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Bachelor of Laws Honours (Graduate Entry)

2019

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Overview
Course Duration
Full-time
3 year/s
Part-time
6 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
This course is available through Course Transfer only
International
No
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

VLWHG1

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

As a Bachelor of Laws (Graduate entry) 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.

Professional recognition

Accreditation with the Northern Territory's Legal Practitioners Admission Board (LPAB) is currently being sought.

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 being accredited for delivery in 2019.

  • 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

The course is divided between core units and specialist electives. Most of the core units are those prescribed by the legal profession as essential for meeting the academic requirements for admission to legal practice in Australia. The honours units enhance research and writing skills and enable students to undertake research in particular areas of interest and relevant to their proposed future careers. The specialist electives are designed to allow students to gain understanding of a range of other aspects of the law.

The degree is available for external and internal modes of study. External students receive on-line learning materials including recordings of all lectures, as well as on-line tutorial assistance via the online learning platform, enabling them to complete the course anywhere in the world.

Detailed course requirements and study information will be finalised no later than 1 December 2018.

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 240 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(19 units)
190cp Compulsory Core units totalling 190 credit points as detailed below.

LWZ112 Comparative Legal Systems
LWZ114 Criminal Law 
LWZ115 Legal Process
LWZ116 Torts
LWZ118 Contracts
LWZ204 Constitutional Law
LWZ210 Equity
LWZ211 Trusts
LWZ212 Transnational Law
LWZ223 Property Law
LWZ304 Administrative Law
LWZ315 Corporations Law
LWZ316 Evidence
LWZ317 Civil Procedure
LWZ320 Professional Responsibility
 

Honours Core Units
LWZ401 Legal Research Methodologies
LWZ402 Legal Project Development
LWZ701 Research Paper
LWZ702 Research Paper

 

Specialist Elective A
(4 units)
40cp Specialist Elective units totalling 40 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below.

LWA110 Legal History (next offered 2020)
LWA111 Indigenous Peoples and the Legal System (next offered 2020)
LWA112 Environmental and Planning Law (next offered 2020)
LWA113 Customary Law
LWA114 Law, Justice and the State (next offered 2020)
LWA133 Legal Reasoning (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)
LWA316 Intellectual Property Law (next offered 2020)
LWA317 Research Paper
LWA319 Private International Law
LWA321 Public International Law (next offered 2020)
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 Elective B
(1 unit)
10cp

Specialist Elective units totalling 10 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below.

LWA207 Dispute Resolution (previously LWS221)
LWA298 Legal Clinic (previously LWZ019)
LWA322 Moot Court
 

  240cp Total Credit Points

Students who commence in or after 2013
No more than 20 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in a Bachelor AQF Level 7 course award and no more than 10 credit points at "PC" may be received at the highest level of the program of learning.

Of the total 240 credit points: (unless specified in the specific course structure above)
* not more than 100 credit points may be taken from 100 level units
* a minimum of 60 credit points must be taken from 300 level units or above

Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

 

Study plan

Detailed course requirements and study information will be finalised no later than 1 December 2018.

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.
 
All students should enrol in LWZ115 in the first semester of study.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Calendar Year 1
LWZ112 Comparative Legal Systems CO LWZ116 Torts CO
LWZ114 Criminal Law CO LWZ118 Contracts CO
LWZ115 Legal Process CO LWZ204 Constitutional Law CO
Law Specialist Elective 1 SE LWZ211 Trusts CO
Calendar Year 2
LWZ210 Equity CO LWZ212 Transnational Law CO
LWZ223 Property Law CO LWZ317 Civil Procedure CO
LWZ304 Administrative Law CO LWZ320 Professional Responsibility CO
Law Specialist Elective 2 SE Law Specialist Elective 3 SE
Calendar Year 3
LWZ315 Corporations Law CO LWZ701 Honours Research Paper CO
LWZ316 Evidence CO LWZ702 Honours Research Paper CO
LWZ401 Legal Research Methodologies CO Law Specialist Elective 4 SE
LWZ402 Legal Research Development CO Law Specialist Elective 5 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
LWA317 Research Paper

LWA319 Private International Law
LWA325 Succession

LWA113 Customary Law
LWA210 Contemporary Issues
LWA219 Criminology
 
LWA213 Family Law
LWA317 Research Paper
LWA328 Competition and Consumer Law
LWA332 Science and Law
LWA317 Research Paper
Specialist Elective B (at least 1 unit selected from this group)
LWA298 Legal Clinic
LWA322 Moot Court
LWA207 Dispute Resolution LWA298 Legal Clinic
 
 
Specialist Electives available in 2020
Specialist Elective A
LWA114 Law, Justice and the State
LWA133 Legal Reasoning
LWA221 Human Rights Law

LWA316 Intellectual Property Law
LWA329 Conveyancing Law


 
LWA110 Legal History
LWA111 Indigenous Peoples and the Legal System
LWA112 Environmental and Planning Law
LWA321 Public International Law
LWA331 Finance and Securities Law
LWA217 Resources and Energy Law
Specialist Elective B  (at least 1 unit selected from this group)
LWA298 Legal Clinic
LWA322 Moot Court
LWA207 Dispute Resolution LWA298 Legal Clinic  

 

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.

All students should enrol in LWZ115 in the first semester of study.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Calendar Year 1
    LWZ115 Legal Process CO
    LWZ116 Torts CO
    LWZ118 Contracts CO
    LWZ112 Comparative Legal Systems CO
Calendar Year 2
LWZ114 Criminal Law CO LWZ204 Constitutional Law CO
LWZ210 Equity CO LWZ211 Trusts CO
LWZ223 Property Law CO LWZ212 Transnational Law CO
Law Specialist Elective 1 SE Law Specialist Elective 2 SE

Calendar Year 3

LWZ304 Administrative Law CO LWZ317 Civil Procedure CO
LWZ315 Corporations Law CO LWZ320 Professional Responsibility CO
LWZ401 Legal Research Methodologies CO Law Specialist Elective 3 SE
LWZ402 Legal Research Development CO Law Specialist Elective 4 SE
Calendar Year 4
LWZ316 Evidence CO    
LWZ701 Honours Research Paper CO    
LWZ702 Honours Research Paper CO    
Law Specialist Elective 5 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
LWA317 Research Paper

LWA319 Private International Law
LWA325 Succession

LWA113 Customary Law
LWA210 Contemporary Issues
LWA219 Criminology

 

LWA213 Family Law
LWA317 Research Paper
LWA328 Competition and Consumer Law
LWA332 Science and Law
LWA317 Research Paper
Specialist Elective B (at least 1 unit selected from this group)
LWA298 Legal Clinic
LWA322 Moot Court
LWA207 Dispute Resolution  LWA298 Legal Clinic  
Specialist Electives available in 2020
Specialist Elective A
LWA114 Law, Justice and the State
LWA133 Legal Reasoning
LWA221 Human Rights Law

LWA316 Intellectual Property Law
LWA329 Conveyancing Law


 
LWA110 Legal History
LWA111 Indigenous Peoples and the Legal System
LWA112 Environmental and Planning Law
LWA321 Public International Law
LWA331 Finance and Securities Law
LWA217 Resources and Energy Law
Specialist Elective B  (at least 1 unit selected from this group)
LWA298 Legal Clinic
LWA322 Moot Court
LWA207 Dispute Resolution LWA298 Legal Clinic  

 

SATAC and MyNextCourse applications

Option 1 - Apply via SATAC

You should apply through SATAC if using one of the following:

  • ATAR (or equivalent) School Leaver
  • incomplete higher education studies
  • STAT or work/life experience
  • Certificate IV or above at another institution
  • eligible non-CDU Enabling Program

SATAC

Option 2 - Apply via MyNextCourse

You should apply via MyNextCourse if you have successfully completed, or are about to complete one of the following at CDU:

  • Certificate IV or above
  • Eligible Enabling Program (TEP, PTS)
  • Undergraduate Degree

MyNextCourse

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