Students who want to forge a career in corporate law should seriously consider this double degree, offering experiential learning in business and a nationally-recognised legal qualification.
This five-year double degree provides you with the opportunity hit the ground running in the many areas of law relevant to Australian organisations – from industrial relations to corporate finance.
Graduates will receive a Bachelor of Laws degree as well as a Bachelor of Business degree – preparing themselves for a wide range of careers in legal practice and the private sector.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.