Course summary

Multiply your skills, knowledge and career prospects with a double degree in arts and law. You can immerse yourself in arts majors such as history, digital media or politics and international relations, while at the same time gathering the qualifications for a legal career.

You may undertake voluntary legal experience and professional placement with legal firms, or undertake community arts learning opportunities, helping you build practical skills and develop professional networks.

Graduates can pursue career opportunities that combine proficiency in the arts and law; and those specific to each discipline. This may include working in private practice as a solicitor or barrister, in government departments, non-government agencies, legal organisations or careers in the media, public relations and creative industries.

The Bachelor of Laws fulfils the academic requirements to practise law in Australia. Professional admission authorities also require law graduates of all universities to complete practical legal training or similar to practise as a lawyer.

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

Multiply your skills, knowledge and career prospects with a double degree in arts and law. You can immerse yourself in arts majors such as history, digital media or politics and international relations, while at the same time gathering the qualifications for a legal career.

You may undertake voluntary legal experience and professional placement with legal firms, or undertake community arts learning opportunities, helping you build practical skills and develop professional networks.

Graduates can pursue career opportunities that combine proficiency in the arts and law; and those specific to each discipline. This may include working in private practice as a solicitor or barrister, in government departments, non-government agencies, legal organisations or careers in the media, public relations and creative industries.

The Bachelor of Laws fulfils the academic requirements to practise law in Australia. Professional admission authorities also require law graduates of all universities to complete practical legal training or similar to practise as a lawyer.

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

See the Bachelor of Arts for majors available.

Course Learning Outcome

Access, manage, research and evaluate sources of information using intellectual and practical skills relevant to legal research and policy issues in professional practice.

Apply critical analysis, reasoning and reflexivity to social and cultural situations and problems.

Demonstrate the ability to develop a persuasive independent argument incorporating a range of perspectives and evidence.

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

Develop innovative and creative responses to contemporary and historical social, environmental and cultural issues.

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 sustainability in service to the community.

Investigate and evaluate issues with reference to principles of social justice and equity and according to ethical conventions.

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 a depth and breadth of knowledge and understanding of society and culture in chosen disciplines of study.

Apply disciplinary knowledge to diverse contexts.

Learn and work independently by reflection and assessment of their own capabilities and performance, and seek and make use of feedback as appropriate, to determine personal and professional development needs and achievements.

Access, evaluate and present information using academic conventions to inform decision-making and action.

Collaborate and communicate using appropriate academic skills in ways that are effective, appropriate and persuasive for legal and non-legal audiences

Communicate effectively in academic and professional settings in a variety of forms, including working autonomously or collaboratively.

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

Demonstrate a commitment to multicultural perspectives as well as specifically developing the ability to engage in a culturally competent way with Indigenous peoples.

Law students can undertake voluntary legal experience and professional placement with legal firms or offices to build their practical legal skills and develop their professional networks.

In the Bachelor of Arts, students can undertake learning opportunities in the community through a number of units as well as through assessment opportunities.

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.


Course overview

Course code

3207011

Course abbreviation

BA, LLB

Credit points

384

Equivalent units

32

Duration

4 years full-time; 8 years part-time

Duration

4 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast Session 1 N/A N/A
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 to receive the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws, students must complete the equivalent of 32 units (384 credit points), comprising:

  • 21 core units (252 credit points), and
  • 1 Arts Major (96 credit points), and
  • 3 Arts Law Option units (36 credit points).

Exit Awards

Students may be eligible to exit with a Bachelor of Arts after completing the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points), refer to the Bachelor of Arts Schedule of Units at https://www.scu.edu.au/study-at-scu/courses/bachelor-of-arts-3007099/2022/.

Students may be eligible to exit with a Bachelor of Laws after completing the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points), refer to the Bachelor of Laws Schedule of Units at https://www.scu.edu.au/study-at-scu/courses/bachelor-of-laws-3007001/2022/.

 


Schedule of units

Title Note

Core Units

LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing
LEGL1005 - Legal Process Note 1
LAWS2005 - Constitutional Law
LAWS2002 - Contract Law I
LAWS2008 - Criminal Procedure
LAWS2015 - Torts
LAWS2003 - Contract Law II
LAWS2009 - Criminal Law
LAWS2012 - Property Principles
LAWS2010 - Environmental Law
LAWS2017 - Principles of Equity
LAWS2016 - Evidence
LEGL1006 - Jurisprudence
LAWS2007 - Corporations Law
LAWS2013 - Civil Litigation and Procedure
LAWS2006 - Administrative Law
LAWS3003 - Professional Conduct Note 1
CLST1004 - Critical Thinking for Digital Times
POLT1002 - World Politics and Global Environmental Challenges
CRTV1002 - Create: Innovate: Change
CLST2002 - Australia, Asia and the World

Arts Majors

Choose one (1) major

Arts Law Options

Choose three (3) Arts Law Options

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

Notes

Note 1: Attendance at a compulsory workshop is required for this unit.