Combined Law - The Sydney LLB - FAQs

What was the 2014 ATAR?
How many places are available for 2015?
How much does it cost?
How do I apply?
Which school subjects should I study for Law?
Which other degree course should I do in Combined Law?
Can I enter Combined Law in the July Semester?
What if I don't get into Combined Law?
How can I transfer?
If I transfer into Law, will I get credit for previous study?
What are the career opportunities after studying law?
What Scholarships are available?


What was the 2014 ATAR?
99.7


How many places are available for 2015?
Over 200, including transfer and special admission places.

How much does it cost?

Students in a commonwealth-supported place are required to pay a contribution for each unit of study they complete. Units of study are divided into three bands. Fees are calculated each semester and the amount you are required to pay depends on the 'discipline group' to which the individual units are assigned i.e. law, arts, science, engineering or commerce.

A full-time, full-year contribution for law is $10,085 for 2014. You have the option to pay up-front and receive a 20 per cent discount, or defer and pay the full amount through the tax system. You will be required to select a payment option at enrolment. It is possible to change your payment option throughout your degree program. More information may be found here

How do I apply?

The Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) processes applications. UAC Guides are normally distributed to all Year 12 students at their school. UAC Guides containing application forms may also be purchased from newsagents from August. The closing date for 2015 is the end of September 2014 with late applications being received up until February 2014. Most prospective students will be notified during the main round of offers during January 2015, and some late and last round of offers may be made up until February 2015. More information may be found at the UAC website.

Which school subjects should I study for Law?

The HSC Subject Legal Studies is not a prerequisite - there are no prerequisite subjects for entry to Law. However, it is recommended that you take the best level HSC English course you feel you can manage. There may be prerequisite requirements for our partner degrees in Combined Law. Please check with the relevant Faculty to confirm.

Which other degree course should I do in Combined Law?

From the point of view of the Sydney Law School, there is no particular preference. You should enrol in the area that suits your interests and career aspirations. Students are required to undertake another degree because this contributes to general intellectual training, not because of the specific vocational significance of the other degree course.

Can I enter Combined Law in the July Semester?
No

What if I don't get into Combined Law?

If you don't obtain a sufficiently high enough ATAR (or equivalent) to enter Combined Law as a school leaver, but want a career in law, you can perform very well after at least first year of full-time university studies in another degree course and apply for the transfer option into Combined Law (see below)

How can I transfer?

You can apply for a transfer after at least one year of full-time (or equivalent) tertiary study. Students with more than one full-time year of tertiary study are still eligible to apply. Entry will be based on 50 per cent ATAR and 50 per cent tertiary grade point average in your first year of study or 100 per cent tertiary grade point average. Experience suggests you require at least a Distinction average in your tertiary study and a ATAR or equivalent over 97 in order for your application to be competitive. Applicants who have completed less than one year of tertiary study will be assessed on their ATAR only.

It is possible to transfer from a Combined Law program at another institution and complete the program at Sydney Law School in five years. Please note, however, that the requirements of the degree with which you are combining your Law studies may mean that in some circumstances completion exceeds five years. You must apply through UAC.

If I transfer into Law, will I get credit for previous study?

You may receive credit for study elsewhere. All credit is determined at enrolment.

What are the career opportunities after studying law?
Although many graduates obtain employment as legal practitioners, an increasing number choose employment in commerce and management, banking and finance, accounting, communications and media, government administration and education, where a law degree is acknowledged as a desirable qualification.

What Scholarships are available?
The Sydney Law School does not offer faculty-specific scholarships for commencing students. However, there are a number of University scholarships open to applicants to Law, including scholarships offered by our partner faculties. More information on these scholarships may be found here

The Law School does offer scholarships to students already enrolled in undergraduate degrees. There are also a large number of prizes awarded to students each year. Information may be found in the web entry on Scholarships & Prizes, located here