The combined Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws provides you with the opportunity to complete both degrees within 5 years of full-time study.
During the Bachelor of Arts portion of your course, you will learn about and develop your academic skills in humanities and social sciences, including history, political science and literary studies. The program will also prepare you for further study at honours and postgraduate level.
The Bachelor of Laws program provides you with the academic foundation for admission to legal practice. In that context, the course provides you with knowledge of the law, legal processes and legal principles and cultivates a capacity for legal research, analysis and communication. There is a focus on the analysis, interpretation, evaluation and application of various sources of legal authority in order to construct solutions to legal problems. The course also deals with theoretical perspectives on the law and encourages an appreciation of transnational law and of legal issues of special significance to the Northern Territory, including Aboriginal legal issues. The law degree can be taken with honours.
This is a competitive course and you are encouraged to also apply for the Bachelor of Arts, the Associate Degree of Legal Studies (115141) or the Diploma of Laws (116151) as an alternative pathway should you not meet the cutoff.