Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts (International Studies)

Course summary for current students

Award granted Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Arts (International Studies)
Cloud CampusNo
Duration5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code046734D
Deakin course codeD323

This course version is for continuing students who enrolled prior to 2012.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

There has been a pronounced internationalisation of the practice of law in the last decade, so this course is designed for students seeking a broader education and an international edge for their future career. The study is based on an international orientation, and students will have a commitment to studying at an overseas university or taking up an internship with an overseas organisation. This course will enable students to: develop their understanding of the international forces shaping government, business and community life in contemporary Australia; analyse and interpret these forces; develop cross-cultural competencies through an internationally oriented curriculum; participate in an international study experience; and learn the principles of 'the internationalisation of the law'. 

Course rules

The Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) course comprises 40 credit points of study. Students will undertake 16 credit points in the Faculty of Arts and Education and 24 credit points in the Faculty of Business and Law. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) (A326) and the Bachelor of Laws (M312) must be satisfied.

Within the 24 credit points required in the Bachelor of Laws, 21 credit points are core and 3 credit points are studied as elective Law units. In addition, students are required to complete the prescribed Professional Experience in order to be eligible to graduate.

Within the 16 credit points required for the Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) component of the degree current students must complete an 8-credit-point major sequence, a 4-credit-point minor sequence and an approved international study experience (2 to 4 credit points). It is envisaged that students would complete the overseas experience in the third or fourth year of their course. The unit AIS201 International Studies @ Work will be offered as a core unit for students commencing from 2012. It is a highly recommended unit for current students in this course.

See course entry Bachelor of Laws (M312) or Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) (A326).