Bachelor of Laws (63I1)

This course is in teach-out and is not accepting new admissions

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Entry requirements

Location

Due to the ongoing response to COVID-19, online study may replace some or all of your on-campus classes. We'll be sure to keep you informed of any changes.
This course is no longer accepting applications. Please refer to the L3C Bachelor of Laws.

The Bachelor of Laws course is the basic academic preparation for persons who wish to enter the legal profession and other careers involving legal work. The course also has wider applicability in developing the attributes and skills inherent in a general university education. Students develop the values and intellectual abilities necessary to marshal facts and to critically assess and evaluate information, theories and doctrines thus preparing themselves for a variety of career roles.

A degree in law is the first step towards entering the legal profession. After graduating from the University, a law student wishing to practice in Tasmania is required to undertake a 6 month Legal Practice course.

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    A law degree is a prerequisite to admission as a legal practitioner. Today, however, employers from a widening range of disciplines value the skills that law graduates possess. A range of career choices lie open to law graduates as a solicitor, barrister, industry legal officer or ministerial adviser, as well as in legal aid, community legal centres, the Attorney-General's department, law reform commissions, consumer affairs, environment, foreign affairs, police, legal drafting, politics, banking, finance, journalism, publishing and teaching.

    Course structure

    Choose 75 credit points from any other Faculty

    The Constitution is the fundamental law of our society and the fountainhead of all other powers, duties and responsibilities in our legal system. Given its status and importance, the Constitution is often at the centre of many high profile public…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The unit develops an understanding of the Law of Contract and the enforceability of contractual obligations in the contemporary contexts of Australian and international commercial relations. The unit also considers the development and continuing evolution of the Law of Contract,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The unit introduces students to the study of public law within the sub-disciplines of constitutional and administrative law. Public law is also the foundation of a range of other disciplines of law including: criminal, human rights, environmental, international, immigration, taxation,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The corporation has huge economic and legal significance. Given this significance, an understanding of the role of the corporation in society and its relationship to the community, shareholders, creditors, the regulator, and other stakeholders is critical. This unit outlines the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit builds on Criminal Law A. It continues the study of general principles of the criminal law. The following crimes are studied in some depth: homicide, drug offences, serious driving offences and property offences. As with Criminal Law A,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    LAW353 focuses on the most developed area of equity’s jurisdiction, the law pertaining to trusts. It covers the following topics: the nature of a trust, and how it compares to other legal relationships; the essentials for the creation of an…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Today, the richest 1% of adults will own more than 50% of global wealth. Indeed the 85 richest individuals will have more wealth than the poorest 50% of the world's population. But does property law facilitate this and encourage this…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    The unit will provide you with an overview of the major themes of competition law, and in particular Part IV of the Competition and Consumer Act (Cth) 2010 (CCA) (as amended). The unit has the following aims: to raise your…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit will focus on the development of the international Law of the Sea as a global commons. The concepts of res communes, res nullius and sovereignty will be extended to include the Antarctic continent and its surrounding waters. The…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit examines controversial and topical issues and subjects in contemporary public international law. The unit takes an interdisciplinary perspective by examining the impact of extra-legal factors on the historical development of our contemporary legal regime for public international law…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    This unit introduces students to the history of ideas, political events and personalities that have shaped legal institutions, laws and lawyers and prompted critical examinations of their role within society. Students are encouraged to consider Tasmanias unique position and history…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

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    This unit involves the development of advanced writing, editing and administrative skills in the production of a high-quality peer reviewed Law Journal - the University of Tasmania Law Review (UTLR) or the Journal of Law Information & Science (JLIS). Students…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit introduces students to the laws and conventions that regulate the parliamentary process. It will cover a range of topics including the processes undertaken to introduce legislation, the positives and negatives of the current electoral system and elections,, parliamentary…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

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    Credit Points: 12.5

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    This unit explores the law's role in governing the relationship between humans and non-human animals in Australia. Students will have the opportunity to discuss the broader philosophical debates surrounding animal welfare issues, including consideration of the appropriate legal status of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

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    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Jessup Moot…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit introduces law students to criminology. It examines why the discipline of criminology is relevant to many dimensions of law, and, conversely, why the law is relevant to criminology. Particular themes and issues that this unit considers are researching…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This course explores the legal and policy context in which some of Australia's most challenging environmental controversies arise. It introduces students to the framework for national and international environmental regulation using a range of topical issues and case studies. In…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit introduces law students to a variety of non-judicial dispute resolution processes. Each dispute resolution process will be introduced from both a theoretical and practical perspective. The extent to which processes are used and in what contexts will be…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

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    Credit Points: 12.5

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    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the Law is an interdisciplinary, seminar-style unit that examines theoretical concepts, legal principles and doctrines, and case studies relating to corporate environmental and social behaviour. The unit aims to have students critique the values and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    x…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    print and online media in Australia. We will consider both the legal and economic aspects of the regulatory regimes which apply to the media, including issues of licensing, ownership and control. Legal controls on the content of media, including those…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    NA…

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    Credit Points: 12.5

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    Credit Points: 12.5

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    LAW664 provides an overview of the major forms of intellectual property protection. The unit covers the statutory systems of copyright, trade marks and patents as well as related areas including passing off and the protection provided by Australian Consumer Law.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

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    Supervised Research paper…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    Examines sources of family law, legal recognition of family relationships, legal obligations between family members, processes for responding to family law issues, the family law courts, principles applying to parenting and financial matters, the socio-economic context, and law reform.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    What happens to your property when you die? Succession is the law of transmission of property on death. Some of the topics we’ll be looking at include: the law relating to intestacy; the execution, revocation, alteration and republication of wills;…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

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    This unit provides students with the opportunity to engage in in-depth analysis of topical ethical and legal issues in healthcare delivery. The unit is interactive and multidisciplinary in nature, drawing content from law, ethics, and medical sciences. Throughout the unit,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This course imparts a basic knowledge of the doctrine, principles and rules relating to the law of evidence in both criminal and civil proceedings. It focuses primarily upon fostering students ability to identify, explain, apply and critique relevant rules of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    LAW452 focuses upon the main areas of professional responsibility of lawyers: (1) to clients; (2) to the court / administration of justice; and (3) to the profession and community. It commences with a discussion of ethics and professionalism, before moving…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Introduces students to moral debates about what the content of the law ought to be and to some of the major theories of law, such as Natural Law, Positivism and Realism and some of the most influential modern theories, including…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Students are required to complete a law faculty moot in their final year of an LLB degree. The moot is a practical exercise involving extensive preparation of a moot problem set on a particular area of the law. Working in…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The unit will provide you with an overview of the major themes of competition law, and in particular Part IV of the Competition and Consumer Act (Cth) 2010 (CCA) (as amended). The unit has the following aims: to raise your…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit will focus on the development of the international Law of the Sea as a global commons. The concepts of res communes, res nullius and sovereignty will be extended to include the Antarctic continent and its surrounding waters. The…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit examines controversial and topical issues and subjects in contemporary public international law. The unit takes an interdisciplinary perspective by examining the impact of extra-legal factors on the historical development of our contemporary legal regime for public international law…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    -…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    x…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    -…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit introduces students to the history of ideas, political events and personalities that have shaped legal institutions, laws and lawyers and prompted critical examinations of their role within society. Students are encouraged to consider Tasmanias unique position and history…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    -…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit involves the development of advanced writing, editing and administrative skills in the production of a high-quality peer reviewed Law Journal - the University of Tasmania Law Review (UTLR) or the Journal of Law Information & Science (JLIS). Students…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit introduces students to the laws and conventions that regulate the parliamentary process. It will cover a range of topics including the processes undertaken to introduce legislation, the positives and negatives of the current electoral system and elections,, parliamentary…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    x…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit explores the law's role in governing the relationship between humans and non-human animals in Australia. Students will have the opportunity to discuss the broader philosophical debates surrounding animal welfare issues, including consideration of the appropriate legal status of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    x…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Jessup Moot…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit introduces law students to criminology. It examines why the discipline of criminology is relevant to many dimensions of law, and, conversely, why the law is relevant to criminology. Particular themes and issues that this unit considers are researching…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This course explores the legal and policy context in which some of Australia's most challenging environmental controversies arise. It introduces students to the framework for national and international environmental regulation using a range of topical issues and case studies. In…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit introduces law students to a variety of non-judicial dispute resolution processes. Each dispute resolution process will be introduced from both a theoretical and practical perspective. The extent to which processes are used and in what contexts will be…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    x…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the Law is an interdisciplinary, seminar-style unit that examines theoretical concepts, legal principles and doctrines, and case studies relating to corporate environmental and social behaviour. The unit aims to have students critique the values and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    x…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    print and online media in Australia. We will consider both the legal and economic aspects of the regulatory regimes which apply to the media, including issues of licensing, ownership and control. Legal controls on the content of media, including those…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    NA…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    x…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    LAW664 provides an overview of the major forms of intellectual property protection. The unit covers the statutory systems of copyright, trade marks and patents as well as related areas including passing off and the protection provided by Australian Consumer Law.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    x…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Supervised Research paper…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Examines sources of family law, legal recognition of family relationships, legal obligations between family members, processes for responding to family law issues, the family law courts, principles applying to parenting and financial matters, the socio-economic context, and law reform.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    What happens to your property when you die? Succession is the law of transmission of property on death. Some of the topics we’ll be looking at include: the law relating to intestacy; the execution, revocation, alteration and republication of wills;…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit provides students with the opportunity to engage in in-depth analysis of topical ethical and legal issues in healthcare delivery. The unit is interactive and multidisciplinary in nature, drawing content from law, ethics, and medical sciences. Throughout the unit,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Entry requirements

    Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

    Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

    You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

    The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    2023 Total Course Fee (international students): $107,300 AUD*.

    Course cost based on a rate of $33,068 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

    * Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

    International students

    International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

    Scholarships

    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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