Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws

Become a legal professional with versatile skills across legal systems and principles, as well as strong sociocultural understandings. Gain extensive legal insights and experience through the Legal Placement elective as well as in mock trials and the 'moot' e-court. Your Arts subjects will lead you through investigations of our societies' issues, triumphs and histories so that you can apply analytical and communication skills to current events and legal scenarios.

5 Stars

for student teacher ratio 2024 Good Universities Guide

Transferrable skills

Expand employability opportunities through elevated thinking

Industry experience

Placements and projects


  • Online: February, July
  • Townsville: February, July
  • Cairns: February, July



+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


5 years full-time

Entry Requirements

ATAR 66.5

English (Units 3/4,C)

QTAC Codes

  • 311529
  • 311521
  • 321521

Course detail

Real stories

  • JCU Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws student Rikisha Phineasa.


    Rikisha Phineasa

    Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws

    A highlight of this degree is that I can network with people in many different faculties. With Law, I can dive deeper and learn more about my passion for helping people through the legal profession, while my Arts degree majoring in Indigenous Studies allows me to understand the complexities of Indigenous cultures.

  • Student of Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws


    Jackson O’Hanlon

    Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws

    The flexibility of a Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws degree at JCU ensures that you can complete two degrees while expanding your knowledge on topics that are of interest to you. Studying two degrees will give you a clearer idea on what you are passionate about and what you want to do at the end of your studies.

  • Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws


    Eleanor Mak

    Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws

    Doing a JCU double degree helped tremendously when I was going for job interviews and subsequently in all the different roles I’ve had. You learn critical thinking, how to crystalise massive amounts of research into a few succinct points and then make a case, persuade others and build momentum around ideas.

  • Lecturer, College of Business, Law and Governance

    Head of Law

    Jamie Fellows

    College of Business, Law and Governance

    The benefit of studying at JCU is that there are smaller classes compared to other universities. If students need help, it is very easy to get access to their teaching staff. And for students who are living further away, with online study they can still come to JCU and study many of our courses.

  • Firm Partner at Connolly Suthers Lawyers


    Brendan Gaeta

    Firm Partner at Connolly Suthers Lawyers

    Connolly Suthers has a long history of employing JCU law graduates as they have a high level of understanding of the underlying principles and concepts of the Australian legal system. They demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills required in private practice. They know the north, its industries and people.