The Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Economics is a five year combined degree providing a professional qualification in law as well as a degree in economics. The program offers an innovative, high quality legal education with a global and social justice perspective and a real emphasis on hands-on experiences. It includes all the compulsory law subjects required by the Council of Legal Education for admission to practice in Victoria and a wide range of law electives, many with a practical skills component, such as Clinical Legal Education, International Advocacy, Mediation and Negotiation. It also includes compulsory specialised subjects relevant to Economics such as Banking and Finance Law, Competition Law and Policy, or an approved subject from the Master of Laws in Global Business Law. For further information about law electives, please refer to the entry for the Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) in the Business, Economics and Law section of this Handbook. The flexible Economics program offers a range of specialisations including, Macroeconomics and Microeconomic Analysis and Policy, Business Economics, International Trade and Finance, Business Models and Forecasting and Resource and Environmental EconomicsAdmission requirements are VCE units 3 and 4, and a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in any other English and a study score of at least 20 in mathematics (any). For elective law subjects, refer to list under Bachelor of Laws electives in this Handbook. Students may be permitted to undertake Honours in the law program in the final year of their law studies. Normally an average grade of B+ over two full-time years of law study is required. Honours comprises a research component and a compulsory research seminar. Students must complete a 10,000 word thesis (which takes the place of two law electives) on a topic to be approved by the Honours Research and Graduate Studies Committee. The compulsory research seminar is conducted throughout the year. Students must attend ten sessions and are required to present a paper on their individual research project.
Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Law & Paralegal Studies courses at La Trobe University.