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Law students in the moot court

See both sides, stand for one.

Join the next generation of lawyers and make your stand with Curtin’s Bachelor of Laws. You’ll benefit from extensive industry connections and our city location.

Law students in a court trial

Complete a 4-year law degree in 3 years

Our four-year Bachelor of Laws degree satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practice law. However, after first year, subjects are taught in trimesters rather than semesters, which means you can choose to study a full load in each trimester and graduate in only three calendar years. Studying in trimesters also means that you have greater flexibility with combining study and work.

Young law student in the Law School campus

Customise your degree

You will develop the core skills essential to effective legal practice, and also have the opportunity to dive into topics such as forensic advocacy, family law, human rights law, native title law and policy, or European Union law. With over twenty-five optional units to choose from, you can tailor your degree to suit your career interests.

John Curtin Law Clinic

The John Curtin Law Clinic gives students the opportunity to put their legal skills into practice and build confidence in carrying out professional activities. Under the supervision of experienced legal practitioners, students will meet with and prepare advice and information for eligible individuals, small businesses, start-ups, social enterprises, and not-for-profit organisations.

European summer law program

European summer law program

Get the most out of your degree by studying abroad through the Ghent Summer Law Program in Belgium. This program gives participants a ‘once in a life time’ opportunity to learn international law at a reputed European university. The program blends academic value with an unforgettable student experience at the heart of Europe. You will have an unforgettable month while boosting both your academic education and your professional credentials!

Hear what our students have to say

Female Curtin law student in her 20s

Tamara Molan, Law and Psychology double degree

“My course combines both my passions and interests, meaning that I get to learn about what I love every day. I’ve always loved reading about law and psychology-related topics, but now with a more educated perspective my interest for those two topics has grown.

My own experience with the family court inspired me to help fight for a worthy cause. With my double degree, I plan to enter into criminal or family law after I graduate so that I can make a positive change through my work.”

Fintan Roberts

Fintan Roberts, Curtin law graduate

“The teaching staff were exceptional… I find that what I studied at uni was very relevant to what I’m doing now in practice.”

Curtin law graduate Fintan Roberts reflects positively on his experience with the John Curtin Law Clinic, and found that the program taught him practical skills he continues to apply in his work.

Malen Curtin Law studewnt in his 20s standing outside at Curtin campus

Zack de Ruyter, Law and Commerce double degree

“I chose my Curtin degree because it offered a pathway to legal practice that was 18 months shorter than other institutions. Two semesters in, it feels like the right choice.

I find the classes are very engaging, especially if you’re a person who has even a slight interest in politics. As you would expect in a law classroom, you can get some really good debate going back and forth. I also found a law degree to be a key that unlocks a lot of doors, because law graduates can go on to work in many areas outside a law practice.”