Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This program provides qualifications in both economics and law. Studying law in conjunction with another discipline gives students the potential to take an interdisciplinary approach in both their studies and in future employment. Graduates will understand how law regulates and intersects with a wide range of economic systems. In conjunction with developing knowledge of legal frameworks, students will examine how modern economies operate and the interaction between law and regulation, and the economy. Students will develop analytical skills of both legal and policy-based economic issues - practical skills and knowledge that can be then adapted to a range of careers.
240 credit points (equivalent to 40 standard units) comprising 96 credit points toward the Bachelor of Economics component, and 144 credit points toward the Bachelor of Laws component. Students must complete one Economics Major, core economics units and elective units, as well as core law units, and a selection of law listed or honours units. Students have the option of including professional experience as an Economics elective unit.
- Applied econometrics
- Economic development
- Environmental analysis and policy
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent
- Assumed knowledge: any two units of English and Mathematics.
The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree is accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admission Board of NSW. Upon completion of the LLB, graduates may complete a period of practical legal training and be qualified to apply for admission as an Australian Lawyer. After admission students are then eligible to apply for a practising certificate as a solicitor from the Law Society of NSW or undertake further studies to obtain a practising certificate as a barrister from the Bar Association of NSW.
Students may be eligible to continue into an honours year in either Economics or Law. An exit pathway is available for eligible students.
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