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Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Commerce

Course code W28

This double degree provides students with the theory, practical experience and employability skills, including leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, communication and problem-solving, required for employment in a wide range of professions.

Students can study two degrees in five-years and will graduate not only job ready but industry ready.

The majors included in this course were created in consultation with industry and many are professionally recognised and accredited with the relevant industry bodies. Students also benefit from practical work based industry experience, networking opportunities and career portfolio development.

The course equips students 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

W28

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $12,350

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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.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

W28

CRICOS code

094920D

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $34,500

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Duration

5 years full-time

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Availability & Campus

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

See Course Details for further information.

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 or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Students are required to complete: 32 Law units, comprising of 22 Core Law units and 10 Law Elective units; plus 16 Commerce units, comprising of 7 Core Commerce units, an 8-unit Commerce Major and 1 Elective unit. Note: Students can take no more than 16 x 1000 coded units.

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

Note: Students with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70% or higher at the end of their fourth year may be invited to complete an Honours program. Those students will be transferred to the Bachelor of Laws Honours/Bachelor of Commerce for their 5th 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
CRI3102Indigenous Offenders and Victims15
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
Commerce Program
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SBL1100Foundations of Business15
SBL1300Business Environments & Markets15
SBL1400Introduction to Business Analytics15
ACC1100Accounting I15
ECF1110Economics I15
SBL1600Business Identity and Protocols15
Plus 1 unit from:
SBL3500 ^Integrated Business Application15
FBL3501 ^Business Practicum15

Note: FBL3501 Business Practicum is by application only.

Note: Students requiring LAW1100 Legal Framework as a pre-requisite unit for a Level 2000 or Level 3000 unit may use LAW1111 or LAW1117 as a substitute for LAW1100 in this double degree only. Students are required to contact the Course Information Hub for assistance in enrolling into any units that require LAW1100 as a pre-requisite. Planning students are required to take an additional Planning Elective unit in place of LAW1100.

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Student handbook

Majors you can study in this course

One or more of the majors in this course is externally recognised when studied within this course. Refer to the major for more information.

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. COMMERCE - Access, analyse and critically evaluate relevant information to sole challenging business problems systematically.
  2. COMMERCE - Apply broad knowledge in law and commerce to a range of situations, incorporating international/global/cultural perspectives.
  3. COMMERCE - Collaborate effectively in team settings to produce measurable outcomes, including the ability to evaluate team processes.
  4. COMMERCE - Communicate legal and commercial knowledge, concepts and advice persuasively and clearly in both written and oral formats, using relevant technology and transliteracy proficiency.
  5. COMMERCE - Generate creative ideas for business and/or legal innovations that respond to opportunities and constant change.
  6. COMMERCE - Reflect on feedback and critique one's own performance in order to identify and plan opportunities for development.
  7. COMMERCE - Value professional behaviours and personal citizenship that reflects an appreciation of the interrelationships between ethics and corporate social responsibility.
  8. LAW - Communicate legal knowledge and ideas clearly, coherently and with independence.
  9. LAW - Communicate legal knowledge and ideas clearly, coherently and with independence.
  10. LAW - Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity, including Indigenous cultural sensitivity.
  11. LAW - Demonstrate initiative and autonomy to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values through appropriate professional practice.
  12. LAW - Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate legal solutions/responses.
  13. LAW - Think critically to analyse, interpret and conceptualise complex legal matters.
  14. LAW - Use digital and hard copy indexes to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant legal principle and policy from cases and peer reviewed articles.
  15. LAW - Work collaboratively and accountably and be responsible for own learnings.

Professional Recognition

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

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $12,350 *

* 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.

AUD $34,500 *

* International onshore - 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; and both legal and non-legal careers relevant to students chosen majors in the commerce degree. 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

Company Secretary, Corporate Lawyer, Legal Executive, In-house Counsel, Legal Advisor, Legal Practitioner, Barrister, Solicitor

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