If you want a legal degree with a difference and to make a difference as a legal professional, you need to know how the law operates and why. This double degree expands your career opportunities in law to encompass social justice, policy development, politics and analysis.
Together with core units that prepare you for qualification as a lawyer, you can choose elective units in areas such as human rights, race and the law, animal law, climate law and policy, psychiatry, psychology and the law, and ecological jurisprudence.
There is an option to complete electives at academically rigorous and rewarding summer law schools in Byron Bay and the Gold Coast and undertake work placements and law mooting as part of your studies.
As a graduate, you may consider a career not just in the legal profession, but also in government service, law enforcement and the corporate sector.
The Bachelor of Laws fulfils the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession. Professional admission authorities also require law graduates of all universities to complete practical legal training or similar to practise as a lawyer. Applicants who do not have the required entry mark are encouraged to apply for the Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies. If those students achieve the required grade point average during that course, they may then apply for transfer into the double degree.