Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Studies

Course summary for current students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of International Studies
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Cloud CampusNo
Duration5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code075600M
Deakin course codeD323

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 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'. 

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.

Professional recognition

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 www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

Course rules

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

 

Course structure

Units

To assist you in following the course rules:

Please see course entry Bachelor of Laws (M312) or Bachelor of International Studies (A326).