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Course summary

In this double degree, the Bachelor of Laws provides graduates with the skills to work as a lawyer, while the Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies provides a broader range of insights to people with interests in social justice, policy development, politics and analysis.

It provides a thorough practical grounding in legal knowledge and a strong understanding of Australian and international politics and society. In addition to the core units, which comply with professional accreditation requirements, the program 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.

Students may choose elective units to suit their interests and professional aspirations including areas as diverse as human rights, race and the law, animal law, climate law and policy, psychiatry, psychology and the law and ecological jurisprudence.

Students may complete electives at academically rigorous and rewarding summer law schools in Byron Bay and the Gold Coast and undertake work placements and law mooting as part of their studies.

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.



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