Our new law school takes a global, practical, and ethical approach to your studies and we’re committed to helping you reach your goals. We will grow your knowledge and expertise of modern law practice through our highly personalised, flexible program, which includes pro bono work, community engagement, and internships.
We know you’ll be facing the challenges of working in an increasingly global environment and there’s much to gain from growing your international experience. With this in mind, we’ve got connections with more than 80 partner institutions around the world. Through our exchange programs you can study overseas and gain credit for up to one year of your law degree.
The Bachelor of Laws is designed to produce well-rounded graduates who are ready for a wide range of careers, such as specialising in private legal practice as a solicitor or barrister, working in federal or state government, engaging in research and academia, or taking on an in-house counsel role. Your options could expand even further if you pursue a double degree.
Explore the range of courses that we offer at acu.edu.au/courses. If you don’t meet the state-based requirements for entry into your degree, don’t panic. There are various ways to get into ACU. Explore our pathways to get started.
Dr Kunle Ola is a lawyer with an academic, legal, regulatory, enforcement and administrative background. He started his formal legal career at the Corporate Affairs Commission in Nigeria and then joined a private law firm as a partner.
Dr Ola has represented Nigeria on several UN specialised committees including the Standing Committee for Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), the WIPO General Assembly and the WIPO Committee for Development in Intellectual Property (CDIP). He has extensive international legal experience, and a passion for sharing this with his students at ACU.
“I was one of only two students sent from Australia to do pro bono work in Geneva. I worked with an NGO and learned a lot about the United Nations and what it does. That’s definitely been the highlight of my course so far.
In 2014 I went to Afghanistan and when I came back, I established a group project with a few close friends. It’s called Project YANA (You Are Not Alone). We provide assistance to newly arrived migrants and refugees. Some are individuals, some are families, and they all need different kinds of help.”
Books, fees, living expenses — costs can be a factor when considering study. But it shouldn’t stop you from pursuing your goals.
Luckily, we offer a range of scholarships to commencing and continuing students recognising everything from rewarding academic achievement to supporting equality. And with nearly 400 scholarships on offer, and the opportunity to apply for as many as you like, it pays to check your eligibility.
If you regularly volunteer in your community — through your school, workplace, community organisation, or cultural or religious group — you could be eligible for our Early Achievers’ Program. If successful, you’ll receive an offer as early as August, and benefit from opportunities to enhance your leadership and volunteering skills while studying with us.