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Real-life practical experience in your first year

Develop skills that will be in demand

Employment opportunities in the legal profession in Australia are expected to increase by almost 18% in the next four years.*  That's more than 30,000 new jobs for solicitors, barristers and other legal professionals.

Why study law at USC?

At USC Law you'll benefit from smaller class sizes that mean you'll get to build real relationships with the teaching team and your fellow students. Plus USC Law offers real-life practical experience in your first year — an opportunity not offered anywhere else.

So many options to choose from

USC's Bachelor of Laws is just the start - a four year program with a practical focus that gives you the qualification you need to become a legal practitioner in Australia. Already have a degree in another discipline? The Bachelor of Laws (Graduate entry) will fast-track your career with an accelerated program. USC also has a range of double degree programs that give you dual qualifications in just five years. Check out the options below.

*Source: Australian Government Department of Employment - Employment Outlook to November 2020

"My internship got my foot in the door in the legal profession" - Matt, USC law student

Fast-track your way to a career you'll love with a double degree

Law + Environmental Management

New in 2017 - If you have an interest in law and a passion for the environment, this dual program is for you. With a Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Environmental Management you'll prepare for admission as a legal practitioner in Australia and gain the practical skills and tools required for immediate entry into an environmental management career.

Law + your choice of Arts major

Combine your law program with an Arts major that focuses on what you love. Languages, social science, psychology, international relations and more - your Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Arts is all about choice and this dual program lets you build a diverse foundation of skills as you work toward gaining your legal qualification.


Law + Business or Commerce

Combine two high powered qualifications and set yourself up to be in demand in the commercial world. Gain skills and knowledge from a wide range of areas in business and finance and learn how to integrate them with practical experience. Choose from the Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of BusinessBachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Commerce(Accounting) or Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning).

Law + Communication

Enhance your Law degree with strong written communication and cutting-edge problem solving and analytical skills. Build a career in law or other fields such as government, media, arts or the creative industries. Pursue your love for written communication with a dual Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Creative Writing or become a professional with a strong sense of ethics and practical skills to work across a wide range of communications platforms with a Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Journalism.

Law + Science

Love problem solving and investigation? The Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Science is a double degree designed to nurture your problem-solving and analytical skills and a program that rewards attention to detail. If you have a passion for science, this dual program will open up a broader scope of career opportunities that cross-over both disciplines.

Law + Social Science

Enhance your first class legal skills and knowledge with a deep understanding of public policy and social and political theory. With a Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Social Science you’ll have the flexibility to choose from a range of social science specialisations including criminology, development studies, geography, politics and international relations, sociology and societal sustainability.

Law + Criminology and Justice

With a Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Criminology and Justice you'll have the opportunity to work in legal practice or across the related field of criminology. The Criminology component hones your focus on the causes and effects of crime, and helps you to understand what works in reducing crime and improving justice. This provides the perfect complement to your law program, concentrating your skills in this specialist field.

Take a virtual tour of USC's Moot Court

USC's Moot Court is a near replica of the Caloundra Magistrates Court where Law students can practice appearing in court.

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