Course Description

This course is designed to enable students to acquire a broad understanding of the process of law in our society as well as gaining a range of legal and practical skills. It caters for two groups of students: those who have a general interest in legal issues without wishing to complete a full law degree and those who wish to gauge their interest in legal studies and later seek to undertake a full law degree program.

Upon completion of the first year of the Associate Degree program, students may seek admission to the Bachelor of Laws degree with full credit for units completed under the Associate Degree program.

Duration

2 years full time, 4 years part time

Starting dates

February, July, November

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Law & Paralegal Studies undergraduate courses at Charles Darwin University (CDU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 52.7% (national average 56.9%)
Improved skills: 88.2% (national average 83.7%)
Overall satisfaction: 87.1% (national average 81.1%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Charles Darwin University (CDU). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Law & Paralegal Studies undergraduate courses at Charles Darwin University (CDU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 82.7% (national average 74.1%)
Studying full time: 21.3% (national average 20.3%)
Median full time salary: $70,000 (national average $60,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Charles Darwin University (CDU) Code: XLEST1

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