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.

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.

Course Learning Outcome

Demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills needed to identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, legal and policy issues.

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

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.

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.

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.

Collaborate effectively and constructively with others.

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

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

Duration

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

Duration

3 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


International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast Session 1 $26,800 ($3,350 per unit) 102591A

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 Note

Core Units

LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing
LEGL1005 - Legal Process Note 1
LAWS2002 - Contract Law I
LAWS2008 - Criminal Procedure
LAWS2003 - Contract Law II
LAWS2009 - Criminal Law
LAWS2005 - Constitutional Law
LAWS2015 - Torts
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

Electives

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

Title Note
ACCT2001 - Taxation
ACCT3001 - Advanced Taxation
LAWS2056 - Family Law Practice
LEGL2008 - Conveyancing Law
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
LEGL2012 - Mediation Practice and Procedure
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
LAWS2063 - Race and the Law
LAWS2026 - Entertainment 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
LAWS2046 - Advanced Sports Law
LAWS2065 - Ecological Jurisprudence
LAWS2048 - International Humanitarian Law
LAWS2011 - Statutory Interpretation
LAWS2066 - Climate Law and Policy
LAWS2035 - International Business Negotiations
LAWS2037 - Indigenous Jurisprudence
POLT2005 - Struggles, Movements, and the Idea of Communism
LAWS2034 - The Rhetoric of Law
LAWS2041 - Legal Fictions: Writing the Law
INDG2012 - Indigenous Rights
LAWS3004 - Jessup Moot
LAWS2042 - Information Environmentalism
LAWS2044 - Crimen Exceptum: The English Witch Prosecution in Context
LAWS2049 - Wisdom, Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property
JUST2011 - DNA and the Law
JUST2009 - The Legalities of Artificial Intelligence
JUST2010 - Myths for the Future: Law and Climate Fiction in the 21st Century
LAWS2027 - Introduction to Chinese Business Law
JUST2006 - Shifting Cultural Paradigms: Law & Literature After Postmodernism
JUST2012 - The Art of Advocacy: Mooting and Performance Rhetoric
LAWS3005 - European Union: Internal Market
LAWS2069 - Troubling Transactions in Private Law
JUST2013 - True Crime

Unit groups

Law Electives

Title Note
ACCT2001 - Taxation
ACCT3001 - Advanced Taxation
LAWS2056 - Family Law Practice
LEGL2008 - Conveyancing Law
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
LEGL2012 - Mediation Practice and Procedure
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
LAWS2063 - Race and the Law
LAWS2026 - Entertainment 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
LAWS2046 - Advanced Sports Law
LAWS2065 - Ecological Jurisprudence
LAWS2048 - International Humanitarian Law
LAWS2011 - Statutory Interpretation
LAWS2066 - Climate Law and Policy
LAWS2035 - International Business Negotiations
LAWS2037 - Indigenous Jurisprudence
POLT2005 - Struggles, Movements, and the Idea of Communism
LAWS2034 - The Rhetoric of Law
LAWS2041 - Legal Fictions: Writing the Law
INDG2012 - Indigenous Rights
LAWS3004 - Jessup Moot
LAWS2042 - Information Environmentalism
LAWS2044 - Crimen Exceptum: The English Witch Prosecution in Context
LAWS2049 - Wisdom, Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property
JUST2011 - DNA and the Law
JUST2009 - The Legalities of Artificial Intelligence
JUST2010 - Myths for the Future: Law and Climate Fiction in the 21st Century
LAWS2027 - Introduction to Chinese Business Law
JUST2006 - Shifting Cultural Paradigms: Law & Literature After Postmodernism
JUST2012 - The Art of Advocacy: Mooting and Performance Rhetoric
LAWS3005 - European Union: Internal Market
LAWS2069 - Troubling Transactions in Private Law
JUST2013 - True Crime