Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Australian National University

Undergraduate course details table
Campus Course code Fee type Pattern of
Course start date
Canberra 137004 CSP 4F/8P 22 Jul 2019


Graduates/graduands are not eligible to apply for this course.

B Laws (Honours) provides candidates with a law degree that opens doors to a diverse range of professional careers in Australia and around the world. In addition to equipping you with an understanding of law and the contexts in which it operates, this program places a significant emphasis on building your high-level research skills through opportunities to conduct independent legal research. You will also graduate with an honours-degree, giving you additional advantages in establishing your career or providing a strong foundation for postgraduate study.

The program satisfies the academic component to be admitted as a legal practitioner in Australia.

Graduates/graduands of non-Law degrees are not eligible to apply for this course but may apply for the ANU Juris Doctor by completing a postgraduate application through UAC.

Areas of study: Law.

Career opportunities: Community legal worker; corporate legal officer in private industry; legal officer in international organisations and non-government organisations; legal officer in Commonwealth and state departments, parliament, courts and tribunals; professional practitioner.

Professional recognition: Satisfies the academic admission requirements to practise as a barrister or solicitor in the ACT and NSW.

Honours: Awarded to all students, subject to progress requirements.

Fees and charges: Visit the ANU website for current fee information.

Admission criteria

Refer to the ANU general admission criteria.

Guaranteed Selection Rank: 98.00. This Selection Rank will guarantee entry at the Australian National University in the UAC rounds that ANU participates in, up to and including January Round 1. Visit the ANU Guaranteed Entry Scheme for further information.

Student profile

Visit the ANU website.

Further information

Visit the ANU website.

How to apply

Read about how to apply through UAC.

Check UAC application and offer round dates.

Course updates
Courses are added and cancelled throughout the admissions year and course details are subject to change. Check the course search on the UAC website or the My UAC app regularly throughout the 2019–20 admissions period.

Admission criteria
If no admission criteria is specified, refer to the ANU general admission criteria and visit the ANU website.

Combined options
Combined options are available in a number of ANU courses.

ATAR profile table

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2018)
ATAR profile data table
Course code Lowest ATAR (LA) Median ATAR (MA) Highest ATAR (HA) Lowest selection rank (LSR) Median selection rank (MSR) Highest selection rank (HSR)
137004 94.75 99.15 99.95 98.00 99.00 99.95


  1. Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2019 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.
  2. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in 2015 to 2017) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites by publishing:
    • separate data for 2017 Year 12 students and 2015/16 Year 12 students
    • data relating to an entire year's intake (eg all offers made in 2017 – semesters 1 and 2).
  3. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  4. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

LA - Lowest ATAR
MA - Median ATAR
HA - Highest ATAR
LSR - Lowest selection rank
LSR - Median selection rank
LSR - Highest selection rank