Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws

5 years full-time
6 years full-time


Most people who do a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degree take five years to complete it, full-time.

In the first three years of candidature, you study both Arts and Social Sciences components and Law components and, in this way, meet the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree. This leaves you the final two years to complete the remaining Law components, and to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degree.

Please note : because students complete the Arts component of this degree in the first three years the requirements given below refer in detail only to Years 1, 2 and 3 of the degree program. Please consult the Faculty of Law Handbook to find out more about the requirements for Years 4 and 5.

View a sample degree pathway or map

Requirements (Years 1 - 3)

  1. 144 credit points including
  2. At least 96 credit points from the Arts and Social Sciences Table of Units of Study (Table A and B) made up of
  3. No more than 48 junior credit points from the Arts and Social Sciences Table of Units of Study and
  4. At least 48 senior credit points from the Arts and Social Sciences Table of Units of Study and
  5. At least one major from Table A of the Arts and Social Sciences table of Units of Study the 144 credit points must also include
  6. 48 credit points from core LAW units of study

Please note: students commencing in 2014 and beyond must include a minimum of 6 credit points of senior-advanced (3000 level) units of study in their chosen major(s). You must view the unit of study tables in the handbook for the chosen major(s) for further information. Students commencing their degree prior to 2014 you are not necessarily required to complete a senior-advanced unit in the chosen major(s) unless otherwise instructed to do so.

Compulsory Law Units of Study

The compulsory LAWS units of study are worth 6 credit points, unless otherwise stated. They are all compulsory and you are expected to complete them in the order listed on the degree plan below.

Please note, the number of compulsory Law units can be subject to change.

Majors

Unfortunately, you can not fit two majors from the Arts and Social Sciences table of units of study in your Bachelor of Arts / Laws degree. However, note that:

  • in addition to your Arts (Table A) major, you can do up to four senior units of study in one other subject area from the Arts table (Table A or B) if you choose to;
  • you do not have to decide on the subject area of your major in first year although the choices you make in first year may restrict which senior units you can take in your second and third years.

Arts and Social Sciences Component Degree Pathways

            Credit Points
First Year S1 Arts (Table A) Major
Junior Pre-req Unit
Arts (Table A or B)
Junior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A or B)
Junior Unit Choice
LAWS1006
Foundations of Law
24
LAWS1013 Legal Research 1 (0 credit point unit)
S2 Arts (Table A) Major
Junior Pre-req Unit
Arts (Table A or B)
Junior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A or B)
Junior Unit Choice
LAWS1012
Torts
24
Second Year S1 Arts (Table A) Major
Senior Unit
Arts (Table A) Major
Senior Unit
LAWS1014 Civil &
Criminal Procedure
LAWS1015
Contracts
24
S2 Arts (Table A) Major
Senior Unit
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit Choice
LAWS1016
Criminal Law
24
Third Year S1 Arts (Table A) Major
Senior-advanced Unit
Arts (Table A) Major
Senior Unit
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit Choice
LAWS1023
Public International Law
24
LAWS1019 Legal Research 2 (0 credit point unit)
S2 Arts (Table A) Major
Senior Unit
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit Choice
LAWS1017
Torts and Contracts II
LAWS1021
Public Law
24
          Total= 144
  Full-time Law Studies 48
  Full-time Law Studies 48
          Total= 240

Note: The different shades of colour in the diagram above represent the amount of choice you have with regard to that component of your degree program: the lighter the shade, the wider the range of choice you have in selecting that particular component. To find out more about the terms used in the diagram above, and the requirements and choices involved, please view the links below.


Arts Component Degree Director

 Name  Details
Associate Professor Bronwyn Winter  Staff Profile