Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This program provides qualifications in both environmental science 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 with a law and environmental science background will understand both the legal requirements and principles that prioritise conservation and sustainability of natural resources.
240 credit points (equivalent to 40 standard units) comprising 96 credit points toward the Bachelor of Environmental Science component, and 144 credit points toward the Bachelor of Laws component. Students must complete core and listed environmental science units, as well as core law units, and a selection of law listed or honours units.
- Environmental science
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent. Assumed knowledge: any 2 units of English and Mathematics
- Recommended Studies: Chemistry and/or Biology
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 who successfully complete this course may be eligible to continue to an honours year in either Environmental Science or Law. An exit pathway is available for eligible students.
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