Pre-law pathway

Pre-law pathway

What is it?

Macquarie’s Pre-Law Pathway is the alternative avenue for those looking to transfer into law from a non-law degree. It allows you to undertake introductory law units as a pathway to the Bachelor of Laws from a Macquarie non-law degree.

Who you are

If you’ve been admitted to a non-law degree at Macquarie University, you can apply for admission to the Pre-Law Pathway prior to your first session of studies, if you meet the following criteria:

  • Completed your HSC in 2016.
  • Starting at Macquarie in 2017 – accepted an approved single degree (eg. Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Social Science, or Bachelor of Psychology).
  • Attained an ATAR of 93+ (minimum ATAR to be established each year) – bonus points can contribute towards this ATAR requirement.

Are you a Macquarie student currently enrolled in a non-law degree? See Pre-law Pathway information for current students.

How do I apply?

Firstly, you will need to have your preferred Macquarie non-law degree as a preference in your UAC application. The last date to change preferences for the main UAC round is 6 January 2017.

After you have been offered and accepted a place in a non-law degree, you can apply directly to Macquarie Law School for the Pre-Law Pathway. The online application form will be available on this page when applications open on 18 January 2017. The last day to apply is 14 February 2017.

If you are interested in applying for the Pre-Law Pathway, a form will be available on this page when applications open in January.

After you apply

You will study LAW 115 Foundations of Law in your first Session, followed by:

  • LAWS104 – Contracts
  • LAWS108 – Law, Lawyers and Society
  • LAW109 – Criminal Justice

After completing all four units, you can apply for a course transfer into a Double Degree with Bachelor of Laws or a Single Bachelor of Laws.


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