This graduate course enables those who hold a degree level qualification (other than law) to complete a law degree in three years instead of four. The main aim is to provide legal education for the practice of law. In that context, the course aims to provide knowledge of the legal system and legal principles, and to cultivate a capacity for legal research, analysis and communication. The course also deals with theoretical perspectives on the law and encourages an appreciation of legal issues of special significance to the Northern Territory, including Aboriginal legal issues and southeast Asian law.
This course can also be studied in external mode. External students receive on-line access to audiotapes of all lectures, as well as on-line tutorial assistance, enabling them to complete the course anywhere in the world.
Graduates of law are not restricted to a career as a solicitor, barrister, prosecutor or judge, if that is not their ambition. A law degree opens up career options in in-house counsel of private and public institutions, teaching, industrial relations, military, police services, politics, human rights, customs, immigration or any public or private sector employment where an in-depth understanding of the law would be an advantage.
Successful completion of a recognised bachelors degree or equivalent.
English Language Requirements
All HE applicants are required to demonstrate the minimum English language proficiency requirements for their chosen course of study. These entry requirements will normally be met by undertaking previous education in an English speaking country or obtaining a minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score.
Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) English language proficiency (ELP) requirements for student visa applications.
Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Law & Paralegal Studies courses at Charles Darwin University (CDU).