Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of LawsBachelors 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.
|Graduate Attribute||Course Learning Outcome|
Demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills needed to identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, legal and policy issues.
Apply legal reasoning, critical analysis and research to generate appropriate responses to legal problems.
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.
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.
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.
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
- Media Studies
For more information about these majors, visit the Bachelor of Arts.
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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.
We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.
Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics 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
- A candidate for the award of Bachelor of Laws with Honours shall fulfil the requirements of the Bachelor of Laws award, and in addition:
- shall achieve such standard of excellence as the School Board, School of Law and Justice, may from time to time determine;
- shall complete the units LAW10181 - Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method and LAW00524 - Independent Legal Research.
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
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. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.
Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Available||Credit points||Level of learning||Notes|
|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|
Unit requires attendance at compulsory workshop
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Level of learning||Notes|
|LAW00051||Legal Research and Writing||Introductory|
|CUL00210||Australia, Asia and the World||Introductory|
|LAW10180||Law of Torts||Introductory|
|SOC10399||Critical Thinking for Digital Times||Introductory|
|HUM00271||Unruly Subjects: Citizenship||Introductory|
|LAW10001||Contract Law I||Introductory|
|LAW10002||Australian Criminal Law I||Introductory|
|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|
|LAW00519||Professional Conduct||Advanced||Note 1|