Law

A Bachelor of Laws from ACU is a degree that opens doors. With our emphasis on justice, equity, and the dignity of all human beings, it’s an opportunity for you to make an impact through a fulfilling legal career.

Gain the power to help the powerless

A range of opportunities

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.

Solicitor
Barrister
Federal or state government representative
In-house counsel role
Engaging in research and academia

Stories from law

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Refugee yesterday. Defender tomorrow.
Abdul was a refugee from Afghanistan. Now he’s studying law, and doing internships with the UN.
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Representing the lost souls
Graham Thomas QC has defended serial killers, mobsters and battered women, in some of Australia’s most famous cases.

Meet our people

Dr Kunle Ola
Thomas More Law School

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.

Abdul Malek Kazimi
Law student

“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.”