This course is replacing an older version of the course that is being discontinued, and may include updates to units, majors or similar. Enrolments for this new course are open now.
The Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Arts offers students a course focused on commercial law with emphasis on intellectual property law. As the only double degree in Victoria with this specialisation, students learn about trade marks, patents and designs, copyright, the prohibition of misleading or deceptive conduct and competition law.
The course also provides a general understanding of contemporary social and cultural developments. Students choose from a range of Arts majors, enabling specialisation in a series of study areas depending on their field of interest.
Students complete law-related professional experience placements at organisations in Australia or overseas and are introduced to the practical aspects of legal practice through moot court scenarios and advocacy exercises.
The combination of degrees equips students with the skills to work in commercial and general legal practice, in government, and in arts- and humanities-based organisations.
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- Semester 1 - 26 February 2018
- Semester 2 - 30 July 2018
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Swinburne Law School completely revolutionised my expectations of a university lifestyle – it’s something else entirely. I grew up in a rural country town with a strong sense of community, and I feel that law encompasses that. Everybody knows everybody!
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Whether you’re looking for a semester exchange or a short-term study tour, Swinburne offers a range of international study opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Sammy Foster (pictured) gained amazing experience along with credit towards her Bachelor of Communications (Media Studies) while on exchange at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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