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Law - Graduate Entry (LLB)

  • B1340BACHELOR OF LAWS (LLB) - GRADUATE ENTRY

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Title Law - Graduate Entry (LLB)
Course Code B1340
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
School School of Law
Academic Contacts http://www.murdoch.edu.au/contacts/academic/school/School_of_Law
Qualification Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Some units only: University of Macerata (Macerata, Italy) ['IMACERATA'] (internal) (some Specified Electives only)
Some units only: Geneva (Geneva, Switzerland) (internal) (some Specified Electives only)
Restriction Enrolment is subject to restriction due to competitive admission requirements.
Description The Bachelor of Laws at Murdoch provides you with the necessary skills in research, writing and advocacy to prepare you for legal practice and/or leadership positions in the legal, business, government and community sectors. You will learn how to find and apply the law, to understand the principles and theories upon which it is based, and how to analyse it in the context of social policy. As a Murdoch student you have the opportunity to gain experience in Murdoch's legal clinic with real clients. Murdoch Law has an international focus and offers its students the opportunity to study some of its electives in other countries.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings 90 ATAR or equivalent; plus a recognised Bachelor degree (AQF level7) in any discipline.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.5.
Special Requirements European Summer Program in Law and International Human Rights Program:

The School of Law is offering a selection of specified elective units as part of its European Summer Program in Law, hosted at the University of Macerata, Italy, and its International Human Rights Program in Geneva, Switzerland. These programs will be run subject to sufficient enrolments.

Enrolment in these programs is by application to the Program Director. Students are required to pay an application fee when submitting their application. Students enrolling in the program are responsible for their own airfares, accommodation, meals and incidental expenses during the program. Students are also required to pay a fee for course materials and access to the library, Internet and other facilities at the host location.

Students in the program must possess a passport valid for at least six months from the date of departure from Perth, with eligibility for a visa to enter the host country; Permanent Residents may also require a visa for re-entry into Australia.

Students are covered by Murdoch University for travel insurance. Students are advised to be aware of Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) travel advisories prior to their departure via the following website: http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ All students must complete the University's online Travel Register prior to departure.

Students interested in the European Summer Program or the International Human Rights programs are encouraged to contact the School of Law office for further information.

Part-time Study:

Students in the degree may study on a part-time basis. It should be noted that, in some circumstances, enrolment in less than 12 points in a semester may mean that students will not meet the formal prerequisite requirements for units which they may wish to study in subsequent semesters.
Course Learning Outcomes KNOWLEDGE
CLO 1 - Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws will demonstrate an understanding of a coherent body of knowledge that includes:
a) the Australian legal system and its place in the global context, fundamental areas of legal knowledge, and underlying principles and concepts,
b) knowledge of legal research tools,
c) the broader contexts within which legal issues arise,
d) the framework of principles and theories within which the law develops, and
e) practical and ethical aspects of lawyers' roles.
SKILLS
CLO 2 - Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws will demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills needed to identify research, evaluate, synthesise and compare relevant factual, legal and policy issues.
CLO3 - Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws will be able to demonstrate thinking skills evidenced in the ability to:
identify and articulate legal issues,
apply legal research and reasoning to generate appropriate responses to legal issues,
engage in critical analysis and make a reasoned choice amongst alternatives, and
think creatively in approaching legal issues and generating appropriate responses.

CLO 4 - Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws will be able to communicate in ways that are
effective, clear, precise, appropriate and persuasive for legal and non-legal audiences.
APPLICATION
CLO 5 - Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws will be able to:
learn and work independently and collaboratively,
reflect on and assess their own capabilities and performance, and make use of feedback as appropriate, to support personal and professional development.
CLO 6 - Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws will have an ability to recognise and reflect upon, and a developing ability to respond to, ethical issues likely to arise in professional contexts.
Employment Prospects Solicitor, Barrister, Corporate in-house counsel, Community Legal Centres, Not for for-profit organisations, Legal Aid, working in business, local or federal government or the community sector
Professional Recognition The Murdoch Bachelor of Laws satisfies the University education requirements for the practice of law of the governing bodies of the legal profession of Western Australia. As is the pattern in the rest of Australia, before a candidate may be admitted to the practice of law in this State, certain additional requirements must be satisfied after completion of this formal university training.
Professional Accreditation The Murdoch Law degree is accredited by the Ministry of Law in Singapore, the Malaysian Bar Council and the Indian Bar Council.
Excluded Double Majors Business Law
Award of Bachelor of Laws with Honours (LLB (Hons)) The School of Law offers an option for those students wishing to undertake Honours through a program undertaken after the completion of the Bachelor of Laws degree,

Students must have achieved a specified WGPA in their Law degree units before they may be permitted to enrol in the post-degree Honours Program. To take out the LLB with Honours they will need to complete the 24 point Honours program, consisting of LLB582 Legal Research Methods for Honours, LLB583 Advanced Supervised Legal Research and a choice of electives up to 6 points - in addition to the LLB580 Honours Thesis in Law. The award of Honours is available on the basis of sufficient achievement across all units undertaken in the student's Honours Program. Students should seek advice and further information from the Chair of the Law Honours Sub-Committee.
Award with Distinction Students who have completed the LLB at a high standard may be eligible to have their degree awarded with Distinction or High Distinction. See current University policy on award of degrees with Distinction or High Distinction.
Further Information Students with a completed undergraduate degree will be given advanced standing of 24 credit points for graduate entry into the Bachelor of Laws, including preclusion from the two Breadth units where the undergraduate degree is sufficiently different from the Law degree. This will require completion of 72 credit points of Law units including the Bachelor of Laws Transition unit and Research Skills units. Students who have completed the equivalent of 48 credit points of a **Law degree will be given Advanced Standing of 48 credit points, comprising a maximum of 15 credit points at 100 level (Part I) and 33 credit points at 200 to 400 level (Part II), for entry into the Bachelor of Laws (LLB). **Law degree refers to 'being a Law degree that would, once conferred, satisfy the academic requirements of practicing law in that jurisdiction'.
In keeping with its character as a professional preparation, a significant proportion of the Law degree is obligatory. This gives all students a basic understanding of the legal system and an introduction to the abilities demanded by the professional practice of law. At the same time, students will be provided with opportunities to practise these abilities in simulated professional settings such as the Law School's Clinical Education Centre at Rockingham. Students will build on this foundation through advanced unit offerings in such areas as corporate and commercial law, environmental law, family law, international law, alternative dispute resolution and human rights law. Students in the degree may study on a part-time basis. It should be noted that, in some circumstances, enrolment in less than 12 points in a semester may mean that students will not meet the formal prerequisite requirements for units which they may wish to study in subsequent semesters.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 72 credit points

Year 1 - 24 credit points

Transition Unit - 3 credit points

BJU100 Australian Legal System - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

Core Units - 18 credit points

LLB152 Torts - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

LLB130 Criminal Law and Procedure - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

LLB120 Legal Writing for Lawyers - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

LLB259 Constitutional Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

LLB260 Contract Law - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

Specified Electives - 3 credit points

Select from the Specified Elective Unit List below.

Year 2 - 24 credit points

Research Skills Unit - 3 credit points

BJU200 Skills for Legal Practice - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

Core Units - 18 credit points

LLB253 Property Law A - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

LLB254 Property Law B - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

LLB251 Equity - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

LLB358 Australian Administrative Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

LLB353 Trusts - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

LLB352 Evidence - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

Specified Electives - 3 credit points

Select from the Specified Elective Unit List below.

Year 3 - 24 credit points

Research Skills Unit - 3 credit points

BJU300 Legal Theory and Research - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

Core Units - 9 credit points

LLB452 Corporations Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

LLB450 Civil Procedure - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

LLB468 Ethics and Professional Responsibility - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

Specified Electives - 12 credit points

Select from the Specified Elective Unit List below.

Specified Elective Unit List

Select Specified Electives from the following units. Units will normally be available at least once every two years. In addition, Special Topics are available from time to time and may be used as a Specified Elective. Students should consult the Academic Chair to confirm the offering in any particular year.

LLB304 International Media Law - 3 points
Not available this year

LLB309 Legal Strategy in Organisations - 3 points
Not available this year

LLB318 Legal Practice: An Introduction - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 36 places)

LLB393 Law in the Community (Street Law) - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

LLB210 The Law of Costs - 3 points
MURDOCH: SUM-internal

LLB302 International Sale of Goods - 3 points
Not available this year

LLB201 Policing and Crime Prevention - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

LLB355 Admiralty Law - 3 points
Not available this year

LLB390 Clinical Legal Education - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

LLB332 Commercial Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

LLB325 Comparative Law - 3 points
IMACERATA: ST3-internal (quota of 35 places)

LLB341 Conflict of Laws - 3 points
Not available this year

LLB391 Alternative Dispute Resolution - 3 points
MURDOCH: T1-internal

LLB363 Employment Relations Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

LLB356 Climate Change, Sustainability and Environmental Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1C-internal

LLB342 European Union Law - 3 points
IMACERATA: ST3-internal

LLB370 Family Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

LLB386 Family Law Clinic - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

LLB337 Legal Protection of International Human Rights - 3 points
GENEVA: ST3-internal

LLB376 International Human Rights Organisations - 3 points
GENEVA: ST3-internal

LLB308 Introduction to Legal Practice - 3 points
Not available this year

LLB319 Insurance Law - 3 points
Not available this year

LLB307 IP: Regulating Innovation and Creativity - 3 points
MURDOCH: SUM-internal

LLB387 Human Rights Law Clinic - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

LLB339 Shipping Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

LLB301 Internships (WIL) - 3 points
MURDOCH: H-placement, US1-placement, WU3-placement

LLB335 Mining and Natural Resources Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

LLB305 Native Title Law - 3 points
Not available this year

LLB392 Oil and Gas Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: SUM-internal

LLB389 Psychology and Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

LLB365 Public International Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: SS5-internal

LLB323 Social and Welfare Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

LLB381 Supervised Legal Research - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal, SUM-internal
GENEVA: ASP2-internal
IMACERATA: ASP2-internal

LLB311 International Trade Law - 3 points
IMACERATA: ST3-internal (quota of 35 places)

LLB312 Law Moot #1 - 3 points
MURDOCH: H-internal (quota of 40 places), S1-internal (quota of 40 places), S2-internal (quota of 40 places), SUM-internal (quota of 40 places), W-internal (quota of 40 places)

LLB314 Introduction to Mooting - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 40 places)

LLB315 Law Moot #2 - 3 points
MURDOCH: H-internal (quota of 40 places), S1-internal (quota of 40 places), S2-internal (quota of 40 places), SUM-internal (quota of 40 places), W-internal (quota of 40 places)

LLB327 Refugee Law - 3 points
GENEVA: ST3-internal

LLB328 Trial Advocacy - 3 points
MURDOCH: ST3-internal

LLB367 Law of Planning - 3 points
Not available this year

LLB349 Comparative Contract Law - 3 points
Not available this year

LLB372 Law of Occupational Health and Safety - 3 points
Not available this year

LLB209 Sports Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: UA5-internal

LLB316 Basic Principles of Taxation Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

LLB317 Advanced Taxation Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

LLB397 Mediation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2K-internal (quota of 80 places)

LLB203 Indigenous Peoples, Law and Society - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

Award with Distinction

Students who have completed the LLB at a high standard may be eligible to have their degree awarded with Distinction or High Distinction. See current University policy on award of degrees with Distinction or High Distinction.

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