Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies, Bachelor of Laws

2021 course information for Domestic Students
2021 course information for International Students

updated 6:01 AM on Fri, 8 October

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
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ATAR
80
Duration
5 years full-time; 10 years part-time
5 years full-time
Location
Gold Coast, Online
Gold Coast
Start date
March, July, November
February, June
Course code
3206107
Course abbreviation
BLJSt, LLB
Credit points
480
Equivalent units
40
CRICOS
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Fees
Commonwealth supported
Fees
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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview

If you want a legal degree with a difference and to make a difference as a legal professional, you need to know how the law operates and why. This double degree expands your career opportunities in law to encompass social justice, policy development, politics and analysis.

Together with core units that prepare you for qualification as a lawyer, you can choose elective units in areas such as human rights, race and the law, animal law, climate law and policy, psychiatry, psychology and the law, and ecological jurisprudence.

There is an option to 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 your studies.

As a graduate, you may consider a career not just in the legal profession, but also in government service, law enforcement and the corporate sector.

The Bachelor of Laws fulfils the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession in Australia. Professional admission authorities also require law graduates of all universities to complete practical legal training or similar to practise as a lawyer. Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements are encouraged to apply for the Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies. Students who achieve the required grade point average may then apply to transfer to the double degree.

If you want a legal degree with a difference and to make a difference as a legal professional, you need to know how the law operates and why. This double degree expands your career opportunities in law to encompass social justice, policy development, politics and analysis.

Together with core units that prepare you for qualification as a lawyer, you can choose elective units in areas such as human rights, race and the law, animal law, climate law and policy, psychiatry, psychology and the law, and ecological jurisprudence.

There is an option to 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 your studies.

As a graduate, you may consider a career not just in the legal profession, but also in government service, law enforcement and the corporate sector.

The Bachelor of Laws fulfils the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession in Australia. Professional admission authorities also require law graduates of all universities to complete practical legal training or similar to practise as a lawyer. Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements are encouraged to apply for the Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies. Students who achieve the required grade point average may then apply to transfer to the double degree.

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

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

No non-standard admission requirements recorded.

Credit for prior learning

  1. Candidates will not be granted advanced standing for more than the equivalent of twenty (20) units in total, or eleven (11) law units, or nine (9) non-law units, except for candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies,Bachelor of Laws course, who may be granted advanced standing for up to twenty (20) law units. A law unit is one offered by the School of Law and Justice.
  2. Advanced standing will be determined by the School Board responsible for the unit for which advanced standing is being sought, or in the case of unspecified advanced standing, by the School Board responsible for the award in which it is sought.
  3. In exceptional cases advanced standing greater than the above limits may be granted by the relevant School Board, which shall notify the Academic Board of all instances.
  4. Units from the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) and the Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies may only be credited if they are units in this course or were completed prior to admission.

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall6.0
Listeningminimum 5.5
Readingminimum 5.5
Speakingminimum 5.5
Writingminimum 5.5

About the course

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. 

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

The Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies consists of a range of law units and elective units, including areas such as Australian politics, the Australian legal system, global social movements and social policy.

Domestic students

LocationTeaching period
Gold CoastSession  1, Session  2
OnlineSession  1, Session  2, Session  3

Students attend compulsory on-campus workshops.

International students

LocationTeaching periodAnnual FeesCRICOS
Gold CoastSession  1, Session  2$26,800 ($3,350 per unit)026999M
 Notice

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

Australian/Domestic students

Gold Coast
Online
Session 3 November 2021

International students studying in Australia

Gold Coast
View domestic application details View international application details

Why choose SCU?

Excellence in research

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Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Outstanding student support

5-Star Student Support across undergraduate and postgraduate studies

Good Universities Guide 2021

Learning outcomes

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.

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.

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

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.


Assessment methods

The assessment methods used in this course 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.

Teaching methods

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.

The 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.

Please note some online elective units require attendance at on-campus workshops.

Career opportunities

This double degree meets the requirements for admission as a lawyer in Australia with wide and varied career opportunities not only in the legal profession but also in government service, law enforcement and in the corporate sector.

Professional placement

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.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Laws fulfils the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession in Australia. Professional admission authorities also require law graduates of all universities to complete practical legal training or similar 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.

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Domestic future
students

Call 1800 626 481 during business hours.

International future
students

Call +61 2 6620 3876 during business hours.

Current
students

Email: enquiry@scu.edu.au
Call 1800 005 687 during business hours.


Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies, Bachelor of Laws, students must complete the equivalent of 40 units (480 credit points), comprising:

Bachelor of Laws with Honours

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Laws with Honours, students must:

Class of Honours

This degree may be awarded in the following classes:

      1. First Class;
      2. Second Class (Division 1);
      3. Second Class (Division 2); or
      4. Third Class

Exit Awards

Students may be eligible to exit with the Bachelor of Laws or the Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies upon completion of the requirements of the single degree.


Course structure


Schedule of units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Core Units

LEGL1001Legal Research and Writing
LEGL1005Legal Process
LAWS2002Contract Law I
LAWS2008Criminal Procedure
LAWS2005Constitutional Law
LAWS2003Contract Law II
LAWS2009Criminal Law
LAWS2010Environmental Law
LEGL1006Jurisprudence
LAWS2007Corporations Law
LAWS2006Administrative Law
LAWS2056Family Law Practice
LAWS2017Principles of Equity
LAWS3003Professional Conduct Note 2
POLT1001Australian Politics
POLT2004Analysing Policy Problems
POLT2001Ideas and Ideals in Politics
SOCI1005Social Policy
LAWS2015Torts
LAWS2013Civil Litigation and Procedure
LAWS2016Evidence
LAWS2012Property Principles

Electives

Choose one Shared Major and 10 Law electives OR Choose 18 elective units, a minimum of 12 must be Law elective units. Note 1

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
Students should ensure at least two (2) of the following units are advanced
ACCT2001Taxation
ACCT3001Advanced Taxation
LEGL2008Conveyancing Law Note 2
LAWS2057Welfare Law
LAWS2060Drugs, Crime and the Law
LAWS2018Wills and Estates
LAWS2019Employment and Industrial Relations Law
JUST2005EEO and OH&S Law and Practice
LAWS2014Local Government and Planning Law
JUST2001Victimology
LAWS2020Intellectual Property
LAWS3001Clinical Legal Experience
LAWS3002Law Placement
LAWS2021International Business Law
LEGL2010Information Technology and the Law
LAWS2022Competition and Consumer Law
LEGL2011Mediation and Dispute Resolution Note 2
LEGL2012Mediation Practice and Procedure Note 2
LAWS2054Criminology
LAWS2038Advanced Advocacy
LAWS2023International Law
JUST2004Human Rights
LAWS2024Commercial Law
LAWS4001Independent Legal Research
JUST2002International Criminal Justice
JUST2003Restorative Justice
LAWS2025Stock Exchange and Finance Law
LEGL2017Public Interest Advocacy
LAWS2026Entertainment Law
LAWS2063Race and the Law
LEGL2018Mediating Across Cultures
LAWS4002Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method
LAWS2052Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law
LEGL2009Mooting
LAWS2059International Human Rights Law
LAWS2028Animal Law
LAWS2031Sexual Orientation and the Law
LAWS2032Comparative Law
LAWS2050International Trade and Development Law
LAWS2065Ecological Jurisprudence
LAWS2046Advanced Sports Law
LAWS2048International Humanitarian Law
LAWS2011Statutory Interpretation
LAW73003Remedies
LAWS2066Climate Law and Policy
POLT2005Struggles, Movements, and the Idea of Communism
LAWS2037Indigenous Jurisprudence
LAWS2034The Rhetoric of Law
LAWS2041Legal Fictions: Writing the Law
LAWS2035International Business Negotiations
INDG2012Indigenous Rights
LAWS3004Jessup Moot Note 1
LAWS2042Information Environmentalism Note 1
LAWS2044Crimen Exceptum: The English Witch Prosecution in Context Note 1
LAWS2049Wisdom, Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property Note 1
JUST2010Myths for the Future: Law and Climate Fiction in the 21st Century Note 2
LAWS2027Introduction to Chinese Business Law
JUST2007Performances and Power in Literature and the Law
JUST2008Justice Framed: Law in Films and in Graphic Novels/Comics
JUST2006Shifting Cultural Paradigms: Law & Literature After Postmodernism
JUST2012The Art of Advocacy: Mooting and Performance Rhetoric
LAWS3005European Union: Internal Market
LAWS2069Troubling Transactions in Private Law


Course progressions

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

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes
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.
LEGL1001Legal Research and Writing
Session1,2,3
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session1,2
Session1,2
Lismore
Session2
Session2
Online
Session1,2,3
Session1
LEGL1005Legal Process
Session1,2,3
Note 2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session1,2
Session1,2
Lismore
Session2
Session2
Online
Session1,2,3
Session1
Anti-requisitesNot available for students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies.
LAWS2002Contract Law I
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
Pre-requisitesMust have completed or be currently enrolled in LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process
Anti-requisitesLAW00503 Contract Law AND not available for students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies.
Enrolment informationStudents 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
LAWS2008Criminal Procedure
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
Pre-requisitesMust have completed or be currently enrolled in LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process
Anti-requisitesLAW00507 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 informationStudents 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
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.
LAWS2003Contract Law II
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisitesLAW10001 Contract Law I
Anti-requisitesLAW00503 Contract Law AND not available for students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies.
Enrolment informationStudents 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
LAWS2009Criminal Law
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisitesMust have completed or be currently enrolled in LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process
Anti-requisitesLAW00507 Criminal Law and Procedure
LAWS2015Torts
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisitesMust have completed LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process
Anti-requisitesLAW10180 - 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
LAWS2056Family Law Practice
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Lismore
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
N/A
Enrolment informationIt is an advantage to have completed study in the Australian legal system.
Year 2, Session 1
LEGL1006Jurisprudence
Session1,3
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Session1,3
Session1,3
LAWS2010Environmental Law
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
Enrolment informationIt is preferable to have completed the following units: LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process OR LEGL1004 - Australian Legal System.
LAWS2007Corporations Law
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
Pre-requisitesMust have completed LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process
Anti-requisitesNot available for students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies.
Enrolment informationStudents 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
POLT1001Australian Politics
Session1,3
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Gold Coast
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1,3
Session1,3
Year 2, Session 2
LAWS2005Constitutional Law
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisitesMust have completed LAW00051 Legal Research and Writing AND LAW00111 Legal Process
Anti-requisitesNot available for students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies.
LAWS2012Property Principles
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisitesMust have completed LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process
Anti-requisitesLAW00116 - Property Law AND not available for students admitted to 2206351 - Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) OR 3006110 - Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies
LAWS2017Principles of Equity
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisitesMust have completed LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process
Anti-requisitesLAW00115 - 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 informationIt is preferable to have completed LAWS2003 - Contract Law II
SOCI1005Social Policy
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
Year 3, Session 1
LAWS2016Evidence
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
Pre-requisitesMust have completed LEGL1005 - Legal Process AND LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing
Anti-requisitesLAW00114 - 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
LAWS2013Civil Litigation and Procedure
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
Pre-requisitesMust have completed LEGL1005 - Legal Process AND LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing
Anti-requisitesLAW00114 - 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
POLT2004Analysing Policy Problems
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Session1
Session1
1st Unit from Law Electives OR University-wide Major Unit
Year 3, Session 2
LAWS2006Administrative Law
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisites LAW00111 Legal Process AND LAWS2005 - Constitutional Law
LAWS3003Professional Conduct
Session2
Note 2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisitesMust have completed LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process
Anti-requisitesNot available for students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies.
Enrolment informationIt is recommended that this unit be undertaken in the final year of study. This unit consists of a compulsory three day workshop for internal students and four day workshop for online students offered on Gold Coast campus. Students must attend this workshop when they are enrolled in LAWS3003 - Professional Conduct, is normally undertaken in the final year of study.
POLT2001Ideas and Ideals in Politics
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Session2
Session2
2nd Unit from Law Electives OR University-wide Major Unit
Year 4, Session 1
3rd Unit from Law Electives OR University-wide Major Unit
4th Unit from Law Electives OR University-wide Major Unit
5th Unit from Law Electives OR University-wide Major Unit
6th Unit from Law Electives OR University-wide Major Unit
Year 4, Session 2
7th Unit from Law Electives OR University-wide Major Unit
8th Unit from Law Electives OR University-wide Major Unit
9th Unit from Law Electives
10th Unit from Law Electives
Year 5, Session 1
11th Unit from Law Electives
12th Unit from Law Electives
1st University-wide Elective OR Law Electives Note 1
2nd University-wide Elective OR Law Electives Note 1
Year 5, Session 2
3rd University-wide Elective OR Law Electives Note 1
4th University-wide Elective OR Law Electives Note 1
5th University-wide Elective OR Law Electives Note 1
6th University-wide Elective OR Law Electives Note 1

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes
Year 1, Session 2
LEGL1001Legal Research and Writing
Session1,2,3
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session1,2
Session1,2
Lismore
Session2
Session2
Online
Session1,2,3
Session1
LEGL1005Legal Process
Session1,2,3
Note 2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session1,2
Session1,2
Lismore
Session2
Session2
Online
Session1,2,3
Session1
Anti-requisitesNot available for students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies.
LAWS2009Criminal Law
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisitesMust have completed or be currently enrolled in LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process
Anti-requisitesLAW00507 Criminal Law and Procedure
LAWS2056Family Law Practice
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Lismore
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
N/A
Enrolment informationIt is an advantage to have completed study in the Australian legal system.
Year 2, Session 1
LAWS2002Contract Law I
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
Pre-requisitesMust have completed or be currently enrolled in LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process
Anti-requisitesLAW00503 Contract Law AND not available for students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies.
Enrolment informationStudents 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
LAWS2008Criminal Procedure
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
Pre-requisitesMust have completed or be currently enrolled in LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process
Anti-requisitesLAW00507 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 informationStudents 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
LEGL1006Jurisprudence
Session1,3
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Session1,3
Session1,3
POLT1001Australian Politics
Session1,3
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Gold Coast
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1,3
Session1,3
Year 2, Session 2
LAWS2003Contract Law II
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisitesLAW10001 Contract Law I
Anti-requisitesLAW00503 Contract Law AND not available for students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies.
Enrolment informationStudents 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
LAWS2015Torts
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisitesMust have completed LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process
Anti-requisitesLAW10180 - 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
LAWS2005Constitutional Law
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisitesMust have completed LAW00051 Legal Research and Writing AND LAW00111 Legal Process
Anti-requisitesNot available for students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies.
SOCI1005Social Policy
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
Year 3, Session 1
LAWS2010Environmental Law
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
Enrolment informationIt is preferable to have completed the following units: LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process OR LEGL1004 - Australian Legal System.
LAWS2007Corporations Law
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
Pre-requisitesMust have completed LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process
Anti-requisitesNot available for students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies.
Enrolment informationStudents 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
POLT2004Analysing Policy Problems
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Session1
Session1
1st Unit from Law Electives Law Electives OR University-wide Major Unit
Year 3, Session 2
LAWS2012Property Principles
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisitesMust have completed LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process
Anti-requisitesLAW00116 - Property Law AND not available for students admitted to 2206351 - Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) OR 3006110 - Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies
LAWS2017Principles of Equity
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisitesMust have completed LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process
Anti-requisitesLAW00115 - 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 informationIt is preferable to have completed LAWS2003 - Contract Law II
POLT2001Ideas and Ideals in Politics
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Session2
Session2
2nd Unit from Law Electives Law Electives OR University-wide Major Unit
Year 4, Session 1
LAWS2016Evidence
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
Pre-requisitesMust have completed LEGL1005 - Legal Process AND LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing
Anti-requisitesLAW00114 - 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
LAWS2013Civil Litigation and Procedure
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
Pre-requisitesMust have completed LEGL1005 - Legal Process AND LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing
Anti-requisitesLAW00114 - 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
3rd Unit from Law Electives Law Electives OR University-wide Major Unit
4th Unit from Law Electives Law Electives OR University-wide Major Unit
Year 4, Session 2
LAWS2006Administrative Law
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisites LAW00111 Legal Process AND LAWS2005 - Constitutional Law
LAWS3003Professional Conduct
Session2
Note 2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisitesMust have completed LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process
Anti-requisitesNot available for students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies.
Enrolment informationIt is recommended that this unit be undertaken in the final year of study. This unit consists of a compulsory three day workshop for internal students and four day workshop for online students offered on Gold Coast campus. Students must attend this workshop when they are enrolled in LAWS3003 - Professional Conduct, is normally undertaken in the final year of study.
5th Unit from Law Electives Law Electives OR University-wide Major Unit
6th Unit from Law Electives Law Electives OR University-wide Major Unit

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes
Year1, Session 3
LEGL1001Legal Research and Writing
Session1,2,3
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session1,2
Session1,2
Lismore
Session2
Session2
Online
Session1,2,3
Session1
LEGL1005Legal Process
Session1,2,3
Note 2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session1,2
Session1,2
Lismore
Session2
Session2
Online
Session1,2,3
Session1
Anti-requisitesNot available for students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies.
Year 2, Session 1 follow the course progression for Session 1 commencement excluding the completed units.


Notes

Note 1: University-wide Electives include electives from any degree at Southern Cross University but does not include the following units: LEGL1004 - Australian Legal System, LEGL2007 - Principles of Contract Law, LEGL2001 - Introduction to Land Law, LEGL2002 - Foundations of Torts, LAWS2055 - Criminal Process, LEGL1002 - Interviewing, Negotiation and Ethics, LEGL1003 - Introduction to Business Law, LAWS2001 - Company Law, LEGL2003 - Litigation Practice, LEGL2004 - Conveyancers Professional Practice, LEGL2005 - Legal and Conveyancing Practice, LEGL2013 - Law and Government Decision Making, and LEGL2006 - Introduction to Evidence and Advocacy. However, candidates who have completed any of these units prior to enrolment in this degree may apply for advanced standing in up to a maximum of six of the above as “University-wide electives” but not as “Law Electives”.
Note 2: Attendance at a compulsory workshop is required.

Unit groups

Law Electives

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
Students should ensure at least two (2) of the following units are advanced
ACCT2001Taxation
ACCT3001Advanced Taxation
LEGL2008Conveyancing Law Note 2
LAWS2057Welfare Law
LAWS2060Drugs, Crime and the Law
LAWS2018Wills and Estates
LAWS2019Employment and Industrial Relations Law
JUST2005EEO and OH&S Law and Practice
LAWS2014Local Government and Planning Law
JUST2001Victimology
LAWS2020Intellectual Property
LAWS3001Clinical Legal Experience
LAWS3002Law Placement
LAWS2021International Business Law
LEGL2010Information Technology and the Law
LAWS2022Competition and Consumer Law
LEGL2011Mediation and Dispute Resolution Note 2
LEGL2012Mediation Practice and Procedure Note 2
LAWS2054Criminology
LAWS2038Advanced Advocacy
LAWS2023International Law
JUST2004Human Rights
LAWS2024Commercial Law
LAWS4001Independent Legal Research
JUST2002International Criminal Justice
JUST2003Restorative Justice
LAWS2025Stock Exchange and Finance Law
LEGL2017Public Interest Advocacy
LAWS2026Entertainment Law
LAWS2063Race and the Law
LEGL2018Mediating Across Cultures
LAWS4002Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method
LAWS2052Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law
LEGL2009Mooting
LAWS2059International Human Rights Law
LAWS2028Animal Law
LAWS2031Sexual Orientation and the Law
LAWS2032Comparative Law
LAWS2050International Trade and Development Law
LAWS2065Ecological Jurisprudence
LAWS2046Advanced Sports Law
LAWS2048International Humanitarian Law
LAWS2011Statutory Interpretation
LAW73003Remedies
LAWS2066Climate Law and Policy
POLT2005Struggles, Movements, and the Idea of Communism
LAWS2037Indigenous Jurisprudence
LAWS2034The Rhetoric of Law
LAWS2041Legal Fictions: Writing the Law
LAWS2035International Business Negotiations
INDG2012Indigenous Rights
LAWS3004Jessup Moot Note 1
LAWS2042Information Environmentalism Note 1
LAWS2044Crimen Exceptum: The English Witch Prosecution in Context Note 1
LAWS2049Wisdom, Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property Note 1
JUST2010Myths for the Future: Law and Climate Fiction in the 21st Century Note 2
LAWS2027Introduction to Chinese Business Law
JUST2007Performances and Power in Literature and the Law
JUST2008Justice Framed: Law in Films and in Graphic Novels/Comics
JUST2006Shifting Cultural Paradigms: Law & Literature After Postmodernism
JUST2012The Art of Advocacy: Mooting and Performance Rhetoric
LAWS3005European Union: Internal Market
LAWS2069Troubling Transactions in Private Law

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