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Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts

Course code Y67

Stand out from the crowd with a law/arts double degree.

Gain an accredited legal degree that enables graduates to enter the legal profession, as well as an arts degree that develops high levels of written and communication skills, and a strong understanding of society, adding another dimension to the students skill set.

Students will graduate job-ready with the theory, practical experience and transferable employability skills, including critical thinking, teamwork, communication and problem-solving, required for employment in a wide range of professions, including but not limited to the legal profession.

For students seeking a career in law, this course equips them with skills for the courtroom and beyond, providing greater scope and options for a rewarding career in the legal, corporate, commercial and social justice fields.

Students can also add value to their law degree by selecting elective units in specialised areas of law. Students may also participate in the Law Society Peer Mentoring Program, The Innocence Project, The Law Access Program and international mooting competitions to give them real world experience and the competitive edge in the job market.

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Entry requirements

85 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

Y67

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $10,500

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Duration

5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

Y67

Fees

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Duration

5 years full-time

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Availability & Campus

This course is not offered on-campus or online to international students.

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Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Applications for this course are not accepted through ECU's Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester availability

This course is not offered on-campus or online to international students.

Course Structure

Students are required to complete: 32 Law units, comprising of 22 Core Law units and 10 Law Elective units; plus 16 Arts units, comprising of 4 Core Arts units and a 12-unit Arts Major. Note: Students can take no more than 16 x 1000 coded units.

Law Core Program
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
LAW1116Legal Process15
LAW1111Contract Law I15
LAW1212Contract Law II15
LAW1113Criminal Law I15
LAW1214Criminal Law II15
LAW1117Torts I15
LAW1218Torts II15
LAW1600Legal Writing and Research15
LAW2102Property Law I15
LAW2312Property Law II15
LAW2104Constitutional Law I15
LAW2314Constitutional Law II15
LAW3103Equity15
LAW3107Law of Trusts15
LAW2350Administrative Law15
LAW3106Evidence15
LAW3102Corporations Law15
LAW3855Human Rights Law15
LAW4604Civil Procedure I15
LAW4614Civil Procedure II15
LAW4704Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility15
LAW4625Statutory Interpretation15

Note: Students with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70% after their fourth year of study may be invited to complete an Honours program. Those students will transfer into the Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts for the fifth year of study.

Law Electives

10 elective units are to be selected from any of the following streams.

Criminal Law/Social Justice Electives
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CRI3120Aboriginal Australians in the Criminal Justice System15
LAW2345Jurisprudence15
LAW2605Security and the Law15
LAW3105Alternative Dispute Resolution15
LAW3600Coronial Law and Mortuary Practice15
LAW3602Community Legal Practice15
LAW3650National and International Mooting Competitions15
LAW3700Supervised Legal Research Paper15
LAW3788Contemporary Legal Issues in Australia and Beyond15
LAW4108International Law15
LAW4130Innocence Project15
LAW4206Advanced Criminal Law15
Commercial Law Electives
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
LAW2106Intellectual Property Law15
LAW2601Planning and Development Law I15
LAW3105Alternative Dispute Resolution15
LAW3109Taxation Law15
LAW3201Law of Banking and Credit III15
LAW3221Trade Practices, Competition and Consumer Protection Law15
LAW3405Law of Corporate Insolvency and External Administration15
LAW3608Advanced Taxation Law15
LAW3650National and International Mooting Competitions15
LAW3700Supervised Legal Research Paper15
LAW3788Contemporary Legal Issues in Australia and Beyond15
LAW4110International Trade Law15
LAW4601Mining and Resource Law15
LAW4609Remedies15
LAW4620Commercial Practice, Conveyancing and Drafting15
FBL3501Business Practicum15
Government/Private Law Electives
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
LAW2105Employment Law15
LAW2602Environmental Law and Administration15
LAW3105Alternative Dispute Resolution15
LAW3602Community Legal Practice15
LAW3650National and International Mooting Competitions15
LAW3700Supervised Legal Research Paper15
LAW3788Contemporary Legal Issues in Australia and Beyond15
LAW4108International Law15
LAW4607Family Law15
Arts Core Program
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CCA1108Communications and Digital Technology15
HMN1112Ideas, Images and Information: Taking the Humanities to the World15
HMN1114Gods, Gossip and Genes: An Exploration of Being Human15
CCA3111Preparation for Professional Life15

Note: CCA3111 is a capstone unit and is required to be completed in the final semester of study.

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Majors you can study in this course

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. ARTS -
  2. ARTS -
  3. ARTS -
  4. LAW - Communicate legal knowledge and ideas clearly, coherently and with independence.
  5. LAW - Communicate legal knowledge and ideas clearly, coherently and with independence.
  6. LAW - Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity, including Indigenous cultural sensitivity.
  7. LAW - Demonstrate initiative and autonomy to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values through appropriate professional practice. .
  8. LAW - Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate legal solutions/responses.
  9. LAW - Think critically to analyse, interpret and conceptualise complex legal matters.
  10. LAW - Use digital and hard copy indexes to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant legal principle and policy from cases and peer reviewed articles.
  11. LAW - Work collaboratively and accountably and be responsible for own learning.

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Legal Practice Board of Western Australia (LPBWA)

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $10,500 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Potential careers exist in private practice, in-house corporate practice and in-house government. Corporate planning, government policy, politics, journalism, creative writing and many other careers dependent on excellent written and verbal communications skills, logic and analytical ability are also welcome options for graduates.

Possible future job titles

Lawyer, Barrister, Solicitor, Legal Practitioner, Community Legal Adviser, Local Government Officer, Corporate Lawyer, Legal Executive, In-house Counsel, Interpreter

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