Course summary

Complete the academic pre-requisites to become a lawyer in just three years with the Bachelor of Laws (Undergraduate Entry), developing the intellectual, critical and practical skills needed in the professional practice of law.

In addition to the core units, which comply with professional accreditation requirements, the course includes unique core units such as the philosophy of law and environmental law, that reflect the School of Law and Justice’s focus on justice and critique.

Elective units cover areas as diverse as human rights, race and the law, animal law, climate law and policy, psychology and the law and ecological jurisprudence. An elective in mediation meets national requirements, setting you on the way to becoming a nationally accredited mediator.

You may also complete electives at an academically rigorous and rewarding Summer or Winter Law School and undertake work placements and law mooting as part of your studies.

In addition to the core units, which comply with professional accreditation requirements, the course includes unique core units such as the philosophy of law and environmental law that reflect the School of Law and Justice’s focus on justice and critique.

There are no majors in this degree but students can choose from a wide range of electives to suit their interests.

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 the relationship between law and sustainability.

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 approaches to ethical decision-making and an ability to recognise, reflect upon, and respond to ethical issues likely to arise in professional contexts.

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate an understanding of the international and comparative contexts in which legal issues arise.

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.

Lifelong learning

Access, manage and evaluate sources of information relevant to legal research and practice.

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.

Learn and work independently.

Communication and social skills

Collaborate effectively and constructively with others.

Communicate in ways that are effective, appropriate and persuasive for legal and non-legal audiences.

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 build their practical legal skills and develop their professional networks.

The Bachelor of Laws (Undergraduate Entry) 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 practise as a lawyer.

Students who intend to practise law outside Australia should check with the relevant country's admissions body to confirm their admission requirements.


Course overview

Course code

3007001

Course abbreviation

LLB (3 year UG entry)

Credit points

288

Equivalent units

24

Domestic duration

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

International duration

3 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Session UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast 3 N/A N/A
Lismore 3 N/A N/A
Online 3 N/A N/A

Domestic fees

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 Laws - Undergraduate Entry, students must complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points), comprising:
• 17 core units (204 credit points), and
• 7 Law electives (84 credit points).

Students wishing to complete the Bachelor of Law (Honours) should refer to the rules for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours).

 


Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

Core Units

LAW00051 - Legal Research and Writing Introductory
LAW00111 - Legal Process Introductory Note 1 Note 1
LAW10001 - Contract Law I Introductory
LAW10002 - Criminal Procedure Introductory
LAW10003 - Contract Law II Intermediate
LAW10004 - Criminal Law Intermediate
LAW00112 - Constitutional Law Intermediate
LAW72002 - Torts Intermediate
LAW71005 - Property Principles Introductory
LAW00118 - Environmental Law Intermediate
LAW72009 - Principles of Equity Advanced
LAW72005 - Evidence Advanced
LAW00520 - Jurisprudence Intermediate
LAW00527 - Corporations Law Intermediate
LAW72001 - Civil Litigation and Procedure Intermediate
LAW00117 - Administrative Law Advanced
LAW00519 - Professional Conduct Advanced Note 1 Note 1

Electives

Choose Seven (7) Law elective units at least two (2) advanced.

Title Level of learning Note
ACC00132 - Taxation Advanced
ACC00134 - Advanced Taxation Advanced
LAW00054 - Family Law Practice Intermediate
LAW00057 - Conveyancing Law Intermediate
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
LAW00216 - Mediation Practice and Procedure Intermediate
LAW00514 - Criminology Intermediate
LAW00516 - Advanced Advocacy Intermediate
LAW00521 - International Law Intermediate
LAW00522 - Human Rights Advanced
LAW00523 - Commercial Law Intermediate
LAW00524 - Independent Legal Research Advanced
LAW00526 - International Criminal Justice Advanced
LAW00529 - Restorative Justice Intermediate
LAW01125 - Stock Exchange and Finance Law Intermediate
LAW10160 - Public Interest Advocacy Advanced
LAW10170 - Race and the Law Intermediate
LAW10166 - Entertainment Law Advanced
LAW10171 - Mediating Across Cultures Introductory
LAW10181 - Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method Advanced
LAW10207 - Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law Advanced
LAW10288 - Mooting Advanced
LAW10472 - International Human Rights Law Intermediate
LAW10487 - Animal Law Intermediate
LAW10491 - Sexual Orientation and the Law Intermediate
LAW10527 - Comparative Law Advanced
LAW10698 - International Trade and Development Law Advanced
LAW30002 - Advanced Sports Law Advanced
LAW30001 - Ecological Jurisprudence Intermediate
LAW30003 - International Humanitarian Law Intermediate
LAW30005 - Statutory Interpretation Advanced
LAW72006 - Climate Law and Policy Intermediate
LAW72007 - International Business Negotiations Intermediate
LAW72008 - Indigenous Jurisprudence Intermediate
LAW72014 - Struggles, Movements, and the Idea of Communism Intermediate
LAW71006 - The Rhetoric of Law Introductory
LAW73004 - Legal Fictions: Writing the Law Advanced
HUM72020 - Indigenous Rights Intermediate
LAW73050 - Jessup Moot Advanced
LAW73049 - Information Environmentalism Advanced
LAW72016 - Crimen Exceptum: The English Witch Prosecution in Context Intermediate
LAW72013 - Wisdom, Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property Intermediate
LAW72017 - DNA and the Law Intermediate
LAW72020 - The Legalities of Artificial Intelligence Intermediate
LAW72021 - Myths for the Future: Law and Climate Fiction in the 21st Century Intermediate
LAWS2027 - Introduction to Chinese Business Law Intermediate
JUST2006 - Shifting Cultural Paradigms: Law & Literature After Postmodernism Intermediate
JUST2012 - The Art of Advocacy: Mooting and Performance Rhetoric Intermediate
LAWS3005 - European Union: Internal Market Advanced
LAWS2069 - Troubling Transactions in Private Law Advanced

Course progressions

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Title Level of learning Note
Year 1 Session 1
LAW00051 - Legal Research and Writing Introductory
LAW00111 - Legal Process Introductory Note 1 Note 1
LAW10001 - Contract Law I Introductory
LAW10002 - Australian Criminal Law I Introductory
Year 1 Session 2
LAW10003 - Contract Law II Intermediate
LAW10004 - Australian Criminal Law II Intermediate
LAW72002 - Torts Intermediate
1st unit from Law Electives
Year 2, Session 1
LAW00118 - Environmental Law Intermediate
LAW00520 - Jurisprudence Intermediate
LAW00527 - Corporations Law Intermediate
2nd Unit from Law Electives
Year 2, Session 2
LAW00112 - Constitutional Law Intermediate
LAW71005 - Property Principles Introductory
LAW72009 - Principles of Equity Advanced
3rd Unit from Law Electives
Year 3, Session 1
LAW72005 - Evidence Advanced
LAW72001 - Civil Litigation and Procedure Intermediate
4th Unit from Law Electives
5th Unit from Law Electives
Year 3, Session 2
LAW00117 - Administrative Law Advanced
LAW00519 - Professional Conduct Advanced Note 1 Note 1
6th Unit from Law Electives
7th Unit from Law Electives

Title Level of learning Note
Year 1, Session 1
LAW00051 - Legal Research and Writing Introductory
LAW00111 - Legal Process Introductory Note 1 Note 1
Year 1, Session 2
LAW72002 - Torts Intermediate
1st Unit from Law Electives
Year 2, Session 1
LAW10001 - Contract Law I Introductory
LAW10002 - Australian Criminal Law I Introductory
Year 2, Session 2
LAW10003 - Contract Law II Intermediate
LAW10004 - Australian Criminal Law II Intermediate
Year 3, Session 1
LAW00118 - Environmental Law Intermediate
LAW00520 - Jurisprudence Intermediate
Year 3, Session 2
LAW00112 - Constitutional Law Intermediate
2nd Unit from Law Electives
Year 4, Session 1
LAW72005 - Evidence Advanced
LAW72001 - Civil Litigation and Procedure Intermediate
Year 4, Session 2
LAW71005 - Property Principles Introductory
LAW72009 - Principles of Equity Advanced
Year 5, Session 1
LAW00527 - Corporations Law Intermediate
3rd Unit from Law Electives
Year 5, Session 2
LAW00117 - Administrative Law Advanced
LAW00519 - Professional Conduct Advanced Note 1 Note 1
Year 6, Session 1
4th Unit from Law Electives
5th Unit from Law Electives
Year 6, Session 2
6th Unit from Law Electives
7th Unit from Law Electives

Title Level of learning Note
Year 1, Session 2
Part-time students should complete the first two units in this session and the raminaing two units in Session 2 of Year 2.
LAW00051 - Legal Research and Writing Introductory
LAW00111 - Legal Process Introductory Note 1 Note 1
LAW10004 - Australian Criminal Law II Intermediate
1st Unit from Law Electives
Year 2, Session 1
LAW10001 - Contract Law I Introductory
LAW10002 - Australian Criminal Law I Introductory
LAW00520 - Jurisprudence Intermediate
2nd Unit from Law Electives
Year 2, Session 2
LAW10003 - Contract Law II Intermediate
LAW72002 - Torts Intermediate
LAW00112 - Constitutional Law Intermediate
LAW00117 - Administrative Law Advanced
Year 3, Session 1
LAW00527 - Corporations Law Intermediate
LAW00118 - Environmental Law Intermediate
LAW72001 - Civil Litigation and Procedure Intermediate
LAW72005 - Evidence Advanced
Year 3, Session 2
LAW71005 - Property Principles Introductory
LAW72009 - Principles of Equity Advanced
LAW00519 - Professional Conduct Advanced
3rd Unit from Law Electives
Year 4, Session 1
4th Unit from Law Electives
5th Unit from Law Electives
6th Unit fromLaw Electives
7th Unit from Law Electives

Title Level of learning Note
Year 1, Session 3
LAW00051 - Legal Research and Writing Introductory
LAW00111 - Legal Process Introductory
Year 2, Session 1
Follow the course progression for Session 1 Commencement excluding the completed units.

Notes

Note 1: Attendance at a compulsory workshop is required.

Unit groups

Law Electives

Title Level of learning Note
ACC00132 - Taxation Advanced
ACC00134 - Advanced Taxation Advanced
LAW00054 - Family Law Practice Intermediate
LAW00057 - Conveyancing Law Intermediate
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
LAW00216 - Mediation Practice and Procedure Intermediate
LAW00514 - Criminology Intermediate
LAW00516 - Advanced Advocacy Intermediate
LAW00521 - International Law Intermediate
LAW00522 - Human Rights Advanced
LAW00523 - Commercial Law Intermediate
LAW00524 - Independent Legal Research Advanced
LAW00526 - International Criminal Justice Advanced
LAW00529 - Restorative Justice Intermediate
LAW01125 - Stock Exchange and Finance Law Intermediate
LAW10160 - Public Interest Advocacy Advanced
LAW10170 - Race and the Law Intermediate
LAW10166 - Entertainment Law Advanced
LAW10171 - Mediating Across Cultures Introductory
LAW10181 - Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method Advanced
LAW10207 - Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law Advanced
LAW10288 - Mooting Advanced
LAW10472 - International Human Rights Law Intermediate
LAW10487 - Animal Law Intermediate
LAW10491 - Sexual Orientation and the Law Intermediate
LAW10527 - Comparative Law Advanced
LAW10698 - International Trade and Development Law Advanced
LAW30002 - Advanced Sports Law Advanced
LAW30001 - Ecological Jurisprudence Intermediate
LAW30003 - International Humanitarian Law Intermediate
LAW30005 - Statutory Interpretation Advanced
LAW72006 - Climate Law and Policy Intermediate
LAW72007 - International Business Negotiations Intermediate
LAW72008 - Indigenous Jurisprudence Intermediate
LAW72014 - Struggles, Movements, and the Idea of Communism Intermediate
LAW71006 - The Rhetoric of Law Introductory
LAW73004 - Legal Fictions: Writing the Law Advanced
HUM72020 - Indigenous Rights Intermediate
LAW73050 - Jessup Moot Advanced
LAW73049 - Information Environmentalism Advanced
LAW72016 - Crimen Exceptum: The English Witch Prosecution in Context Intermediate
LAW72013 - Wisdom, Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property Intermediate
LAW72017 - DNA and the Law Intermediate
LAW72020 - The Legalities of Artificial Intelligence Intermediate
LAW72021 - Myths for the Future: Law and Climate Fiction in the 21st Century Intermediate
LAWS2027 - Introduction to Chinese Business Law Intermediate
JUST2006 - Shifting Cultural Paradigms: Law & Literature After Postmodernism Intermediate
JUST2012 - The Art of Advocacy: Mooting and Performance Rhetoric Intermediate
LAWS3005 - European Union: Internal Market Advanced
LAWS2069 - Troubling Transactions in Private Law Advanced