Pursue the subjects you are passionate about while also qualifying to start a legal career with this popular combined degree.
You will be able to immerse yourself in arts majors, choosing from media studies to social sciences, politics and many other options, while also developing the knowledge and skills required to embark upon a successful legal career.
This five-year double degree enables you to achieve both a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts degree preparing you for a wide range of careers.
Graduates can pursue career opportunities that combine knowledge of arts and law; and those specific to each discipline.
For arts: communication industries, community relations, journalism, cultural policy, management and administration, education, publishing, public service, multimedia design, creative and cultural industries, politics, social justice and human rights.
For law: barristers or solicitors; or in law-related areas in private, corporate, or government organisations.
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 or similar to be eligible 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.
Law students can undertake voluntary legal experience and professional placement with legal firms or offices to build their practical legal skills and develop their professional networks.
In the Bachelor of Arts, students can undertake learning opportunities in the community through a number of units as well as through assessment opportunities.
There are no majors in the Bachelor of Laws degree, however, a diverse range of law-based elective units is available.
See the Bachelor of Arts for majors available.
The assessment methods for the Bachelor of Laws 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.
The assessment methods used in the Bachelor of Arts vary from unit to unit.
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.