Bachelor of Finance / Bachelor of Laws

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Available to continuing students only. New students wishing to study Finance may do so as a major within the new Bachelor of Commerce program.

Within this combined degree program, students study a combination of Bachelor of Finance and Bachelor of Laws 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 Finance 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 become specialists in Finance and meet the academic requirements to practise law in NSW. However, students must also completed postgraduate professional training approved by the Legal Profession Admission Board to practise as a solicitor. 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.


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Not available to new students.


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Students completing this program with accounting major will meet the academic requirements for Associate membership of CPA Australia and enrolment in the CPA Program, and for enrolment in the Chartered Accountants Program of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. Students may also be able to gain accreditation with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) with regard to various education and knowledge requirements under RG146. For more details see: http://www.asic.gov.au/eTraining/eTrain.nsf


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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 should refer to the Bachelor of Finance handbook entry for the majors and their courses. Students in combined degree programs are advised to consult with the relevant Program Officers for the Faculty of Business and Law regarding their academic program.


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The Bachelor of Finance/Bachelor of Laws combined degree program is undertaken over five years of full-time study. To satisfy the requirements of both degrees, students must comply with the specific course requirements detailed in the section below, and in the Bachelor of Finance and Bachelor of Laws entries.

To meet the requirements of the Bachelor of Finance you must complete 160 units, including the Prescribed Finance Courses and a Major Sequence of study in either Business Finance or Quantitative Finance. Please refer to the Program Description for the Bachelor of Finance for further details on course requirements within each Major Sequence.

Credit towards the Bachelor of Finance is granted for the 80 units of Bachelor of Laws courses completed in the first three years, taking the total Bachelor of Finance units to 240 units.

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


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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
ACFI1001Accounting for Decision Makers

This course replaces ACFI1020.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
ACFI1002Accounting Practice

This course replaces ACFI1010.

Trimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
ECON1001Microeconomics for Business Decisions

This course replaces ECON1100.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
ECON1002Macroeconomics in the Global Economy

This course replaces ECON1110.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
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
STAT1060Business Decision Making

This course replaces STAT1050.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS2004ACriminal Law & Procedure - Part ASemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS2004BCriminal Law & Procedure - Part BSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS3004AContracts - Part ASemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS3004BContracts - Part BSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS4001Constitutional Law

This course is a compulsory course for the Bachelor of Laws

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS4002Administrative Law

This course is a compulsory course for the Bachelor of Laws

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS4003Civil Procedure

This course is a compulsory course for the Bachelor of Laws

Semester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)10 units
LAWS4004Evidence

This course is a compulsory course for the Bachelor of Laws

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS4005Company Law

This course is a compulsory course for the Bachelor of Laws

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS4007Professional Conduct

This course is a compulsory course for the Bachelor of Laws

Semester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)10 units
LAWS4010Equity and Trusts

This course is a compulsory course for the Bachelor of Laws

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS4011Property

This course is a compulsory course for the Bachelor of Laws

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS4012Public International Law

This course is a compulsory course for the Bachelor of Laws

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
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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
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
LAWS5029Occupational Health and Safety LawNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5030Legal TheorySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5031Trade Practices LawSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5032Dispute Resolution: non-litigiousNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5033Native Title Law and PracticeNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5061Commercial LawSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5063Family LawSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5065Taxation LawSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units