Course summary

Knowledge of the intricacies of the law and of business can give you a competitive edge, regardless of the field you work in.

Our five-year double degree takes you into many areas of the law relevant to Australian organisations – from industrial relations to corporate finance. You can tailor your degree through the choice of a business major and a wide range of law electives.

Graduates are prepared for a wide range of career opportunities extending across the law and business in the private and public sectors. The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) 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.

Applicants who do not have the required entry mark for a double degree in law are encouraged to apply for the Bachelor of Business in the first instance.

Knowledge of the intricacies of the law and of business can give you a competitive edge, regardless of the field you work in.

Our five-year double degree takes you into many areas of the law relevant to Australian organisations – from industrial relations to corporate finance. You can tailor your degree through the choice of a business major and a wide range of law electives.

Graduates are prepared for a wide range of career opportunities extending across the law and business in the private and public sectors. The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) 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.

Applicants who do not have the required entry mark for a double degree in law are encouraged to apply for the Bachelor of Business in the first instance.

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:

  • Aviation Management
  • Business Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Specialisations available in the Bachelor of Business include:

  • Accounting
  • Financial Services.

Please note that not all majors are offered at each location, but if a student is enrolled internally, they can still study any major online.

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.

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

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.

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 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 Business for professional recognition.


Course overview

Course code

3206102

Course abbreviation

BBus, LLB

Credit points

480

Equivalent units

40

Duration

5 years full-time; 10 years part-time

Duration

5 years full-time

Availability details

International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast Session 1 $26,800 ($3,350 per unit) 019853K

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 Business, Bachelor of Laws, students must complete 40 units (480 credit points), comprising:

  • 24 core units (288 credit points); and
  • 1 Business Major (96 credit points); and
  • 4 Law electives (48 credit points); and
  • 4 Business electives (48 credit points).

Bachelor of Laws with Honours

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Laws with Honours, students must:

  • fulfil the requirements of the Bachelor of Laws; and
  • complete the units LAW10181 - Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method and LAW00524 - Independent Legal Research; and
  • achieve a satisfactory standard of academic performance in law units as determined by the Faculty Board, Faculty Business, Law and Arts.

Class of Honours

The Bachelor of Laws with Honours may be awarded in the following classes:

  • First Class Honours;
  • Second Class Honours (Division I); or
  • Second Class Honours (Division II).

Exit Award

Students may be eligible to exit with the Bachelor of Laws or the Bachelor of Business upon completion of the requirements of the single degree. 


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
ECON1001 - Economics for Decision Making
MGMT1001 - Managing Organisations
ACCT1001 - Accounting and Finance for Business
COMM1001 - Communication in Organisations
STAT1001 - Statistical Analysis
MRKT1001 - Marketing Principles
SOCI1004 - Applied Ethics and Sustainability

Majors

Select one (1) major from the following

Business Majors

Electives

Select four (4) Law electives from the following:

Title Note
ACCT2001 - Taxation
ACCT3001 - Advanced Taxation
LAWS2056 - Family Law Practice
LEGL2008 - Conveyancing Law Note 1
LAWS2057 - Welfare Law
LAWS2060 - Drugs, Crime and the Law
LAWS2018 - Wills and Estates
LAWS2019 - Employment and Industrial Relations Law
JUST2005 - EEO and OH&S Law and Practice
LAWS2014 - Local Government and Planning Law
JUST2001 - Victimology
LAWS2020 - Intellectual Property
LAWS3001 - Clinical Legal Experience
LAWS3002 - Law Placement
LAWS2021 - International Business Law
LEGL2010 - Information Technology and the Law
LAWS2022 - Competition and Consumer Law
LEGL2011 - Mediation and Dispute Resolution Note 1
LEGL2012 - Mediation Practice and Procedure Note 1
LAWS2054 - Criminology
LAWS2038 - Advanced Advocacy
LAWS2023 - International Law
JUST2004 - Human Rights
LAWS2024 - Commercial Law
LAWS4001 - Independent Legal Research
JUST2002 - International Criminal Justice
JUST2003 - Restorative Justice
LAWS2025 - Stock Exchange and Finance Law
LEGL2017 - Public Interest Advocacy
LAWS2026 - Entertainment Law
LAWS2063 - Race and the Law
LEGL2018 - Mediating Across Cultures
LAWS4002 - Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method
LAWS2052 - Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law
LEGL2009 - Mooting
LAWS2059 - International Human Rights Law
LAWS2028 - Animal Law
LAWS2031 - Sexual Orientation and the Law
LAWS2032 - Comparative Law
LAWS2050 - International Trade and Development Law
LAWS2065 - Ecological Jurisprudence
LAWS2046 - Advanced Sports Law
LAWS2048 - International Humanitarian Law
LAWS2011 - Statutory Interpretation
LAW73003 - Remedies
LAWS2066 - Climate Law and Policy
LAWS2037 - Indigenous Jurisprudence
LAWS2034 - The Rhetoric of Law
LAWS2041 - Legal Fictions: Writing the Law
POLT2005 - Struggles, Movements, and the Idea of Communism
LAWS2035 - International Business Negotiations
INDG2012 - Indigenous Rights
LAWS3004 - Jessup Moot Note 1
LAWS2042 - Information Environmentalism Note 1
LAWS2044 - Crimen Exceptum: The English Witch Prosecution in Context Note 1
LAWS2049 - Wisdom, Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property Note 1
LAWS2027 - Introduction to Chinese Business Law
JUST2007 - Performances and Power in Literature and the Law
JUST2008 - Justice Framed: Law in Films and in Graphic Novels/Comics
JUST2006 - Shifting Cultural Paradigms: Law & Literature After Postmodernism
JUST2012 - The Art of Advocacy: Mooting and Performance Rhetoric
LAWS2067 - Crossing the Line: Law and Morality in Fiction
LAWS2068 - Borders and Boundaries: Writing About Family in the 21st century
LAWS3005 - European Union: Internal Market
LAWS2069 - Troubling Transactions in Private Law
Select four (4) Business electives from the following

Title Note
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.
Elective units can be selected from the following and/or any undergraduate unit from the School of Business and Tourism or any University-wide elective.
BUSN2001 - Professional Development for the Workplace
BUSN3005 - Internship A Note 2
BUSN3006 - Internship B Note 2
LAWS2019 - Employment and Industrial Relations Law
JUST2005 - EEO and OH&S Law and Practice
EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline
MATH1003 - Quantitative Methods with Economics

Unit groups

Law Electives

Title Note
ACCT2001 - Taxation
ACCT3001 - Advanced Taxation
LAWS2056 - Family Law Practice
LEGL2008 - Conveyancing Law Note 1
LAWS2057 - Welfare Law
LAWS2060 - Drugs, Crime and the Law
LAWS2018 - Wills and Estates
LAWS2019 - Employment and Industrial Relations Law
JUST2005 - EEO and OH&S Law and Practice
LAWS2014 - Local Government and Planning Law
JUST2001 - Victimology
LAWS2020 - Intellectual Property
LAWS3001 - Clinical Legal Experience
LAWS3002 - Law Placement
LAWS2021 - International Business Law
LEGL2010 - Information Technology and the Law
LAWS2022 - Competition and Consumer Law
LEGL2011 - Mediation and Dispute Resolution Note 1
LEGL2012 - Mediation Practice and Procedure Note 1
LAWS2054 - Criminology
LAWS2038 - Advanced Advocacy
LAWS2023 - International Law
JUST2004 - Human Rights
LAWS2024 - Commercial Law
LAWS4001 - Independent Legal Research
JUST2002 - International Criminal Justice
JUST2003 - Restorative Justice
LAWS2025 - Stock Exchange and Finance Law
LEGL2017 - Public Interest Advocacy
LAWS2026 - Entertainment Law
LAWS2063 - Race and the Law
LEGL2018 - Mediating Across Cultures
LAWS4002 - Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method
LAWS2052 - Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law
LEGL2009 - Mooting
LAWS2059 - International Human Rights Law
LAWS2028 - Animal Law
LAWS2031 - Sexual Orientation and the Law
LAWS2032 - Comparative Law
LAWS2050 - International Trade and Development Law
LAWS2065 - Ecological Jurisprudence
LAWS2046 - Advanced Sports Law
LAWS2048 - International Humanitarian Law
LAWS2011 - Statutory Interpretation
LAW73003 - Remedies
LAWS2066 - Climate Law and Policy
LAWS2037 - Indigenous Jurisprudence
LAWS2034 - The Rhetoric of Law
LAWS2041 - Legal Fictions: Writing the Law
POLT2005 - Struggles, Movements, and the Idea of Communism
LAWS2035 - International Business Negotiations
INDG2012 - Indigenous Rights
LAWS3004 - Jessup Moot Note 1
LAWS2042 - Information Environmentalism Note 1
LAWS2044 - Crimen Exceptum: The English Witch Prosecution in Context Note 1
LAWS2049 - Wisdom, Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property Note 1
LAWS2027 - Introduction to Chinese Business Law
JUST2007 - Performances and Power in Literature and the Law
JUST2008 - Justice Framed: Law in Films and in Graphic Novels/Comics
JUST2006 - Shifting Cultural Paradigms: Law & Literature After Postmodernism
JUST2012 - The Art of Advocacy: Mooting and Performance Rhetoric
LAWS2067 - Crossing the Line: Law and Morality in Fiction
LAWS2068 - Borders and Boundaries: Writing About Family in the 21st century
LAWS3005 - European Union: Internal Market
LAWS2069 - Troubling Transactions in Private Law

Business Electives

Title Note
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.
Elective units can be selected from the following and/or any undergraduate unit from the School of Business and Tourism or any University-wide elective.
BUSN2001 - Professional Development for the Workplace
BUSN3005 - Internship A Note 2
BUSN3006 - Internship B Note 2
LAWS2019 - Employment and Industrial Relations Law
JUST2005 - EEO and OH&S Law and Practice
EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline
MATH1003 - Quantitative Methods with Economics