Study a combined law degree at the University of Newcastle and graduate with diverse, employable skills that will place you in the optimal position for career s

Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

What you will study

"Another exciting thing is having classes in the mock courtroom, it exposes you to the real process and real world" - Emily

When you study a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at the University of Newcastle you will graduate with a Bachelor of Laws and second Bachelor level degree of your choice in just five years of full-time study.

If you want to practice law after you graduate you will need to complete a practical legal training course. You can choose to do this in the last two years of your combined law degree through enrolling in the LLB (Practice) Program.

Whether you choose to practice law or pursue another career, the skills and extensive knowledge you acquire through this combined degree will be invaluable.You will graduate with skills and experience in:

  • Advanced research
  • Advocacy
  • Analytical problem solving
  • High level task management
  • Negotiation
  • Strong oral and written communication

A combined degree in law is also an excellent springboard for careers in business, government and non-government organisations and private enterprise. An advanced understanding of our legal system has relevance across a wide range of industries and will place you in a strong position when you embark on your professional career.

For more detailed program information relating to the Bachelor of Laws (Honours), please refer to the handbook. You can also find out more about studying law at the University of Newcastle by visiting the Faculty of Business and Law.

Bachelor of Commerce/ Bachelor of Laws

The skills and knowledge you will gain studying commerce will complement and enhance the skills you will learn in your law degree. Both degrees teach critical thinking, analytical problem solving, task management and strong communication skills.

Commerce and the financial services industry are heavily regulated. A law degree will improve your understanding of important legislation that is relevant to economics, finance and accounting. Employers also recognise that as a law graduate you have a strong work ethic and are committed to the highest ethical and professional standards.

Many law firms seek out professionals with both legal skills and expertise in commerce, accounting and finance. Lawyers with commerce expertise are also highly valued as in-house lawyers for large companies and government departments.

To review the commerce degree in detail, take a look at the Bachelor of Commerce single degree.

For more detailed program information about the combined Bachelor of Commerce/ Bachelor of Law degree, please refer to the handbook.

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