Course Description

In our Legal Studies course, you will explore the legal system and how it shapes our society. You’ll broaden your understanding of the role and operation of law, the structure of the Australian legal system and case law and legislation and the interaction of law with other disciplines and social groupings.
You’ll explore a range of issues, including human trafficking, crimes against humanity and social and welfare law.
You will learn about dispute resolution and have the opportunity to develop your own dispute resolution skills.
This course offers a range of elective choices so you can tailor your major to suit your areas of interest.
When you graduate you will have employment opportunities within the court and corrections facilities, police services, youth work, community groups and government departments.
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.
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Graduate Rating

Graduates of Law & Paralegal Studies undergraduate courses at Murdoch University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 51.5% (national average 56.9%)
Improved skills: 85.8% (national average 83.7%)
Overall satisfaction: 80.2% (national average 81.1%)

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

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Law & Paralegal Studies undergraduate courses at Murdoch University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 64.5% (national average 74.1%)
Studying full time: 16.5% (national average 20.3%)
Median full time salary: $58,800 (national average $60,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.