Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies / Bachelor of Laws

Handbook

Faculty of Business and Law

Program Code

11504

Graduate Level

Undergraduate

UAC Code

  • 480640 - Newcastle (Callaghan)

CRICOS Code

Admission Instructions

Program Award Rules and Schedules

Mode of delivery

Face to face on campus.

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This program is not available to commencing students. Students should consult the Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice/Bachelor of Laws Handbook entry for a replacement program http://www.newcastle.edu.au/program/12245.html.

Within this combined degree program, students study a combination of Aboriginal Studies 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 Studies 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 Studies courses they have chosen from the fields of Cultural Studies, Communication Studies, Aboriginal Health and Aboriginal Rights.


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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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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 Studies/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 Studies/Bachelor of Laws is a combined degree program. The combined degree involves completion of 160 units of Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies 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 Studies degree is granted for the 80 units of Bachelor of Laws courses taken in the first three years, taking the total Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies 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 Studies 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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Students should contact a Faculty of Business and Law of Faculty of Education and Arts Program Officer for transition arrangements for this program.


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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
ABOR1110Introduction to Aboriginal StudiesSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Online)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR1410Academic CommunicationSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Online)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
ABOR1420Communicating with Aboriginal PeopleSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
LAWS1001ALegal System & Method - Part ASemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS1001BLegal System & Method - Part BSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS1003ATorts - Part ASemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS1003BTorts - Part BSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ABOR2121Constructions of Aboriginality in Print Communic.Not currently offered10 units
ABOR2131Communicating Indigenous - Oral TraditionsNot currently offered10 units
ABOR2230Contact Aboriginal Society INot currently offered10 units
ABOR2240Contact Aboriginal Society IINot currently offered10 units
LAWS2004ACriminal Law & Procedure - Part ASemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS2004BCriminal Law & Procedure - Part BSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ABOR3020Communication Studies VNot currently offered10 units
ABOR3080Indigenous Research: Lots of QuestionsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)20 units
ABOR3250Comparative Indigenous Cultures 2Not currently offered20 units
LAWS3004AContracts - Part ASemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS3004BContracts - Part BSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS4001Constitutional LawSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS4002Administrative LawSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS4003Civil ProcedureSemester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)10 units
LAWS4004EvidenceSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS4005Company LawSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS4007Professional ConductSemester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)10 units
LAWS4010Equity and TrustsSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS4011PropertySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS4012Public International LawSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
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Choose 20 units from ABOR 1000 level directed courses.
ABOR1340Aboriginal Health Past and PresentNot currently offered10 units
ABOR1350Aboriginal Health PracticesNot currently offered10 units
ABOR1370Working with Aboriginal CommunitiesSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR1380Aboriginal Land RightsNot currently offered10 units
ABOR1390Human Rights and Aboriginal PeoplesSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
Choose 10 units from ABOR courses at 1000 level.
ABOR1221Where's Your Mob?: IdentityNot currently offered10 units
ABOR1330Traditional Aboriginal SocietyNot currently offered10 units
Choose 10 units from ABOR courses at 3000 level.
ABOR3011Aboriginal Belonging: AboriginalityNot currently offered10 units
ABOR3120Contemporary Aboriginal Society INot currently offered10 units
Choose 70 units from LAWS courses at 5000 level. See Handbook for Bachelor of Laws.
LAWS5003Advanced Criminal LawSemester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)10 units
LAWS5005Advanced Legal Research and WritingSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5006Child LawSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5009Employment LawSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5010Environmental LawSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5011Equal Opportunity LawSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5013Health LawSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5014International Human Rights LawSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5015Intellectual Property LawSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5016Law ReviewNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5017Legal HistorySemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5021Sport and the LawNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5024Indigenous People, Issues and The LawNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5027Maritime and International Trade LawSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5028Intermural Skills CompetitionsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5029Workplace Health and Safety LawNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5030Legal TheorySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5031Competition and Consumer LawSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5032Dispute Resolution: non-litigiousNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5033Native Title Law and PracticeNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5034Crime and Australian SocietyNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5035Law and ReligionSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5036International Clinical Legal ExternshipSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5037Public Interest AdvocacySemester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)10 units
LAWS5061Commercial LawSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5063Family LawSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5065Taxation LawSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units