Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Arts

BB-LAWART Double degree Hawthorn Send me a link to this course

Course rules

To qualify for the Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts, students must complete 500 credit points comprising:

  • 19 core Law units (237.5 credit points)
  • 5 Law elective units (62.5 credit points)
  • 3 Professional Experiences in law units (0 credit points)
    - Please note: If a student completes LAW20025 Professional Experience in Law (Law Review), the student is not required to complete LAW20018.
    - Please note: If a student completes LAW30023 Professional Experience in Law (Innocence and Law Reform Project), the student is not required to complete LAW30016.
  • 11 Arts units (150 credit points) comprising:
    - 3 core Arts units including 1 x 25cp unit (50credit points)
    - 8 units of study (100 credit points) from one of the following majors: Advertising, Chinese, Cinema and Screen Studies, Creative Writing and Literature, Criminology, Digital Advertising Technology, Environmental Sustainability, Games and Interactivity, Global Studies, History, Indigenous Studies, Japanese, Journalism, Media Industries, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations, Professional Writing and Editing, Public Relations, Social Media, and Sociology (100 credit points)
    - 4 units of other study comprising of electives (50 credit points)

Students complete no more than 200 credit points (16 units) at Introductory Level (i.e. Stage 1 - LAW1XXXX). A unit of study can only be counted once. Where units are shared between majors and/or minors, students must choose an approved alternative unit.

Domestic students also have an opportunity to undertake a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Professional Placement. Please note that due to government regulation international students holding a student visa are not able to undertake Professional Placements in this course.

Professional Placements

Professional Placements are subject to a competitive selection process.

Students who undertake a 12-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 575 credit points comprising:

  • 19 core Law units (237.5 credit points)
  • 5 Law elective unit (62.5 credit points)
  • 3 Professional Experiences in law units (0 credit points) *(see note below)
    - Please note: If a student completes LAW20025 Professional Experience in Law (Law Review), the student is not required to complete LAW20018.
    - Please note: If a student completes LAW30023 Professional Experience in Law (Innocence and Law Reform Project), the student is not required to complete LAW30016.
  • 11 Arts units (150 credit points)
    - 3 core Arts units including 1 x 25 cp core Arts unit (50 credit points)
    - 8 units of study from one of the following majors: Advertising, Chinese, Cinema and Screen
    Studies, Creative Writing and Literature, Digital Advertising Technology, Environmental Sustainability,
    Games and Interactivity, History, Global Studies, Indigenous Studies, Japanese, Journalism, Media
    Industries, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations, Professional Writing and Editing, Social
    Media, and Sociology (100 credit points)
  • 2 units of study from the Professional Placement Minor (50 credit points)

* Please note if a student selects the Humanities Professional Placement units, the Professional Experience in Law units are required to be completed. If student selects the Law Professional Placement units, the Professional Experience in Law units are waived.

Maximum Academic Credit
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts is 250 credit points (normally 20 units), 150 credit points maximum from Law discipline and 100 credit points from Arts discipline