Law at ECU will equip you with skills for the courtroom and beyond, providing greater scope and options for a rewarding career in the legal, corporate, commercial and social justice fields. Ready to raise the bar?Find out more
Study world ready
ECU's 4-year Bachelor of Laws degree was the first accredited Law degree in WA offered fully online, allowing greater study flexibility. Our Graduate Entry course enables students with a Bachelor's degree in another discipline to complete a Bachelor of Laws full-time in just three years.
"My parliamentary internship gave me insight into the political arena of law"
It has definitely assisted me with my career as my research paper was published and discussed in Parliament, and my contribution acknowledged by the MP.
Apart from the internship, I was fortunate to undertake a work placement program with the Law Society of Western Australia, in their Law Access Division. This gave me an insight into the pro bono area of work for law. I’ve had a great experience at ECU.
You are taught to challenge yourself outside of a textbook and incorporate theoretical knowledge into practical experience.
"Since graduating from ECU, I've been able to secure a graduate position at one of the largest law firms in Australia, MinterEllison"
The focus of the Law degree at ECU is very practical. Some of my lecturers had held jobs in Parliament, ASIC, and the AAT, and were able to bring a very practical mind-set to the units they taught, something I think is very important for those wishing to practice after they complete their degrees. My studies at ECU provided me with the essential framework to begin working in, and applying for corporate positions.
Whilst studying Law at ECU, I was lucky enough to travel to Canberra for the Australian Law Student Association Conference as a delegate. At the conference, top students from all Law Schools in Australasia come to learn about issues facing law, learn new skills, and compete. I competed in the Witness Examination competition, this taught me a lot in regards to Court etiquette, legal procedure, and dealing with clients. It was also an excellent opportunity to network with students from all over Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.
"My undergraduate journey at ECU has been amazing"
Returning to studies mid-life, I have embarked on an academic journey by undertaking the Bachelor of Laws undergraduate course.
The flexibility, convenience and support offered by ECU were pivotal in my decision to take up this challenge. The lecturers and staff are extremely supportive, encouraging and approachable, and always provide the help I need. I have found the culture at ECU very empowering.
As the recipient of the Cullen McLeod Prize in Contract Law II in 2018, I now have the chance to complete an internship at a law firm. This is a great opportunity to apply the theory I've learnt to real world practice.