Mature age and part-time
World-Class Law Education
Law at UOW aims to produce outstanding graduates who are informed, independent, effective and responsible problem solvers and communicators. We deliver a world-class degree that provides a thorough grounding in the law, as well as a real-world focus.
Starting or returning to tertiary study as a mature age and/or part time student can be challenging. We have an integrated and supportive first year program to help you transition to your law studies. You will learn in small group seminars to foster student connections and in-depth learning.
As mature age students, we understand that flexibility is essential for your life/study balance. Your first year subjects will be a mix of face-to-face and online lectures and we offer seminars both within school hours and in the evening. The First Year Coordinator is available to provide guidance to students and will be a key contact during your first year of law.
Awards & Rankings
At UOW we’re proud of our achievements and recognition. 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. UOW Law awards and rankings >
Professional Experience Programs and Opportunities
We view professional experience as an integral part of legal education. It allows students to observe the law in action, identify, and reflect on the connections and gaps between theory and practice.
UOW is the only University in NSW with a compulsory Legal Internship Program, a 20 day internship as part of LLB 397.
We have a dedicated team who look after our student internship programs and other opportunities to ensure students gain invaluable workplace experience. Student professional experience programs include:
- Legal Internship Program
- District Court Judges Program
- Malaysian Internship Program
- Lucy Mentoring Program
- Community Outreach & Service Learning (COSL)
- Other Opportunities
A list of all Law degrees can be found in the Course Finder. If you have already completed an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than law, you can apply for the Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry).
A student is considered part-time when they are enrolled in less than 75% of the standard load for a session. If you are seeking to complete your undergraduate law degree part-time, you are required to complete a minimum of 12 credit points (2 subjects) per session. Please refer to the Recommended Study Sequence for information.
There are many preparation and pathway programs to help you develop the skills needed for university study. Whether you completed year 12 recently, or 10 years ago; whether you gained an ATAR or not; if you've been to TAFE, had a gap year (or three) or partially completed university studies some time ago - there's a pathway to UOW for you.