Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice / Bachelor of Laws (pre 2014)

Handbook

Faculty of Business and Law

Program Code

12245

Graduate Level

Undergraduate

UAC Code

  • 480640 - Newcastle (Callaghan)

CRICOS Code

Admission Instructions

Mode of delivery

Face to face on campus

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This program will not be available to commencing students from 2014. Please see the Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice/Bachelor of Laws handbook entry.

Within this combined degree program, students study a combination of Aboriginal Professional Practice courses and Law courses over a period of five years full-time. On completion of the first three years students will have completed all the courses required for the Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice degree. In the final two years of the combined degree program students complete the requirements of the Bachelor of Laws and may enrol in these two years on a less than full time basis. Alternatively, students completing this degree may apply for entry to the Bachelor of Laws/Diploma of Legal Practice Program - see separate handbook entry - which allows immediate admission to legal practice on graduation.

Students completing this combined degree meet the academic requirements to practise law in NSW, and acquire skills and knowledge through the Aboriginal Professional Practice courses they have chosen.

Commencement in this program is only available in Semester 1. Due to timetabling issues this program is not available for a Semester 2 commencement.


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Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/ for information on how to gain entry.

You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/domestic-students/options-for-entry/bonus-points.html to see if you are eligible.


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There is no assumed knowledge for entry into the Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice.

There is no assumed knowledge for entry into the Bachelor of Laws.


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If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program go to https://intraweb.newcastle.edu.au/catso/pages/credittransferhome.aspx to apply online.


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International students are not specifically targeted for entry into the Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice/Bachelor of Laws.

All international students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to the Faculty of Education and Arts and the University at the start of semester. There is a designated International Student Liaison Officer in all Schools within the Faculty of Education and Arts who is available to students for advice and guidance.


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Student with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School Officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner. Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medial condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.


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Students in combined degree programs are advised to consult with the relevant Program Officers for the Faculty of Education and Arts and the Faculty of Business and Law regarding their academic program.


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The Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice/Bachelor of Laws is a combined degree program. The combined degree involves completion of 160 units of Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice courses and 240 units of LAWS courses from the Bachelor of Laws, a total of 400 units for the combined degree program.

Credit towards the Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice degree is granted for the 80 units of Bachelor of Laws courses taken in the first three years, taking the total Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice units to 240. Thus, on successful completion of the first three years of the combined degree program outlined, you will have completed all the required courses for the Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice degree.

To meet the requirements of the Bachelor of Laws degree you must complete 240 units in the pattern indicated below. The final two years of the combined degree program comprise study in LAWS courses only.


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Back to topElectives (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 40 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.40 units
For more information on electives, including online electives, please visit the Electives page. (opens in a new page)
Back to topYear 1 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
ABOR1110Introduction to Aboriginal StudiesSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR1112Introduction to Torres Strait Islander StudiesSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)10 units
ABOR1370Working with Aboriginal CommunitiesSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR1410Academic and Career CommunicationSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS1001ALegal System & Method - Part ASemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS1001BLegal System & Method - Part BSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS1003ATorts - Part ASemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS1003BTorts - Part BSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
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Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
ABOR2022Aboriginal Cultural ImmersionSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
ABOR2244Reconciling Australia's Colonial Past and PresentSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)10 units
ABOR2330Traditional Aboriginal SocietySemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR2381Aboriginal Workplace Human Rights & the Minority WorkerSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)10 units
LAWS2004ACriminal Law & Procedure - Part ASemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS2004BCriminal Law & Procedure - Part BSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
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Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
ABOR3021Australian Indigenous Language & Cultural Issues TodaySemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
ABOR3024Aboriginal Community Development AdvocacySemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)10 units
ABOR3999Aboriginal Professional ExperienceSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)20 units
LAWS3004AContracts - Part ASemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS3004BContracts - Part BSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
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Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
LAWS4001Constitutional Law

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS4002Administrative Law

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS4003Civil Procedure

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)10 units
LAWS4004Evidence

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS4005Company Law

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS4007Professional Conduct

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)10 units
LAWS4010Equity and Trusts

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS4011Property

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS4012Public International Law

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
Back to topDirected Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 70 units from from the directed courses.
LAWS5003Advanced Criminal Law

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)10 units
LAWS5005Advanced Legal Research and Writing

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5006Child Law

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5009Employment Law

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5010Environmental Law

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Not currently offered10 units
LAWS5011Equal Opportunity Law

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5013Health Law

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5014International Human Rights Law

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)10 units
LAWS5015Intellectual Property Law

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5016Law Review

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Not currently offered10 units
LAWS5017Legal History

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Not currently offered10 units
LAWS5021Sport and the Law

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Not currently offered10 units
LAWS5024Indigenous People, Issues and The Law

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Not currently offered10 units
LAWS5027Maritime and International Trade Law

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5028Intermural Skills Competitions

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5029Workplace Health and Safety Law

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5030Legal Theory

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5031Competition and Consumer Law

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5032Dispute Resolution: non-litigious

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)10 units
LAWS5033Native Title Law and Practice

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Not currently offered10 units
LAWS5034Crime and Australian Society

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5.

Not currently offered10 units
LAWS5035Law and Religion

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Not currently offered10 units
LAWS5036International Clinical Legal Externship

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5037Public Interest Advocacy

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5061Commercial Law

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5063Family Law

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5065Taxation Law

This course may be taken in Y4 or Y5

Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units