Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Laws / Diploma of Legal Practice Schedule

Document Number000044
Date Last Amended26 November 2010


Faculty of Business and Law

Interpretation

1. In this Schedule, unless the context or subject matter otherwise indicates or requires -

approved graduate means the holder of a degree approved by the Pro Vice-Chancellor for the purposes of this schedule;

combined degree program means the program of study leading to the Bachelor of Laws degree and to another degree as listed in clause 9;

core program means the courses totalling 80 units set out in Table 1 of the list of Approved Courses;

program means the requirements for the degree and includes, if the candidate pursues Option B, the requirements for the Diploma;

degree means the degree of Bachelor of Laws;

diploma means the Diploma of Legal Practice;

Option A means the program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Laws;

Option B means the alternative program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Laws and to the Diploma of Legal Practice;

another degree and other degree means a Bachelor degree of the University, other than the Bachelor of Laws degree, which is included in a combined degree program.

Enrolment

2.

(1) A candidate may only undertake the program as part of a combined degree program unless the person is an approved graduate.

(2) An approved graduate may undertake the program other than as part of a combined degree program.

(3) A candidate undertaking a combined law degree program must enrol in courses totalling at least 60 units each year and complete their first degree within four years unless the Pro Vice-Chancellor, on the recommendation of the Head, School of Law, permits otherwise.

(4) A candidate must first enrol for the degree under Option A but may be permitted to enrol for the degree and diploma under Option B pursuant to clause 4.

(5) Candidates undertaking the Bachelor of Laws/Diploma of Legal Practice must enrol in the prescribed full-time program.

Qualification for the Degree (Option A)

3. To qualify for admission to the degree pursuing Option A, a candidate must pass a program of study approved by the Academic Senate totalling not less than 240 units comprising -

(a) the core program;

(b) the courses totalling 80 units set out in Table 2 of the list of Approved Courses; and

(c) courses totalling not less than 70 units selected from the courses set out in Table 4 of the list of Approved Courses; and must have completed the requirements for admission to the other degree, unless the candidate is an approved graduate.

Enrolment as a Candidate for the Degree and the Diploma (Option B)

4.

(1) A candidate may be permitted to enrol for the degree and the diploma under Option B after:

(a) passing the courses in the core program; and

(b) completing the requirements for admission to the other degree, unless the candidate is an approved candidate.

(2) In exceptional circumstances the Pro Vice-Chancellor, on the recommendation of the Head, School of Law, may permit a candidate to enrol under Option B even though the candidate has not satisfied the conditions set out in sub-clause (1).

(3) A candidate may apply to the Pro Vice-Chancellor for permission to enrol under Option B in a manner and by a date determined by the Pro Vice-Chancellor, on the recommendation of the Head, School of Law.

(4) In the event that the number of candidates who apply for permission to enrol under Option B exceeds the number of available places in the Faculty’s Option B program, the Pro Vice-Chancellor, on the recommendation of the Head, School of Law, must determine which candidates will be permitted to enrol.

(5) A candidate who has unsuccessfully applied for permission to enrol under Option B must complete the program under Option A unless the Pro Vice-Chancellor, on the recommendation of the Head, School of Law, determines otherwise.

Qualification for the Degree and Diploma (Option B)

5. To qualify for admission to the degree and the award of the diploma pursuing Option B, a candidate shall pass a program of study approved by the Academic Senate totalling not less than 280 units comprising -

(a) the core program;

(b) the courses totalling 180 units set out in Table 3 of the list of Approved Courses; and

(c) courses totalling not less than 20 units selected from the courses set out in Table 4 of the list of Approved Courses.

Grading of the Degree

6.

(1) The degree shall be conferred as an ordinary degree except that, where the performance of a candidate has reached a standard determined by the Pro Vice-Chancellor on the recommendation of the Head of School to be of sufficient merit, the degree shall be conferred 'With Distinction'.

Absence

7.

(1) The Pro Vice-Chancellor may grant a candidate leave of absence which may be subject to conditions.

(2) The Pro Vice-Chancellor may permit a candidate who has been absent without leave to re-enrol in the program subject to any conditions determined on the recommendation of the Head of School.

Time Requirements

8.

(1) If the program is taken as part of a combined degree program the program must be completed in not less than five years and not more than eight years of study.

(2) An approved graduate must complete the program in not less than three years and not more than six years of study.

(3) In exceptional circumstances the Pro Vice-Chancellor may vary these time requirements.
Combined Degrees

9. A candidate, who is not an approved graduate, must undertake one of the following combined degree programs -

  • Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies/Bachelor of Laws [4]
  • Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice/Bachelor of Laws [5]
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies)/Bachelor of Laws [1]
  • Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Communication/Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Finance/Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Information Science/Bachelor of Laws [2]
  • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Science (Forensic)/Bachelor of Laws [3]
  • Bachelor of Social Science/Bachelor of Laws 

Notes:

[1] There shall be no further intake into the Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies)/Bachelor of Laws program from 1 January 2003.

[2]   There shall be no further intake into the Bachelor of Information Science/Bachelor of Laws program from Semester 1, 2006.

[3]  There shall be no further intake into the Bachelor of Science (Forensic)/Bachelor of Laws program from Semester 1, 2006.

[4]  There shall be no further intake into the Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies/Bachelor of Laws program from Semester 1, 2010 as it has been replaced by the Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice/Bachelor of Laws from Semester 1, 2011.

[5]  Program approved and added to schedule by Academic Senate 20 October 2010 (AS10:118).  Noted by Council on 26 November 2010 (C10:196).


Approval AuthorityAcademic Senate
Date Last Amended26 November 2010
Date for Review1 January 2011
Policy ContactDeputy Academic Registrar, Governance and Policy
Amendment History

Notes 4 and 5 added by Academic Senate 20 October 2010 (AS10:118) and approved by Council 26 November 2010 (C10:196)

Amendment to Grading of Degree from 'with merit' to 'with distinction' approved Academic Senate 3 December 2008

Schedule approved by President of Academic Senate, under delegated authority, January 2008