- Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Laws (Graduate entry)
- Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (4-Yr Degree)
- Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Graduate Entry)
- Bachelor of Arts | Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) | Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Business | Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Commerce | Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Communication & Media | Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Computer Science | Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Creative Arts | Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Economics & Finance | Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) | Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Information Technology | Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of International Studies | Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Journalism | Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Mathematics | Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics | Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Psychological Science | Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Science | Bachelor of Laws
- Graduate Certificate in Laws (Criminal Practice)
- Graduate Certificate in Maritime Studies
- Master of Fisheries Policy
- Master of Laws (Criminal Practice)
- Master of Maritime Policy
Why study at UOW
Foster a critical and questioning outlook with legal education from UOW. You'll widen your point of view and gain the skills needed in legal practice and many other careers.
A law career means more than learning 'rules'. An understanding of the Australian legal system will enable you to resolve ethical and complex legal issues, connect with diverse groups of people and promote equality.
UOW law graduates are highly employable. Start your studies with us for a future of endless possibilities.
The Federal Government’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) ranked UOW in 2017 as the best university in New South Wales and the ACT for Law and Paralegal Studies.
UOW Law has also been ranked 85th worldwide, 8th in Australia and 3rd in New South Wales by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2018).
Find your why
Sam is studying a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology.
He is passionate about social justice and wants to follow in his parents’ footsteps by helping those who have been disadvantaged.
Why study Law
- UOW Law's integrated first-year curriculum and support program was awarded the 2015 Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. This prestigious national award recognises UOW Law’s premier first year experience and the tremendous collegial effort of the first year team to support our students.
- All UOW law students are required to undertake a compulsory internship as part of their studies, so you can apply your legal knowledge to real-life situations. UOW is the only university in NSW to provide this experience.
- We provide interactive seminars in small groups, facilitated by experienced and distinguished academics and legal practitioners. You will also benefit from the expertise of our Judge in Residence, the Hon. Terry Buddin S.C., former Justice of the Supreme Court of NSW.
- At UOW, you have the flexibility to choose from a range of specialisations as well as a number of double degree options, so you can tailor your study experience and your career goals.
- You’ll be recognised for admission as a lawyer in Australia, subject to completing state-approved Practical Legal Training.
- We encourage you to take international study opportunities - the UOW Law School has several study abroad arrangements with other Law schools in Europe, North America and Asia.
Overview of careers
We encourage you to explore your interest area and will help you carve out your career options. A UOW Law degree can take you anywhere: the destination is up to you.
- Commercial Lawyer
- Criminal Defence Lawyer
- Environmental Lawyer
- Government Lawyer
- In-House Legal Adviser
- Intellectual Property Lawyer
- Legal Consultant
- Media Lawyer
- Policy Adviser
- Research Officer
- Solicitor in Private Practice or a Community Legal Centre
UOW is in the top 1% for graduates as rated by global employers: UOW is consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world for the quality of our graduates, ranking in the 151-200 band in the 2018 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.
I would love to be a barrister because advocacy has always been my strong point, but it’s only early days. I want to use law as a tool to connect diverse groups within the community to achieve social justice and equality.
Bachelor of Laws
The research and analytical skills I learned through my law degree have been invaluable. Being able to understand the research process and to articulate those findings in a precise and persuasive manner, while at the same time remaining objective, are critical. It’s really important to figure out what you enjoy and what your strengths and weaknesses are and choose a degree to complement that. The flexibility that I found at UOW has helped me get to where I am today.
Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws, 2011
Analyst, National Australia Bank
For many, achieving success in the world of academia can take years; even a lifetime. Not so for UOW alumnus Dr James Goudkamp, who – little more than a decade after graduating from his bachelor’s degree – has risen to the rank of Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the prestigious University of Oxford. Read his story here.
Dr James Goudkamp
Fellow and Associate Professor, Keble College
University of Oxford, England
As a leading expert on criminal law and justice, Associate Professor Julia Quilter has been pivotal to debate about new laws aimed at curbing alcohol-related violence. Read more about her research here.
Associate Professor Julia Quilter
School of Law