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Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Business and Enterprise

Bachelors Double Degree

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    BLaws,BBEnt

  • Course code

    3207100

  • Credit points

    384


Overview

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

Our four-year double degree takes you into many areas of the law relevant to Australian organisations – from industrial relations to corporate finance.

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 and Enterprise in the first instance.

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

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

Critically evaluate and apply practical and responsible business and enterprise solutions from a range of related disciplines to both inform and justify critical decisions.

GA2: Creativity

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

Apply knowledge and skills creatively in devising innovative, effective and responsible solutions to challenges related to a business or enterprise.

GA3: Ethical practice

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.

Develop and apply recognised ethical frameworks to influence responsible business behaviours within an organisational context.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate and apply in-depth and responsible discipline-specific knowledge and skills within a local, regional and global perspective.

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.

GA5: Lifelong learning

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

Demonstrate autonomy, responsibility and accountability for ongoing learning in business and enterprise settings.

GA6: Communication and social skills

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

Prepare and deliver, individually and/or in a team, well developed and justified discipline-specific advice through both written and oral communication.

Investigate and identify a broad range of responsible leadership practices in the management of people and self.

GA7: Cultural competence

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

Demonstrate responsible cultural competence in local, national, 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 and Enterprise for professional placement.

This double degree comprises the core units from the Bachelor of Laws and the Bachelor of Business and Enterprise. Students will build their legal knowledge while developing their business acumen.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A
Online Term 1 , Term 3 , Term 5 N/A N/A

Career Outcomes

The Bachelor of Laws is accredited with the NSW Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB) and 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 and Enterprise for professional recognition.

Requirements

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.

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Business and Enterprise, students must complete the equivalent of 32 units (384 credit points), comprising:

  • 31 core units (384 credit points)

Exit Awards

Students may be eligible to exit with a Bachelor of Laws after completing the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points), as per the Bachelor of Laws Schedule of Units.

Students may be eligible to exit with a Bachelor of Business and Enterprise after completing the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points), as per the Bachelor of Business and Enterprise Schedule of Units.

Course structure

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.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete units in the following year order to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

LEGL1001 Legal Research and Writing
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
LEGL1005 Legal Process
Term1,3,5
12 Note 2
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Anti-requisites Not available for students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies.
BUSN1007 The Interconnected World
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Melbourne N/A
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term2
Perth N/A
Term2,4
Sydney N/A
Term2,4
BUSN1008 Business Practice and Impact
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Melbourne N/A
Term4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
Perth N/A
Term4
Sydney N/A
Term4
LAWS2002 Contract Law I
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisites Must have completed or be currently enrolled in LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process
Anti-requisites LAW00503 Contract Law AND not available for students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies.
Enrolment information Students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies are not permitted to enrol in this unit. For further information contact: law.enquiry@scu.edu.au
BUSN1004 Starting a Business
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,5
Perth N/A
Term1
Sydney N/A
Term1,3
LAWS2009 Criminal Law
Term5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term5
Term5
Online
Term5
Term5
Pre-requisites Must have completed or be currently enrolled in LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process
Anti-requisites LAW00507 Criminal Law and Procedure
LAWS2003 Contract Law II
Term5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term5
Term5
Online
Term5
Term5
Pre-requisites LAWS2002 - Contract Law I
Anti-requisites LAW00503 Contract Law AND not available for students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies.
Enrolment information Students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies are not permitted to enrol in this unit. For further information contact: law.enquiry@scu.edu.au

Second Year

LAWS2015 Torts
Term1,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,4
Term1,4
Online
Term1,4
Term1,4
Pre-requisites Must have completed LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process
Anti-requisites LAW10180 - Law of Torts AND this unit is not available for students admitted to 2206351 - Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) OR 3006110 - Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies
LAWS2013 Civil Litigation and Procedure
Term1,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
Pre-requisites Must have completed LEGL1005 - Legal Process AND LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing
Anti-requisites This unit is not available for students admitted to 2206351 - Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) OR 3006110 - Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies
LAWS2005 Constitutional Law
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisites Must have completed LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process
Anti-requisites Not available for students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies.
LAWS2011 Statutory Interpretation
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
Anti-requisites Not available for students admitted to 2206351 - Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) OR 3006110 - Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies
LEGL1006 Jurisprudence
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
LAWS2006 Administrative Law
Term3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3,5
Term3,5
Pre-requisites LEGL1005 - Legal Process AND LAWS2005 - Constitutional Law
LAWS2017 Principles of Equity
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
Pre-requisites Must have completed LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process
Anti-requisites LAW00115 - Equity AND this unit is not available for students admitted to 2206351 - Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) OR 3006110 - Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies
Enrolment information It is preferable to have completed LAWS2003 - Contract Law II
LAWS2012 Property Principles
Term5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term5
Term5
Online
Term5
Term5
Pre-requisites Must have completed LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process
Anti-requisites LAW00116 - Property Law AND not available for students admitted to 2206351 - Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) OR 3006110 - Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies

Third Year

LAWS2016 Evidence
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisites Must have completed LEGL1005 - Legal Process AND LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing
Anti-requisites LAW00114 - Evidence and Civil Procedure AND this unit is not available for students admitted to 2206351 - Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) OR 3006110 - Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies
LAWS2010 Environmental Law
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
Enrolment information It is preferable to have completed the following units: LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process OR LEGL1004 - Australian Legal System.
BUSN2001 Professional Development for the Workplace
Term2,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2,5
Term2,5
Lismore
Term5
Term5
Melbourne N/A
Term2,5
Online
Term2,5
Term2,5
Perth N/A
Term2,5
Sydney N/A
Term2,5
Anti-requisites SPRT3001 - Professional Preparation
LAWS2007 Corporations Law
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisites Must have completed LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process
Anti-requisites Not available for students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies.
Enrolment information Students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies are not permitted to enrol in this unit. For further information contact: law.enquiry@scu.edu.au
BUSN1006 Solving Wicked Problems
Term1,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
China - Guangxi UST N/A
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term1,3,4
Perth N/A
Term1
Sydney N/A
Term1,3
LAWS3007 Private Law Remedies

Not currently available

12
Pre-requisites LAWS2002 - Contract Law I, LAWS2003 - Contract Law II, LAWS2012 - Property Principles, LAWS2017 - Principles of Equity, LAWS2015 - Torts LAWS2007 - Corporations Law
BUSN3003 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Dual Term4
Summer Term
Term3,5
12
Location Domestic International
China - Guangxi UST N/A
Term5
China - TUST N/A
Dual Term4
Coomera
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3,5
Term3,5
Melbourne N/A
Summer Term
Term3,5
Online
Term3,5
Term3,5
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term3,5
Perth N/A
Summer Term
Term3,5
Sydney N/A
Summer Term
Term3,5
Enrolment information Students will be expected to have completed and passed introductory units in business and/or tourism including accounting, marketing and management from the Faculty of Business Law and Arts or similar units from other discipline areas or institutions.
LAWS3006 Public Law Remedies

Not currently available

12
Pre-requisites LAWS2005 - Constitutional Law, LAWS2010 - Environmental Law, LAWS2006 - Administrative Law LAWS2009 - Criminal Law

Fourth Year

LAWS6003 Global Business Law
Summer Term
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Summer Term
LAWS6009 The Law of Corporate Governance

Not currently available

12
LAWS2022 Competition and Consumer Law
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Melbourne N/A
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
Perth N/A
Term2
Sydney N/A
Term2
Enrolment information It is preferable to have completed the following units: LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process OR LEGL1004 - Australian Legal System OR LEGL1003 - Introduction to Business Law.
LAWS2019 Employment and Industrial Relations Law

Not currently available

12
Pre-requisites Must have completed LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing OR LEGL1004 - Australian Legal System OR LEGL1003 - Introduction to Business Law
LAWS2008 Criminal Procedure
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisites Must have completed or be currently enrolled in LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process
Anti-requisites LAW00507 Criminal Law and Procedure AND not available for students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies.
Enrolment information Students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies are not permitted to enrol in this unit. For further information contact: law.enquiry@scu.edu.au
LAWS3003 Professional Conduct
Term4
12 Note 1
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
Pre-requisites LAWS2013 - Civil Litigation and Procedure, LAWS2016 - Evidence, LAWS2008 - Criminal Procedure
Anti-requisites Not available for students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies.
Enrolment information This unit requires attendance, for all students, at a compulsory two-day residential school held on the Gold Coast campus. Students may attend the residential in person or online. Students who can demonstrate that attendance at the residential will cause hardship, may apply to the Unit Assessor for an exemption.
BUSN3005 -  Internship A OR BUSN3007 -  Industry Project I

Note 1:

Attendance and participation in the workshop/s for this unit is mandatory. A student who cannot attend at the scheduled time must contact the Unit Assessor promptly to determine if an acceptable alternative arrangement can be put in place, with documented reasons that warrant Special Consideration, or else the student may fail the unit.

Note 2:

Participation in the workshop/s for this unit is normally expected and strongly encouraged. However, any students who cannot participate at the scheduled time may be able to view or download a recording from MySCU Blackboard.

Note 3:

This unit requires students to complete a 225 hour internship

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
Core Unit
LEGL1001 Legal Research and Writing
LEGL1005 Legal Process Note 2
LAWS2011 Statutory Interpretation
LEGL1006 Jurisprudence
LAWS2002 Contract Law I
LAWS2003 Contract Law II
LAWS2007 Corporations Law
LAWS2012 Property Principles
LAWS2015 Torts
LAWS2017 Principles of Equity
LAWS2010 Environmental Law
LAWS2005 Constitutional Law
LAWS2006 Administrative Law
LAWS2009 Criminal Law
LAWS2008 Criminal Procedure
LAWS2013 Civil Litigation and Procedure
LAWS2016 Evidence
LAWS2019 Employment and Industrial Relations Law
LAWS2022 Competition and Consumer Law
LAWS6003 Global Business Law
LAWS6009 The Law of Corporate Governance
LAWS3003 Professional Conduct Note 1
LAWS3006 Public Law Remedies
LAWS3007 Private Law Remedies
BUSN1004 Starting a Business
BUSN1006 Solving Wicked Problems
BUSN1008 Business Practice and Impact
BUSN1007 The Interconnected World
BUSN2001 Professional Development for the Workplace
BUSN3003 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
BUSN3005 Internship A Note 3
Or
BUSN3007 Industry Project I