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V72 Bachelor of Laws


The Bachelor of Laws degree satisfies the academic requirements for the admission of law graduates as legal practitioners in Western Australia. Professional recognition has also been extended to the off-campus mode of delivery from 2010.  As with other Bachelor of Laws degrees in Australia, before a law graduate may be admitted to the legal profession in that state or territory, certain additional requirements must be satisfied following completion of the Bachelor of Laws.  Law graduates seeking admission in Western Australia should refer to the Legal Profession Act 2008 (WA).


The Bachelor Award is granted after the successful completion of four years of full time study (or equivalent).   



Students who have not more than 120 credit points left to complete to qualify for a Bachelor of Laws degree and who have achieved the required minimum weighted average mark (70%) may be eligible to graduate with Honours by satisfactory completion of LAW4710.


Standard ECU admission requirements.


Applications will not be accepted into this course through ECU portfolio pathway.

This course is available on Joondalup Campus.
This course is available by Full-time, or Part-time mode.
This course is available in the following modes of delivery - On-campus, and Online.

Only students commencing study within the Bachelor of Laws degree from 2010 onwards, and not entering with advanced standing, will be able to complete the entire Bachelor of Laws degree in the off-campus mode. Units will become available in the off-campus mode on a progressive basis.

The course is designed to develop coherence through thematic doctrinal coverage in a structured program.


The compulsory units to be undertaken to complete the course are indicated in the following list.  Where possible, units will address relevant issues relating to ethics, alternative dispute resolution, social justice and law reform as part of the coverage in units.


To complete the degree a student must achieve a total 480 points (32 units), comprising 330 points (22 units) of compulsory core units and 150 points (10 units) of elective units.

LAW1113 Criminal Law I 15
LAW1214 Criminal Law II 15
LAW1111 Contract Law I 15
LAW1212 Contract Law II 15
LAW1117 Torts I 15
LAW1218 Torts II 15
LAW1116 Legal Process 15
LAW1600 Legal Writing and Research 15
LAW2102 Property Law I 15
LAW2312 Property Law II 15
LAW2350 Administrative Law 15
LAW2104 Constitutional Law I 15
LAW2314 Constitutional Law II 15
LAW3102 Corporations Law 15
LAW3106 Evidence 15
LAW3107 Law of Trusts 15
LAW3103 Equity 15
LAW4604 Civil Procedures I 15
LAW4614 Civil Procedures II 15
LAW4605 Commercial Practice, Conveyancing&Drafting I 15
LAW4615 Commercial Practice, Conveyancing&Drafting II 15
LAW4704 Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility 15
Students should take care in ensuring that they satisfy the pre-requisites for any unit and the mode of delivery.
Students must complete 150 credit points (10 units) selected from:
LAW4110 International Trade Law 15
CRI1103 Criminology 15
LAW2106 Intellectual Property Law 15
LAW3109 Taxation Law 15
LAW2105 Employment Law 15
LAW3105 Alternative Dispute Resolution 15
LAW4609 Remedies 15
LAW4206 Advanced Criminal Law 15
LAW4108 International Law 15
LAW4607 Family Law 15
LAW3260 Asian Legal and Political Systems III 15
LAW2600 Terrorism and the Law 15
LAW3201 Law of Banking and Credit III 15
LAW2601 Planning and Development Law I 15
LAW2602 Environmental Law and Administration 15
LAW3602 Community Legal Practice 15
LAW3700 Supervised Legal Research Paper 15
LAW3600 Coronial Law and Mortuary Practice 15
LAW3608 Advanced Taxation Law 15
LAW3605 Occupational Health, Safety and Security Law and Policy 15
LAW3221 Trade Practices, Competition and Consumer Protection Law 15
LAW4130 Innocence Project 15
LAW4601 Mining and Resource Law 15
CRI3109 International Human Rights 15
IAS1115 Indigenous Australians, Cultural Competence and the Criminal Justice System 15
Students should check with the School of Law and Justice to determine which elective units are offered by the University in any semester, the mode of delivery (on-campus/off-campus), and any pre-requisites before enrolling.
An undergraduate law student, who has not more than 120 points of study left to complete to qualify for a Bachelor of Laws degree and who has achieved a weighted average mark of not less than 70% across previously completed Bachelor of Laws units, may be eligible to graduate with Honours.

Eligible students must complete LAW4710 - Advanced Legal Research Thesis in lieu of 30 credit points of law elective units.Completion of LAW4710 does not guarantee a student will receive a Bachelor of Laws (Honours). Except as otherwise provided, the policy Management of Honours Candidature, Grading of Honours Performance and Student Support applies. The Honours grade will be based on both completed units within the Bachelor of Laws degree as well as LAW4710. The coursework and dissertation mark are combined in proportion to the credit point values in determining the overall mark and honours grade. There is no third class honours.
LAW4710 Advanced Legal Research Thesis 30 
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2010 VET: 31/03/2010