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 Communication / 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 Communications/ Bachelor of Laws

Several legal practice areas focus on the media, communication and technology sectors. Mass media and communication technology are increasingly powerful and influential within our society, meaning associated laws and regulations are constantly developing.

The disciplines of laws and communication complement each other, serving to develop your analytical problem solving, critical thinking and research skills. Your communications degree will also teach you valuable inquiry and investigation skills, which will be beneficial if you choose to study law.

If you are planning on entering the highly competitive fields of media or telecommunications, a law degree will enhance your communication qualifications and increase your career opportunities.

For more information about the single degree program, take a look at the Bachelor of Communication.

For more detailed program information about the combined Bachelor of Communication/Bachelor of Laws, please refer to the handbook.

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