Course and Subject Handbook 2011 Course Information Undergraduate Courses Bachelor of Science – Bachelor of Laws with Honours

Bachelor of Science – Bachelor of Laws with Honours

Course Code

60509L

Version

6

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.

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.

Additional selection requirements

By invitation of the Head of School

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

LA 1 101:03  Legal Institutions and Processes

L A 1102:03  Legal Research, Writing and Analysis

LA 1 103:03  Law, Society and Change

LA 1 104:03  Legal Concepts

L A 1105:03  Contract Law 1

LA1 1 06:03  Contract Law 2

SC 1 101:03  Science: Nature, Knowledge and Understanding

S C 1102:03  Systems Modelling and Visualization

PLUS

CH1 0 01:03  Chemistry: A Central Science

or

CH 1 011:03  Chemistry for the Natural Sciences

Level 2

LA2 0 15:03  Land Law 1

LA2 0 16:03  Land Law 2

LA 2 017:03  Principles of Criminal Law A

LA 2 018:03  Principles of Criminal Law B

LA2 0 19:03  Torts A - Specific Torts

LA2 0 20:03  Torts B - Negligence

Level 3

LA3 0 04:03  Evidence

LA3 0 06:03  Administrative Law

LA3 0 11:03  Commercial and Personal Property Law

LA 3 013:03  Principles of Equity

LA30 1 4:03  Law of Trusts

LA3 1 05:03  Constitutional Law

LA 3 106:03  Company and Partnership Law

Level 4

LA 4 011:03  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 6 credit points of specified LB level 4 subjects

LA4 0 05:03  Jurisprudence

LA4 0 06:03  Conflicts of Law

LA 4 007:03  Succession

L A 4010:03  Advanced Criminal Law

LA 4 011:03  Environmental Law

L A 4012:03  Public International Law

LA 4 013:03  Law of Corporate Investigations

LA4 0 14:03  Clinical Legal Studies

LA 4 019:03  Conveyancing and Drafting

LA40 2 0:03  Employment, Workplace and Industrial Relations Law

L A 4021:03  Competition Mooting

LA4 0 22:03  Civil Procedure

LA40 2 3:03  Taxation Law

LA 4 024:03  Advanced Taxation Law

LA 4 025:03  Marine and Coastal Management Law

LA4 0 27:03  Human Rights Law

LA4 0 28:03  Law of the Sea

LA4 0 29:03  Comparative Law

LA40 3 0:03  Mining Law

LA4 0 31:03  Medical Jurisprudence

LA4 0 32:03  Family Law

LA4 0 33:03  Advanced Commercial Law

L A 4034:03  Alternative Dispute Resolution

LA4 0 35:03  Native Title Law and Policy

LA 4 036:03  Indigenous People and Law in Australia

LA40 3 7:03  Bankruptcy and Insolvency

LA4 0 38:03  Legal Ethics and Trust Accounting

LA4 0 39:03  Advocacy and Criminal Sentencing

LA404 0 :03  Law in Greater China

LA 4 041:03  Legal Placement

LA 4 042:03 Maritime Law

LA4 1 06:03  Advanced Company Law

PLUS

Select a 6 credit point dissertation or a 3 credit points dissertation

60009-DISSERT-1 – 6 CP Dissertation comprising

LA 4 047:03 – Research Dissertation B: Part 1 of 2

LA4 0 48:03 - Research Dissertation B: Part 2 of 2

or

60009-DISSERT-2 – 3 CP Dissertation plus 3 CP electives comprising

LA 4 026:03 – Research Dissertation A

3 credit points of LA level 4 subjects

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

Cairns

Townsville

Available for mid-year entry

Zoology

Cairns

Townsville

Available for mid-year entry

Campus

COURSE AVAILALE AT

NOTES

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:

LA4022:03   Civil Procedure

LA4038:03   Legal Ethics and Trust Accounting

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 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