Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws (pre 2014)

Students commencing from 2015 should refer to the handbook for our new program:
Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Note: This program is no longer available to new students, the information below is relevant to currently enrolled, continuing students only.

Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws

Information correct as at

30th Aug 2015 9:42am

Program Code

10779

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face

Duration

Domestic - 5 years full time.

International - 5 years full time.

Term Type

Semesters

Contributing Schools

Relevant University rules and policies

CRICOS Code

Description

Within this combined degree program, students study a combination of Arts 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 Arts 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.

Students completing this combined degree meet the requirements to practise law in NSW, and acquire skills and knowledge through the Arts studies they have chosen. You can major or minor in the following Arts areas (C - Callaghan campus, O - Ourimbah campus): - Aboriginal Studies (C) - Ancient History and Classical Languages (C) - Chinese (C)(Minor only. The Chinese major is available to pre-2012 continuing students only.) - Creative and Performing Arts (C, O) - English and Writing (C, O) - Film, Media and Cultural Studies (C, Flexible Delivery) - French Studies (C) - German (C) - History (C, O) - Human Geography and the Environment (C) - Japanese Studies (C) - Linguistics (C) - Philosophy and Religion (C) - Politics and International Relations (C, O) - Psychology Studies (C, O) - Sociology and Anthropology (C, O).

Students wishing to practise law must also complete postgraduate professional training approved by the Legal Profession Admission Board. 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.

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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Credit Transfer

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 http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Academic Requirements for Program Completion

Total Units required

400 units

Program Duration

5 years full time up to 12 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws is undertaken over five years of full-time study. To satisfy the requirements of both degrees, students must complete 400 units of study comprising 160 units of Bachelor of Arts courses and 240 units of LAWS courses from the Bachelor of Laws degree.

In order to qualify for the Bachelor of Arts award, a student must pass 240 units comprising of 160 units of approved Bachelor of Arts courses and 80 units of LAWS courses as listed.

The 160 units of approved Bachelor of Arts courses must successfully be completed in accordance with one of the following structures as set out in the Bachelor of Arts program handbook:

1) double major option - one 80 unit Major + a second 80 unit Major; or

2) Single Major and Double Minor Option - One 80 unit Major + One 40 unit Minor + A second 40 unit Minor.

Please note: Your final transcript will not specify completed minors.

Students should refer to the Bachelor of Arts handbook entry for information on the majors and minors at the following link:

http://www.newcastle.edu.au/program/10435.html

Transition Arrangements

The Bachelor of Arts program was externally reviewed in 2011 and as a result, a number of changes have been made to the Bachelor of Arts program. Students who commenced this program in 2005-2012 (inclusive) should refer to the Bachelor of Arts program handbook transition requirements section at the following link:

http://www.newcastle.edu.au/program/10435.html

Program Structure

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

LAWS1001ALegal System and Method - Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS1001BLegal Systems and Method - Part B
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS1003ATorts - Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS1003BTorts - Part B
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS2004ACriminal Law & Procedure - Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS2004BCriminal Law and Procedure - Part B
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS3004AContracts - Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS3004BContracts - Part B
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS4001Constitutional Law
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS4002Administrative Law
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS4003Civil Procedure
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS4004Evidence
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS4005Company Law
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS4007Professional Conduct
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS4010Equity and Trusts
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS4011Property
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS4012Public International Law
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 70 units from the following directed courses

LAWS5003Advanced Criminal LawNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5005Adv Legal Research and Writing
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5006Child Law
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5009Employment Law
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5010Environmental LawNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5011Equal Opportunity Law
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5013Health Law
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5014International Human Rights Law
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS5015Intellectual Property Law
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5016Law ReviewNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5017Legal HistoryNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5021Sport and the LawNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5024Indigenous People, Issues and The LawNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5027International Trade Law
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5028Competitive Mooting
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5029Workplace Health and Safety Law
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5030Legal Theory
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5031Competition Law and Policy
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5032Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS5033Native Title Law and PracticeNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5034Crime and Australian SocietyNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5035Law and ReligionNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5036International Clinical Legal Externship
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5037Public Interest Advocacy
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5039Internet Law
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5040Financial Services Regulation
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5041Mining Law
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS5042Commercial Dispute ResolutionNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5043International Study Experience
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5061Commercial Law
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5063Family Law
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5065Taxation Law
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Additional Information

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.


International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Special Needs

Students with a disability 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 medical 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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