• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

James Cook University offers ongoing support for new law students with the First Year Experience program, which ensures support and mentoring for new law students, essentially familiarising them with foundation legal skills.

After graduation of the Laws programme, you must complete approved practical legal training with either a traineeship at a firm or via a practical legal training course to complete the requirements to practise as a lawyer.

You can then to go into private practice or gain employment with government and non-government agencies as a lawyer. A legal qualification is also the starting point for many other careers in government and business.

Career

Opportunities for employment of JCU law graduates exist in a wide variety of areas and can include careers in, for example:

  • Legal practice as a Barrister or Solicitor
  • Government
  • Business and commercial law
  • Environmental law
  • Property law
  • Criminal law
  • Taxation law/corporate law/ bankruptcy and insolvency
  • Family law

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Duration description
      • Only for national students
  • Credits
    96 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Legal Institutions and Processes
  • Legal Research, Writing and Analysis
  • Contract Law 
  • Contemporary Practice: The New Lawyer
  • Human Rights Law or LA1022:03 Public International Law
  • Personal Property and Land Law 
  • Land Law 
  • Principles of Criminal Law

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    86

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General Requirements

CRICOS code: 010439G

  • Previous and current certificates and academic transcripts
  • The Grading Scale used at the institution(s) where you have undertaken your studies
  • English proficiency test results (if required and available at time of application)
  • Your passport to confirm your name and citizenship (if available at time of application)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31200 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    10279 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10279 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Townsville

  • 1500 - 2800 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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