In a world where content has become king, the ability to develop creative content and also to determine its legality has become critically important for media companies, advertising agencies, film companies and many other organisations.
In just four years, this course provides you with the opportunity to complete a degree in law and master skills in creative writing.
Students are trained to write proficiently across a range of genres, both professional and imaginative – complementing the rigor, research and writing skills developed in studying the law. Students with a passion for expressing themselves have long sought the opportunity to develop the range and proficiency of their professional skills.
Southern Cross University has maintained strong links to some of Australia’s leading writers through the Byron Writers Festival and other campus-based activities and has developed this new combined degree for 2018 in response to popular demand.
Graduates can pursue career opportunities that combine knowledge of creative writing and law; and those specific to each discipline.
Graduates will be skilled as lawyers who can write well and as writers who can think and argue strategically. They can pursue opportunities in fields such as intellectual property, commercial or academic publishing, corporate communications, as well as legal work in a range of creative industries, government departments and professional practices.
The Bachelor of Laws is accredited by the Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB) of NSW and satisfies the academic requirements for admission to the practice of law in Australia. Professional admission authorities also require law graduates of all universities to complete practical legal training or similar to be eligible for admission.
Students who intend to practise law outside Australia should check with the relevant country’s admission body to confirm their admission requirements.
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.
Students study core units, plus select units from electives to suit their career aspirations.
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.
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.