Course and Subject Handbook 2012 Course Information Undergraduate Courses Bachelor of Science – Bachelor of Laws with Honours

Bachelor of Science – Bachelor of Laws with Honours

Course Code

60509L

Version

7

Faculty

Law, Business and 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 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 I of the JCU Admissions policy.

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 Guidelines 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

SC1101:03 Science: Nature, Knowledge and Understanding

SC1102:03 Modelling Natural Systems

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 6 credit points of level 2 core skills science subjects

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of level 3 science subjects

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of specified LA level 4 subjects

LA4005:03 Jurisprudence

LA4006:03 Conflicts 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

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

LA4106:03 Advanced Company Law

PLUS

60009-DISSRT-1

LA4047:03 Research Dissertation B: Part 1 of 2

LA4048:03 Research Dissertation B: Part 2 of 2

or

60009-DISSRT-2

LA4026:03 – Research Dissertation A

3 credit points of LA level 4 subjects

Majors

Type of major

Mandatory

Single

Credit points in major

27 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Aquaculture

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year 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

Environmental and Marine Geosciences

Cairns

Townsville

Available for mid-year entry

Genetics and Genomics

Cairns

Townsville

Not available for mid-year entry

Only first year available in Cairns

Geography

Cairns

Townsville

Available for mid-year entry

Geology

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Available for mid-year entry

Mathematics

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Available for mid-year entry

Marine Biology

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Available for mid-year entry

Microbiology

Townsville

Not available for mid-year entry

Physiology and Pharmacology

Townsville

Not available for mid-year entry

Zoology

Cairns

Townsville

Available for mid-year entry

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE 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:

LA4022:03   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 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

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