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Bachelor of Laws

2019

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
104621
Online
104621
Course Duration
Full-time
3 year/s
Part-time
6 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
No
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
Yes
Can offers be deferred?
Yes
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

WLAW02

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

The Bachelor of Laws degree provides you with the academic foundation to become a lawyer or work in a range of industries that require legal expertise, including politics, policy, government, business and private legal practice.

At CDU, you can complete a Bachelor of Laws in just three years, with options to study your law degree 100% online, on campus or a mix of both. On graduating, you will be eligible to apply for admission to the legal practice anywhere in Australia.

CDU’s Bachelor of Laws teaches you about legal systems and principles in Australia and abroad. You’ll gain skills in legal research, analysis and communication, and learn theoretical perspectives on the law. The course also has a unique focus on transnational law (which looks at how laws are applied in more than one jurisdiction) and comparative law (which examines different legal systems from around the world), so you’ll gain insight into the legal issues facing today’s globalised economies and societies.

If you choose to study law online, you’ll have 24/7 access to CDU’s online learning platform, recorded lectures and tutorial assistance. You can study where, when and how it suits you.

As the Bachelor of Laws is a competitive course, you’re also encouraged to apply for the Associate Degree of Legal Studies or the Diploma of Laws. These programs are an alternative pathway to the Bachelor of Laws.  

Career opportunities

A law degree from CDU prepares you for a wide range of jobs. You can work as a solicitor or barrister, or work in fields that benefit from legal expertise, such as politics, public service, industrial relations, community advocacy or commerce in general.

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.

Credit transfers & pathways

Pathways for VET to Higher Education
Guaranteed credit transfer arrangements are available to students commencing a Bachelor degree at Charles Darwin University with completed Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree qualifications in the same field or discipline at Charles Darwin University. Students who hold completed qualifications should refer to the additional information provided about Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer and Pathways using the links below:


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

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 7.

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 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 online learning materials including recordings of all lectures, as well as online 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 units totalling 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
(15 units)
150cp Compulsory Core units totalling 150 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
 

Specialist Elective A
(8 units)
80cp Specialist Elective units totalling 80 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 Law Specialist Elective 2 SE
Law Specialist Elective 1 SE Law Specialist Elective 3 SE
Calendar Year 2
LWZ210 Equity CO LWZ204 Constitutional Law CO
LWZ223 Property Law CO LWZ211 Trusts CO
Law Specialist Elective 4 SE LWZ212 Transnational Law CO
Law Specialist Elective 5 SE Law Specialist Elective 6 SE
Calendar Year 3
LWZ304 Administrative Law CO LWZ317 Civil Procedure CO
LWZ315 Corporations Law CO LWZ320 Professional Responsibility CO
LWZ316 Evidence CO Law Specialist Elective 8 SE
Law Specialist Elective 7 SE Law Specialist Elective 9 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
    Law Specialist Elective 1 SE
Calendar Year 2
LWZ112 Comparative Legal Systems CO LWZ204 Constitutional Law CO
LWZ114 Criminal Law CO LWZ211 Trusts CO
Law Specialist Elective 2 SE Law Specialist Elective 4 SE
Law Specialist Elective 3 SE Law Specialist Elective 5 SE

Calendar Year 3

LWZ210 Equity CO LWZ212 Transnational Law CO
LWZ223 Property Law CO LWZ317 Civil Procedure CO
Law Specialist Elective 6 SE LWZ320 Professional Responsibility CO
Law Specialist Elective 7 SE Law Specialist Elective 8 SE
Calendar Year 4
LWZ304 Administrative Law CO    
LWZ315 Corporations Law CO    
LWZ316 Evidence CO    
Law Specialist Elective 9 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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