Take advantage of close community links and practical learning experiences that complement your in-depth theoretical knowledge. Focus on real-life scenarios and gain the work-ready skills valued by employers.
Learn from experts in the field and practicing legal professionals including judges, senior academics, and a range of local organisations. Combine the elements of managing competitive and sustainable businesses with a keen awareness of contemporary standards of practice.
The Law component of this course is an approved qualification for admission to practise law in Queensland. Further information on admission to practice is available from the Queensland Legal Practitioners Admissions Board, and Boards in other States. Practising legal professionals teach and tutor regularly, providing you with direct access to contemporary standards of practice and facilitate a practical learning environment. Your Law classes and workshops involve judges and senior academics along with local law firms, government agencies, community organisations and the local bar.
Our Business program focuses on providing skills and qualifications to prepare you for your future professional employment and positions of leadership, in organisations and the community.
You will participate in real-world experiences and learn from our researchers, managers and lecturers, who are experts in their field.
About JCU's Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Laws
Are you looking for a way to combine your interests in business and law? What if you could develop complementary skills in a way that will make you one of the most highly-sought graduates? JCU's law and business degree is the perfect way to combine your business mindset with your affinity for the intricacies of law. With this double degree in law and business, you will hone a set of sought-after skills that put you on the right track for success.
A Law and Business Degree with the Right Education: Right Outcome
Your dream career in business and law begins with this joint degree. Your Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Laws degree from JCU is widely acknowledged by professionals, both in public and private industry, as providing all the necessary practical skills and knowledge to succeed in a competitive field.
Whether you want to serve in the public sector or develop a successful career in private industry, your degree will position you for success. With a double degree in law and business, you will be especially valuable to businesses, government agencies, charities, and the broader legal professions.
As a graduate of JCU’s Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Laws degree, you will be ready to work in any area of law, including:
- Business and commercial law
- General legal practice
- Taxation law
- Criminal law
- Environmental law
- Industrial law
- As a solicitor or barrister
Your world-class education from JCU will qualify you to practise law in Queensland. JCU is committed to student success, and our network of legal and judicial professionals throughout Queensland will give you contacts in the wider legal world. They will also put you in a practical environment in line with the latest standards in law and justice.
This degree does more than just prepare you to practice law. It will also equip you with the business acumen you need to apply your legal skills in areas like economics, marketing, and many other business fields.
With this degree, you will be able to assess complicated situations and perform better than professionals with a singular focus. The skills you gain today will equip you for the jobs of the future.
We Invest in You
We are as committed to your future as you are! Experience has no substitute, and JCU’s lecturers and tutors are leading legal professionals who are making a difference in the local and global community. We regularly invite judges, senior academics, local law firms, government agencies and the local bar to host and take part in your law classes and workshops.
At the same time, our popular business program is designed with input from leading industry professionals, and will equip you with detailed knowledge of the commercial world. As you study, you will see firsthand how business and law intersect in the modern world.
The world changes constantly, and we are committed to updating our business program to include current research with real-world relevance. In JCU’s business with law degree, you are free to pursue your own unique interests and passions by choosing from a range of minors. Our Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Laws degree will set you up for success in the global workforce by correlating classroom learning with real-world application.
A Joint Law and Business Degree; a Joint Effort
As you take on a full-time, five-year degree that is both demanding and rewarding, you can rest assured that you will not go at it alone. Our joint business and law students and graduates overwhelmingly report feeling supported and equipped with all the resources they need to succeed.
As you pursue your degree, you can take advantage of our small class sizes and our popular Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS). These sessions will pair you with students from the same course, and together you revise difficult material, consider different perspectives and discuss ideas together to gain a deeper, practical understanding.
Studying with lecturers committed to student success, you will not only master your primary courses but also revise your knowledge of maths, statistics and academic reading and writing. You can sign up for self-study workshops to help you with effective note taking, studying for exams and writing assignments. With this kind of practical support, you will develop a healthy study routine and become confident in your abilities.
Study JCU's Law and Business Degree and Be Ready for Success
A strong foundation to the start of your career is critical. When you obtain your business with law degree from JCU, you will be prepared for success. Get ready today for tomorrow and see how a law and business degree will equip you to follow your chosen career path and make a difference in the world.
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Consult the handbook for majors available at each campus and a detailed overview of available subjects.
JCU Business-Law graduates are highly valued and broadly-skilled finding find employment across various industries. Graduates with a JCU Business-Law degree will have an approved qualification for admission to practice law in Queensland.
Graduates pursue careers in areas including government agencies, general legal practice, and business and commercial law.
You could find employment as a solicitor or barrister, a consultant, or a manager, or in various roles across private, government, and not-for-profit industries.
Bachelor of Business – Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor Degree (AQF level 7)
Professional accreditation status
The Bachelor of Laws is accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board (LPAB) & Chief Justice.
To be eligible for admission as a solicitor in Queensland, an applicant must have completed approved law qualifications (this degree satisfies that requirement), have undertaken approved practical legal training via a practical legal training course or Supervised Traineeship at a firm, and be able to satisfy the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board and the Supreme Court of Queensland of their fitness to practise. The same requirements apply to those intending to practice as a barrister but, to obtain a barrister’s practising certificate applicants must also pass the Bar Exams and complete the Bar Practice Course after being admitted as a lawyer, followed by one year of mentoring and supervision.
Division of Tropical Environments and Societies
Business, Law and Governance
English (Units 3/4,C)
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
120 credit points as per course structure
Course learning outcomes
JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.
On successful completion of the Bachelor of Business, JCU graduates will be able to:
On successful completion of the Bachelor of Laws, JCU graduates will be able to:
BU1002:03 Accounting for Decision Making
BU1003:03 Principles of Economics
BU1104:03 Introduction to Management Concepts and Application
BU1007:03 Principles of Data Analysis for Business
LA1101:03 Legal Institutions and Processes
LA1102:03 Legal Research, Writing and Analysis
LA1105:03 Contract Law 1
LA1106:03 Contract Law 2
LA1107:03 Contemporary Practice: The New Lawyer
BU2108:03 Marketing Matters
LA2021:03 Personal Property and 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
LA3006:03 Administrative Law
LA3013:03 Principles of Equity
LA3014:03 Law of Trusts
LA3105:03 Constitutional Law
LA3106:03 Company and Partnership Law
LA4022:03 Civil Procedure
LA4038:03 Legal Ethics and Trust Accounting
Select a Business major from Table A
Select 3 credit points of subjects from List 1
Select 15 credit points of subjects from List 2
LA4014:03 Clinical Legal Studies
LA4021:03 Competition Mooting
LA4039:03 Advocacy and Criminal Sentencing
LA4041:03 Legal Placement
LA4043:03 Multidisciplinary Project
LA4044:03 Independent Project
Note: Themes listed below are for guidance only.
- Social Justice
LA2902:03 Environmental Law and Policy
LA4019:03 Conveyancing and Drafting
LA4027:03 Human Rights Law
LA4031:03 Health Law
LA4034:03 Alternative Dispute Resolution
LA4032:03 Family Law
LA4012:03 Public International Law
LA4015:03 Commercial Law
LA4023:03 Taxation Law
LA4024:03 Advanced Taxation Law
LA4106:03 Advanced Company Law
LA4020:03 Employment, Workplace and Industrial Relations Law
LA4045:03 Intellectual Property Law
LA4049:03 Technological Disruption, Cyberspace and the Law
LA4050:03 Sport and Entertainment Law
TABLE A (Business Majors)
Type of major
Credit points in major
24 credit points
|All Business majors are available for mid-year entry|
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
5 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Professional accreditation requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
A student who has failed a single subject towards the award in their final teaching period and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject
Students may apply for credit transfer for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.
80 credit points
Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 21 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS – BACHELOR OF LAWS
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Any business major may appear on the testamur
Exit with lesser award
Students who have completed 24 credit points of their course award requirements, and withdraw from or fail to meet the requirements for progression in the later years, may be eligible for the award of Diploma of Tertiary Studies.
Honours is available in either or both disciplines.
Business honours is available as an additional 24 credit points of study.
Law honours is available as an additional 24 credit points of study.
By invitation of the College Dean
Normally a minimum overall GPA of 5.0 (ie. credit average) is required across the bachelor degree with credits or better in the discipline specific areas.
Estimated annual tuition fee: $AUD32,280.00
Courses are charged per year of full-time study. International course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change.
A Student Services and Amenities Fee is payable per subject up to a maximum amount per year.
Student Visa holders must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their Student Visa (except Norwegian, Swedish and Belgian citizens). Costs depend on the length of study and the number of dependants accompanying the student. For more information see Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
Scholarships and financial aid are also available for international students.
JCU offers pathway study options if you don't meet the academic of English language requirements for direct entry into your preferred JCU degree, or if you want to enhance your career prospects.
Contact us for more information.
Applicants with TAFE diplomas in Business, Business and Commerce Studies, Events, Hospitality, Human Resources Management, Management, and Travel and Tourism can apply for credit
Bachelor of Business - Bachelor of Laws
I chose JCU because of the convenience of having a well-respected university so close to home. I had a keen interest in law and accounting and both degrees complement each other well. I’m confident that I will be exposed to a greater range of employment opportunities, which is definitely worth the extra year of study.
Bachelor of Business - Bachelor of Laws
The WIL program at JCU gave me the opportunity to work with the legal team in multinational consulting firm Accenture. The skills learnt in the classroom were put to use in a practical environment such as contractual negotiation. This continues to assist me in my role where contractual disputes are often litigated.
Lecturer, College of Business, Law and Governance
This joint degree offers a variety of career options to graduates as it enhances careers in law and business. Our academic staff have a wealth of knowledge across these disciplines to help their students succeed in their studies.
Firm Partner at Connolly Suthers Lawyers
Connolly Suthers has a long history of employing JCU law graduates as they have a high level of understanding of the underlying principles and concepts of the Australian legal system. They demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills required in private practice. They know the north, its industries and people.