Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of LawsBachelors Double Degree
Double degrees give students the opportunity to study two disciplines concurrently.
The Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Laws gives students the opportunity to gain an understanding of the law as it applies to business. Students can major in a business discipline of their choice and select from a comprehensive suite 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 Business. 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.
Develop and create effective solutions to straight forward problems from a discipline area.
Critically evaluate, analyse and synthesise a straight forward issue or theory from a discipline area to arrive at a conclusion / decision with justification.
Apply legal reasoning, critical analysis and research to generate appropriate responses to legal problems.
Apply knowledge and skills creatively in devising solutions to challenges related to a business discipline.
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.
Describe and apply a recognised ethical framework to analyse behaviour in a discipline or workplace/ organisation.
Apply discipline based knowledge and skills in situations that require autonomy and well-developed responsible behaviour.
|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.
Demonstrate and apply in-depth discipline specific knowledge and skills with a global perspective.
Demonstrate an understanding and application of research, analytical and technical skills in a broad business discipline.
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.
Prepare and deliver well developed discipline advice, knowledge and ideas orally for a business and public context.
Prepare and deliver well developed and justified, discipline advice using written communications suitable for business and public contexts.
Investigate and identify a broad range of leadership practices in the management of people and self.
Demonstrate the ability to effectively participate in and reflect upon self and team activities in general business situations.
Apply an understanding of Australian Indigenous perspectives to all aspects of legal professional practice.
Demonstrate cultural competence in local, Australian-wide and international settings as applied in business and social situations.
Bachelor of Laws 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 Business for professional placement.
There are no majors in the Bachelor of Laws degree, but a diverse range of law-based elective units is available.
The following Bachelor of Business majors are available in the double degree:
- Digital Marketing
- Human Resources Management
- Information Systems
- International Business
The Aviation Management major and the double majors in the Bachelor of Business are not available in the double degree.
Please note that not all majors are offered at each location, but if a student is enrolled internally, they can still study any major by distance education.
|Location||Teaching period||UAC code||QTAC code|
|Gold Coast||Session 1||336114||056461|
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 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 Business 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 Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Laws a candidate shall successfully complete forty (40) units, comprising:
- all core units listed in Part A of the Schedule of Units; and
- one (1) Business Major selected from Part A of the Schedule of Units; and
- all elective units specified under the relevant Business Major.
- 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.
- Electives from Part C are any undergraduate unit offered by the University, however approval from the School of Business and Tourism must be obtained for units not offered under the Bachelor of Business award.
Students are required to consult with the School of Business and Tourism prior to making unit selections in this degree to ensure course requirements are met.
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:
- complete the units LAW10181 - Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method and LAW00524 - Independent Legal Research; and
- achieve a standard of academic performance as determined by the School Board, School of Law and Justice.
- 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
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.
Attendance at a compulsory workshop is required.
Candidates who have been granted permission to attempt the Bachelor of Laws Honours program must submit a request for unit substitution
Internship A and Internship B are both double-weighted units requiring a 16 unit pre-requisite including the Professional Development for the Workplace unit (MNG10476). Please be aware of this double-weighting if you are restricted in the number of electives you can select in your major. All internship placements must be approved by the Work Integrated Learning Coordinator from the School of Business and Tourism, prior to commencement
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Level of learning||Notes|
|LAW00051||Legal Research and Writing||Introductory|
|LAW10001||Contract Law I||Introductory|
|LAW10002||Australian Criminal Law I||Introductory|
|LAW10003||Contract Law II||Intermediate|
|LAW10004||Australian Criminal Law II||Intermediate|
|LAW72010||Property in Land||Intermediate|
|LAW72009||Principles of Equity||Intermediate|
|LAW00520||The Philosophy of Law||Intermediate|
|LAW72001||Civil Litigation and Procedure||Intermediate|
|LAW00519||Professional Conduct||Advanced||Note 1|
|ECO10250||Economics for Decision Making||Introductory|
|ACC10707||Accounting and Finance for Business||Introductory|
|FIN10708||Finance and Investment for Business||Intermediate|
|SOC10236||Applied Ethics and Sustainability||Intermediate|