Areas of study | Law

Areas of study

Undergraduate

Our undergraduate law program is the Law dual degree program.

  • If you have finished high school (or equivalent) and you don’t have a university degree
  • You want to practise law as a solicitor or barrister
  • Then you can apply to study law in our Law dual degree program
  • The law qualification you will receive at the end of your degree is a Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Read more about Undergraduate study

UNSW JD

Our UNSW JD (Juris Doctor) program is for graduates who want to practise law. This is a postgraduate program.

  • If you have graduated from university with a bachelors degree in any discipline other than law
  • You want to practise law as a solicitor or barrister
  • Then you can apply to study law in our UNSW JD (Juris Doctor) program
  • The law qualification you will receive at the end of your degree is the Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Read more about UNSW JD

Postgraduate

Our postgraduate law programs are for graduates who want to specialise or gain knowledge in certain areas of law. These programs do not lead to admission to legal practice.

  • If you have graduated from university with a bachelors degree
  • You are a lawyer then you can apply to study a Master of Laws degree (LLM)
  • Or you are not a lawyer but want to gain legal knowledge then you can apply to study one of our many postgraduate law programs in areas such as Criminal Law, Business Law, International Law, Human Rights, Dispute Resolution, Applied Intellectual Property
  • Read more about Postgraduate study

Research

Our postgraduate research programs are for graduates who want to undertake in-depth research in an area of law.

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD)
  • Master of Laws by Research
  • Read more about Research programs