James Cook University

Bachelor of Laws



University Location Townsville or Cairns, Queensland
City Population 190,000
Student Population 22,000
Int'l Student Population 6,640
Main Campus Townsville
Program Campus Townsville or Cairns
Program Duration 3 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $32,280 AUD (2020 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February and July
Next Available Intake February 2021
Application Deadline Variable*


The James Cook University Law School offers the Bachelor of Laws (graduate) degree, designed for students who already hold a bachelor degree in another field and wish to gain a qualification in law. JCU connects with local law firms and the Community Legal Centre, which offer law students opportunities to gain practical legal skills.

JCU is particularly proud of its community links and the strong support received from the legal profession and judiciary of northern and far northern Queensland. These links provide you with an authentic learning environment.


JCU’s graduate LLB program will provide you with foundation law subjects, along with an exciting and broad-ranging elective program. Law graduates benefit from a practical approach and an understanding of the complexities of modern society. A mooting competition is held each year, offering you practical experience in addressing legal argument to a mock court.

The Bachelor of Laws degree at James Cook University is designed to

  • satisfy the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession (course has been accredited by the Queensland Barristers and Solicitors Board, for practice as a solicitor or barrister in Queensland);
  • prepare you for employment in the business world or in other areas such as government or agencies in environmental and coastal management control, natural resources development, etc.;
  • encourage independent thought and critical analysis of legal issues and develop an interest in law reform; and
  • train you to relate your learning to community legal problems.

Admission Requirements

Completed bachelor’s degree
You must have a completed undergraduate degree with a cumulative grade point average of 65% or above to apply.

JCU does not require the LSAT. Reference letters are not necessary.

Admission Timeline

*While JCU has a general application deadline of January 29 for the February intake, and June 29 for the July intake, you are strongly encouraged to submit your application a minimum of three months prior to the program start date.