Course summary

The Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Laws gives students the opportunity to study two disciplines concurrently.

This double degree gives students the opportunity to gain an understanding of the law as it applies to the entertainment industry. Students study a broad range of music industry and music professional units, and can choose from a comprehensive suite of law electives.

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.

Applicants who do not have the required entry mark for a double degree in law are encouraged to apply for the Bachelor of Music. If those students achieve the required grade point average during that course, they may then apply for transfer into the double degree.

The Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Laws gives students the opportunity to study two disciplines concurrently.

This double degree gives students the opportunity to gain an understanding of the law as it applies to the entertainment industry. Students study a broad range of music industry and music professional units, and can choose from a comprehensive suite of law electives.

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.

Applicants who do not have the required entry mark for a double degree in law are encouraged to apply for the Bachelor of Music. If those students achieve the required grade point average during that course, they may then apply for transfer into the double degree.

There are no majors in the Bachelor of Laws degree; however, a diverse range of law-based elective units is available.

The Bachelor of Music offers a range of music industry and audio production units.

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 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.

Lifelong learning

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.

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 complement their practical legal skills and become familiar with the issues facing working lawyers.

Music students can undertake placements in a variety of music industry contexts in the NSW North Coast and south east Queensland region. Opportunities include working in recording studios, with live sound engineering companies, music education facilities, and with major festivals (e.g., organisation, marketing and publicity).

The Bachelor of Laws fulfils the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession. Professional admission authorities 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.


Course overview

Course code

3206108

Course abbreviation

BMus, LLB

Credit points

480

Equivalent units

40

Duration

5 years full-time; 10 years part-time

Duration

5 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Lismore Session 1 336111 056121

Fee information

Commonwealth supported


Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

  1. To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Laws a candidate shall successfully complete forty (40) units (480 credit points), comprising:
    1. all units from Part A; and
    2. four (4) Music Elective units from Part B (including at least 2 advanced level units); and
    3. five (5) Law Elective units from Part B
  2. Any Rules governing unit selection relating to a single degree named in the Double Degree Schedules are deemed to have been met by compliance with that Double Degree Schedule.

Law Degree with Honours

  1. A candidate for the award of Bachelor of Laws with Honours shall fulfil the requirements of the Bachelor of Laws award, and in addition must:
    1. complete the units LAW10181 - Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method and LAW00524 - Independent Legal Research; and
    2. achieve such standard of academic performance as determined by the School Board, School of Law and Justice.
  2. For the award of Honours, consideration shall be given to a candidate’s academic record throughout the course of study. A candidate who has reached the required standard of academic performance may, on the recommendation of the School Board in the School of Law and Justice, be awarded Honours in one of the following grades:

First Class Honours
Second Class Honours – Division I
Second Class Honours – Division II


Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

Part A

LAW00051 - Legal Research and Writing Introductory
LAW00111 - Legal Process Introductory
MUS71005 - Creative Music Practice I Introductory
MUS71001 - Musicianship I Introductory
LAW00112 - Constitutional Law Intermediate
MUS71006 - Creative Music Practice II Introductory
MUS10506 - Music Industry Landscapes Introductory
MUS71002 - Musicianship II Introductory
LAW10001 - Contract Law I Introductory
LAW10002 - Australian Criminal Law I Introductory
LAW72002 - Torts Intermediate
MUS72010 - Creative Music Practice III Intermediate
LAW10003 - Contract Law II Intermediate
LAW10004 - Australian Criminal Law II Intermediate
MUS72011 - Creative Music Practice IV Intermediate
MUS72003 - Musicianship III Intermediate
LAW71005 - Property Principles Introductory
LAW00118 - Environmental Law Intermediate
LAW72009 - Principles of Equity Advanced
MUS72004 - Musicianship IV Intermediate
LAW72005 - Evidence Advanced
LAW00520 - The Philosophy of Law Intermediate
LAW00527 - Corporations Law Intermediate
LAW72001 - Civil Litigation and Procedure Intermediate
LAW00117 - Administrative Law Advanced
LAW00519 - Professional Conduct Advanced Note 1
MUS73015 - Creative Music Practice V Advanced
MUS10509 - Sounds, Styles and Cultures Introductory
MUS73005 - Musicianship V Advanced
MUS73016 - Creative Music Practice VI Advanced
MUS73001 - The Portfolio Career Musician Advanced

Part B

Title Level of learning Note
Choose five (5) units from the following:
ACC00132 - Taxation Advanced
ACC00134 - Advanced Taxation Advanced
LAW00054 - Family Law Practice Intermediate
LAW00057 - Conveyancing Law Intermediate Note 1
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 Note 1
LAW00216 - Mediation Practice and Procedure Intermediate Note 1
LAW00514 - Criminology Intermediate
LAW00516 - Advanced Advocacy Intermediate
LAW00521 - International Law Intermediate
LAW00522 - Human Rights Advanced
LAW00523 - Commercial Law Intermediate
LAW00524 - Independent Legal Research Advanced
LAW00525 - Cyberlaw Intermediate
LAW00526 - International Criminal Justice Advanced
LAW00529 - Restorative Justice Intermediate
LAW01125 - Stock Exchange and Finance Law Intermediate
LAW10160 - Public Interest Advocacy Advanced
LAW10166 - Entertainment Law Advanced
LAW10167 - International Intellectual Property Law and Public Policy Intermediate
LAW10168 - Privacy Law and the Private Sector Intermediate
LAW10169 - Human Rights and the Global Economy Advanced
LAW10170 - Race and the Law Intermediate
LAW10171 - Mediating Across Cultures Introductory
LAW10181 - Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method Advanced
LAW10206 - The Holocaust, Genocide and the Law Intermediate
LAW10207 - Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law Advanced
LAW10288 - Mooting Advanced
LAW10292 - Education and the Law Intermediate
LAW10472 - International Human Rights Law Intermediate
LAW10487 - Animal Law Intermediate
LAW10488 - Crime, Globalisation and Governance Intermediate
LAW10489 - Australian Military and National Security Law Intermediate
LAW10490 - Trials and Witnesses Intermediate
LAW10491 - Sexual Orientation and the Law Intermediate
LAW10527 - Comparative Law Advanced
LAW10698 - International Trade and Development Law Advanced
LAW10727 - Marine Animal Protection Law Intermediate
LAW30001 - Ecological Jurisprudence Intermediate
LAW30002 - Advanced Sports Law Advanced
LAW30003 - International Humanitarian Law Intermediate
LAW30004 - Comparative Criminal Law Advanced
LAW30005 - Statutory Interpretation Advanced
LAW72006 - Climate Law and Policy Intermediate
LAW73003 - Remedies Advanced
LAW72010 - Property in Land Intermediate

Course progressions

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. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

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

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Title Level of learning Note
Year 1, Session 1
Part-time students should complete the first two units in Year 1, Session 1. The remaining two units should be completed in Year 2, Session 1.
LAW00051 - Legal Research and Writing Introductory
LAW00111 - Legal Process Introductory
MUS71005 - Creative Music Practice I Introductory
MUS71001 - Musicianship I Introductory
Year 1, Session 2
Part-time students should complete the first two units in Year 1, Session 2. The remaining two units should be completed in Year 2, Session 2.
LAW72002 - Torts Intermediate
MUS71006 - Creative Music Practice II Introductory
MUS10506 - Music Industry Landscapes Introductory
MUS71002 - Musicianship II Introductory
Year 2, Session 1
LAW10001 - Contract Law I Introductory
LAW10002 - Australian Criminal Law I Introductory
LAW00520 - The Philosophy of Law Intermediate
MUS72010 - Creative Music Practice III Intermediate
Year 2, Session 2
LAW10003 - Contract Law II Intermediate
LAW10004 - Australian Criminal Law II Intermediate
LAW00112 - Constitutional Law Intermediate
MUS72011 - Creative Music Practice IV Intermediate
Year 3, Session 1
LAW00118 - Environmental Law Intermediate
LAW00527 - Corporations Law Intermediate
MUS72003 - Musicianship III Intermediate
MUS10509 - Sounds, Styles and Cultures Introductory
Year 3, Session 2
LAW71005 - Property Principles Introductory
LAW72009 - Principles of Equity Advanced
MUS72004 - Musicianship IV Intermediate
1st Unit from Part B Law Electives
Year 4, Session 1
LAW72005 - Evidence Advanced
LAW72001 - Civil Litigation and Procedure Intermediate
MUS73005 - Musicianship V Advanced
MUS73015 - Creative Music Practice V Advanced
Year 4, Session 2
LAW00117 - Administrative Law Advanced
LAW00519 - Professional Conduct Advanced Note 1
MUS73016 - Creative Music Practice VI Advanced
2nd Unit from Part B Law Electives
Year 5, Session 1
3rd Unit from Part B Law Electives
4th Unit from Part B Law Electives
1st Unit from Part B Music Electives
2nd Unit from Part B Music Electives
Year 5, Session 2
MUS73001 - The Portfolio Career Musician Advanced
3rd Unit from Part B Music Electives
4th Unit from Part B Music Electives
5th Unit from Part B Law Electives

Notes

Note 1: Attendance at a compulsory workshop is required.

Unit groups

Part B Law Electives

Title Level of learning Note
Choose five (5) units from the following:
ACC00132 - Taxation Advanced
ACC00134 - Advanced Taxation Advanced
LAW00054 - Family Law Practice Intermediate
LAW00057 - Conveyancing Law Intermediate Note 1
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 Note 1
LAW00216 - Mediation Practice and Procedure Intermediate Note 1
LAW00514 - Criminology Intermediate
LAW00516 - Advanced Advocacy Intermediate
LAW00521 - International Law Intermediate
LAW00522 - Human Rights Advanced
LAW00523 - Commercial Law Intermediate
LAW00524 - Independent Legal Research Advanced
LAW00525 - Cyberlaw Intermediate
LAW00526 - International Criminal Justice Advanced
LAW00529 - Restorative Justice Intermediate
LAW01125 - Stock Exchange and Finance Law Intermediate
LAW10160 - Public Interest Advocacy Advanced
LAW10166 - Entertainment Law Advanced
LAW10167 - International Intellectual Property Law and Public Policy Intermediate
LAW10168 - Privacy Law and the Private Sector Intermediate
LAW10169 - Human Rights and the Global Economy Advanced
LAW10170 - Race and the Law Intermediate
LAW10171 - Mediating Across Cultures Introductory
LAW10181 - Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method Advanced
LAW10206 - The Holocaust, Genocide and the Law Intermediate
LAW10207 - Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law Advanced
LAW10288 - Mooting Advanced
LAW10292 - Education and the Law Intermediate
LAW10472 - International Human Rights Law Intermediate
LAW10487 - Animal Law Intermediate
LAW10488 - Crime, Globalisation and Governance Intermediate
LAW10489 - Australian Military and National Security Law Intermediate
LAW10490 - Trials and Witnesses Intermediate
LAW10491 - Sexual Orientation and the Law Intermediate
LAW10527 - Comparative Law Advanced
LAW10698 - International Trade and Development Law Advanced
LAW10727 - Marine Animal Protection Law Intermediate
LAW30001 - Ecological Jurisprudence Intermediate
LAW30002 - Advanced Sports Law Advanced
LAW30003 - International Humanitarian Law Intermediate
LAW30004 - Comparative Criminal Law Advanced
LAW30005 - Statutory Interpretation Advanced
LAW72006 - Climate Law and Policy Intermediate
LAW73003 - Remedies Advanced
LAW72010 - Property in Land Intermediate