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Law degrees - new academic calendar FAQs

In 2023, UniSQ is introducing an innovative and new Academic Calendar that allows you to better manage your study load and structure your own degree progression to balance work, family, and university commitments.

Understanding the academic calendar

The Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Master of Laws, and Juris Doctor will be offered in the Interim Trimester academic calendar in 2023.

An Interim Trimester is a study period of equal length occurring three times during the year. Each Interim Trimester includes 12 weeks of classes, a final assessment week and a 2-week teaching recess. The first Interim Trimester study period for Law degrees starts in February, 2023.

From 2024, law courses will be offered in the Trimester calendar.

No. Even if you are planning to study full-time, a full-time load is considered to be eight courses over two trimesters: i.e., four courses in one trimester and four courses in another trimester. The whole set of course offerings is meant to give maximum flexibility to your study of law, so there is nothing compelling study across three trimesters. The trimester system nevertheless gives you ample opportunity to fast-track your study. More information can be found at Law and Criminology - changes in 2023
The Trimester academic calendar offers a great deal of flexibility to allow you to speed up or slow down your studies. The trimester model allows for three even-length teaching periods with consistent semester breaks. It also allows for a break in your studies over the end of year holiday period without impacting your chosen completion time. You can find out more about the benefits at Law and Criminology - changes in 2023

All law courses will be offered in the trimester model.

All law students who are studying in a double-degree program in 2023 will need to review the format of non-law courses in 2023. More information can be found at Law and Criminology - changes in 2023

Key dates

Download the Law academic calendar to view all key dates throughout the 2023 academic year.

Please visit Law and Criminology - Changes in 2023 for more information about key dates for the Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Master of Laws, and Juris Doctor.

You can begin in Interim Trimester 1 (February), Interim  Trimester 2 (June) or Interim Trimester 3 (September). 

Enrolment and course selection

Detailed information about recommended enrolment patterns will be available from 19 October 2022 in the UniSQ Handbook for the following degrees: 

Please visit Law and Criminology - Changes in 2023 for more information.

Additionally, you will be able to find information about your courses, required pre-requisites and enrolment patterns in the UniSQ Handbook, which will be available from 19 October 2022, for the following degrees:

Enrolments for 2023 are scheduled to open from 19 October 2022. You can enrol in classes once you are offered a place in one of our degree. Current students can enrol for 2023 as per university guidelines. 

UniSQ offers many flexible ways to study. You have the option of slowing down and completing your degree part-time by doing a minimum of one course in a trimester, or you can speed it up and do as many as four courses in a trimester.  For example, the three-year full-time Bachelor of Laws degree can be completed in two years, if you do six consecutive trimesters. 

Assessment and exams

There is not an option to study across different calendars, so this will not be an issue for you. All Law courses will be delivered in the Interim Trimester calendar in 2023 and in the Trimester calendar from 2024.
Any supplementary or deferred assessment will be in accordance with UniSQ policy

Where to find more information

More information will be available in the UniSQ Handbook from 19 October 2022 for the following degrees: 

Connect with us – start a conversation, whenever suits you. Contact us for more information and please visit Law and Criminology - Changes in 2023 for more information. 

Current students

About the degree

The Bachelor of Laws has been accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board, Queensland, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland as an approved academic qualification under the Supreme Court (Legal Practitioner Admission) Rules 2004 (Qld).

UniSQ law programs have also been approved by the Australian Law Schools Standards Committee under the Standards for Australian Law Schools adopted by the Council of Australian Law Deans. The Bachelor of Laws will partially satisfy the requirements to practise as a lawyer in Queensland or elsewhere in Australia. Intending lawyers must also complete an approved practical legal training course in order to become admitted to practise law. There is an option in the Honours year of gaining a credit for four units of law approved courses by the completion of an approved practical legal training program. 

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