Australia is home to many highly regarded law schools, and this is why so many students wish to study law in Australia. There are many different types of law degrees available in Australia, with the most popular being the undergraduate LLB degree (bachelor of laws). This degree takes around 3 to 4 years for school leavers to complete. Alternatively you can choose to study a postgraduate degree in law which can take between 6 and 12 months to complete.
Throughout an undergraduate law degree, students will cover a variety of law topics such as general law, tax law, commercial law, family law, business law and medical law. At certain points during the degree program students will have the opportunity to choose which areas of law they would like to specialise in. Common specialisations include international law, media law, human rights law and corporate law.
When students choose to study a postgraduate degree in law they will more than likely be able to choose an area to specialise in, and they will also undertake work experience in this specialisation to give them a further understanding of this topic.