Bachelor of Science – Bachelor of Laws

Course Code

60510

Version

7

Faculty

Law, Business and the Creative Arts

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Honours

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English, Maths B and Chemistry for all majors except:

General Science major - English only

Physics major - English, Maths B, Chemistry and Physics or Maths C

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

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

Students may seek permission to enrol in one or more level 5 science subjects.

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

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

SC1101:03  Science: Nature, Knowledge and Understanding

SC1102:03  Systems Modelling and Visualization

PLUS

CH1001:03  Chemistry: A Central Science

or

CH1011:03  Chemistry for the Natural Sciences

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

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

Level 4

LA4011:03  Environmental Law

Options

Select one major from the list below

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of level 2 science subjects

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of level 3 science subjects

PLUS

Select 12 credit points of specified LB level 4 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

Majors

Type of major

Mandatory

Single

Credit points in major

30 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Aquaculture

Cairns

Townsville

Only first and second years available in Cairns

Available for mid-year entry

Biochemistry/Molecular Biology

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Not available for mid-year entry

Chemistry

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Not available for mid-year entry

Ecology and Conservation

Cairns

Townsville

Available for mid-year entry

Environmental Science

Cairns

Townsville

Available for mid-year entry

General

Townsville

Not available for mid-year entry

Genetics and Genomics

Cairns

Townsville

Available for mid-year entry

Geography

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Available for mid-year entry

Geology

Cairns

Townsville

Available for mid-year entry

Hydrology and Water Resources

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Available for mid-year entry

Mathematics

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Not available for mid-year entry

Marine Biology

Townsville

Available for mid-year entry

Marine Biology Advanced

Cairns

Townsville

Available for mid-year entry

Microbiology

Townsville

Not available for mid-year entry

Natural Resource Management

Townsville

Not available for mid-year entry

Pharmacology

Townsville

Available for mid-year entry

Physics

Cairns

Townsville

Available for mid-year entry

Physiology

Cairns

Townsville

Available for mid-year entry

Plant Science

  

Zoology

  

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

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

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:

L A 4022:03   Civil Procedure

LA4038:03   Legal Ethics and Trust Accounting

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

A candidate who has failed the final law subject towards the degree or towards admission as a barrister or solicitor and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject.

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 the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Nil

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

All majors except the General major may appear on the testamur.

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Honours is available in either or both disciplines.

Law honours is available in-course.

Science honours requires an extra 24 credit points of study.

Eligibility

Entry to the Law honours program is restricted to students with an overall GPA of 5 and above and is only by invitation.

Normally a minimum average grade of Credit is required in the pass degree subjects relevant to the field in which Science honours is to be taken.