Bachelor of Australian Politics and Public Policy/Bachelor of Laws - 238JA
|Faculty:||Faculty of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline(s):||Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society
Canberra Law School
|English Language Requirements:||Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0|
This course qualification to practice law with a contextual understanding of the economic, social and political forces which shape contemporary Australian society. It provides a contextual understanding of Australia?s social, economic and political landscape, suitable for those who wish to use their legal qualifications in areas such as government and the corporate business world.
This course is designed specifically for students wishing to combine a qualification to practise law, with a politics course that is Australian-specific, a combination that will have special appeal for those working in government legal policy areas within the ACT and Commonwealth government sector.
Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.
Additional Admission Requirements
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|Bachelor of Laws||LLB|
|Bachelor of Australian Politics and Public Policy||B AustralianPolitics&PubPol|
|Bachelor of Australian Politics and Public Policy||Bachelor of Laws|
Unit Delivery ModesDelivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.
LLB: This program is recognised by the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory and the State of New South Wales. Through mutual recognition, UC?s degree may serve as the basis for admission in all Australian jurisdictions.
Through a program offered in conjunction with the College of Law, students may (in their final year of the Bachelor of Laws at UC) begin their Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice course that qualifies for them for admission. Arrangements exist for students to articulate into programs leading to admission in the UK and the United States.
|Course Objectives||Graduate Qualities|
|6. Graduates will have a broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of the discipline of law, suitable for entering the legal profession or undertaking other careers involving legal work. The course will provide students with a program of study and learning to satisfy the academic requirements for admission to legal practice.||Communication, Analysis and inquiry, problem solving, working independently and with others, professionalism|
|7. Students will also undertake an in depth study of selected areas of law, including the Priestly 11 units, and in chosen law electives, with an emphasis on commercial law and/or justice studies.||Communication, Analysis and inquiry, problem solving, working independently and with others, professionalism|
|8. In addition to the above, students graduating with Honours will have developed the ability to independently identify and provide solutions to complex legal problems.||Communication, Analysis and inquiry, problem solving, working independently and with others, professionalism|
Standard ten semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty-four semesters.
The degree of Bachelor of Laws may be awarded with first or second class honours. Requirements are specified in the Determination of Course Particulars for the Bachelor of Laws. (i) To be eligible to undertake studies at honours level, a student must achieve at least a credit average in all law units undertaken at the University of Canberra, this being determined by averaging their scores in all eligible subjects. Eligible Units: Eligible Units are those which count towards the Entry GPA and Honours GPA. Eligible Units are: - Any Law unit done which counts towards your LLB (i.e., not the subjects going only towards the non-law degree if you are enrolled in a double degree. If you are enrolled in a straight LLB, your open electives are not counted). - This includes Units for which you receive Advanced Standing, whether done at UC or elsewhere. - Where you have done extra subjects which may count, e.g. more than the required amount of law electives, your best results will be counted. (ii) Law Honours has 12 credit points of research-related units. These are made up of: - Legal Methods and Skills (3cp) - Advanced Legal Research and Writing (Honours) (3cp) - Law Honours (6cp) (iii) The degree of Bachelor of Laws may be awarded with first or second class honours. Following submission of an Honours thesis as part of the unit Law Honours, students must show a Good performance by receiving a minimum of a Credit in the 6 credit point restricted choice unit Law Honours. Calculating the final class of honours: Law degrees with Honours are awarded in the following classes depending on the Honours GPA obtained and the standard of the Honours Thesis. First Class: Showing an exceptional performance by both an Honours GPA of at least 6 and a mark of 80 and above in the honours component of your assessment Second Class - Division I: Showing a Very Good performance by both an Honours GPA of at least 5.5 and a mark of 73 and above in the honours component of your assessment Second Class - Division II: Showing a Good performance by both an Honours GPA of at least 5 and a mark of 65 and above in the Honours component of your assessment Calculating the Honours GPA ? GPAs are calculated by using the University?s system. The Unit Law Honours will be weighted as 30% for the purposes of calculating the Honours GPA. Units used in the Honours GPA are as described in ?Eligible units? above for entry to the Honours component of the course. Note that marks are not automatically rounded up for purposes of Honours. Thus 4.99 does not become 5.00. Where your final mark is within two marks of the next level of honours, or of achieving honours at all (e.g. a 4.8 is rounded up to 5.0), you can apply in writing to have your honours result upgraded. This will be determined by the Law Program Manager and the Law Honours Unit Convener, taking into account your academic record and any mitigating circumstances which may have affected your academic performance. High achieving students may also be eligible for enrolment in the Bachelor of Philosophy
- 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
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