Bachelor of Laws with Honours

Course Code





Law, Business and the Creative Arts

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Entry to the honours program is restricted to students enrolled in the pass degree and who have obtained 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 level 8) 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 (IELTS).  The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule II of the JCU Admissions policy.

Additional selection requirements

By invitation of the Head of School

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

96 credit points as per course structure

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 level 8).

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

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


Select 6 credit points of any level 1 undergraduate subjects


Select 6 credit points of any undergraduate subject


Select 21 credit points of LA level 4 subjects

LA4005:03  Jurisprudence

LA4006:03  Conflict of Laws

LA4007:03  Succession

LA4009:01  Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct

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  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

LA4047:03  Research Dissertation B Part 1 of 2

LA4048:03  Research Dissertation B Part 2 of 2

LA4106:03  Advanced Company Law


Select 60009-DISSERT-1 – 6 CP Dissertation comprising

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

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


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

LA4026:03 – Research Dissertation A

3 credit points of LA level 4 subjects









Expected time to complete

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

10 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year


Course progression requisites


Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)


Special assessment requirements


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


Supplementary exam for final subject

A candidate who has failed the final subject towards the award and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.

Advanced Standing


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

63 credit points


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


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

A maximum of 18 credit points of advanced standing may be granted at level 3 or 4.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable