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James Cook University Law School

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James Cook University Law School in Australia

Program Overview - Bachelor of Laws

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University and Faculty: James Cook University (JCU)
College of Business, Law and Governance
Program: Bachelor of Laws
University Location: Townsville or Cairns, Queensland, Australia
City Population: 190,000
Student Population: 15,500
Campus Location: Townsville or Cairns, Queensland
Program Duration: Bachelor of Laws: 4 years
Graduate-entry stream of the Bachelor of Laws: 3 years
Semester Intakes: February or July each year
Next Avail. Intake: July 2019
Est. Indicative Annual Tuition: $31,200 AUD (2019)
Entry Requirements: completion of a high school diploma; minimum 70% average based on the best six Grade 12 subjects as a percentage

The James Cook University law school aims to produce multi-skilled, versatile and ethical graduates. The JCU Bachelor of Laws (LLB) program prepares students for the practice of law and also for work and service to a broad range of sectors. The law school seeks to do that by imparting a strong appreciation both of the rule of law and role of law in its social, economic, environmental and political contexts.

Students in the LLB program are enabled to understand the significance of the law for ensuring stable government, economic prosperity and the protection and preservation of individual and cultural rights and the protection of the environment. Further, JCU's law school aims to empower students by instilling core skills for life. These include a capacity for lifelong learning, an ability to critically evaluate, a strong ethical commitment, strong analytical and problem solving skills, good written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team.

The James Cook University Law School provides students with a solid foundation in traditional law subjects, along with an exciting and broad-ranging elective program. JCU law graduates benefit from a practical approach and an understanding of modern society and they are highly prized by the legal profession.

The LLB focuses strongly on learning outcomes that have professional relevance and practical application. This law program is designed to challenge students, exposing them to contemporary issues, the latest research and new ideas across diverse areas of the practice and application of law.

JCU Law School offers ongoing support for new law students with "The First Year Experience" program. This program ensures support and mentoring for new law students, essentially familiarizing them with foundation legal skills.

The JCU School of Law is particularly proud of its community links and the strong support received from the legal profession and judiciary of northern and far northern Queensland. These links provide an authentic learning environment for law students.

On top of this, the laws school's ongoing program of classes and workshops also involves judges and senior academics along with local law firms, government agencies, local community organizations and the local bar. These relationships enable students to gain advanced legal skills and to network with the profession.


Total Number of Places in the Program: no set quota

Application Deadline: There is no official application deadline. Candidates are encouraged to apply at least three months prior to the program start date.

OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Molly Mahon

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