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No industry can escape the legal context in which all businesses and organisations must operate. Having a sound understanding of commercial law and the ability to manage legal risk is a skill valued by employers both in the private and public sector.
Students will study the foundations of law including legal framework, legal process, legal writing and research, torts and trade practices, competition and consumer protection law. Students can then tailor the major to suit their area of interest with three electives including property, employment, banking, mining, international trade and intellectual property, among others. While this major does not qualify students to become practising lawyers, graduates will qualify for entry to Bachelor of Laws (Y11) with a credit transfer for the accredited law units already studied within the last 10 years.
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|Unit Code||Unit Title||Credit Points|
|LAW1100||Legal Framework I||15|
|LAW1600||Legal Writing and Research||15|
|LAW3221||Trade Practices, Competition and Consumer Protection Law||15|
|Plus 3 from the following, with at least 1 unit at Level 3000 or 4000:|
|LAW2102 ^||Property Law I||15|
|LAW2104 ^||Constitutional Law I||15|
|LAW2105 ^||Employment Law||15|
|LAW2106 ^||Intellectual Property Law||15|
|LAW2350 ^||Administrative Law||15|
|LAW2601 ^||Planning and Development Law I||15|
|LAW3105 ^||Alternative Dispute Resolution||15|
|LAW3201 ^||Law of Banking and Credit III||15|
|LAW4110 ^||International Trade Law||15|
|LAW4601 ^||Mining and Resource Law||15|
Note: For students completing an Accounting Major in conjunction with the Law in Business Major, those students that are required to, or have completed LAW2300 Company Law and LAW2410 Income Tax Framework, may use those units to replace any second-year Core Option units in the Law in Business Major.
^ Core Option
Potential careers exist in a variety of corporate, government and non-government settings. The grounding in important legal units, as well as the core units in a student's Bachelor degree makes graduates with this major a welcome asset in a wide variety of settings, their legal nous complementing their other significant qualifications.
Company Director, Office Administrator or Manager, Administration Manager, Contract Manager or Officer, Compliance Officer, Legal Administration Officer
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