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 $32,960 AUD (2022 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February & July
Next Available Intake July 2022
Application Deadline Variable*


The James Cook University Law School provides you with a solid foundation in traditional law subjects, along with an exciting and broad-ranging elective program. JCU law graduates benefit from a practical approach and an understanding of modern society and they are highly prized by the legal profession.

JCU Law School offers ongoing support for new law students with “The First Year Experience” program. This program ensures support and mentoring for new law students, essentially familiarizing you with foundation legal skills.


The Bachelor of Laws focuses strongly on learning outcomes that have professional relevance and practical application. This law program is designed to challenge you, exposing you to contemporary issues, the latest research and new ideas across diverse areas of the practice and application of law.

As a JCU law student you will gain an appreciation of the role of law in social, economic, environmental and political contexts and its significance for stable government, economic prosperity and the protection of individual and cultural rights.

Admission Requirements

Completed high school diploma
You must have a high school diploma with a minimum 70% average (2.7/4.0) based on your best six Grade 12 subjects.


Admission Timeline

*While there is no set application deadline, you are encouraged to apply at least 6 months prior to the program start date.