Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Studies
Course summary for current students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of International Studies|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)|
|Duration||5 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||075600M|
|Deakin course code||D323|
Please note: Students enrolled in this combined course will be required to undertake units of study at both Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Waterfront (Geelong).
- Course overview
- Indicative student workload
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Course rules
- Course structure
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'.
Indicative student workload
As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.
Deakin’s Bachelor of Laws is designed to satisfy the university component of the requirements to become an Australian Lawyer set by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB). In addition to completing an approved LLB degree, a person seeking entry is required to work for one year as a legal trainee, or to undertake a practical legal training (PLT) course.
Fees and charges
Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.
To complete the Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Studies, students must attain a total of 40 credit points consisting of 24 credit points from the Faculty of Business and Law and 16 credit points from the Faculty of Arts. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Laws (M312) and the Bachelor of International Studies (A326) must be satisfied. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.
The 24 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws include:-
- 21 credit points of core units
- 3 credit points of elective units
- prescribed Professional Experience
For students who commenced from 2014 onwards, the 16 credit points from the Bachelor of International Studies include:-
- 6 credit points of core units
- an 8 credit point major sequence
- an approved international experience (2 credit points minimum) to be completed in the third or fourth year of the course
For students who commenced between 2012 and 2013, the 16 credit points from the Bachelor of International Studies include:-
- 4 credit points of core units
- an 8 credit point major sequence
- an approved international experience (2 to 4 credit points) to be completed in the third or fourth year of the course
To assist you in following the course rules: