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|Award granted||Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of International Studies|
Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waterfront Campus/Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus * This course is not offered in off campus mode
|Length||5 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake||March (Trimester 1)|
|Indicative annual fee 2014||$8,130* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
Faculty of Arts and Education
Melbourne Burwood Campus: 9246 8100
Melbourne Burwood Campus: 9244 6555
|CRICOS course code||075600M|
|VTAC Codes||1400415331 - Waterfront (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
1400515331 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
|Deakin course code||D323|
Students enrolled in this combined course will be required to undertake units of study at both the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus and the Geelong Waterfront Campus.
For a helpful guide to courses and careers in business and law please refer to our Your Decision undergraduate careers guide [1.8MB]
Deakin’s Bachelor of Laws is designed to satisfy the university component of the requirements to become a barrister and solicitor in Victoria set by the Council of Legal Education (COLE). 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 course.
A Law degree, especially when combined with another degree, such as Arts, Commerce, Management or Science, is a qualification that offers unequalled career opportunities. As an alternative to practising as a barrister or solicitor, you may enter many areas of work including business and management roles in a wide range of organisations, government services, and industrial relations. You may find a role in research, public administration, diplomatic service, the media, legal aid, law reform or teaching either in schools or universities.
For further information on career outcomes for this combined course, see the entries for Bachelor of International Studies and Bachelor of Laws.
The Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of 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 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 International Studies:
Students who commenced from 2014:
• must complete 6 credit points of core units, an 8-credit-point major sequence and an approved international experience (2 credit points minimum). It is envisaged that students would complete the international experience in the third or fourth year of their course.
Students who commenced between 2012 and 2014:
• must complete 4 credit points of core units, an 8-credit-point major sequence and an approved international experience (2 to 4 credit points). It is envisaged that students would complete the international experience in the third or fourth year of their course.
The Alfred Deakin Scholarships in Law were introduced in 2001, which was the Centenary of Australia's Federation. Alfred Deakin, after whom the University is named, was Australia's second Prime Minister and our first Attorney General. A small number of these elite scholarships are awarded to high achieving students admitted to the Bachelor of Laws, as a single degree or law component when combined with another degree. Please refer to the following link for further information: http://www.deakin.edu.au/study-at-deakin/scholarships-and-awards/alfred-deakin-scholarships
Students must meet the requirements for entry to both the Bachelor of International Studies and the Bachelor of Laws. Year 12 applicants must meet the prerequisite of units 3 and 4 a study score of at least 35 in English (ESL) or 30 in any other English. Entry for non-school leavers will be based on ALSET results, GPA from Bachelor level or postgraduate studies from courses undertaken during or after 2003 and VTAC Personal Statement form. For information on the ALSET please visit http://www.deakin.edu.au/buslaw/law/students/alset.php
Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.