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  • Objectives
    Satisfies the academic requirements for the admission of law graduates as legal practitioners in Western Australia. As with other Bachelor of Laws degrees in Australia, before a law graduate may be admitted to the legal profession in that state or territory, certain additional requirements must be satisfied following completion of the Bachelor of Laws. Law graduates seeking admission in Western Australia should refer to the Legal Practice Act 2003 (WA).
  • Entry requirements
    Minimum admission requirements apply to enter this course.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Laws
  • Course description
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    This course is available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.
    This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

    The course is designed to develop coherence through thematic doctrinal coverage in a structured program.

    The compulsory units to be undertaken to complete the course are indicated in the following list. Where possible, units will address relevant issues relating to ethics, alternative dispute resolution, social justice and law reform as part of the coverage in units.

    To complete the degree a student must achieve a total 480 points, comprising 315 points of compulsory units and 165 points of electives.

    Core Units
    COMPULSORY UNITS The following units are compulsory units (each unit is 15 points, unless otherwise indicated), having a total of 315 points. Students should take care in ensuring that they satisfy the pre-requisites for any unit.

    Unit             Description                 Points
    Compulsory Units:

    LAW1113    Criminal Law I                  15
    LAW1214    Criminal Law II                 15
    LAW1111    Contract Law I                 15
    LAW1212    Contract Law II                15
    LAW1117    Torts I                              15
    LAW1218    Torts II                             15
    LAW1116    Legal Process                  15
    LAW2102    Property Law I                 15
    LAW2312    Property Law II                15
    LAW2103    Administrative Law I        15
    LAW2313    Administrative Law II       15
    LAW2104    Constitutional Law I        15
    LAW2314    Constitutional Law II       15
    LAW3102    Corporations Law            15
    LAW3106    Evidence                          15
    LAW3107    Law of Trusts                  15
    LAW3103    Equity                              15
    LAW4604    Civil Procedures I            15
    LAW4614    Civil Procedures II           15
    LAW4605    Commercial Practice, Conveyancing & Drafting I          15
    LAW4615    Commercial Practice, Conveyancing & Drafting II         15

    Elective Units
    Each unit is 15 points unless otherwise indicated. Students should check with the School of Law and Justice to determine which elective units are offered by the University in any semester and any pre-requisites before enrolling.

    Unit            Description                                                 Points
    LAW4110    International Trade Law                                 15
    CRI1103      Criminology                                                    15
    LAW2106    Intellectual Property Law                                15
    LAW3109    Taxation Law                                                  15
    LAW2105    Employment Law                                            15
    LAW3105    Alternative Dispute Resolution                       15
    LAW4609    Remedies                                                        15
    LAW4206    Advanced Criminal Law                                   15
    LAW4108    International Law                                           15
    LAW4607    Family Law                                                      15
    LAW3260    Asian Legal and Political Systems III              15
    LAW2600    Terrorism and the Law                                    15
    LAW3201    Law of Banking and Credit III                         15
    CRI3101      Professional Ethics                                         15
    LAW2601    Planning and Development Law I                   15
    LAW2602    Environmental Law and Administration           15
    LAW3601    Planning and Development Law II                  15
    LAW3602    Community Legal Practice                               15
    LAW3700    Supervised Legal Research Paper                  15
    LAW1600    Legal Writing and Research                            15
    LAW3600    Coronial Law and Mortuary Practice               15
    LAW3510    Income Tax Framework III                              15

    An undergraduate law student, who has not more than 60 points of study left to complete to qualify for a Bachelor of Laws degree and who has achieved a weighted average mark of not less than 70% across previously completed Bachelor of Laws units, may be eligible to graduate with Honours. Eligible students must complete LAW4710 - Advanced Legal Research Thesis in lieu of 30 credit points of law elective units.Completion of LAW4710 does not guarantee a student will receive a Bachelor of Laws (Honours). Except as otherwise provided, the policy Management of Honours Candidature, Grading of Honours Performance and Student Support applies. The Honours grade will be based on both completed units within the Bachelor of Laws degree as well as LAW4710. The coursework and dissertation mark are combined in proportion to the credit point values in determining the overall mark and honours grade. There is no third class honours.

    Unit            Description                                         Points
    LAW4710    Advanced Legal Research Thesis         30

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