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Interested in Law?

Ranked No.1 in South Australia 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 study options, you can tailor your studies to your interests and needs, and make the most of opportunities including international study tours, as well as local and national internships and clerkships. 

Recognised as world-class in law research2, you’ll be learning from experts at the forefront of the legal profession. 

Double degrees

We offer many double degree combinations with law so you can specialise in two fields and expand your career prospects. In addition to our law double degrees, you can pair the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) with a wide range of UniSA degrees and tailor your qualification to your career interests. For more information, submit an enquiry.

New graduate entry degree

We now offer a 4-year Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Graduate Entry) option for those who have previously completed a bachelor's degree.

12020 THE Subject Rankings.   22018 Excellence in Reseaworch for Australia (ERA).

Key features

  • Graduate career ready with the law degree ranked No.1 in SA, and in the top 100 in the world1
  • Learn the fundamental principles of the Australian legal system and build a dynamic career in the legal profession.
  • Undertake a professional placement, a law reform project or high-level research in your final year and feel prepared for a rewarding law career.
  • Choose from a range of double degrees to gain a competitive edge, and graduate with honours in Law.
  • Get involved with the student-run Legal Advice Clinic and provide advice to clients under the supervision of a managing solicitor.
  • Experience our on-campus moot court and learn what it’s like to act as an advocate and present before a judge.
  • Leverage opportunities to participate in industry placements and overseas exchanges – we have more than 2,500 industry partners and over 60 university partners worldwide.
  • Study a curriculum informed by world-class research in Law2.
  • Find out more about our new Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Graduate Entry) option for those who have previously completed a bachelor's degree.

12020 THE Subject Rankings.   22018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

Why UniSA?

  • Study the Law degree ranked No.1 in South Australia and in the top 100 in the world1.
  • 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 as part of your studies.
  • Study a curriculum informed by world-class research in Law2.
  • 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.

12020 THE Subject Rankings. 22018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

UniSA offers the following Law degrees

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2020 THE Subject Rankings


2020 THE Subject Rankings

Your career

AA190312_1.jpgBetween now and 2023, career growth for legal, social and welfare professionals is set to increase by 13.0% Australia-wide1, creating exciting opportunities for those with a law qualification.

Our quality teaching, focus on developing your practical skills and opportunities to connect with industry beyond the classroom will ensure you graduate career-ready.

You will hold a desired skill set for a diverse range of careers including:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 adviser: 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
  • Solicitor: focusing on areas such as personal injury, family and tort law, criminal litigation, succession and inheritance, residential property and conveyancing, taxation and trusts

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, 2018 Employment Projections – Occupational Projections.

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. 

In the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings, our research in law was assessed as 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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At UniSA you'll learn invaluable transferable employability skills to future-proof your career - see where a degree in Law could take you.

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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
<br />Employment: ABC Canberra Press Gallery

UniSA embraces modern learning styles, provides exposure to professional development opportunities 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

Technology has certainly streamlined many aspects of the legal industry, traditional career paths and law firm structures are much more dynamic than they once were. It’s important to build transferable skills that are difficult to teach – that is, a willingness to work hard, the ability to lead by example, as well as a desire to learn and give everything a go. My advice is to remain true to your professional core values and skills, but don’t be afraid to embrace change. It’s also important to continue upskilling once you start your career. Consider all options and possible pathways to achieving your goal – in the modern business world, there are so many opportunities and ways of taking your career to the next level.

Olaf Borutz

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
Employment: Legal Counsel: Sponsorship & Licensing Rights, TEAM Marketing AG (Switzerland)


Olaf Borutz

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
<br />Employment: Legal Counsel: Sponsorship & Licensing Rights, TEAM Marketing AG (Switzerland)

"My studies helped me secure a professional role at WRP Legal & Advisory by allowing me to develop transferrable skills such as communication, time management and analytical thinking. Plus the support network between staff and students is great and the flexible timetable allows you to create your own personal study program that fits in with your life."

Daniella Carling

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)


Daniella Carling

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Employers often tell us that UniSA law graduates show strength in taking initiative with a ‘can do’ attitude, and are prepared for the  challenges of the legal profession – this is testament to our teaching ethos and culture of engagement. Our industry connections allow students to hear from experts about how the law is applied, which adds an invaluable element to their learning.

Dr Michelle Fernando

Employment: Senior Lecturer, UniSA

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Dr Michelle Fernando

<br />Employment: Senior Lecturer, UniSA

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.*
*ComparED (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Undergraduate). Public SA-founded universities only.


A five star university

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