Bachelor of Economics and Social Sciences / Bachelor of Laws

There is no new intake for this degree.

5 years full-time
6 years full-time with Honours


The Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences/Bachelor of Laws offers students the opportunity to combine their interest in the social and political environment in which economic activity takes place with an interest in law and the legal profession. Majors in areas such as Political Economy, Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management or Government and International Relations provide outstanding opportunities in personnel management and policy development.

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

Please note that the requirements given below refer in detail only to Years 1, 2 and 3 of the degree program. You can consult the Faculty of Law Handbook, in print or online, to find out more about the requirements for Years 4 and 5.

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Requirements

  1. 144 credit points including
  2. A major or an extended major from one column in the Majors Table below AND at least 12 senior credit points in a subject area from the other column in the table below and
  3. No more than 48 junior credit points from Economics and Business and
  4. 48 credit points of core Law units of study

Majors Table

I
 II
  • Economics
  • Political Economy
  • Government and International Relations
  • Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management

Compulsory Law Units of Study

These units of study are worth 6 credit points unless otherwise stated. They are compulsory and so you may only take 36 junior credit points from the Arts and Social Sciences Units of Study table. You can take the remaining 12 junior credit points in Arts and Social Sciences in later years if you want to.

Most full time students in programs combined with Law will start to take senior units of study in their second year, and continue in the third year. At this stage many students narrow down the range of subject areas in which they are studying, perhaps taking units of study from just two or three subject areas, rather than three or four as in the first year.

 First Year
 Second Year
 Third Year
  • 'Foundations of Law' (LAWS 1006)
  • 'Torts' (LAWS 1012)
  • 'Legal Research' (LAWS 1013) ZERO CREDIT POINTS
  • 'Criminal Law' (LAWS 1016)
  • 'Contracts' (LAWS 1015)
  • 'Processes of Justice' (LAWS1014)
  • 'International Law' (LAWS1018)
  • 'Public Law' (LAWS1021)
  • 'Torts and Contracts II' (LAWS1017)
  • 'Legal Research II' (LAWS1019) ZERO CREDIT POINTS

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

Pathways

            Credit Points
First Year S1 Compulsory Major
Junior Unit
ECOP/ECON* or GOVT/WORK
Other Compulsory
Junior Unit
ECOP/ECON* or GOVT/WORK
Arts or Economics &
Business
Junior Unit Choice
LAWS1006
Foundations of Law
24
LAWS1013 Legal Research 1
S2 Compulsory Major
Junior Unit
ECOP/ECON* or GOVT/WORK
Other Compulsory
Junior Unit
ECOP/ECON* or GOVT/WORK
Arts or Economics &
Business
Junior Unit Choice
LAWS1012 Torts 24
Second Year S1 Compulsory Major
Senior Unit
ECOP/ECON* or GOVT/WORK
Other Compulsory
Senior Unit
ECOP/ECON* or GOVT/WORK
LAWS1014 Civil and
Criminal Procedure
LAWS1015 Contracts 24
S2 Compulsory Major
Senior Unit
ECOP/ECON* or GOVT/WORK
Compulsory Major
Senior Unit
ECOP/ECON* or GOVT/WORK
Arts or Econ & Bus.
or Extended Major
Senior Unit Choice
LAWS1016
Criminal Law
24
Third Year S1 Compulsory Major
Senior Unit
ECOP/ECON* or GOVT/WORK
Other Compulsory
Senior Unit
ECOP/ECON* or GOVT/WORK
Arts or Econ & Bus.
or Extended Major
Senior Unit Choice
LAWS1018
International Law
24
LAWS1019 Legal Research 2
S2 Compulsory Major
Senior Unit
ECOP/ECON* or GOVT/WORK
Compulsory Major
Senior Unit
ECOP/ECON* or GOVT/WORK
LAWS1017
Torts and Contracts II
LAWS1021 Public Law 24
          Total= 144
    Full-time Law Studies 48
    Full-time Law Studies 48
      Total= 240
* Junior co-requisites from ECMT may be required if taking ECON. See handbook for details.  
         
    Compulsory major to be chosen from either column I or column II.
Other compulsory units must be taken in one subject area from the other column.
 
    Column I Column II  
    Economics (ECON) Government and International Relations (GOVT)  
    Political Economy (ECOP) Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management (WORK)  

Arts and Social Sciences Component Degree Director

 Name  Telephone  Email  Location

Professor Frank Stilwell

 +61 2 9351 3063

 

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