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Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws

Bachelors Double Degree

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    BA, LLB

  • Course code

    3206101

  • Credit points

    480


Overview

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 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.

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.

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

Career Outcomes

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.

Requirements

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.

Course requirements

  1. To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws a candidate shall successfully complete forty (40) units, comprising:
    1. all units from Part A of the Schedule of Units;
    2. one (1) Arts Major from Part B of the Schedule of Units;
    3. three (3) Law Elective units from Part B of the Schedule of Units;
    4. three (3) Arts Elective units from Part B, C or D of the Schedule of Units; and
    5. one (1) Law Elective unit from Part B OR one (1) Arts Elective unit from Part B, C or D.
  2. 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.
  3. Candidates must comply with requirements relating to majors as specified in the Rules for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

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 must:
    1. complete the units LAW10181 - Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method and LAW00524 - Independent Legal Research; and
    2. achieve such standard of academic performance as determined by the School Board, School of Law and Justice.
  2. 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 academic performance 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

Course structure

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.
LAW00112 -  Constitutional Law Intermediate
SOC10399 -  Philosophy on Screen: Film and Television Introductory
HUM00271 -  Unruly Subjects: Citizenship Introductory
1st Part B Law Elective
Year 2, Session 1
LAW10001 -  Contract Law I Introductory
LAW10002 -  Australian Criminal Law I Introductory
LAW72002 -  Law of Torts I 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
LAW73003 -  Law of Torts II Advanced
Arts Major - 1st Unit
Year 3, Session 1
LAW71005 -  Property Principles Introductory
LAW00118 -  Environmental Law Intermediate
LAW72009 -  Principles of Equity Intermediate
Arts Major - 2nd Unit
Year 3, Session 2
LAW72010 -  Property in Land Intermediate
LAW72012 -  Trusts Intermediate
Arts Major - 3rd Unit
Arts Major - 4th Unit
Year 4, Session 1
LAW72005 -  Evidence Intermediate
LAW00520 -  The Philosophy of Law Intermediate
LAW00527 -  Corporations Law Intermediate
Arts Major - 5th Unit
Year 4, Session 2
LAW72001 -  Civil Litigation and Procedure Intermediate
LAW00117 -  Administrative Law Intermediate
LAW00519 -  Professional Conduct Advanced Note 1
Arts Major - 6th Unit
Year 5, Session 1
2nd Part B Law Elective
Arts Major - 7th Unit
Arts Major - 8th Unit
1st Arts elective (Part B, C or D)
Year 5, Session 2
3rd Part B Law Elective
Elective Part B Law Elective OR Arts elective
2nd Arts elective (Part B, C or D)
3rd Arts elective (Part B, C or D)

Note 1:

Attendance at a compulsory workshop is required.

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes

Part A

LAW00051 Legal Research and Writing Introductory
LAW00111 Legal Process Introductory
COM10295 Written Communication Introductory
CUL00210 Australia, Asia and the World 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
LAW72002 Torts Intermediate
WRI10002 The Nature of Narrative: Self, Time, Place and the Environment Intermediate
LAW10003 Contract Law II Intermediate
LAW10004 Australian Criminal Law II Intermediate
LAW73003 Remedies Advanced
LAW71005 Property Principles Introductory
LAW00118 Environmental Law Intermediate
LAW72010 Property in Land Intermediate
LAW72009 Principles of Equity Intermediate
LAW72012 Trusts Intermediate
LAW72005 Evidence Intermediate
LAW00520 The Philosophy of Law Intermediate
LAW00527 Corporations Law Intermediate
LAW72001 Civil Litigation and Procedure Intermediate
LAW00117 Administrative Law Intermediate
LAW00519 Professional Conduct Advanced Note 1

PART B

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
Choose three (3) units from the following:
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

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes

Foundational:

HUM00270 Doing Cultural Studies Introductory
Choose seven (7) from the following:
HUM00272 Space, Place and Travel Intermediate
HUM00273 Borderlands: Identity, Culture and Belonging Advanced
HUM00274 EcoCultural Studies Advanced
HUM00275 Cultural Studies Research Project Advanced
SOC10400 Gender, Sexuality and Culture Intermediate
CUL00211 Perspectives on Australia Introductory
COM00439 Theory in Practice: Issues in Media Studies Introductory
COM10082 Film Studies: Cinema, Culture, Context Intermediate
COM00446 The Big Picture: Global Media Introductory
COM10499 From the Bard to Bart: Media and Popular Culture Introductory
CUL00401 Indigenous World-Views Introductory
CUL00412 Indigenous Ways of Cultural Expression Introductory
COM20001 Sensory Cultures Intermediate

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
Foundational:
HIS10016 Making History Introductory
Choose Seven (7) from the following:
HIS10018 Writing Place: Landscapes, Memory, History Intermediate
CUL00420 History of Invasion of Aboriginal Nations Advanced
HIS00235 Community History Research Project Advanced
HIS10725 US History: From Reconstruction to Globalization Introductory
HIS10726 Australian Cultural History Intermediate
MNG10526 Foundations of Visitor Interpretation Intermediate
COM00471 Professional Placement Advanced
SOY10114 Independent Project Advanced

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
Foundational:
POL10244 Australian Politics Introductory
SOC00118 Introduction to Sociology Introductory
Choose Six (6) from the following:
POL00013 Global Social Movements Intermediate
POL00005 Ideas and Ideals in Politics Intermediate
POL10023 Peace, War and International Politics Advanced
SOC10274 Non-Standard Lives: Work and Family in Australia Intermediate
SOC00115 Global Inequality Intermediate
SOC10430 Religions and the State Intermediate
POL10024 Justice in World Politics Advanced
SOC10027 Networked Society Intermediate
SOC01123 Deviance in Society Introductory
SOC10296 Understanding Community Introductory
SOY10114 Independent Project Advanced
SOC20001 Doing Social Research Intermediate

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes

Foundational:

WRI10001 Introduction to Creative Writing Introductory
Choose seven (7) from the following:
ENG00400 Introduction to Written Texts Introductory
ENG00406 Theories of Text and Culture Advanced
ENG00401 Issues and Themes in Contemporary Writing Intermediate
WRI10003 Short Story Writing Intermediate
ENG00407 Writing for Performance Intermediate
ENG00411 Writing Genre Intermediate
ENG10022 Writing from the Edge Advanced
WRI20004 Writing Lives Intermediate
ENG00408 Writing Project Advanced
COM00481 The Fourth Estate: News Journalism Intermediate
COM00482 Hot Topics: Feature Journalism Intermediate
WRI20002 Introduction to Editing and Publishing Advanced
WRI20001 Writing for Young People Intermediate
WRI20003 Writing Poetry Intermediate

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes

Foundational:

COM00439 Theory in Practice: Issues in Media Studies Introductory
COM10627 Telling Tales: Introduction to Digital Storytelling Introductory
COM00447 The Rebirth of Frankenstein: Media and New Technologies Studies Intermediate
Choose five (5) from the following:
COM00446 The Big Picture: Global Media Introductory
COM00455 Online Media Design Intermediate
COM00461 Making Radio and Podcasts Intermediate
COM00481 The Fourth Estate: News Journalism Intermediate
COM00482 Hot Topics: Feature Journalism Intermediate
COM01402 Act One: Screenwriting Intermediate
COM10081 True Stories: Video Journalism Intermediate
COM10082 Film Studies: Cinema, Culture, Context Intermediate
COM10110 Visual Communication and Design Introductory
COM10112 From Page to Production: Essential Screen Skills Intermediate
COM10113 Visions of Light: Making Music Video Advanced

PART C

Arts Electives

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
ART00630 Design Introductory
ART10094 Digital Art and Design I Intermediate
ART10095 Digital Art and Design II Intermediate
ART00406 Studio Drawing I Introductory
ART00407 Studio Drawing II Introductory
ART10275 Digital Photography I Introductory
ART00456 Photography II Intermediate
ART00601 Framing Modernity Introductory
ART00498 Contemporary Debates in Visual Culture Intermediate
CAR10503 Arts Industry Studies Intermediate

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
MUS00620 Contemporary Music Theory I Introductory
MUS10545 Oceans of Sound: Global Music Cultures in the 21st Century Intermediate
MUS10509 Sounds, Styles and Cultures Introductory
MUS00630 Songwriting Introductory
MUS00497 Introduction to Music Technology Introductory
MUS00621 Contemporary Music Theory II Intermediate
MUS10506 Music Industry Landscapes Introductory
MUS10508 Sound Theory and Recording Technique Intermediate

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes

Foundational:

BHS11001 Introduction to Psychology I Introductory
BHS11002 Introduction to Psychology II Introductory
Choose six (6) from the following:
BHS20001 Psychological Assessment Intermediate
BHS30003 Development across the Lifespan Intermediate
BHS30004 Biological Psychology Advanced
BHS20006 Social Psychology Advanced
BHS20007 Learning and Memory Advanced
BHS20008 Quantitative Methods in Psychology Intermediate
BHS30001 Advanced Quantitative Methods in Psychology Advanced
BHS30002 Abnormal Psychology Intermediate
BHS30005 Cross Cultural and Indigenous Issues in Psychology Advanced
BHS30007 Health Psychology Introductory

Part D

Arts Electives

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
COM30001 Community Engagement Project Advanced
COM30002 Community Partnerships for Social Change II Advanced
CAR10503 Arts Industry Studies Intermediate
SOY10114 Independent Project Advanced
COM00471 Professional Placement Advanced

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
LAN10001 Chinese Language IA Introductory
LAN10002 Chinese Language IB Introductory
LAN20001 Chinese Language IIA Intermediate
LAN20002 Chinese Language IIB Intermediate