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Bachelor of Laws Honours

2019

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Overview
Location
Cricos Codes
Casuarina Campus
089404M
Course Duration
Full-time
4 year/s
Part-time
8 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
This course is available through Course Transfer only
International
This course is available through Course Transfer only
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

BLAWH

Award
Bachelor of Laws Honours
Faculty/College
College of Business and Law
Sector
HE
Area of study
Law

As a Bachelor of Laws student, you may apply to transfer to the Honours course in the final year of your degree program. If you choose to complete your honours, the final year will include units in research methodologies and development and the undertaking of research papers. Those units are taken in substitution for some elective units that would otherwise be taken in the Bachelor of Laws degree program.

Completion of the honours course will enhance your research and writing skills, which are important for all legal practitioners. It will also provide a pathway for post-graduate study.

Career opportunities

Law prepares you to pursue the pathway towards a career as a solicitor or barrister, however, it may also provide career paths into areas where an in-depth understanding of the law is advantageous, including politics, the public service, industrial relations or community advocacy.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Laws is accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admission Board of the Northern Territory and provides the academic foundation for admission to legal practice in the Northern Territory and elsewhere in Australia.

To be admitted to legal practice in Australia, you must also complete the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP). This can be taken through the College of Law, Sydney, and completed online.

Generally, graduation with an honours degree improves employment prospects.

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:
(a) Australian Citizenship; or
(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
2019 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2018.

International full fees

See the Office of International Services for details on International Course Fees: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.
 

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  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

2019 HE unit offerings will be published on 1 October 2018.

2019 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2018.

Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 320 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type
Credit Points
Specific requirements
Common
(2 units)
20 Common units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below:

CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability (compulsory)
Plus either:
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability (new title from 2016) (recommended for this course) or
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology

Select Common Units to find out more about individual units or advanced standing options.
 

Core
(19 units)
190
Compulsory Core units totalling 190 credit points as detailed below.

LWZ112 Comparative Legal Systems (new from 2016)
LWZ114 Criminal Law
LWZ115 Legal Process (replaces LWZ111 from 2016 which replaced LWZ100A and LWZ100B from 2015)
LWZ116 Torts
LWZ118 Contracts
LWZ204 Constitutional Law (replaces LWZ202 and LWZ203 from 2015)
LWZ210 Equity
LWZ211 Trusts
LWZ212 Transnational Law (new from 2016)
LWZ223 Property Law
LWZ304 Administrative Law (replaces LWZ202 and LWZ312 from 2015)
LWZ315 Corporations Law
LWZ316 Evidence
LWZ317 Civil Procedure
LWZ320 Professional Responsibility

Honours Core Units (available from 2018)
LWZ401 Legal Research Methodologies
LWZ402 Legal Research Development
LWZ701 Honours Research Paper (replaces LWZ403 from 2016)
LWZ702 Honours Research Paper (replaces LWZ404 from 2016)
 

Specialist Electives
(5 units)
50

Specialist Elective units totalling 50 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below including at least one 300 level unit. 

LWA110 Legal History (next offered 2020) (previously LWB205)
LWA111 Indigenous Peoples and the Legal System (next offered 2020) (previously LWB201)
LWA112 Environmental and Planning Law (next offered 2020)
LWA113 Customary Law
LWA114 Law, Justice and the State (next offered 2020)
LWA210 Contemporary Issues
LWA213 Family Law
LWA217 Resources and Energy Law (next offered 2020)
LWA219 Criminology
LWA221 Human Rights Law (next offered 2020) (previously LWB206)
LWA298 Legal Clinic
LWA316 Intellectual Property Law (next offered 2020)
LWA317 Research Paper (previously LWC304)
LWA319 Private International Law
LWA321 Public International Law (next offered 2020) (replaces LWA318)
LWA322 Moot Court
LWA325 Succession
LWA328 Competition and Consumer Law
LWA329 Conveyancing Law  (next offered 2020)
LWA331 Finance and Securities Law (next offered 2020)
LWA332 Science and the Law

Specialist Electives no longer available from 2016
These discontinued units will be recognised as Specialist Elective units for students who commenced their course prior to 2016

LWA211 Contemporary Issues 2
LWA214 Employment Law
LWA215 Advanced Criminal Law 
LWA216 Advanced Torts 
LWA218 Advanced Contracts 
LWA223 Advanced Property Law 
LWA318 International Law
LWA330 Cyber Law
LWB313 Indigenous Peoples and Property Law
LWS221 Dispute Resolution or LWS221P Dispute Resolution (Clinical Practice)
LWS320 Practical Advocacy
 

Electives
(6 units)
 

60

Units totalling 60 credit points may be selected from undergraduate units offered by the University.

When selecting electives, choose units at a suitable level. The first number in each unit code indicates the year level at which the subject is taught. Undergraduate units are coded at 100 to 300 level, therefore units coded as LWA1xx, LWA2xx and LWA3xx would be first, second and third year units respectively.
 

 
320
Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Bachelor of Honours AQF Level 8 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

 

COURSE CHANGES and TRANSITION arrangements - 2016

Students enrolled prior to 2016 will note some changes to the course structure that includes an increase in Core units from 170 to 190 credit points with an equivalent decrease to the number of Specialist Elective units required. All Law units completed prior to 2016 will be recognised in the BLAWH.

  • Core unit LWZ111 Introduction to Law has been replaced by LWZ115 Legal Process
  • LWZ112 Comparative Legal Systems and LWZ212 Transnational Law have been added as new Core units

Unit Code and Unit Changes for 2016

Following is a summary of unit code and course requirement changes for those electing to transfer to the latest course WLAW01

BLAWH (Pre-2016 Units and Requirements) BLAWH (2016 Units and Requirements)
Core Units  
LWZ111 Introduction to Law (LWZ100A or LWZ100B) LWZ115 Legal Process
  LWZ112 Comparative Legal Systems (new)
  LWZ212 Transnational Law (new)
LWZ114 Criminal Law  LWZ114 Criminal Law 
LWZ116 Torts LWZ116 Torts
LWZ118 Contracts LWZ118 Contracts
LWZ204 Constitutional Law
(replaces LWZ202 and LWZ203 from 2015)
LWZ204 Constitutional Law
LWZ210 Equity LWZ210 Equity
LWZ211 Trusts LWZ211 Trusts
LWZ223 Property Law LWZ223 Property Law
LWZ304 Administrative Law
(replaces LWZ202 and LWZ312 from 2015)
LWZ304 Administrative Law
LWZ315 Corporations Law LWZ315 Corporations Law
LWZ316 Evidence LWZ316 Evidence
LWZ317 Civil Procedure LWZ317 Civil Procedure
LWZ320 Professional Responsibility LWZ320 Professional Responsibility
LWZ401 Legal Research Methodologies LWZ401 Legal Research Methodologies
LWZ402 Legal Research Development LWZ402 Legal Research Development
LWZ403 Honours Research Paper LWZ701 Honours Research Paper
LWZ404 Honours Research Paper LWZ702 Honours Research Paper
Specialist Electives 
LWA112 Environmental and Planning Law LWA112 Environmental and Planning Law (next offered 2020)
  LWA113 Customary Law (new)
  LWA114 Law, Justice and the State (new) (next offered 2020)
LWA210 Contemporary Issues 1 LWA210 Contemporary Issues (unit title change)
LWA211 Contemporary Issues 2 Discontinue
LWA213 Family Law or
LWA213P Family Law (Clinical Practice)

LWA213 Family Law
Recoded LWP213 - Discontinue

LWA214 Employment Law Discontinue
LWA215 Advanced Criminal Law  Discontinue
LWA216 Advanced Torts  Discontinue
  LWA217 Resources and Energy Law (new)
(next offered 2020)
LWA218 Advanced Contracts  Discontinue
  LWA219 Criminology (new)
LWA223 Advanced Property Law  Discontinue
  LWA298 Legal Clinic (new)
LWA316 Intellectual Property Law LWA316 Intellectual Property Law (next offered 2020)
LWA318 International Law LWA321 Public International Law (next offered 2020)  (replaces LWA318)
  LWA319 Private International Law (new)
  LWA322 Moot Court (new)
LWA325 Succession LWA325 Succession
LWA328 Competition and Consumer Law  LWA328 Competition and Consumer Law)
LWA329 Vendor and Purchaser LWA329 Conveyancing Law (unit title change)
(next offered 2020)
LWA330 Cyber Law Discontinue
  LWA331 Finance and Securities Law (new)
(next offered 2020)
  LWA332 Science and the Law (new)
LWB201 Indigenous Peoples and the Legal System LWA111 Indigenous Peoples and the Legal System (unit code change) 
LWB205 Legal History and Jurisprudence LWA110 Legal History (unit code and unit title change)
(next offered 2020)
LWB206 Human Rights Law LWA221 Human Rights Law (unit code change)
(next offered 2020)
LWB313 Indigenous Peoples and Property Law Discontinue
LWC304 Research Paper LWA317 Research Paper (unit code change)
LWS221 Dispute Resolution or
LWS221P Dispute Resolution (Clinical Practice)

Discontinue
Recoded LWP221 - Discontinue

LWS320 Practical Advocacy Discontinue

Additional Transitional Arrangements

  • Students who began their studies in 2015 and completed LWZ111 Introduction to Law will be exempt from completing LWZ115 Legal Process. However, they will still be required to complete LWZ112 Comparative Legal Systems and LWZ212 Transnational Law.

In 2015 LWZ100A and LWZ100B were replaced by one introductory unit – LWZ111.

  • Students who have completed either LWZ100A or LWZ100B will be exempt from completing LWZ115. However they will still be required to complete LWZ112 and LWZ212.
  • Students who have completed both LWZ100A and LWZ100B will be exempt from doing LWZ115 and they will still have to complete LWZ112 and LWZ212. However, they will not be disadvantaged and will receive 10cp to be credited towards their degree as a specialist elective at 100 level.

Please see the same information below in a table format:

Student has completed before 2016 Student Exempt in 2016 Student has to complete in 2016
LWZ111  LWZ115 Legal Process LWZ112 Comparative Legal Systems
LWZ212 Transnational Law
LWZ100A and LWZ100B LWZ115 Legal Process plus
Receive 10cp as a specialist elective unit at 100 level
LWZ112 Comparative Legal Systems
LWZ212 Transnational Law
LWZ100A LWZ115 Legal Process LWZ112 Comparative Legal Systems
LWZ212 Transnational Law
LWZ100B LWZ115 Legal Process LWZ112 Comparative Legal Systems
LWZ212 Transnational Law

Unit Code Changes from 2016

Following is a summary of unit code changes. ALL students should enrol in the latest unit code from 2016.

Pre-2016 Unit Code 2016 Unit Code
LWA213P Family Law (Clinical Practice) LWP213 Family Law (Clinical Practice)
LWA318 International Law LWA321 Public International Law
LWB201 Indigenous Peoples and the Legal System LWA111 Indigenous Peoples and the Legal System
LWB205 Legal History and Jurisprudence LWA110 Legal History
LWB206 Human Rights Law LWA221 Human Rights Law
LWC304 Research Paper LWA317 Research Paper
LWS221P Dispute Resolutions (Clinical Practice) LWP221 Dispute Resolutions (Clinical Practice)
LWZ111 Introduction to Law (LWZ100A or LWZ100B) LWZ115 Legal Process

COURSE CHANGES and TRANSITION arrangements - 2015 

  • Core units have been reduced from 150 credit points to 130 credit points
  • Core units LWZ100A and LWZ100B have been discontinued and replaced by LWZ111 Introduction to Law
  • Core units LWZ202, LWZ203 and LWZ312 have been discontinued and redeveloped as LWZ204 and LWZ304 (new unit codes)
  • CMT301 Taxation has been removed as a Specialist Elective

Students who have completed

  • LWZ100A and LWZ100B do not need to complete LWZ111 and will receive 10cp at 100 lev
    el towards a specialist elective
  • LWZ100A (but not LWZ100B) must complete LWZ111 but will receive 10cp at 100 level towards a specialist elective
  • LWZ100B (but not LWZ100A) must complete LWZ111 but will receive 10cp at 100 level towards a specialist elective

Students who have completed

  • LWZ202 and LWZ203 will not need to do LWZ204 and will receive 10cp at 200 level towards a specialist elective
  • LWZ202 and LWZ312 will not need to do LWZ304 and will receive 10cp at 200 level towards a specialist elective
  • LWZ202 (but not LWZ203) must complete LWZ204 but will receive 10cp at 200 level towards a specialist elective
  • LWZ203 (but not LWZ202) must complete LWZ204 but will receive 10cp at 200 level towards a specialist elective

 

Study plan

2019 HE unit offerings will be published on 1 October 2018.

2019 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2018.

Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.


Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
LWZ112 Comparative Legal Systems CO LWZ116 Torts CO
LWZ114 Criminal Law CO LWZ118 Contracts CO
LWZ115 Legal Process CO Elective 1 / Law Specialist Elective 1 E/SE
Year 2
LWZ210 Equity CO LWZ204 Constitutional Law CO
LWZ223 Property Law CO LWZ211 Trusts CO
Elective 2 / Law Specialist Elective 2 E/SE LWZ212 Transnational Law CO
Elective 3 / Law Specialist Elective 3 E/SE Elective 4 / Law Specialist Elective 4 E/SE
Year 3
LWZ304 Administrative Law CO LWZ317 Civil Procedure CO
LWZ315 Corporations Law CO LWZ320 Professional Responsibility CO
LWZ316 Evidence CO Elective 6 / Law Specialist Elective 6 E/SE
Elective 5 / Law Specialist Elective 5 E/SE Law Specialist Elective 7  SE
Year 4
LWZ401 Legal Research Methodologies  CO LWZ701 Honours Research Paper (replaces LWZ403 from 2016) CO
LWZ402 Legal Research Development  CO LWZ702 Honours Research Paper (replaces LWZ404 from 2016) CO
Law Specialist Elective 8 SE Law Specialist Elective 10 SE
Law Specialist Elective 9 SE Law Specialist Elective 11 SE

Law Specialist Elective (SE) units may be selected from the following:

Semester 1 Study Period 2 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Specialist Elective available in 2019
Specialist Elective A
LWA298 Legal Clinic
LWA317 Research Paper
LWA319 Private International Law
LWA322 Moot Court
LWA325 Succession
LWA113 Customary Law
LWA210 Contemporary Issues
LWA219 Criminology
 
LWA213 Family Law
LWA298 Legal Clinic
LWA317 Research Paper
LWA328 Competition and Consumer Law
LWA332 Science and Law
LWA317 Research Paper
Specialist Electives available in 2020
Specialist Elective A
LWA114 Law, Justice and the State
LWA133 Legal Reasoning
LWA221 Human Rights Law
LWA298 Legal Clinic
LWA322 Moot Court

LWA316 Intellectual Property Law
LWA329 Conveyancing Law


 

LWA110 Legal History
LWA111 Indigenous Peoples and the Legal System
LWA112 Environmental and Planning Law
LWA298 Legal Clinic
LWA321 Public International Law
LWA331 Finance and Securities Law

LWA217 Resources and Energy Law

 

 Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
 

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU
    LWZ112 Comparative Legal Systems CO
    LWZ115 Legal Process CO
    LWZ118 Contracts CO
Year 2
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU LWZ116 Torts CO
LWZ114 Criminal Law CO LWZ204 Constitutional Law CO
LWZ210 Equity CO LWZ211 Trusts CO
Elective 1 / Law Specialist Elective 1 E/SE Elective 2 / Law Specialist Elective 2  E/SE
Year 3
LWZ223 Property Law CO LWZ212 Transnational Law CO
LWZ304 Administrative Law CO LWZ317 Civil Procedure CO
Elective 3 / Law Specialist Elective 3 E/SE LWZ320 Professional Responsibility CO
Elective 4 / Law Specialist Elective 4 E/SE Elective 5 / Law Specialist Elective 5 E/SE
Year 4
LWZ315 Corporations Law CO LWZ701 Honours Research Paper (replaces LWZ403 from 2016) CO
LWZ316 Evidence CO LWZ702 Honours Research Paper (replaces LWZ404 from 2016) CO
LWZ401 Legal Research Methodologies CO Law Specialist Elective 6 SE
LWZ402 Legal Research Development CO Law Specialist Elective 7 SE
Year 5
Elective 6 / Law Specialist Elective 8 E/SE    
Law Specialist Elective 9 SE    
Law Specialist Elective 10 SE    
Law Specialist Elective 11 SE    

Law Specialist Elective (SE) units may be selected from the following:

Semester 1 Study Period 2 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Specialist Elective available in 2019
Specialist Elective A
LWA298 Legal Clinic
LWA317 Research Paper
LWA319 Private International Law
LWA322 Moot Court
LWA325 Succession
LWA113 Customary Law
LWA210 Contemporary Issues
LWA219 Criminology
 
LWA213 Family Law
LWA298 Legal Clinic
LWA317 Research Paper
LWA328 Competition and Consumer Law
LWA332 Science and Law
LWA317 Research Paper
Specialist Electives available in 2020
Specialist Elective A
LWA114 Law, Justice and the State
LWA133 Legal Reasoning
LWA221 Human Rights Law
LWA298 Legal Clinic
LWA322 Moot Court

LWA316 Intellectual Property Law
LWA329 Conveyancing Law


 

LWA110 Legal History
LWA111 Indigenous Peoples and the Legal System
LWA112 Environmental and Planning Law
LWA298 Legal Clinic
LWA321 Public International Law
LWA331 Finance and Securities Law

LWA217 Resources and Energy Law

 

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