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  • Objectives
    This combined degree enables students to take a business major and also to undertake other prescribed business units in conjunction with the law degree, with a view to satisfying the undergraduate academic requirements for admission to the legal profession. A candidate who fulfils the requirements of the combined degree program is awarded the degrees of both Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws. 5 years full-time, up to 10 years part-time
  • Entry requirements
    This course is no longer available for admission. It is only open to existing students who have already been offered a place and completed one or more units of study. To enrol for a combined degree program students must fulfil the admission requirements of both degrees. Refer to the requirements for both disciplines. The University determines that the minimum entry requirement to Higher Education undergraduate programs is met by: Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education (or equivalent) and a Tertiary Entrance Rank of 70 or higher; Or Successful completion of a relevant TAFE award of Certificate Level 4 or higher; Or Attainment of a STAT score of 170 or greater; Or Successful completion of at least one year of full-time study (or equivalent) of an undergraduate degree/diploma course.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws (BLLB20)
  • Course description
    Course Structure


    The information provided for this course was valid for the final year of enrolment. Students continuing in this course in 2007, 2008 or 2009 may find there have been some changes to the unit availability. Students should, in the first instance, refer to the recommended study plan in the newest version of this course to make their unit selection for 2009.


    Every re-enrolling student will be able to complete their current course of study. As a continuing student you should always consider transferring to the newest course version to enable you to take advantage of new and exciting changes to university programs.


    Rules for the Degrees of Bachelor of Laws for students who first enrolled in 2000 or subsequent years


    1. Interpretation
    In these Rules, unless the contrary intention appears
    'Dean' means the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Business and Arts.
    'Faculty ' means the Faculty of Law, Business and Arts.
    'School' means the School Board of the School of Law of the Charles Darwin University.

    Part A: Bachelor of Laws

    2. Admission
    Admission as a candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Laws is subject to such quotas and selection requirements as may be set by the School from time to time.

    3. Credit for other study
    (a) The Dean may give a candidate credit for a law unit if he/she has previously gained credit in that unit at this University or at an institution recognised by the Faculty as maintaining University standards; provided that a candidate who has been granted credit for a unit or units passed elsewhere than at this University shall, unless the School otherwise determines, be required to obtain credit at this University for no less than 120 credit points in units with the prefix LWZ, LWO, LWA, LWB, LWC, LWH or LWS.
    (b) A candidate who has previously gained credit for a unit at an institution recognised by the School as maintaining University standards and who is granted credit for that unit pursuant to sub-rule (a) of this Rule, shall be credited with a grade which, in the opinion of the Dean, is appropriate.
    (c) A candidate granted credit pursuant to sub-rule (a) of this Rule may be admitted to the degree course provided that the candidate is not currently under exclusion from another tertiary institution.

    4. Pass or Honours level
    The degree of Bachelor of Laws may be taken either as a pass degree or as a degree with Honours.

    5. Credit for a unit
    To gain credit for a unit a candidate shall within the time prescribed for that unit attend lectures, seminars, tutorials or such other class contact as is prescribed, complete the assessment requirements prescribed in that unit of the course of study and shall fulfil such other requirements connected therewith as the School may from time to time prescribe, or be granted credit for the unit in accordance with these Rules.

    6. Pass degree
    (a) A candidate shall qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Laws by gaining credit for units with a total credit point value of not less than 320 points in not less than eight semesters.
    (b) A candidate shall not be granted credit for more than 50 credit points of units in which a grade of Pass Supplementary or Pass Conceded has been obtained.
    (c) A candidate shall be required to complete all of the units prescribed in Schedule 1 Part A, in the order set out therein or in such other order as the Dean may permit.
    (d) A candidate shall be required to complete elective units from Schedules 2 and 3 to the value of 120 credit points, subject to a requirement to take:
    (i) a minimum of two units from Schedule 2 Part B, and
    (ii) a minimum of two and maximum of six units from Schedule 3.
    (e) A candidate may not undertake more than two units with the prefix LWC.
    (f) A candidate shall be required to complete two units with the prefix CUC.

    7. Enrolment
    (a) Except with the permission of the Dean, a candidate who is taking one or more first year units shall not enrol in units having a total credit point value of greater than 80 credit points.
    (b) Subject to sub-rule (a) of this Rule, except with the permission of the Dean, a candidate may not enrol in one year, save for in the fourth year of the degree as specified in Schedule 1, for units having a total credit point value of more than 90 credit points.
    (c) The Dean shall not approve the enrolment of a candidate in any unit which is, in the opinion of the School, substantially similar to another unit for which the candidate has been granted credit.
    (d) Where completion of prerequisites is required prior to enrolment in any given unit, such prerequisites may be waived in an individual case at the discretion of the Dean.

    8. Periods of candidature
    The maximum period of candidature for the degree of Bachelor of Laws shall be ten years from the date of first enrolment in the degree unless, in an individual case, the School shall determine otherwise.

    9. Leave of absence
    The Faculty may grant to a candidate leave of absence from the course of study and such period of leave shall not be counted as part of the period of candidature for the degree as prescribed in Rule

    10. Supplementary examinations
    (a) A candidate who fails a unit, but who obtains a final mark of 40% or more in that unit, may be granted a supplementary examination in that unit. At that supplementary examination, the highest grade that can be awarded is Pass Conceeded.
    (b) Where, because of Rule 7(b) or because of receipt of a final mark of below 40%, a candidate has failed to gain credit for the final unit towards the degree of Bachelor of Laws, or towards admission as a legal practitioner, the Faculty Examiners' Board, at its discretion, may grant a supplementary examination in that unit. At that supplementary examination, the highest grade that can be awarded is Pass Supplementary.

    11. Progression
    The academic progress of all students will be subject to the relevant Rules of the University.

    12. Degree with Honours
    (a) A candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Laws may qualify for a degree of Bachelor of Laws with Honours if the candidate:
    (i) shall have passed the units prescribed in these Rules in the degree program for which they are enrolled as appearing in the relevant Part of Schedule 1; and
    (ii) shall have successfully completed a unit from Schedule 2 Part C, but no more than two units from that Part.
    (b) The Honours Degree may be awarded in three classes:
    (i) First Class Honours where the candidate has achieved a total Grade Point Average of 6.0; or
    (ii) Second Class Honours, Division A where the candidate has achieved a total Grade Point Average of 5.5; or
    (iii) Second Class Honours, Division B where the candidate has achieved a total Grade Point Average of 5.2.
    (c) In calculating the Grade Point Average of the candidate for the purposes of the Honours Degree the following provisions shall apply:
    (i) the Grade Point Average shall be calculated taking into account the grade obtained by the candidate at his/her first attempt in all law units with the prefix LWZ, LWO, LWA, LWB, LWC or LWH comprised in the particular Bachelor of Laws course undertaken by the candidate;
    (ii) for the purpose of calculating the Grade Point Average for Honours Degree, units with the prefix LWC will be deemed to have the value of 40 credit points. In the event that a student shall have completed two units with the prefix LWC, the highest grade only of those units will be used in calculating the Grade Point Average.
    (d) In published lists, names of candidates awarded the same grade of Honours shall be placed in alphabetical order.

    13. Admission to the degree
    A candidate who has fulfilled the requirements of these Rules and otherwise has complied with the provisions of all Statutes and other Rules applicable to them, may be admitted to the pass degree of Bachelor of Laws or to the degree with Honours of the grade for which they have qualified.

    Part B: Course for Graduates

    14.
    (a) Subject to the discretion of the Dean, where a candidate for the Bachelor of Laws has, prior to admission to the degree program, completed a degree in a non-law discipline recognised by the Faculty from time to time, that candidate may enrol for the Bachelor of Laws Course for Graduates and may qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Laws by gaining credit for units with a total credit point value of not less than 270 points subject in not less than six semesters.
    (b) A candidate accepted for the degree course referred to in sub-rule (a) of this Rule shall be required to complete all of the units prescribed in Schedule 1 Part B in the order set out therein or in such other order as the Dean may permit.
    (c) A candidate shall be required to complete elective units from Schedules 2 and 3 to the value of 90 credit points, subject to a requirement to take:
    (i) a minimum of two units from Schedule 2 Part B; and
    (ii) a minimum of two and maximum of four units from Schedule 3.
    (d) Except with the permission of the Dean, a candidate referred to in sub-rule (b) of this Rule may not enrol in one year for units having a total credit point value of more than 90 credit points.
    (e) Subject to sub-rule (d) of this rule, except with the permission of the Dean, a candidate referred to in sub-rule (b) of this Rule may not enrol in one year for units having a total credit point value of more than 100 credit points.
    (f) The Dean may prescribe from year to year a list of elective units from which the first year Group A or B elective unit (Schedule 1 Part B) may be taken.
    15. Rules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6(b), 7(c), 7(d), 8,9,10, 11, 12, and 13 shall apply to the Bachelor of Laws Course for Graduates.

    Part C: Combined Degree Course

    16. Combined Degrees
    (a) The Bachelor of Laws Degree may be conferred on the completion of any of the following combined degree courses:
    (i) Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
    (ii) Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws
    (iii) Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws (no longer offered to new students in 2003)
    (iv) Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Laws
    (v) Bachelor of Jurisprudence and Bachelor of Laws (no longer offered to new students in 2003)
    (vi) Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws.
    (vii) Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.

    (b) The courses set out in sub-rule (a) shall be referred to as 'combined degree courses' and shall be courses of study of not less than ten semesters.

    17.
    (a) This Rule does not apply to the combined degree of Bachelor of Jurisprudence and Bachelor of Laws (no longer offered to new students in 2003).
    (b) Subject to subrules (c), (d) and (e) of this Rule, a combined degree candidate shall qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Laws by gaining credit for units with a prefix LWZ, LWO, LWA, LWB, LWC, LWH or LWS with a total credit point value of 260 points.
    (c) A candidate shall not be granted credit for more than 50 credit points of units with a prefix LWZ, LWO, LWA, LWB, LWC or LWH in which a grade of Pass Conceded has been obtained.
    (d) (i) A combined degree candidate shall be required to complete all of the units prescribed in Schedule 1 Part D in the order set out therein or in such other order as the Dean may permit.
    (ii) Schedule 1 Part D includes reference to "Non Law Units". The Non Law Units that a Combined Degree Candidate shall be required to complete will be as specified in the section of Schedule 1 Part E relevant to the degree thast they are enrolled in (other than the Bachelor of Laws) pursuant to rule 16(a).
    (e) A candidate shall be required to complete elective units from Schedules 2 and 3 to the value of 80 credit points, subject to a requirement to take:
    (i) a minimum of two units from Schedule 2 Part B, and
    (ii) a minimum of two and maximum of four units from Schedule 3.
    (f) A candidate shall be required to complete two units with the prefix CUC.

    18. Bachelor of Jurisprudence/Bachelor of Laws (no longer offered to new students in 2003)
    (a) Subject to sub-rules (b) and (c) of this Rule, a candidate shall qualify for the combined degree of Bachelor of Jurisprudence and Bachelor of Laws by gaining credit for units with a total credit point value of not less than 400 points in not less than five years.
    (b) A candidate referred to in sub-rule (a) of this Rule shall not be granted credit for more than 50 credit points of units with a prefix LWZ, LWO, LWA, LWB, LWC or LWH in which a grade of Pass Conceded has been obtained.
    (c) A candidate referred to in sub-rule (a) of this Rule shall be required to complete all of the units prescribed in Schedule 1 Part C, in the order set out therein or in such other order as the Dean may permit.
    (d) A candidate shall be required to complete elective units from Schedules 2 and 3 to the value of 150 credit points, subject to a requirement to take:
    (i) a minimum of two units from Schedule 2 Part B, and
    (ii) a minimum of two and maximum of six units from Schedule 3.
    (e) A candidate shall be required to complete two units with the prefix CUC.

    19. Eligibility for Degree of LLB
    A candidate for the award of the Bachelor of Laws degree as part of a combined degree course shall not be eligible to be awarded the degree until they have completed the additional requirements applicable to the other degree in such combined degree course.

    20. Application of other rules
    Rules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 shall apply to the combined degree courses.


    Schedule 1 Part D-Combined Degrees Structure

    Year 1 Semester 1    Credit Pts                Year 1 Semester 2    Credit Pts
    LWZ001 Legal Process,
    Research and Writing    20                            LWZ006 Torts A    10
    CUC Common Unit 1    10                        CUC Common Unit 2    10
    Non Law Unit 1    10                                        Non Law Unit 2    10
                                                                            Non Law Unit 3    10
    Semester Total    40                                        Semester Total    40
                
    Year 2 Semester 1    Credit Pts                Year 2 Semester 2    Credit Pts

    LWZ002 Introduction
    to Public Law    10                            LWZ003 Constitutional Law    10
    LWZ007 Torts B    10                                LWZ004 Principles of
                                                                                    Criminal Law    10
    Non Law Unit 4    10                                            Non Law Unit 6    10
    Non Law Unit 5    10                                            Non Law Unit 7    10
    Semester Total    40                                            Semester Total    40

    Year 3 Semester 1    Credit Pts                   Year 3 Semester 2    Credit Pts

    LWZ005 Criminal Law and
    Procedure    10                                            LWZ009 Contract B    10
    LWZ008 Contract A    10                                             Elective 1    10
    Non Law Unit 8    10                                        Non Law Unit 10    10
    Non Law Unit 9    10                                        Non Law Unit 11    10
    Semester Total    40                                           Semester Total    40
                
    Year 4 Semester 1    Credit Pts                    Year 4 Semester 2    Credit Pts

    LWZ013 Property 1    10                             LWZ014 Property 2    10
    LWZ012 Administrative Law    10                       LWZ011 Trusts    10
    Equity    10                                                                  Elective 2    10
    Non Law Unit 12    5                                                   Elective 3    10
    Semester Total    40                                           Semester Total    40

    Year 5 Semester 1    Credit Pts                    Year 5 Semester 2    Credit Pts

    LWZ016 Evidence    10                          LWZ017 Civil Procedure    10
    Skill 1    5                                                                     Elective 5    10
    Skill 2    5                                                                     Elective 6    10
    LWZ015 Corporations Law    10                                        Skill 3    5
    Elective 4    10                                                                   Skill 4    5
    Semester Total    40                                            Semester Total    40
           
    DEGREE TOTAL    400

    Schedule 2 General Elective Units
    (10 Credit Points)
    Part A
    LWA001 Administration of Criminal Justice (No longer available as of 2003)
    LWA002 Advanced Administrative Law (No longer available as of 2003)
    LWA003 Advanced Constitutional Law
    LWA004 Advanced Criminal Law
    LWA005 Advanced Family Law (No longer available as of 2003)
    LWA006 Banking and Financial
    nstitutions (No longer available as of 2003)
    LWA007 Children and the Law (No longer available as of 2003)
    LWA008 Commercial Law A
    LWA009 Commercial Law B
    LWA010 Conflict of Laws (No longer available as of 2003)
    LWA011 Elective A
    LWA012 Environmental and Planning Law
    LWA013 Family Law
    LWA014 Employment Law
    LWA015 Labour Law (No longer available as of 2003)
    LWA016 Intellectual Property Law
    LWA017 Insurance Law
    LWA018 International Law 1
    LWA019 International Law 2 (No longer available as of 2003)
    LWA020 Mining Law
    LWA021 Military Law
    LWA022 Remedies
    LWA023 Securities (No longer available as of 2003)
    LWA024 Social Security Law (No longer available as of 2003)
    LWA025 Succession
    LWA026 Taxation Law 1
    LWA027 Taxation Law 2 (No longer available as of 2003)
    LWA028 Trade Practices
    LWA029 Vendor and Purchaser
    LWA030 Jessup International Moot
    Competition
    LWA032 Professional Practice
    LWA033 Media Law (No longer available as of 2003)
    LWA034 Medical Law (No longer available as of 2003)
    LWA035 International Dispute Resolution (No longer available as of 2003)    Part B
    LWB001 Indigenous Peoples and the
    Legal System
    LWB002 Comparative Law (No longer available as of 2003)
    LWB003 Criminology
    LWB004 Elective B
    LWB005 Feminist Theory and the Law (No longer available as of 2003)
    LWB006 Human Rights Law
    LWB007 Jurisprudence 1
    LWB008 Jurisprudence 2 (No longer available as of 2003)
    LWB009 Law and Society (Malaysia)
    LWB010 Legal History
    LWB011 Roman Law (No longer available as of 2003)
    LWB012 Indonesian Law
    LWB013 Indigenous Peoples and Property
    Law

    Part C
    LWC001 Research Paper
    LWC002 Research Paper: Indigenous
    Peoples and the Law
    LWC003 Research Paper: Southeast
    Asian Law

    Part D (credit points to be advised)
    LWH002 Law of Partnerships
    LWH003 Elective H

    Schedule 3 Skills Elective Units
    (5 credit points)

    LWS002 Advanced Legal Research
    LWS003 Advocacy
    LWS004 Computer Skills (No longer available as of 2003)
    LWS005 Costs (No longer available as of 2003)
    LWS006 Cross cultural issues (No longer available as of 2003)    LWS010 Moot 1
    LWS011 Moot 2 (No longer available as of 2003)
    LWS012 Negotiation and Mediation
    LWS017 Client Interviewing
    LWS018 Law Journal


    Guidelines for Choosing Electives

    Degree                Combined
    Core                    180cp
        
    Electives              6 = 60 cp 7 = 70 cp
        
    Skills                    Max 4 = 20 cp Min 2 = 10 cp
        
    Group B               At least 2
        
    Common Units    2 = 20 cp
        
    Total Electives    80 cp
        
    Total                   280



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