Course summary

Students who undertake a double degree study two disciplines concurrently and are candidates for both degrees.  

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) fulfils the academic requirements for admittance to the legal profession. 

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 study two disciplines concurrently and are candidates for both degrees.  

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) fulfils the academic requirements for admittance to the legal profession. 

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.

See the Bachelor of Arts for majors available.

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.  Professional admission authorities also require law graduates of all universities to complete practical legal training or similar to be eligible to practise as a lawyer. 

Students who intend to practise law outside Australia should check with the relevant country’s admission body to confirm their practising 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
Gold Coast Session 1 336160 053261
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.

  1. To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws a candidate shall successfully complete forty (40) units (480 credit points), comprising:
    1. all units from Part A;
    2. one (1) eight (8) unit Part B Arts Major OR two (2) four (4) unit Part B Arts Minors; and
    3. six (6) Part B Law Elective units; and
    4. four (4) Arts Elective units chosen from any undergraduate degree offered by the University; and
    5. one (1) Part B Law Elective unit OR one (1) Arts Elective unit
  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

Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

Part A

LAW00051 - Legal Research and Writing Introductory
LAW00111 - Legal Process Introductory
COM10295 - Written Communication Introductory Note 2
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
LAW10003 - Contract Law II Intermediate
LAW10004 - Australian Criminal Law II Intermediate
LAW71005 - Property Principles Introductory
LAW00118 - Environmental Law Intermediate
LAW72009 - Principles of Equity Advanced
LAW72005 - Evidence Advanced
LAW00520 - The Philosophy of Law Intermediate
LAW00527 - Corporations Law Intermediate
LAW72001 - Civil Litigation and Procedure Intermediate
LAW00117 - Administrative Law Advanced
LAW00519 - Professional Conduct Advanced Note 1

PART B

Law Electives

Take six (6) Part B Law electives

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
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
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
LAW73003 - Remedies Advanced
LAW72006 - Climate Law and Policy Intermediate
LAW72010 - Property in Land Intermediate

Arts Majors

For a major take eight (8) units, for a minor take four (4) units

Title Level of learning Note
Choose eight (8) units for a major or four (4) units for a minor from the following:
MAT71215 - Introductory Algebra and Calculus Introductory
MAT10718 - Mathematical Ideas Introductory
MAT10719 - Calculus Intermediate
MAT10720 - Linear Algebra Intermediate
MAT10721 - Multivariate Calculus and Differential Equations Advanced
MAT10722 - Complex Analysis Advanced
MAT10001 - Foundation Mathematics Introductory
MAT10706 - Quantitative Methods with Economics Introductory
MAT10251 - Statistical Analysis Intermediate

Title Level of learning Note
Foundational:
POL10244 - Australian Politics Introductory
Choose seven (7) units for a major or three (3) units for a minor from the following:
POL00013 - Global Social Movements Intermediate
POL00005 - Ideas and Ideals in Politics Intermediate
POL10023 - Peace, War and International Politics Advanced
POL20001 - Analysing Policy Problems Intermediate
POL10024 - Justice in World Politics Advanced
POL00010 - Local Government Intermediate
POL30001 - Environmental Politics Advanced
SOC20001 - Doing Social Research Intermediate

Title Level of learning Note
Foundational:
HUM00270 - Doing Cultural Studies Introductory
Choose seven (7) units for a major or three (3) units for a minor from the following:
HUM00272 - Space, Place and Travel Intermediate
SOC10400 - Gender, Sexuality and Culture Intermediate
HUM00274 - EcoCultural Studies Advanced
HUM00273 - Borderlands: Identity, Culture and Belonging Advanced
SOC00118 - Introduction to Sociology Introductory
POL10244 - Australian Politics Introductory
SOC01123 - Deviance in Society Introductory
SOC10430 - Religions and the State Intermediate
SOC10027 - Networked Society Intermediate

Title Level of learning Note
Choose four (4) units from the following:
ART00601 - Framing Modernity Introductory
ART00498 - Contemporary Debates in Visual Culture Intermediate
CUR30001 - Curating Contemporary Culture Advanced
COM00471 - Professional Placement Advanced
SOY10114 - Independent Project Advanced

Title Level of learning Note
Foundational:
POL10244 - Australian Politics Introductory
SOC00118 - Introduction to Sociology Introductory
SOC00112 - Social Policy Introductory
Choose one (1) of the following:
LAW00059 - Welfare Law Intermediate
SOC00107 - Planning and Delivering Human Services Intermediate
SOC20001 - Doing Social Research Intermediate
SOY10108 - Advocacy and Change Intermediate
SOY10114 - Independent Project Advanced

Title Level of learning Note
From the following choose the three (3) foundational units plus an additional four (4) optional units for a major or the three (3) foundational units for a minor (the first foundational unit is double-weighted):
Foundational:
ART00621 - Visual Arts Studio Studies I: Foundation Introductory
ART00601 - Framing Modernity Introductory
ART00630 - Design Introductory
Optional:
ART10094 - Digital Art and Design I Intermediate
ART10095 - Digital Art and Design II Intermediate
ART00498 - Contemporary Debates in Visual Culture Intermediate
CUR30001 - Curating Contemporary Culture Advanced
ART73000 - Studio Elective Advanced

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 Note 2
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.
LAW72002 - Torts Intermediate
SOC10399 - Philosophy on Screen: Film and Television Introductory
HUM00271 - Unruly Subjects: Citizenship Introductory
1st Unit from Part B Law Electives
Year 2, Session 1
LAW10001 - Contract Law I Introductory
LAW10002 - Australian Criminal Law I Introductory
LAW00520 - The Philosophy of Law Intermediate
1st Arts Major OR Minor Unit
Year 2, Session 2
LAW10003 - Contract Law II Intermediate
LAW10004 - Australian Criminal Law II Intermediate
LAW00112 - Constitutional Law Intermediate
2nd Arts Major OR Minor Unit
Year 3, Session 1
LAW00118 - Environmental Law Intermediate
LAW00527 - Corporations Law Intermediate
3rd Arts Major OR Minor Unit
4th Arts Major OR Minor Unit
Year 3, Session 2
LAW71005 - Property Principles Introductory
LAW72009 - Principles of Equity Advanced
5th Arts Major OR Minor Unit
6th Arts Major OR Minor Unit
Year 4, Session 1
LAW72005 - Evidence Advanced
LAW72001 - Civil Litigation and Procedure Intermediate
7th Arts Major OR Minor Unit
8th Arts Major OR Minor Unit
Year 4, Session 2
LAW00117 - Administrative Law Advanced
LAW00519 - Professional Conduct Advanced Note 1
2nd Unit from Part B Law Electives
3rd Unit from Part B Law Electives
Year 5, Session 1
4th Unit from Part B Law Electives
5th Unit from Part B Law Electives
1st Arts Elective
2nd Arts Elective
Year 5, Session 2
6th Unit from Part B Law Electives
3rd Arts Elective
4th Arts Elective
1st Unit from Part B Law Electives OR Arts Elective

Notes

Note 1: Attendance at a compulsory workshop is required.
Note 2: A student who receives an absent fail or fail for COM10295 Written Communication will need to complete EDU10010 Language and Learning in your Discipline. If a student passes EDU10010 they will not need to complete COM10295.

Unit groups

Part B Law Electives

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
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
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
LAW73003 - Remedies Advanced
LAW72006 - Climate Law and Policy Intermediate
LAW72010 - Property in Land Intermediate