03
Jan 2014

Law students at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia have emerged as Australia’s most studious in Survive Law’s Australian Law Student Satisfaction Survey.

The survey showed that Edith Cowan students spent more time studying each week than those at any other law school, with 48.4% of survey participants stating that they did more than 20 hours of study each week.

The ALSSS aimed to measure how satisfied law students were with their law schools. More than 2000 Australian law students took part.

Edith Cowan students emerged as the most studious among universities with more than 50 responses, followed by students at Bond University and the University of Sydney.

Students were asked to state how many hours study they did each week, with options including ‘None’, ‘1-5 hours’, ‘6-10’ hours, ’11-20 hours’, ’21-30 hours’ and ‘More than 30 hours’. 

On average 29.66% of Australian law students said they did more than 20 hours of study each week, while 30.66% did 11-20 hours and 39.68% said they did 10 hours or less. The results include full-time and part-time students.

Full-time students were more likely to do more hours of study each week than part time students.

 

Weekly Study by University (Law Schools with more than 50 Respondents) 

Law School

21-30 hours per week (% of respondents)

More than 30 hours per week (% of respondents)

Students who study 21 hours or more each week (% of respondents)

Edith Cowan University

28.1

20.3

48.4

Bond University

12.7

33.3

46.0

University of Sydney

23.8

9.8

33.5

University of South Australia

16.4

16.4

32.8

University of New South Wales

19.4

12.6

32.0

University of Western Australia

19.2

11.1

30.3

Deakin University

26.3

4.0

30.3

University of Adelaide

19.8

9.9

29.6

James Cook University

14.0

14.0

28.0

Queensland University of Technology

17.0

10.4

27.4

Australian National University

14.6

12.2

26.8

University of Queensland

12.1

12.1

24.2

Monash University

17.1

6.6

23.7

La Trobe University

11.9

10.2

22.0

Macquarie University

15.9

5.8

21.7

University of Technology, Sydney

14.8

5.7

20.5

University of Wollongong

15.9

1.2

17.1

University of Notre Dame

9.0

5.1

14.1

 

Weekly Study by University (Law Schools with less than 50 Respondents) 

Law School

21-30 hours per week (% of total respondents)

More than 30 hours per week (% of total respondents)

21 or more hours per week (% of total respondents)

University of Tasmania

21.2

24.2

45.4

Central Queensland University

22.6

22.6

45.2

Charles Darwin University

17.8

20.0

37.8

University of Newcastle

25.0

10.4

35.4

Griffith University

17.8

15.6

33.3

University of Southern Queensland

21.2

12.1

33.3

University of Melbourne

32.4

0.0

32.4

University of New England

16.3

12.2

28.6

Flinders University

21.2

6.1

27.3

University of Western Sydney

10.0

12.5

22.5

 

View the full survey results here.

 

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