Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
With the growth in scientific research and the commercialisation of new technologies, graduates with knowledge in both science and law are increasingly sought after. This double degree course provides practical legal skills and an awareness of the complex interaction between science and society. In an age of increasing technological advancements, the link between science and the law will only become stronger. This means as a graduate with a double degree in Science and Law students will have the power to choose which career to follow. With a choice of twenty-five majors in Science and a rich repertoire of Law electives, the course can be tailored to meet individual interests.
The Bachelor of Laws course consists of 156 points of study with 17 compulsory units. The remainder of the program consists of Law elective units, including 1 Commercial law elective and 1 Research project elective, selected by the student in order to tailor their course to their interests. The Bachelor of Science requires students to complete 96 points of Science units including 2 level-one Science sequences, a level-one Mathematics or Statistics unit, a Science major, a level-two Science core unit and free Science elective units.
- Administrative law
- Applied mathematics
- Atmospheric science
- Computational science
- Constitutional law
- Contract law
- Corporations law
- Criminal law
- Developmental biology
- Ecology and conservation biology
- Geographical science
- Human pathology
- Lawyers' ethics in practice
- Litigation and dispute resolution
- Materials science
- Mathematical statistics
- Plant sciences
- Pure mathematics
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent
- Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in any other English and at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Mathematical Methods (CAS), Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Psychology
Admission to practise law in Australia only after completion of a practical legal training program or a period of supervised workplace training.
Students may apply to transfer to this degree from another undergraduate course once they have completed the equivalent of one full-time year of study and achieved a minimum overall Distinction (70%) average. Entry to Law courses is a competitive process and the actual average required depends on the number and standard of applications received each year.
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If students are intending to practise law outside Australia, they should refer to that country's legal admissions board.