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Information on this page, including unit offerings, is from the 2020 academic year.

Student Type: Domestic - Undergraduate - Commonwealth supported - commenced 2010 or later

A Commonwealth-supported student must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or the holder of an Australian permanent visa.

Each year the Federal Government allocates a number of Commonwealth-supported places to the University in an arrangement known as a Funding Agreement. The agreement specifies, among other matters, how many students the University can enrol as Commonwealth-supported students.

Student Contribution Amounts

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of teaching Commonwealth-supported students. Commonwealth-supported students are also required to make a contribution towards the cost of their course.  Permanent Residents must pay their contribution at the start of each semester. Australian citizens and holders of Humanitarian Permanent Residents visas can pay all or part of their contribution at the start of each semester, or defer it to HECS-HELP.

The cost of each unit of study depends on its funding cluster. The funding clusters are the basis of Commonwealth Government funding for Commonwealth-supported students, and broadly reflect the cost of teaching the area, and the potential earnings of graduates in that subject area.

Note that the fees quoted within the Fees Calculator apply only to units studied in that year; different fees may apply to units studied in future years. Each year on 1 October the fees for the following year will be published.

Guidelines for determining this category of Murdoch student

The following guidelines have been established to determine which students are to be included in this category:

  • The student commenced their course of study as a Commonwealth-supported student on or after 1 January 2010;
  • The student is not included as a pre-2005 HECS student or a 2005 to 2009 HECS student.

Law + Communication [Combined] (LLB)+(BCommun)

Availability

  • Murdoch campus (internal)
  • UnitFunding ClusterCredit PointsEFTSL Fee
    Course Structure - 120 credit points

    Note students must refer to study plans to ensure units are taken in the correct order.

    Year 1 - 24 credit points
    Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

    MSP100 Career Learning: Managing Your Career - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

    Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce (1b)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    Law Core Units - 12 credit points

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    LLB152 Torts - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    Communication Course Core Units - 6 credit points

    COM101 Social Media - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts (5a)

    3

    0.125

    $835 

    COM109 Introduction to Digital Media Skills - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

    OR

    Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts (5a)

    3

    0.125

    $835 

    COM105 Critical Web Literacy - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    (depending on major choice)

    Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts (5a)

    3

    0.125

    $835 

    Communication Major Unit - 3 credit points

    Students should refer to the relevant BCommun major structure to select this unit.

    Year 2 - 24 credit points
    Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

    Select from the following:

    MSP200 Building Enterprise Skills - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

    Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce (1b)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    MSP201 Real World Learning - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-external, W-external, Y-external

    Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce (1b)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    COM203 Consulting and Freelancing - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

    Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce (1b)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Humanities (2)

    3

    0.125

    $835 

    LLB301 Internships (WIL) - 3 points
    MURDOCH: H-placement, TS21-placement, Y-placement, YU5-placement

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    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)

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    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)

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    LLB328 Trial Advocacy - 3 points
    MURDOCH: ST3-internal

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    Law Core Units - 15 credit points

    LLB260 Contract Law - 6 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Law (1a)

    6

    0.250

    $2788 

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    LLB259 Constitutional Law - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    Communication Major Units - 6 credit points

    Students should refer to the relevant BCommun major structure to select these units.

    Year 3 - 24 credit points
    Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

    Select from the following:

    MSP200 Building Enterprise Skills - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

    Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce (1b)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    MSP201 Real World Learning - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-external, W-external, Y-external

    Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce (1b)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    COM306 Specialist Communication - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts (5a)

    3

    0.125

    $835 

    COM313 Campus Radio - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts (5a)

    3

    0.125

    $835 

    COM308 Professional Internship - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-placement, S2-placement, SUM-placement, W-placement

    Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts (5a)

    3

    0.125

    $835 

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Humanities (2)

    3

    0.125

    $835 

    LLB301 Internships (WIL) - 3 points
    MURDOCH: H-placement, TS21-placement, Y-placement, YU5-placement

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    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)

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    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)

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    LLB328 Trial Advocacy - 3 points
    MURDOCH: ST3-internal

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    Law Core Units - 12 credit points

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    LLB251 Equity - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    LLB353 Trusts - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    Communication Course Core Unit - 3 credit points

    COM200 Communication Research - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts (5a)

    3

    0.125

    $835 

    Communication Major Units - 6 credit points

    Students should refer to the relevant BCommun major structure to select remaining 200 level core units for the relevant major.

    Year 4 - 24 credit points
    Law Core Units - 9 credit points

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    LLB452 Corporations Law - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    LLB352 Evidence - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    Law Specified Elective - 3 credit points

    Select from the Specified Elective Unit List below.

    Communication Course Core Unit - 3 credit points

    COM300 Communication Project - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts (5a)

    3

    0.125

    $835 

    Communication Major Units - 9 credit points

    Students should refer to the relevant BCommun major structure and/or the LLB/BCommun study plan to select 300 level core units for the relevant major.

    Year 5 - 24 credit points
    Law Core Units - 6 credit points

    LLB450 Civil Procedure - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    Law Specified Electives - 18 credit points

    Honours Program
    Students intending to complete Honours should contact the Academic Chair. Students must have achieved a specified WGPA in Murdoch Law units before they may be permitted to enrol in LLB580 Honours Thesis in Law and in the Honours program.

    The award of Honours is available on the basis of distinguished achievement in LLB580 Honours Thesis in Law considered together with overall performance in LLB582 Legal Research Methods for HonoursLLB450 Civil Procedure,LLB468 Ethics and Professional Responsibility and LLB452 Corporations Law.

    LLB580 Honours Thesis in Law - 12 points
    MURDOCH: H-internal, Y-internal

    Law (1a)

    12

    0.500

    $5577 

    LLB582 Legal Research Methods for Honours - 3 points
    MURDOCH: H-internal, Y-internal

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    OR Non-Honours Program
    Students who have completed the four-year Bachelor of Laws at a high standard through the non-honours program may be awarded their degree with Distinction or High Distinction.
    Select specified electives from the list below.

    Specified Elective Unit List

    Select Specified Electives from the following units during Years 4 and 5.
    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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    LLB309 Legal Strategy in Organisations - 3 points

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Humanities (2)

    3

    0.125

    $835 

    LLB302 International Sale of Goods - 3 points

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Humanities (2)

    3

    0.125

    $835 

    LLB355 Admiralty Law - 3 points

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    LLB332 Commercial Law - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    LLB341 Conflict of Laws - 3 points

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    LLB356 Climate Change, Sustainability and Environmental Law - 3 points

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    LLB370 Family Law - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    LLB301 Internships (WIL) - 3 points
    MURDOCH: H-placement, TS21-placement, Y-placement, YU5-placement

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    LLB308 Introduction to Legal Practice - 3 points

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    LLB307 IP: Regulating Innovation and Creativity - 3 points

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    LLB319 Insurance Law - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    LLB339 Shipping Law - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    LLB335 Mining and Natural Resources Law - 3 points

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    LLB305 Native Title Law - 3 points

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    LLB392 Oil and Gas Law - 3 points

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Humanities (2)

    3

    0.125

    $835 

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    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)

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    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)

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    LLB327 Refugee Law - 3 points
    GENEVA: ST3-internal

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    LLB328 Trial Advocacy - 3 points
    MURDOCH: ST3-internal

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    LLB367 Law of Planning - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1C-internal

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    LLB349 Comparative Contract Law - 3 points

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    LLB372 Work Health and Safety Law - 3 points
    MURDOCH: SUM-internal

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    LLB209 Sports Law - 3 points

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    LLB317 Advanced Taxation Law - 3 points

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    LLB397 Mediation - 3 points

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    LLB306 International Arbitration Law - 3 points

    Law (1a)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

    The onus is on you to ensure that the units selected satisfy all of the course requirements.

    Note: Fees shown have been rounded to the nearest dollar. Not all units are available for online self-enrolment.

    Total required for the course: 120 credit points (5.000 EFTSL).