Study Law in Australia

Studying law provides you with opportunities to develop a wide range of skills. Law degrees include modules on contracts, property law, torts, criminal law, constitutional law, legal analysis and civil procedures. This is a guide to study law in Australia for international students.

There are two types of Law degrees in Australia:

  1. Academic Qualifying Degrees

Academic qualifying degree fulfills all the required academic qualifications. However, if you want to practice law, you need practical legal training. Some academically qualifying subjects are :


Bachelor of Laws (LLB) combined degree

  1. Practical Legal Training

Practical Legal Training is required if you wish to practice law in Australia. Some of the courses that provide PLT are :

Master of Laws (Legal Practice) (LLM)

How long is a law degree in Australia?

The duration of the law degree depends upon the course you are pursuing. The total duration amounts to three to six years.

How to get into law school Australia?

As a Nepali (International Student) , you need to follow a set of rules and meet the required qualification to get into Law school Australia. The qualifications and rules depend on the college you wish to apply for. The qualifications include academic as well as language requirements.

Entry Requirements

Here are the universities offering undergraduate law programs in Australia :

  1. University of Tasmania
  2. Australian Catholic University
  3. Deakin University
  4. Charles Sturt University
  5. University of New England
  6. University of Technology, Sydney


Here are the courses available and requirements to study law in Australia :

Bachelors of Law

Here are the requirements to study LLB in Australia :


  • Secondary education (Year 12 or Australian equivalent) currently or within the last two years are eligible to apply
  • English Language Requirements
    • IELTS = overall 7.0 (L-6.5, R-6.5, W-7, S-6.5)
    • TOEFL IBT : Overall 91(L- 23, R-6.5, W-26, S-23)
    • PTE= Overall 65

Career Outcomes

You’ll also need to meet additional training requirements to be admitted to legal practice.

Masters of Law

Entry requirements

  • Australian Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent
  • Evidence of substantial private research expertise
  • English Language Requirements
    • IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 7 with no band less than 7
    • TOEFL Internet based (iBT): Overall 91 no band less than
    • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): Overall score of 65

Career Outcomes

Graduates are likely to find roles in academia, the legal profession, politics, business and commerce, government service, and public administration.

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