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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?

Why ECU?

  • QILT logo

    Legal skills development highly rated

    In the latest QILT survey, ECU was ranked Australia's top public university for undergraduate skills development in the Law and Paralegal discipline.

    QILT is an annual independent Australian government survey.

  • The Good Universities Guide 2021

    Good Universities Guide

    In the 2021 Good Universities Guide, ECU graduates have given us a 5-star rating for teaching quality, skills development, student support, learning resources, learner engagement and overall student experience.

    The 5-star rating for teaching quality has now been achieved for 14 straight years.

    Read more about the Good Universities Guide.

  • THE World University Rankings 2020 Top 100 Young

    THE Young University Rankings

    ECU has been ranked in the world's top 100 universities under 50 years old in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings, THE World University Rankings.

Courses

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.

Need some help deciding what to study?

Our future student events include a mix of on-campus and online sessions designed to help you decide what to study at ECU.

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Scholarship opportunities to reduce your expenses

Scholarships recognise those whose life journey may have been challenging, as well as students who've shown outstanding academic excellence and endeavour.

ECU Business & Law Excellence Scholarship (New)

A 20% fee reduction scholarship to prospective postgraduate students who can demonstrate excellence in their field and a commitment to their studies.

Find out more and apply

Other scholarships

A scholarship can help you realise your ambitions by paying for fees, text books and living expenses.

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Student stories

  • Dylan Hoyne

    Dylan Hoyne

    Bachelor of Laws graduate

    "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.

  • Alan Watkins

    Law student

    "Invaluable student experiences"

    ECU Law student Alan Watkins talks about the unexpected work experience he's enjoyed while studying here.

  • Rachel Robson

    Rachel Robson

    ECU Law graduate

    "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.