Bachelor of Laws (Honours) [End-on]

Handbook year

2021

Course code

118609

Course type

Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8)

Owner

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

College

Business, Law and Governance

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of  an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a law or law-related discipline, within the previous five years; and

Achievement of an overall grade point average of 5.0 (i.e. credit average) across their bachelor degree, with credits or better in law.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

In the context of a JCU graduate, on successful completion of the Bachelor of Laws (Honours), graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a coherent and advanced body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying values, ethics, theories, professional practice and workplace contexts in the discipline of law
  • Apply knowledge of research principles and methods to autonomously design, plan and execute project and/or research work
  • Identify, research, critically analyse, evaluate, consolidate and synthesise relevant information to devise practical and innovative solutions in legal theory and practice
  • Clearly, coherently, and persuasively present ideas through advanced literacy and oral communication skills for legal and non-legal audiences
  • Demonstrate initiative and well-developed judgement and adaptability in engagement, planning, ethical decision-making, problem-solving, and provision and evaluation of specialist advice and functions, to achieve practice, organisational and/or policy outcomes
  • Recognise, model and reflect on the professional responsibilities of lawyers in promoting justice and service to the community with responsibility and accountability for own learning, professional development and practice with others

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

LA4055:06 Planning Research

LA4056:06 Research Dissertation Part 1 of 2 (Thesis)

LA4057:06 Research Dissertation: Part 2 of 2 (Thesis)

LA4058:06 Research Skills

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Credit

Eligibility

Not applicable

Maximum allowed

Nil

Currency

Not applicable

Expiry

Not applicable

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF LAWS (HONOURS)

Approved abbreviation

LLB(Hons)

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable – this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable