International Accreditation

Bachelor of Laws - International Accreditation

Three students Law_India_BangladeshStudy the Bachelor of Laws at the highest-rated University in New South Wales and the ACT* and be accredited to practice in India and Bangladesh

The University of Wollongong’s unique approach to legal education will provide you with a critical and questioning attitude, broad perspectives and skills and knowledge valuable in a diverse range of legal careers.

The Bachelor of Laws is highly practical and focuses on developing research skills, written and oral communication, negotiation, drafting and advocacy skills and helps align your strengths to specific career paths.

Why Study Law at UOW

  • UOW is rated the best university in NSW/ACT for undergraduate Law and Paralegal Studies, based on receiving the highest average ranking across all indicators in the Federal Government's Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) 2018
  • All UOW law students must complete a compulsory internship as part of their studies which allows the application of legal knowledge to real-life situations
  • The UOW Law School provides interactive seminars in small groups, facilitated by experienced and distinguished academics and legal practitioners
  • In 2015 the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning named UOW Law an award winner for its integrated first year curriculum and student support program

Entry Requirements

India

To be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Laws, students must receive an average of 85% in the top 4 academic subjects from the Indian School Certificate Examination (ISCE), Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or Individual State Boards.^

Bangladesh

To be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Laws, student must receive a GPA of 5.0 from the Bangladesh Higher Secondary Certificate.

Students are also required to meet the Bachelor of Laws English language requirement.

Course Structure

Refer to the Course Finder for detailed information about the course structure.

  • The Bachelor of Laws delivers a comprehensive and highly practical legal education for an extensive range of legal work. The course offers its subjects via face-to-face delivery including lectures and seminars/tutorials.
  • This degree is accredited by the Australian Legal Profession Administration Board (LPAB) as satisfying the academic requirements necessary to practice as a lawyer in Australia. 
  • The Law School at UOW is the only Law school in New South Wales that requires students to complete a compulsory 20 day period of workplace experience in a legal environment. The internship is an important learning tool that allows students to observe, reflect and apply their legal knowledge in real life situations.
  • On completion of the Bachelor of Laws, a student who wishes to practice as a barrister or solicitor in India must also undertake a bridging course upon their return to India.

UOW Scholarships

A wide range of scholarships are available for undergraduate International students to assist with tuition fees including the Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship and the Faculty Merit Scholarship.

How to Apply

Simply apply online via UOW's online application form. It's quick, easy and secure.

Awards and Rankings

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

In the federal government's Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT), last updated January 2018, UOW scored the highest average ranking in Australia based on performance across all indicators for Law and Paralegal Studies.

The Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) is a Federal Government website that helps prospective students easily compare the study experience and employment outcomes from Australian higher education institutions. Students can also compare the different study of different institutions, with all results based on thousands of surveys completed by students across Australia.

UOW is number 1 for Overall Satisfaction and Median Graduate Salary for Law on QILT 2018.

At UOW, we’re proud of our achievements and recognition. For a full list, see UOW Awards and Rankings.


Good Universities Guide

UOW was rated Australia’s leading public university for student experience in the 2018 Good Universities Guide. UOW received eight 5-star ratings, the top amount of 5-star ratings awarded to Australian Universities.


Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2018)

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). 


Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

In 2015, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rated the discipline of Law and Legal Studies at the University of Wollongong ‘above world standard’.

This national survey of academic research was conducted by the Australian Research Council (ARC). It is an assessment system that uses a broad range of indicators of research quality, including research outputs, research income and esteem measures, to evaluate the quality of the research and highlight the research strengths of individual universities.

The majority of UOW Law and Legal Studies research is produced by researchers in two centres based in the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts:

Research undertaken by LIRC is characterised by applied, contextual, and policy-related approaches, with strong socio-legal and cross-disciplinary orientations in areas such as criminal law. ANCORS is the leading specialist legal research centre dedicated to ocean governance, fisheries law and policy and maritime security issues in the southern hemisphere. Interdisciplinarity is a defining feature of both concentrations and both have leading national and international profiles.

Across Australia, universities were rated for research in law and legal studies out of a maximum score of 5 (achieved by five institutions). Eight universities scored 4 (‘above world standard) for the discipline of law and legal studies, including the Universities of Adelaide, Queensland Tasmania and Wollongong. This puts UOW in the legal research performance range of leading Australian universities called the ‘Group of Eight’.

The ERA assessment just released covered the period 2008 to 2013 and examined over 10,000 legal research outputs from 30 of the 36 law schools across Australia’s 41 universities. Researchers in law and legal studies at UOW have more than tripled their legal research income since ERA 2012. This is the result of solid successes with ARC grants, external competitive grant sources and other competitive external contract research. LIRC and ANCORS researchers account for 75% of research outputs and all research income.

This is the second time that research in the discipline of law and legal studies at UOW has been found to be ‘above world standard’, sustaining the same ERA rating achieved in 2012.

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Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) Awards

First Year Law Integration Team, Dr Cassandra Sharp, Ms Margaret Bond, Dr Trish Mundy, Ms Karina Murray and Dr Julia Quilter were awarded the 2015 Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. Awarded by the Federal Government’s Department of Education and Training, 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.

The citation was awarded for the implementation and sustained development of an integrated first year law curriculum that heightens student engagement.

Pictured (L-R): Karina Murray, Dr Trish Mundy, Dr Cassandra Sharp, Dr Julia Quilter and Margaret Bond.

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Services Available to Students

Accommodation

Many students say one of the best parts of the university experience is living in a residence. UOW offers a number of living options for students designed to meet individual needs.

International Student Programs (ISP)

This program supports students to make friends and connect to the campus and local community. ISP offers a wide variety of programs and activities, many of which are open to the whole family.

Student Support Advisors

Student Support Advisors are available to provide assistance to international students during their stay in Australia. They can help with a range of issues such as health, student visas, personal issues, study concerns and legal questions.

Security

UOW Security's primary role on campus is to ensure the safety and protection of people and property. Operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year they offer services such as a safe escort after dark and first aid assistance.

Student Life

UOW has a number of clubs and societies available to current students, allowing students to engage and interact on a broader educational and social level with their peers. These include UOW Indian Students Association, and the UOW South Asian Students on Facebook.

Information for International Students

For a broader overview of life at the University of Wollongong including information specific to international students, visit our Study in Australia page.

Contact Us

Phone: +61 2 4221 3456
Email:  lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 26 September, 2018