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Course summary

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

Our five-year double degree takes you into many areas of the law relevant to Australian organisations – from industrial relations to corporate finance. You can tailor your degree through the choice of a business major and a wide range of law electives.

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 in the first instance.

DurationLocationSession

5F

Gold Coast1, 2

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

The following Bachelor of Business majors are available in the double degree:

  • Aviation Management
  • Business Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Specialisations available in the Bachelor of Business include:

  • Accounting
  • Financial Services.

Please note that not all majors are offered at each location, but if a student is enrolled internally, they can still study any major online.

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

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.

Develop and create effective solutions to straight forward problems from a discipline area.

Critically evaluate, analyse and synthesise a straight forward issue or theory from a discipline area to arrive at a conclusion / decision with justification.

Creativity

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

Apply knowledge and skills creatively in devising solutions to challenges related to a business discipline.

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.

Describe and apply a recognised ethical framework to analyse behaviour in a discipline or workplace/ organisation.

Apply discipline based knowledge and skills in situations that require autonomy and well-developed responsible behaviour.

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.

Demonstrate and apply in-depth discipline specific knowledge and skills with a global perspective.

Demonstrate an understanding and application of research, analytical and technical skills in a broad business discipline.

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.

Prepare and deliver well developed discipline advice, knowledge and ideas orally for a business and public context.

Prepare and deliver well developed and justified, discipline advice using written communications suitable for business and public contexts.

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

Demonstrate the ability to effectively participate in and reflect upon self and team activities in general business situations.

Cultural competence

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

Demonstrate cultural competence in local, Australian-wide and international settings as applied in business and social situations.

The assessment methods vary from unit to unit. They may include research proposals, research essays, reports, oral and written presentations, case studies, online and class participation, and examinations. The weighting of assessment marks between assignments and examinations also varies.

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including face-to-face lectures and tutorials. Some units offer online activities, classes, pre-recorded and/or live lectures. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive online pre-recorded and/or live lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Attendance at on-campus workshops is a requirement of the Bachelor of Laws for on-campus and online students. The workshops provide students with an opportunity to network, engage in a range of learning experiences and skills required at an LLB level that cannot be taught effectively solely online, and meet key representatives of the legal profession who address issues of contemporary legal practice and professional conduct. For more information, go to law workshops.

Graduates pursue career opportunities that combine knowledge of business and law; and those specific to each discipline.

For business: advertising, marketing, public relations, product management, management, international business, human resource management, investment, banking, accounting and finance

For law: as barristers or solicitors; or in law-related areas in private, corporate or government organisations.

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 for professional placement.

The Bachelor of Laws 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 for professional recognition.

Notice

The information on this page may be subject to change over time. Please check this web page again before acting and see our disclaimer

From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'

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