B-LAWS v.1 Bachelor of Laws
Course CRICOS Code: 077962B
Registered full-time Duration: 3 Years
Bachelor Degrees prepare students to develop broad and coherent knowledge and skills in a discipline for professional work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 7 qualifications.
The Bachelor of Laws degree is the required qualification for all who wish to enter into legal practice. This course offers a rich and professionally relevant coverage of foundational areas of legal knowledge as well as developing the core skills essential to effective legal practice. The Curtin LLB offers a unique opportunity for those students who wish to specialise in one of two high demand areas for law graduates. These are mining, resources and energy law or governance and regulatory compliance. There is a strong unmet demand for law graduates with either of these specialisations.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Bachelor Degree are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au and include flexible entry pathways. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Applicants require a minimum ATAR score of 90.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to a Bachelor Degree with Honours and some Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Master degrees. For further details, see the University website http://curtin.edu.au.
Bachelor Degrees typically contain a series of units which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences. They may contain a range of majors, streams and/or minors for students to choose from to pursue learning in a specialised area of study.
Students study in semesters for the first year of their LLB degree and complete 8 units (200 credits) in that year. Students study in 3 trimesters, each of 10 weeks, in both their 2nd and 3rd year of the course and if studying full time will complete 4 units (100 credits) in each of these trimesters. This enables students to complete 300 credits in each of their 2nd and 3rd years of study. Overall, students can complete the equivalent of 4 years of academic study in three calendar years.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply knowledge of the Australian legal system, statutory rules and case law principles in both the fundamental areas of legal knowledge and a range of elective fields to the resolution of legal problems
2. critically and creatively analyse legal problems to articulate the issues involved and apply legal reasoning to make a considered choice between competing solutions
3. identify, access, assess and synthesise relevant information from primary legal sources such as cases and legislation and secondary sources such as journal articles and commentaries (including electronic versions of these sources) and gather relevant oral and documentary evidence
4. communicate the outcomes of legal research and analysis effectively, appropriately and persuasively to colleagues, to clients and to other professionals and the broader community
5. use appropriate electronic legal databases for research purposes and be able to communicate effectively in electronic forms
6. maintain intellectual curiosity as to justice and its practical application in the legal system, be able to identify areas where their legal knowledge and skills require further development, and to critically reflect on their own performance as legal professionals, making use of feedback as appropriate
7. articulate the similarities and differences between local and other jurisdictions, including interstate and overseas ones, and be aware of the principles of public and private international law
8. articulate distinct concepts of law, justice and human rights, with an awareness of different legal traditions and cultures, particularly indigenous cultures; identify how and where indigenous persons and other identifiable social groups are differentially impacted by the legal system.
9. work independently, as well as collaboratively, with a developing sense of the ethical issues that arise in legal practice and how these may be resolved
Duration and Availability
3 years full-time or equivalent part-time. (Equivalent to 4 years of academic study, but completed in 3 calendar years by use of trimesters in 2nd and 3rd years.)
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Trimester 1B||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|LAWS1006||v.1||Legal Research and Writing||3.0||25.0|
|LAWS1002||v.1||Introduction to Tort Law||3.0||25.0|
|LAWS1000||v.1||Introduction to Contract Law||3.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|BLAW1003||v.1||Law, Society and Justice||3.0||25.0|
|LAWS1003||v.1||Advanced Tort Law||3.0||25.0|
|LAWS1001||v.1||Advanced Contract Law||25.0|
|LAWS1004||v.1||Business, Law and Regulation||3.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Trimester 2B|
|LAWS2001||v.1||Real Property Law||4.0||25.0|
|CRIM2001||v.1||Criminal Responsibility and Procedures||4.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Trimester 1B|
|CRIM2000||v.1||Fundamentals of Criminal Law||4.0||25.0|
|LAWS2000||v.1||Property Law Principles||4.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Trimester 3B|
|LAWS2003||v.1||Principles of Equity||4.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Trimester 1B|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||75.0|
|Year 3 Trimester 3B|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||100.0|
|Year 3 Trimester 2B|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||100.0|
|Optional Units (No Year Level Specified)||Hrs/Wk||Credit|
|LAWS2008||v.1||European Union Law||40.0||25.0|
|BLAW3011||v.1||Native Title Law and Policy||4.0||25.0|
|BLAW3009||v.2||Mining and Petroleum Law||4.0||25.0|
|LAWS3004||v.1||Competition Law and Policy||4.0||25.0|
|BLAW3012||v.1||Environmental Law and Policy||4.0||25.0|
|LAWS3001||v.1||International Commercial Law||4.0||25.0|
|LAWS3007||v.1||Private International Law||4.0||25.0|
|LAWS2010||v.1||Public International Law||4.0||25.0|
|LAWS3010||v.1||Air and Space Law||4.0||25.0|
|LAWS3011||v.1||Alternative Dispute Resolution||4.0||25.0|
|LAWS3012||v.1||Australian Taxation Law in Practice||4.0||25.0|
|LAWS3014||v.1||Human Rights Law||4.0||25.0|
|LAWS3015||v.1||Occupational Health and Safety Law||4.0||25.0|
|LAWS3016||v.1||Principles of Australian Taxation Law||4.0||25.0|
|LAWS3017||v.1||Advanced Legal Research||25.0|
|LAWS3018||v.1||Consumer Law and Policy||30.0||25.0|
|LAWS3019||v.1||Indigenous Legal Issues||4.0||25.0|
|LAWS3020||v.1||Special Topics in Law||30.0||25.0|
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