Charles Darwin University

Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)

Charles Darwin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

The Bachelor of Laws program (Graduate Entry) provides you with the academic foundation for admission to legal practice. In that context, the course provides you with knowledge of the law, legal processes and legal principles and cultivates a capacity for legal research, analysis and communication.There is a focus on the analysis, interpretation, evaluation and application of various sources of legal authority to construct solutions to legal problems. The course also deals with theoretical perspectives on the law and encourages an appreciation of transnational law and of legal issues of special significance to the Northern Territory, including Aboriginal legal issues.

Structure

The course is divided between core units and specialist electives. Most of the core units are those prescribed by the legal profession as essential for meeting the academic requirements for admission to legal practice in Australia. The specialist electives are designed to allow students to gain understanding of a range of other aspects of the law, including family law, international law, and competition and consumer law. The degree can also be completed with Honours.The degree is available for external and internal modes of study. External students receive online learning materials including recordings of all lectures, as well as on-line tutorial assistance via the online learning platform, enabling them to complete the course anywhere in the world. A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.Students seeking to graduate with Honours should apply for the one-year Bachelor of Laws Honours (VLAWH2) upon completion of this course.Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirementsCore Units(13 units)130 cpCompulsory Core units totalling 130 credit points as detailed below. LWZ114 Criminal LawLWZ115 Legal Process (replaces LWZ111 from 2016)LWZ116 TortsLWZ118 ContractsLWZ204 Constitutional LawLWZ210 EquityLWZ211 TrustsLWZ223 Property LawLWZ304 Administrative LawLWZ315 Corporations LawLWZ316 EvidenceLWZ317 Civil ProcedureLWZ320 Professional ResponsibilityLWZ212 Transnational Law (last offered 2020) and LWZ112 Comparative Legal Systems (recoded LWA115 from 2021) has been removed as a core unit from 2021- see transition arrangements below.Specialist Elective(11 units)110cpUnits totalling 110 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below.LWZ212 Transnational Law (last offered 2020)LWA115 Comparative Legal Systems (previously LWZ112)LWA110 Legal History (offered each year)LWA111 Indigenous Peoples and the Legal SystemLWA112 Environmental and Planning LawLWA113 Customary LawLWA114 Law, Justice and the Stat (no longer offered) LWA120 Law in ContextLWA133 Legal Reasoning (offered each year)LWA207 Dispute Resolution (previously LWS221)LWA210 Contemporary IssuesLWA213 Family LawLWA217 Resources and Energy LawLWA219 CriminologyLWA221 Human Rights LawLWA298 Legal Clinic (previously LWZ019)LWA316 Intellectual Property LawLWA317 Research PaperLWA319 Private International LawLWA321 Public International LawLWA322 Moot CourtLWA325 SuccessionLWA328 Competition and Consumer LawLWA329 Conveyancing LawLWA331 Finance and Securities LawLWA332 Science and the Law 240cpTotal Credit PointsStudents who commence in or after 2013No more than 20 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in a Bachelor AQF Level 7 course award and no more than 10 credit points at "PC" may be received at the highest level of the program of learning.Of the total 240 credit points: (unless specified in the specific course structure above)* not more than 100 credit points may be taken from 100 level units* a minimum of 60 credit points must be taken from 300 level units or aboveStudents should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information. Course Changes and Transitional Arrangements - 2021The required core units have reduced from 15 units (150cp) to 13 units (130cp). The required specialist elective units have increased from 9 units (90cp) to 11 units (110cp).LWZ112 Comparative Legal Systems has been recoded to LWA115 Comparative Legal Systems and changed from a Law Core Unit to a Law Specialist Elective unit. Students who have already completed LWZ112 will have it counted as a Law Specialist Elective.LWZ212 Transnational Law has been discontinued. Students who have already completed LWZ212 will have it counted as a Law Specialist Elective.LWA114 Law, Justice and the State has been discontinued.LWA120 Law in Context has been added as a Law Specialist Elective.Course Changes - 2017LWA133 Legal Reasoning has been added as a specialist elective from 2017.Course Changes and Transfer Arrangements - 2016The unit LWZ112 Comparative Legal Systems has been added to the course structure as an introductory unit, in addition to LWZ115 Legal Process. LWZ212 Transnational Law has also been made a core unit.Students who began their studies in 2015 and completed LWZ111 Introduction to Law will be exempt from completing LWZ115 Legal Process. However, they will still be required to complete LWZ112 Comparative Legal Systems and LWZ212 Transnational Law.Students will be given credit for all units accredited under the past course codes of BLAW, BLAWG and ADLSIn 2015 LWZ100A and LWZ100B were replaced by one introductory unit – LWZ111.Students who have completed either LWZ100A or LWZ100B will be exempt from completing LWZ115. However they will still be required to complete LWZ112 and LWZ212.Students who have completed both LWZ100A and LWZ100B will be exempt from doing LWZ115 and they will still have to complete LWZ112 and LWZ212. However, they will not be disadvantaged and will receive 10cp to be credited towards their degree as a specialist elective at 100 level.Please see the same information below in a table format:Student has completed before 2016Student Exempt in 2016Student has to complete in 2016LWZ111 LWZ115 Legal ProcessLWZ112 Comparative Legal SystemsLWZ212 Transnational LawLWZ100A and LWZ100BLWZ115 Legal Process plusReceive 10cp as a specialist elective unit at 100 levelLWZ112 Comparative Legal SystemsLWZ212 Transnational LawLWZ100ALWZ115 Legal ProcessLWZ112 Comparative Legal SystemsLWZ212 Transnational LawLWZ100BLWZ115 Legal ProcessLWZ112 Comparative Legal SystemsLWZ212 Transnational LawAdditional transitioning rules applicable to students who started before 2015:LWZ202 was a core unit which was being discontinued and its outcomes were incorporated into the core units LWZ203 Constitutional Law and LWZ312 Administrative Law.Their new unit codes are LWZ204 Constitutional Law and LWZ304 Administrative LawProposed rules:Students who have done LWZ202 and LWZ203 are not required to do LWZ204 however they still have to complete the core unit LWZ304Students who have done LWZ202 and LWZ312 are not required to do LWZ304. However they still have to complete the core unit LWZ204Students who have done LWZ203 will have to do LWZ204. However they will receive 10cp towards their Bachelor of Laws degree so they will not be disadvantaged.Students who have done LWZ312 will have to do LWZ304. However they will receive 10cp towards their Bachelor of Laws degree so they will not be disadvantaged.Table format: Student has completed before 2015Student Exempt from completing Student has to completeLWZ202 and LWZ203 and LWZ312 LWZ204LWZ3041 x Specialist Elective at 200 level LWZ202 and LWZ203LWZ2041 x Specialist Elective at 200 levelLWZ304 LWZ202 and LWZ312LWZ3041 x Specialist Elective at 200 levelLWZ204LWZ202 (but not LWZ203 or LWZ312)1 x Specialist Elective at 200 levelLWZ204LWZ304LWZ203 (but not LWZ202 or LWZ312)1 x Specialist Elective at 200 levelLWZ204LWZ304LWZ312 (but not LWZ202 or LWZ203)1 x Specialist Elective at 200 levelLWZ204LWZ304  

Subjects

  • Law

Standard entry requirements

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree (other than law) or equivalent international qualification.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
CDU Online International: $26,968 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
CDU Waterfront Darwin International: $26,968 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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