BB-LAWCOM v.1 Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce
Course CRICOS Code: 078482K
Registered full-time Duration: 4.5 Years
Bachelor Double Degrees prepare students to develop broad and coherent knowledge and skills in more than one discipline for professional work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 7 qualifications.
This double degree is designed to provide students with professional qualifications in both Law and Commerce. 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 Bachelor of Commerce degree will provide students with an excellent background in commerce, majoring in either accounting, taxation, economics, finance, human resource management or marketing. It will develop student’s business knowledge and practical commerce skills, giving them an advantage for a diverse range of careers.
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 Double 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 an 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 Double Degrees include a combined degree study program leading to two awards. The duration of the double degree may vary among disciplines, but typically requires less time to complete than if the two undergraduate degrees were studied separately.
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; apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical business situations through research and practical application
2. critically and creatively analyse legal problems to articulate the issues involved and apply legal reasoning to make a considered choice between competing solutions; think creatively and critically to generate innovative solutions to complex business and commercial problems
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; access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from a range of organizational and external sources.
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; communicate appropriately and effectively in professional and public contexts
5. use appropriate electronic legal databases for research purposes and be able to communicate effectively in electronic forms; apply technologies appropriately for a variety of commercial purposes
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; demonstrate initiative, responsibility and lifelong learning skills by applying critical reflection and active participation
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; describe global and cultural issues as related to the business area and their impact on local and international communities
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; demonstrate respect for human rights, cultural diversity and the particular rights of Indigenous Australians and highlight the importance and impact of cultural diversity on the interactions of commercial agents
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; apply an ethical approach to analysing and reporting commercial activities, advising clients, demonstrate leadership and the ability to delegate tasks to ensure timely outcomes; work independently to achieve agreed outcomes
Duration and Availability
This course is four years plus one trimester full-time or equivalent part-time study. The course duration is equivalent to five years of academic study, but is completed in four calendar years plus one trimester by the use of trimesters in the final two years of study. All majors in the course are available to international students studying in Australia on a study visa.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|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|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|BLAW1003||v.1||Law, Society and Justice||3.0||25.0|
|LAWS1004||v.1||Business, Law and Regulation||3.0||25.0|
|MDDU-ACLAW||v.1||Accounting Double Degree Major (LLB/BCom)||400.0|
|MDDU-HRMGM||v.1||Human Resources Management Double Degree Major (LLB/BCom)||400.0|
|MDDU-FNLAW||v.1||Finance Double Degree Major (LLB/BCom)||400.0|
|MDDU-ECLAW||v.1||Economics Double Degree Major (LLB/BCom)||400.0|
|MDDU-TAXTN||v.1||Taxation Double Degree Major (LLB/BCom)||400.0|
|MDDU-MKLAW||v.1||Marketing Double Degree Major (LLB/BCom)||400.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|LAWS1000||v.1||Introduction to Contract Law||3.0||25.0|
|LAWS1002||v.1||Introduction to Tort Law||3.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|LAWS1001||v.1||Advanced Contract Law||25.0|
|LAWS1003||v.1||Advanced Tort Law||3.0||25.0|
|Year 4 Trimester 2B|
|LAWS2001||v.1||Real Property Law||4.0||25.0|
|CRIM2001||v.1||Criminal Responsibility and Procedures||4.0||25.0|
|Year 4 Trimester 1B|
|CRIM2000||v.1||Fundamentals of Criminal Law||4.0||25.0|
|LAWS2000||v.1||Property Law Principles||4.0||25.0|
|Year 4 Trimester 3B|
|LAWS2003||v.1||Principles of Equity||4.0||25.0|
|Year 5 Trimester 1B|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||75.0|
|Optional Units to Select from in Year 5 Trimester 1B||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|
If you need more course information, you may contact the relevant areas: For Current Students: Student Services Office, please click here for further details: http://students.curtin.edu.au/contact_offices.cfm For Domestic Future Students: Future Students Centre, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +61-8-9266 1000 For International Future Students: Curtin International, email: email@example.com Tel: +61-8-9266 7331
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