia. Our state-of-the-art digital learning system creates a seamless study experience where you can enjoy the same attention and support from your lecturers as your on-campus peers.

You can participate in livestreamed lectures and interactive group discussions, or download the recording to listen at a more convenient time. Study law 100% online while gaining industry connections and practical experience though clinical placements.

If your circumstances change, you can switch between full-time, part-time, online or on-campus study modes as required.

Learn more about CDU’s online study experience.

Your career in law

Beth law graduate at work

As the only law school in the Northern Territory, our graduates dominate the local profession, bench, government and industry.

Regardless of your location, a law degree at CDU offers an academically rigorous education in theory, doctrine and policy, creating highly skilled legal professionals. Our graduates become solicitors, barristers, judge’s associates, in-house lawyers and everything in between.

Many students are inspired by the social justice woven into the curriculum. Our clinical placement program offers a refugee law stream and Indigenous justice stream, as well as placements with law firms, the courts and legislative bodies.

You don’t even need to become a lawyer to use the skills and knowledge you pick up in a law degree. Our graduates are skilled in thinking critically, analysing and interpreting complex information, problem solving, writing persuasively and researching. These skills are highly valued by a wide variety of professions.

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