Course summary

Students who undertake a double degree are candidates for both degrees and are able to complete the two degrees with five years of full-time study or part-time equivalent.

This double degree gives students the opportunity to gain an understanding of the law as it applies to the arts. Students can specialise with an arts major, and select from a comprehensive range of law electives.

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) is a recognised degree for admission as a lawyer throughout Australia. Whatever their field of interest, the LLB will equip students with the intellectual, critical and practical skills needed in the professional practice of law.

Applicants who do not have the required entry mark for a double degree in law are encouraged to apply for the Bachelor of Arts. If those students achieve the required grade point average during that course, they may then apply for transfer into the double degree.

Students who undertake a double degree are candidates for both degrees and are able to complete the two degrees with five years of full-time study or part-time equivalent.

This double degree gives students the opportunity to gain an understanding of the law as it applies to the arts. Students can specialise with an arts major, and select from a comprehensive range of law electives.

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) is a recognised degree for admission as a lawyer throughout Australia. Whatever their field of interest, the LLB will equip students with the intellectual, critical and practical skills needed in the professional practice of law.

Applicants who do not have the required entry mark for a double degree in law are encouraged to apply for the Bachelor of Arts. If those students achieve the required grade point average during that course, they may then apply for transfer into the double degree.

There are no majors in the Bachelor of Laws degree, however, a diverse range of law-based elective units is available.

The Bachelor of Arts has the following majors:

  • Communication and Cultural Studies
  • Governance and Society
  • History
  • Media Studies
  • Writing

For more information about these majors, visit the Bachelor of Arts.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills needed to identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, legal and policy issues.

Creativity

Apply legal reasoning, critical analysis and research to generate appropriate responses to legal problems.

Ethical practice

Demonstrate an understanding of approaches to ethical decision-making and an ability to recognise, reflect upon, and respond to ethical issues likely to arise in professional contexts.

Demonstrate an ability to recognise and reflect upon the professional responsibilities of lawyers in promoting justice and in service to the community.

Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between law and sustainability.

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate an understanding of a broad and coherent body of knowledge that includes the fundamental areas of law, the Australian legal system, and underlying principles and concepts, including international and comparative contexts, and the broader contexts within which legal issues arise.

Demonstrate an understanding of the international and comparative contexts in which legal issues arise.

Lifelong learning

Learn and work independently.

Reflect on and assess their own capabilities and performance, and seek and make use of feedback as appropriate, to determine personal and professional development needs and achievements.

Access, manage and evaluate sources of information relevant to legal research and practice

Communication and social skills

Communicate in ways that are effective, appropriate and persuasive for legal and non-legal audiences.

Collaborate effectively and constructively with others.

Cultural competence

Apply an understanding of Australian Indigenous perspectives to all aspects of legal professional practice.

Law students can undertake voluntary legal experience and professional placement with legal firms or offices to complement their practical legal skills and become familiar with the issues facing working lawyers.

See the Bachelor of Arts for professional placement.

The Bachelor of Laws fulfils the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession, but professional admission authorities also require law graduates of all universities to complete practical legal training or similar to be eligible for admission.

Students who intend to practise law outside Australia should check with the relevant country’s admission body to confirm their admission requirements.

See the Bachelor of Arts for professional recognition.


Course overview

Course code

3206101

Course abbreviation

BA, LLB

Credit points

480

Equivalent units

40

Duration

5 years full-time; 10 years part-time

Duration

5 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Lismore Session 1 336104 056041
Online Session 1 N/A N/A

Fee information

Commonwealth supported


Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

To be eligible for the award of a double degree including Law a candidate shall successfully complete not less than the equivalent of forty (40) units, including all units from Part A, and comply with the applicable Schedule attached to these Rules.

Any Rules governing unit selection relating to a single degree named in the Double Degree Schedules are deemed to have been met by compliance with that Double Degree Schedule.

The Rules for the Bachelor of Arts component require the completion of one major from Part B and three (3) Arts Elective units from Part B, Part C or Part D.

Candidates must comply with requirements relating to majors as specified in the Rules for the Bachelor of Arts degree. Please contact the School of Arts and Social Sciences regarding the Arts Majors and Arts Electives.

Duration of Course
Normally, unless the School Boards otherwise determine, a candidate shall be required to complete the requirements of the double degrees in not more than twelve (12) years from the date of commencement.

Law Degree with Honours

  1. A candidate for the award of Bachelor of Laws with Honours shall fulfil the requirements of the Bachelor of Laws award, and in addition:
  2. shall achieve such standard of excellence as the School Board, School of Law and Justice, may from time to time determine;
  3. shall complete the units LAW10181 - Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method and LAW00524 - Independent Legal Research.
  4. For the award of Honours, consideration shall be given to a candidate’s academic record throughout the course of study. A candidate who has reached the required standard of excellence referred to in Rule 4.3(a) may on the recommendation of the School Board in the School of Law and Justice, be awarded Honours in one of the following grades:
    • First Class Honours
    • Second Class Honours – Division I
    • Second Class Honours – Division II

Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

Part A

LAW00051 - Legal Research and Writing Introductory
LAW00111 - Legal Process Introductory
COM10295 - Written Communication Introductory
CUL00210 - Australia, Asia and the World Introductory
LAW10180 - Law of Torts Introductory
LAW00112 - Constitutional Law Intermediate
SOC10399 - Critical Thinking for Digital Times Introductory
HUM00271 - Unruly Subjects: Citizenship Introductory
LAW10001 - Contract Law I Introductory
LAW10002 - Australian Criminal Law I Introductory
LAW00118 - Environmental Law Intermediate
WRI10002 - The Nature of Narrative: Self, Time, Place and the Environment Intermediate
LAW10003 - Contract Law II Intermediate
LAW10004 - Australian Criminal Law II Intermediate
LAW00520 - The Philosophy of Law Intermediate
LAW00114 - Evidence and Civil Procedure Intermediate
LAW00115 - Equity Intermediate
LAW00116 - Property Law Intermediate
LAW00527 - Corporations Law Intermediate
LAW00519 - Professional Conduct Advanced Note 1
LAW00117 - Administrative Law Intermediate

PART B

Title Level of learning Note
ACC00132 - Taxation Advanced
ACC00134 - Advanced Taxation Advanced
LAW00054 - Family Law Practice Intermediate
LAW00057 - Conveyancing Law Intermediate Note 1
LAW00059 - Welfare Law Intermediate
LAW00061 - Drugs, Crime and the Law Intermediate
LAW00062 - Wills and Estates Intermediate
LAW00104 - Employment and Industrial Relations Law Advanced
LAW00106 - EEO and OH&S Law and Practice Advanced
LAW00118 - Environmental Law Intermediate
LAW00119 - Local Government and Planning Law Intermediate
LAW00120 - Victimology Intermediate
LAW00121 - Intellectual Property Advanced
LAW00122 - Clinical Legal Experience Intermediate
LAW00123 - Law Placement Advanced
LAW00124 - International Business Law Intermediate
LAW00125 - Information Technology and the Law Advanced
LAW00126 - Competition and Consumer Law Intermediate
LAW00214 - Mediation and Dispute Resolution Introductory Note 1
LAW00216 - Mediation Practice and Procedure Intermediate Note 1
LAW00514 - Criminology Intermediate
LAW00516 - Advanced Advocacy Intermediate
LAW00521 - International Law Intermediate
LAW00522 - Human Rights Advanced
LAW00523 - Commercial Law Intermediate
LAW00524 - Independent Legal Research Advanced
LAW00525 - Cyberlaw Intermediate
LAW00526 - International Criminal Justice Advanced
LAW00528 - Law Review Intermediate
LAW00529 - Restorative Justice Intermediate
LAW01125 - Stock Exchange and Finance Law Intermediate
LAW10160 - Public Interest Advocacy Advanced
LAW10166 - Entertainment Law Advanced
LAW10167 - International Intellectual Property Law and Public Policy Intermediate
LAW10168 - Privacy Law and the Private Sector Intermediate
LAW10170 - Race and the Law Intermediate
LAW10169 - Human Rights and the Global Economy Advanced
LAW10171 - Mediating Across Cultures Introductory
LAW10181 - Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method Advanced
LAW10206 - The Holocaust, Genocide and the Law Intermediate
LAW10207 - Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law Advanced
LAW10288 - Mooting Advanced
LAW10292 - Education and the Law Intermediate
LAW10472 - International Human Rights Law Intermediate
LAW10487 - Animal Law Intermediate
LAW10488 - Crime, Globalisation and Governance Intermediate
LAW10489 - Australian Military and National Security Law Intermediate
LAW10490 - Trials and Witnesses Intermediate
LAW10491 - Sexual Orientation and the Law Intermediate
LAW10527 - Comparative Law Advanced
LAW10698 - International Trade and Development Law Advanced
LAW10727 - Marine Animal Protection Law Intermediate
LAW30001 - Ecological Jurisprudence Intermediate
LAW30002 - Advanced Sports Law Advanced
LAW30003 - International Humanitarian Law Intermediate
LAW30004 - Comparative Criminal Law Advanced
LAW30005 - Statutory Interpretation Advanced
Arts Majors

PART C

Arts Electives

Part D

Arts Electives


Course progressions

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Title Level of learning Note
Year 1, Session 1
Part-time students should complete the first two units in Year 1, Session 1. The remaining two units should be completed in Year 2, Session 1.
LAW00051 - Legal Research and Writing Introductory
LAW00111 - Legal Process Introductory
COM10295 - Written Communication Introductory
CUL00210 - Australia, Asia and the World Introductory
Year 1, Session 2
Part-time students should complete the first two units in Year 1, Session 2. The remaining two units should be completed in Year 2, Session 2.
LAW10180 - Law of Torts Introductory
LAW00112 - Constitutional Law Intermediate
SOC10399 - Philosophy on Screen: Film and Television Introductory
HUM00271 - Unruly Subjects: Citizenship Introductory
Year 2, Session 1
LAW10001 - Contract Law I Introductory
LAW10002 - Australian Criminal Law I Introductory
LAW00118 - Environmental Law Intermediate
WRI10002 - The Nature of Narrative: Self, Time, Place and the Environment Intermediate
Year 2, Session 2
LAW10003 - Contract Law II Intermediate
LAW10004 - Australian Criminal Law II Intermediate
Arts Major - 1st Unit
Arts Major - 2nd Unit
Year 3, Session 1
Arts Major - 3rd Unit
Law Part B Law Elective or Arts elective
LAW00520 - The Philosophy of Law Intermediate
LAW00114 - Evidence and Civil Procedure Intermediate
Year 3, Session 2
LAW00115 - Equity Intermediate
LAW00116 - Property Law Intermediate
Arts Major - 4th Unit
Arts Major - 5th Unit
Year 4, Session 1
LAW00527 - Corporations Law Intermediate
Arts Major - 6th Unit
Arts Major - 7th Unit
1st Part B Law Elective
Year 4, Session 2
LAW00519 - Professional Conduct Advanced Note 1
LAW00117 - Administrative Law Intermediate
Arts Major - 8th Unit
1st Arts elective (Part B, C or D)
Year 5, Session 1
2nd Arts elective (Part B, C or D)
2nd Part B Law Elective
3rd Part B Law Elective
4th Part B Law Elective
Year 5, Session 2
3rd Arts elective (Part B, C or D)
5th Part B Law Elective
6th Part B Law Elective
7th Part B Law Elective

Notes

Note 1: Unit requires attendance at compulsory workshop

Unit groups

Part B Law Elective

Title Level of learning Note
ACC00132 - Taxation Advanced
ACC00134 - Advanced Taxation Advanced
LAW00054 - Family Law Practice Intermediate
LAW00057 - Conveyancing Law Intermediate Note 1
LAW00059 - Welfare Law Intermediate
LAW00061 - Drugs, Crime and the Law Intermediate
LAW00062 - Wills and Estates Intermediate
LAW00104 - Employment and Industrial Relations Law Advanced
LAW00106 - EEO and OH&S Law and Practice Advanced
LAW00118 - Environmental Law Intermediate
LAW00119 - Local Government and Planning Law Intermediate
LAW00120 - Victimology Intermediate
LAW00121 - Intellectual Property Advanced
LAW00122 - Clinical Legal Experience Intermediate
LAW00123 - Law Placement Advanced
LAW00124 - International Business Law Intermediate
LAW00125 - Information Technology and the Law Advanced
LAW00126 - Competition and Consumer Law Intermediate
LAW00214 - Mediation and Dispute Resolution Introductory Note 1
LAW00216 - Mediation Practice and Procedure Intermediate Note 1
LAW00514 - Criminology Intermediate
LAW00516 - Advanced Advocacy Intermediate
LAW00521 - International Law Intermediate
LAW00522 - Human Rights Advanced
LAW00523 - Commercial Law Intermediate
LAW00524 - Independent Legal Research Advanced
LAW00525 - Cyberlaw Intermediate
LAW00526 - International Criminal Justice Advanced
LAW00528 - Law Review Intermediate
LAW00529 - Restorative Justice Intermediate
LAW01125 - Stock Exchange and Finance Law Intermediate
LAW10160 - Public Interest Advocacy Advanced
LAW10166 - Entertainment Law Advanced
LAW10167 - International Intellectual Property Law and Public Policy Intermediate
LAW10168 - Privacy Law and the Private Sector Intermediate
LAW10170 - Race and the Law Intermediate
LAW10169 - Human Rights and the Global Economy Advanced
LAW10171 - Mediating Across Cultures Introductory
LAW10181 - Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method Advanced
LAW10206 - The Holocaust, Genocide and the Law Intermediate
LAW10207 - Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law Advanced
LAW10288 - Mooting Advanced
LAW10292 - Education and the Law Intermediate
LAW10472 - International Human Rights Law Intermediate
LAW10487 - Animal Law Intermediate
LAW10488 - Crime, Globalisation and Governance Intermediate
LAW10489 - Australian Military and National Security Law Intermediate
LAW10490 - Trials and Witnesses Intermediate
LAW10491 - Sexual Orientation and the Law Intermediate
LAW10527 - Comparative Law Advanced
LAW10698 - International Trade and Development Law Advanced
LAW10727 - Marine Animal Protection Law Intermediate
LAW30001 - Ecological Jurisprudence Intermediate
LAW30002 - Advanced Sports Law Advanced
LAW30003 - International Humanitarian Law Intermediate
LAW30004 - Comparative Criminal Law Advanced
LAW30005 - Statutory Interpretation Advanced