Fascinated by the machinery of professional sports – player salaries, sports media rights, sporting tribunals and the makeup of sporting leagues? This unique double degree offers the opportunity to put you amongst all the action on and off the field.
The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, Bachelor of Laws prepares you as both an exercise science professional and a lawyer – developing your skills across commercial and employment contracts, litigation, and tax and to work with sporting individuals or teams in areas of sport psychology, strength and conditioning, coaching or health promotion.
The five year award offers a rare perspective to understand legal issues affecting professional athletes and associations – an understanding of the impact of player agreements, sponsorship agreements and the governance of professional sporting bodies.
Graduates will have an array of opportunities to practice their legal skills across the health, sport, fitness and leisure industries, as employees or in private practice.
Graduates can pursue career opportunities that combine knowledge of health, sport, fitness or leisure industries and law; and those specific to each discipline. For health, sport, fitness or leisure industries: sport administration, sport facility management, health and fitness centre management, health promotion. 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, but 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. Students should check the professional recognition requirements for the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science.
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.
There are no majors in this double degree, however, a diverse range of law-based elective units is available.
The assessment methods used in 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. Assessment methods in the Bachelor of Exercise Science also 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 Bachelor of Sport Science and Exercise Science, Bachelor of Laws double degree is not offered online. However, law students may be able to complete units online.
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 an on-campus workshop for the unit Professional Conduct is a requirement of the Bachelor of Laws. During the workshop, students meet key representatives of the legal profession who address issues of contemporary legal practice and professional conduct. For more information, go to law workshops.