A degree in law is the first step towards entering the legal profession. After graduating from the University, if you wish to practice in Tasmania you are required to undertake a Legal Practice course over six months.
The Bachelor of Laws (mid-year entry) at University of Tasmania is the basic academic preparation for persons who wish to enter the legal profession and other careers involving legal work. The course also has wider applicability in developing the attributes and skills inherent in a general university education. Students develop the values and intellectual abilities necessary to marshal facts and to critically assess and evaluate information, theories and doctrines thus preparing themselves for a variety of career roles.
A law degree is a prerequisite to admission as a legal practitioner. Today, however, employers from a widening range of disciplines value the skills that law graduates possess. A range of career choices lie open to law graduates as a solicitor, barrister, industry legal officer or ministerial adviser, as well as in legal aid, community legal centres, the Attorney-General's department, law reform commissions, consumer affairs, environment, foreign affairs, police, legal drafting, politics, banking, finance, journalism, publishing and teaching.
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Yr 12 applicants with an ATAR of 90+:
(An appropriate equivalent entry level has been developed for international students, taking account of current entry arrangements.) Applicants with an ATAR of 90+ are guaranteed progression to Second Year Law upon successful completion of 100 points of University Study (except Foundation and Enabling units) including LAW121 Introduction to Law & LAW122 Legal Systems.
Yr 12 applicants with an ATAR between 65 & 89.95:
(An appropriate equivalent entry level has been developed for international students, taking account of current entry arrangements.) Applicants with an ATAR between 65 & 89.95 are not guaranteed to progress to Second Year Law.
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There are a huge range of scholarships, bursaries and fee discounts available for international students studying at the University of Tasmania.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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