Studying law in conjunction with another discipline gives you the freedom to take an interdisciplinary approach to both your studies and your future employment. It equips you with contemporary knowledge and legal skills in demand by employers. You will not only graduate with a solid foundation in law, a sharpened analytical mind and a range of portable and adaptable skills, you will also be ready to take advantage of many career opportunities in a rapidly changing landscape.
IELTS: 6 TOEFL: 79
Bachelor of Arts component
12 credit points
Complete 12 credit points from the following units: Candidates who complete WRIT101 as a Core Unit cannot undertake it as a Prescribed Unit in this Course.
Foundations of Academic Research (HASS100) – 6 credit points
Controversies: Foundations of Critical Social Analysis (HASS101) – 6 credit points
The Craft of Academic Writing (WRIT101) – 6 credit points
Bachelor of Laws component
96 credit points
Complete the following units:
Foundations of Law (LAW100) – 6 credit points
Law in Context (LAW101) – 6 credit points
Legal Professional Skills (LAW102) – 6 credit points
Torts Law (LAW131) – 6 credit points
Criminal Law (LAW162) – 6 credit points
Contract Law (LAW172) – 6 credit points
Property Law (LAW283) – 6 credit points
Civil Dispute Resolution (LAW310) – 6 credit points
Evidence and Proof (LAW313) – 6 credit points
Professional Conduct (LAW320) – 6 credit points
Equity and Trusts (LAW340) – 6 credit points
Corporations Law (LAW351) – 6 credit points
Constitutional Law (LAW399) – 6 credit points
Administrative Law (LAW400) – 6 credit points
Remedies and Advanced Legal Skills (LAW480) – 6 credit points
Technology and the Law (LAW499) – 6 credit points
Assumed knowledge is any two units of English.
Recommended studies: Mathematics.
Transfer from another Award
Students in another award may apply for admission into this course on successful completion of at least 4 units of study with a minimum GPA of 4.2.
English Language Requirements
All applicants must meet a minimum of one of the following criteria:
English is the applicant's first language; or
Satisfactory completion, within five years of the date of application for admission to UNE, of at least one year of full-time or equivalent full-time study at senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary level in a country in which English is the primary official language or co-official language and in which English was the sole medium of instruction and assessment for the particular period of study claimed; or
A pass grade or better in an English language subject at Australian Year 12 level or overseas equivalent; or
An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5*; or
Equivalent Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 213 in the computer-based test or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component*; or
A Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50*
A Bachelor of Arts component is, in many ways, the most valuable degree of all. This is because Arts graduates are not as restricted in what they can undertake relative to those with highly specialised degrees. Examples of career paths include management, public relations, foreign affairs, education, business, human resources, research, psychology and archaeology. The employability of Arts graduates is a reflection of the skills they acquire during their study and this is becoming widely acknowledged.
The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree is accredited by the Legal Profession Admission Board of NSW. Upon completion of the LLB, graduates may complete a period of practical legal training and be qualified to apply for admission as an Australian Lawyer. After admission you are then eligible to apply for a practising certificate as a solicitor from the Law Society of NSW or undertake further studies to obtain a practising certificate as a barrister from the Bar Association of NSW.
At the completion of the five years you will have a range of employment options from which to choose.