The Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice may be taken as a first degree in a minimum of four years full-time (or the equivalent part-time) or as a graduate-entry program in a minimum of three-and-a-half years full-time (or the equivalent part-time). The course is offered by the College of Business, Government and Law.
Students who do not wish to undertake the Legal Practice component may complete a Bachelor of Laws as a first degree in three-and-a-half years full-time (or the equivalent part-time), or as a graduate-entry program in three years full-time (or the equivalent part-time). However, these students cannot be admitted to Legal Practice without completing further practical training.
Part-time students should note that minimum enrolment requirements apply in their first semester of study. Students must undertake both LLAW1211 Legal Research and Writing [Research I, Writing I] and LLAW1212 Criminal Law and Legal Method [Statutory Interpretation].
Note: Students who do not intend to undertake the Legal Practice component of the award are encouraged to notify the College Administrative Officer (Academic and Student Services) via an Ask Flinders request only during their final 12 months to ensure that they are recorded as a graduate of the Bachelor of Laws.
The minimum requirements for consideration for entry to all undergraduate courses are specified in detail in the University Entry Requirements.
Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification
The course aims to:
At the completion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate:
Credit may be granted for topics taken at other institutions. However, except in exceptional circumstances approved by the Dean (Education), a majority of units towards the degree must be obtained from topics offered by Flinders University.
To qualify for the Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice as a graduate entry student, a student must complete 126 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, comprising 90 units of compulsory topics, 22.5 units of Legal Practice core topics, and 13.5 units of option topics, as set out below.
Students who complete at least 75% of their degree at Flinders and have achieved an overall GPA of 5.5 or greater in the course may be awarded the degree ‘with distinction’.
All students must complete at least one option topic that has been designated by the Dean (Education) as an international/comparative option; and at least one option topic that has been designated by the Dean (Education) as an Indigenous/social justice option.#
Option topics may be taken from topics not offered or cross-listed by the College only with the written permission of the Dean (Education). Under no circumstances will permission be given to take topics where entry and course requirements are not met, or the Dean (Education) has designated them as unacceptable.
Except with permission of the Dean (Education) the program must be completed within ten consecutive years.
The award of a grade of Fail (F) on more than one occasion in the same topic, which may include attempts of the same topic undertaken in other awards, may constitute prima facie evidence of unsatisfactory progress for the purposes of the University's Policy on Student Progress.
Not all option topics are necessarily available in a given year.
The Dean (Education) may specify that two or more topics represent unacceptable combinations.
LLAW1211 Legal Research and Writing [Research I, Writing I] (4.5 units)
LLAW1212 Criminal Law and Legal Method [Statutory Interpretation I] (4.5 units)
LLAW1213 Introduction to Public Law [Group Work] (4.5 units)
LLAW1214 Contract (4.5 units)
LLAW1221 Professional Skills and Ethics [Ethics I] (4.5 units)
LLAW1222 Issues in Criminal Law (4.5 units)
LLAW1223 Torts 1 (4.5 units)
LLAW1224 Advanced Contract [Writing II] (4.5 units)
LLAW2211 Torts 2 [Interviewing] (4.5 units)
LLAW2212 The Constitution and the Australian Federation [International / Comparative I] (4.5 units)
LLAW2213 Administrative Law 1: Judicial Review [Statutory Interpretation II] (4.5 units)
LLAW2214 Property, Equity and Trusts (4.5 units)
LLAW2221 The Constitution and the Australian People [Indigenous / Social Justice I] (4.5 units)
LLAW2222 The History of Legal Ideas [Research II] (4.5 units)
LLAW2223 Administrative Law: Merits Review (4.5 units)
LLAW2224 Corporate Law 1 [Drafting] (4.5 units)
LLAW3211 Corporate Law 2 [Ethics II] (4.5 units)
LLAW3212 Civil Litigation (4.5 units)
LLAW3221 Real Property Law (4.5 units)
LLAW7000 Practical Legal Training: Civil Litigation Practice (4.5 units)
LLAW3223 Evidence (4.5 units)
LLAW7001 Practical Legal Training: Legal Practice Management [Research III] (4.5 units)
LLAW7002 Practical Legal Training: Transactional Legal Practice (9 units)
LLAW7003 Practical Legal Training: Criminal Practice and Advocacy (4.5 units)
Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.
Students select a total of 13.5 units of options.
Students must select 4.5 units of #International/Comparative [IC] options and 4.5 units of ##Indigenous/Social Justice [ISJ] options.
LLAW3241 Dispute Management (4.5 units)
LLAW3242 Environmental Law (4.5 units)##
LLAW3243 Family Law (4.5 units)
LLAW3244 Health Law (4.5 units)
LLAW3247 Intellectual Property (4.5 units)
LLAW3250 International Law (4.5 units)#
LLAW3251 The International Protection of Human Rights (4.5 units)#
LLAW3253 Labour Law (4.5 units)##
LLAW3256 Socio-Legal Theory (4.5 units)##
LLAW3259 Remedies (4.5 units)
LLAW3262 Selected Issues in Media Law (4.5 units)#
LLAW3265 Succession (4.5 units)
LLAW3269 Personal and Corporate Insolvency Law (4.5 units)
LLAW3270 Introduction to China's Law and Legal System (4.5 units)#
LLAW3271 Miscarriages of Justice – Australia, Canada, Britain (4.5 units)#
LLAW3274 Indonesia’s law and legal system: an introduction (4.5 units)**#
LLAW3301 Law in a Digital Age (4.5 units)#
LLAW3302 Law in Action (4.5 units)##
**pending formal approval by the Dean (Education)
INNO1001 Innovative and Creative Thinking: Recognising Opportunities (4.5 units)
INNO2001 Innovation for Social Impact: Doing Good While Doing Well (4.5 units)
INNO3001A From Innovation to Impact: Creating a Roadmap from Opportunity to Action (4.5 units)
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