Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies, Bachelor of LawsBachelors Double Degree
Students who undertake a double degree with Law are candidates for both degrees and are able to complete the two degrees with five years of full-time study or part-time equivalent.
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. This double degree enables students to specialise in areas of the law either through major study, or through a comprehensive range of law electives.
Applicants who do not have the required entry mark are encouraged to apply for the Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies. If those students achieve the required grade point average during that course, they may then apply for transfer into the double degree.
|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 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.
|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.
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.
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 complement their practical legal skills and become familiar with the issues facing working lawyers.
The Bachelor of Laws fulfils the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession, but 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.
The Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies, with a major in Conveyancing, is accredited by NSW Fair Trading. See Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies for more information.
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.
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.
|Level of learning
|Session 1, Year 1
|LAW00051 - Legal Research and Writing
|LAW00111 - Legal Process
|LAW10001 - Contract Law I
|LAW10002 - Australian Criminal Law I
|Session 2, Year 2
|LAW10180 - Law of Torts
|LAW00112 - Constitutional Law
|LAW10003 - Contract Law II
|LAW10004 - Australian Criminal Law II
|Session 1, Year 2
|LAW00118 - Environmental Law
|LAW00520 - The Philosophy of Law
|LAW00114 - Evidence and Civil Procedure
|LAW00527 - Corporations Law
|Session 2, Year 2
|LAW00115 - Equity
|LAW00116 - Property Law
|LAW00054 - Family Law Practice
|LAW00117 - Administrative Law
|Session 1, Year 3
|Candidates must complete one major from CRIMINAL JUSTICE, COMMUNITY JUSTICE, CONVEYANCING, CIVIL PRACTICE
Major - first unit refers to the first unit in the first major and so on. A candidate may not complete more than one major.
|Major - first unit
|Major - second unit
|Major - third unit
|Major - fourth unit
|Session 2, Year 3
|LAW00519 - Professional Conduct
|Major - fifth unit
|Major - sixth unit
|Major - seventh unit
|Session 1, Year 4
|4 units from ELECTIVE LAW UNITS
|Session 2, Year 4
|Major - eighth unit
|3 units from ELECTIVE LAW UNITS
|Session 1, Year 5
|4 units any elective
|1 unit from ELECTIVE LAW UNITS
|3 unit any elective
Any elective includes electives from any degree at Southern Cross University but does not include the following units: Australian Legal System, Introduction to Law and Contract, Legal Studies I, Principles of Contract Law, Business Law, Legal Studies II, Introduction to Land Law, Foundation of Torts, Criminal Process, Interviewing, Negotiation and Ethics or any introductory level law unit. However, candidates who have completed any of these units prior to enrolment in this double law degree may apply for advanced standing in up to a maximum of five of the above as “any electives” but not as “law electives”.
|Level of learning
|Legal Research and Writing
|Contract Law I
|Australian Criminal Law I
|Law of Torts
|Contract Law II
|Australian Criminal Law II
|The Philosophy of Law
|Evidence and Civil Procedure
|Family Law Practice
|Choose one (1) major from:
|Choose eight (8) units from:
|Seven (7) Any Electives