Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Laws with Honours

Course Code

60209L

Version

8

Faculty

Law, Business and the Creative Arts

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Entry to the Law Honours program is restricted to candidates admitted to the joint pass degree with an overall GPA of 5 and above.

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.

Additional selection requirements

By invitation of the Head of School

Special admission requirements

Nil

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System.  An IELTS score of 6.0 with no component lower than 5.5 is required (Band 1 at JCU).  Students scoring below this may be offered up to six months intensive language training prior to admission to the course.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

120 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Bachelor degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Course Structure

Core Subjects

Level 1

BA1001:03  Time, Truth and the Human Condition

BA1002:03  Our Space: Networks, Narrative and the Making of Place

LA1101:03  Legal Institutions and Processes

LA1102:03  Legal Research, Writing and Analysis

LA1103:03  Law, Society and Change

LA1104:03  Legal Concepts

LA1105:03  Contract Law 1

LA1106:03  Contract Law 2

Level 2

LA2015:03  Land Law 1

LA2016:03  Land Law 2

LA2017:03  Principles of Criminal Law A

LA2018:03  Principles of Criminal Law B

LA2019:03  Torts A - Specific Torts

LA2020:03  Torts B - Negligence

Level 3

BA3000:03  Level 3 Core Subject

LA3004:03  Evidence

LA3006:03  Administrative Law

LA3011:03  Commercial and Personal Property Law

LA3013:03  Principles of Equity

LA3014:03  Law of Trusts

LA3105:03  Constitutional Law

LA3106:03  Company and Partnership Law

Options

Select 6 credit points of level 1 Arts and Social Sciences subjects

Arts and social sciences subjects include the following prefixes:

AN, AR, CI, CU, CY, EL, FR, GR, HI, IA, IT, JA, JN, PL, PY, SS, SY and WS

PLUS

Select a major from the table below

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of level 2 and 3 Arts and Social Sciences subjects

PLUS

Select 21 credit points of specified level 4 LA subjects

LA4005:03  Jurisprudence

LA4006:03  Conflict of Law

LA4007:03  Succession

LA4010:03  Advanced Criminal Law

LA4011:03  Environmental Law

LA4012:03  Public International Law

LA4013:03  Law of Corporate Investigations

LA4014:03  Clinical Legal Studies

LA4019:03  Conveyancing and Drafting

LA4020:03  Employment, Workplace and Industrial Relations Law

LA4021:03  Competition Mooting

LA4022:03  Civil Procedure

LA4023:03  Taxation Law

LA4024:03  Advanced Taxation Law

LA4025:03  Marine and Coastal Management Law

LA4026:03  Research Dissertation A

LA4027:03  Human Rights Law

LA4028:03  Law of the Sea

LA4029:03  Comparative Law

LA4030:03  Mining Law

LA4031:03  Medical Jurisprudence

LA4032:03  Family Law

LA4033:03  Advanced Commercial Law

LA4034:03  Alternative Dispute Resolution

LA4035:03  Native Title Law and Policy

LA4036:03  Indigenous People and Law in Australia

LA4037:03  Bankruptcy and Insolvency

LA4038:03  Legal Ethics and Trust Accounting

LA4039:03  Advocacy and Criminal Sentencing

LA4040:03  Law in Greater China

LA4041:03  Legal Placement

LA4042:03  Maritime Law

LA4047:03  Research Dissertation B Part 1 of 2

LA4048:03  Research Dissertation B Part 2 of 2

LA4106:03  Advanced Company Law

PLUS

Select a 6 credit point dissertation (60009-DISSERT-1) or a 3 credit point dissertation (60009-DISSERT-2)

6 credit point Dissertation (60009-DISSERT-1)

LA4047:03 – Research Dissertation B: Part 1 of 2

LA4048:03 - Research Dissertation B: Part 2 of 2

or

3 credit point Dissertation (60009-DISSERT-2)

LA4026:03 – Research Dissertation A

3 credit points of LA level 4 subjects

Majors

Type of major

Mandatory

Single

Credit points in major

18 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

SCHOOL

Anthropology

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Archaeology

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Chinese

Cairns

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Communication and Cinema

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Criminology

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

English

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Environmental Studies

Cairns

Townsville

Science and Engineering

French Foundation

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

French Advanced

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Geography

Cairns

Townsville

Science and Engineering

German

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

History

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Human Services

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Indigenous Australian Studies

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Italian

Cairns

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Japanese Foundation

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Japanese Advanced

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Journalism

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Political Science

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Psychology

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Public Relations

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Sociology

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Writing

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Campus

COURSE AVAILALE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

5 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

10 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Must successfully complete 12 credit points at level 1 before attempting any level 2 or 3 subject.

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

1. In accordance with the requirements of the Supreme Court (Admission) Rules 2004 (Qld), students who intend, at any time, to seek admission as a Legal Practitioner in Queensland must include as subjects within their degree:

LA4022:03  Civil Procedure

LA4038:03  Legal Ethics and Trust Accounting

2. Students seeking admission to practice are strongly advised to include the following level 4 subjects:

LA4007:03  Succession

LA4019:03  Conveyancing and Drafting

LA4032:03  Family Law

3. Townsville students seeking admission to practice are also encouraged to include LA4014:03 Clinical Legal Studies.

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

80 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 20 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

Nil

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Any major studied may appear on the testamur.

Exit with lesser award

Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed 72 credit points of study and appropriate subjects, may be eligible to receive the award of Bachelor of Arts.

Course articulation

Not applicable