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Ranked No.1 in South Australia1, and in the top 100 in the world1, our professional law honours degree will prepare you for a dynamic and rewarding career in the legal profession.  

You will learn the fundamental principles of the Australian legal system and obtain specialised knowledge through elective courses, allowing you to graduate with the skills to analyse and apply legal principles. Delivering experiential opportunities, smaller class sizes, and mooting facilities, our degrees provide a learning experience that will take you beyond the theory of law. 

You will be prepared for legal practice through practical learning experiences including mooting, negotiation, witness examination, the student-run Legal Advice Clinic and student placements across a range of professional settings. You will learn how to argue a case by developing your skills in reasoning, analysis, communication and advocacy, and how to act as an advocate in a mock court, plus presenting before a judge. 

You will also have the opportunity to select from an industry or a clinic placement, a law reform project or high-level research in your final year.

Offering double degrees and flexible trimester study options, you can tailor your studies to your interests and needs, and make the most of opportunities including overseas study placements, as well as local and national internships and clerkships. 

Recognised as above world-class in law research2 and ranked number No.1 in South Australia for overall satisfaction and good teaching in undergraduate law3, you’ll be learning from experts at the forefront of the legal profession. 

12018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.  22015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).  3QILT – undergraduate 2017.

Key features

  • Study the No.1 ranked Law degree in South Australia1.
  • Ranked in the top 100 in the world for Law1 and No.1 in South Australia for overall graduate satisfaction in Law2
  • Learn the fundamental principles of the Australian legal system and build a dynamic career in the legal profession.
  • Fast-track your studies with our flexible trimester system and choose to commence in February or September. 
  • Undertake a professional placement, a law reform project or high-level research in your final year.
  • Experience our on-campus moot court from your first year. 
  • Gain a competitive edge by combining law with another discipline and graduate with two degrees in just five years. 
  • Get involved with the student-run Legal Advice Clinic and provide advice to real clients under the supervision of a managing solicitor.
  • Leverage opportunities to participate in industry placements and overseas exchanges – we have more than 2,500 industry partners and over 60 university partners worldwide.
  • Our Business School is in the top one per cent worldwide3 and has been awarded five stars in the QS Stars Business School rankings.
  • Learn from researchers who are recognised as performing above world standard in Law4.

12018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.  2QILT: Course Experience Questionnaire 2015-2016.  3UniSA Business School is one of just nine institutions in the country and 169 globally to be accredited by EQUIS. There are a total pool of 16,585 business schools worldwide, AACSB, May 2017.  42015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

Why UniSA?

  • We make it our business to provide you with opportunities to gain practical experience. Mooting (mock trials), legal negotiation, legal drafting and witness examination are just some of the experiences you will enjoy from your very first year.
  • Fast-track your degree with flexible trimester study options, allowing you to complete a bachelor degree in three years, or a double degree in five years.
  • Participate in the Business Career Mentor Program and be paired with a legal professional to help you build your network and career.
  • With strong real-world connections, you will learn from academics and researchers recognised as above world-class in law1.
  • We are consistently recognised and awarded for our excellence in teaching, the quality of our degrees and satisfaction of our students - there's never been a better time to study at UniSA.

12015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).  2Times Higher Education (THE) Top 200 Under 50.

UniSA offers 14 Law degrees

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2018 Times Higher Education World Subject Rankings


2018 Times Higher Education World Subject Rankings

Your career

Employment for legal professionals in Australia is projected to increase by 17.8 per cent between now and November 20201.

You will graduate with a desired skillset for a diverse range of careers including: 

  • Personal solicitor: focusing on areas such as personal injury, family and tort law, criminal litigation, succession and inheritance, residential property and conveyancing, taxation and trusts
  • Law clerk: performing clerical work for courts and legal practices such as organising jury and witness lists, maintaining order in courts, executing court orders, processing court documents, documenting court proceedings
  • Judge’s associate: working closely with a judge in and out of court; conducting legal research; liaising with court staff, the legal profession, government departments, the press and the public; ensuring the effective and efficient conduct of the judge’s court
  • Mediator: facilitating negotiation and settlement between disputing parties by providing direction and encouragement; working collaboratively with the parties and finding creative ways to reach a mutual solution
  • Policy advisor: analysing policies and their effects to provide advice and guidance to governments and organisations; offering strategic policy and planning advice on programs and operations; reviewing, developing, and implementing policies and strategies

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015 

Your Career

Global networks

We are a globally connected university - our staff and students come from over 90 countries. We also have more than 2,500 industry and professional relationships that support student internships, research and community engagement. 

Our Business School works with more than 200 companies, governments and organisations, many of which are long-standing relationships built on common goals and shared values. 

In the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings, our research in law was assessed as above world-class. We have strong links with leading and like-minded research institutions in North America, Europe and the UK, and are building equally exciting new relationships in Asia. 

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What others are saying

I decided to combine my studies in law because of my interests. To further expand my studies, I travelled overseas and undertook a program at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. The program benefited my studies by adding a global perspective, allowing me to understand international law and human rights from a UN and EU perspective.

Philippa Jones

Laws Double Degree

Law and Arts student, Philippa Jones

Philippa Jones

Laws Double Degree

I have found studying a law double degree at UniSA to be extremely engaging. My lecturers are wonderful and they are committed to helping their students succeed, which makes studying at the university even more enjoyable. The degree focuses on the practical application of theory, preparing you for professional practice and making transition into the workplace smoother.

Grace English

Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

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Grace English

Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

In 2013 I had the opportunity to cover and report on the Federal Election, which was an amazing and exhausting experience. An 8 week campaign took a lot of energy and resources from our Bureau, and it was great to travel around the country and experience the diversity of Australia's cities and regions. The combination of journalism and law gave me the strength to take vast amounts of information on complex issues like the election, and distil it into something an audience understands.

Matt Doran, Political Reporter

Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Bachelor of Journalism and Professional Writing
Employment: ABC Canberra Press Gallery

Matt Doran

Matt Doran, Political Reporter

Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Bachelor of Journalism and Professional Writing
Employment: ABC Canberra Press Gallery

UniSA embraces modern learning styles, provides exposure to professional development opportunities, such as the Business Mentoring Program, and integrates real-world projects into the classroom. I was also able to complete an internship overseas with the United Nations, working on the Khmer Rouge Trials. This diverse learning experience will help me pursue a career in international law.

Lachlan Merrigan

Laws Double Degree


Lachlan Merrigan

Laws Double Degree

Why study at UniSA?

As one of the most innovative universities in Australia and Asia, there are many reasons to study with us. Here are just three:


Accessible, helpful and flexible

We have six campuses, a 24/7 online learning environment, and we offer flexible study options like online and evening courses.


Graduate success

UniSA is South Australia's number one university for graduate careers.*
*QILT: Graduate Destination Survey 2014-2016 Full-time Employment Indicator


A five star university

Five stars for research, teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities, social responsibility and inclusiveness.*
*QS Stars rankings 2017