If you want to know not only how the law operates, but also why, then this double degree may be for you.
This five-year double degree program opens a range of career opportunities to people who are passionate about social justice and keen not to just see a difference, but also be the difference.
While a law degree provides you with the skills to work in legal practice, 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.
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.
The Bachelor of Laws fulfils the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession, but 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.
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.
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.
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.
If online students choose to study the following elective units, they will need to attend workshops at either the Lismore or Gold Coast campus: