Bachelor of Laws (63I1)

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Overview  2022

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

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the International Online Course Guide (PDF 1.4 MB) for courses that are offered to international students

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.

Career outcomes

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.

Professional Recognition

The Law degree meets the requirements of the accrediting body, the Tasmanian Board of Legal Education. After graduating from the University, a law student wishing to practise in Tasmania is required to undertake a 6 month Legal Practice course. Under the mutual recognition scheme, after gaining admission and obtaining a practising certificate in Tasmania lawyers can practise in another state of Australia without having to obtain a practising certificate in the latter jurisdiction.International students should address such enquiries to the relevant authority in their home country.

Course structure

This course is for students commencing from Bachelor of Laws degree in 2015. Students who enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws degree before 2013 should refer to course 63A. Students who enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws degree in 2013 or 2014 should refer to course 63I.

Year 2

Semester 1

In this foundational unit you will:learn how to analyse and make cogent arguments with statute and common law; provide advice in response to legal problems; and examine why some modes of legal reasoning might be preferred to others. You will…

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This unit develops an understanding of the broader law of private obligations by introducing students to its historical foundations and basic doctrinal elements, including aspects of contract, equity, tort, and property. The unit begins by examining what is private law,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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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

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Public international law permeates most areas of Australian law and it is therefore essential for law graduates to have a solid grounding in the sources and methodology of international law. This unit aims to facilitate students development of an understanding…

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Semester 2

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,…

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This Unit builds on knowledge from Foundations of Private Law by examining the development and operation of specific Torts including trespass to person, nuisance, negligence, and relevant intersecting laws such as breach of statutory duty. It also considers the relationship…

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Administrative Law deals explicitly with the relationship between the citizen and the state. The subject has both a theoretical and a practical perspective. The subject tackles the questions: what is, and what ought to be, administrative laws role in Australia?…

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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…

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Year 3

Semester 1

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…

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Criminal Law is a cornerstone of law students education. It involves studying the detail of particular offences including murder, rape, assault and drug trafficking as well as certain defences, such as intoxication and self-defence. Underlying these topics is an analysis…

Credit Points: 12.5

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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

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Semester 2

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,…

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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

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Year 4

Semester 1

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

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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

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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

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Semester 2

This Unit will examine how civil disputes and litigation are commenced, managed and finalised. The primary content focus will be the rules and practices of civil procedure in the Supreme Court of Tasmania and the Federal Court of Australia. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

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The question of what remedy permeates all areas of law: contract, property, company law, insolvency law, tax law, etc. This unit provides students with an integrated understanding of the role of remedies in the law though exposure to the differing…

Credit Points: 12.5

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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This unit is directed towards the preparation of university teams to participate in inter-varsity mooting competitions including the Sir Harry Gibbs Constitutional Law Moot, the Castan Centre Human Rights Moot, the Baker & McKenzie Women’s moot, the Kirby Contract moot,…

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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…

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Who commits sex crimes? What are their profiles? What impacts do sexual crimes have upon the survivors (victims) of these offences? And what does the criminal justice system do to prevent sex crimes? These are central questions addressed by this…

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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.…

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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.…

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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;…

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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,…

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Entry requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you’re not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Enquire online for advice on the application process and the available pathways to study at UTAS.

DOMESTIC APPLICANTS

Domestic applicants with higher education study

To be eligible for an offer, you must have completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) or higher qualification with a minimum grade point average of 4.0 on a seven-point scale. You can enquire online for advice on converting your results into grade point average on a seven-point scale.

All other domestic applicants

This is a graduate entry course. Students are only admitted on the basis of completed higher education study. Students from other educational backgrounds may consider the Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry), course code 63P1.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

Admissions information for international applicants, including English language requirements, is available from the International Future Students site. You can also enquire online to check your eligibility.

Applicants who have completed the Diploma in Law and Management at Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a four-point scale meet the entry requirements for this course.

Students who have completed units of similar weight and standing as part of a Bachelor of Laws degree course at another tertiary institution may be given credit in units of the Bachelor of Laws degree, subject to the limits prescribed by the Faculty and University Academic Senate Rules.

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

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

2022 Total Course Fee (international students): $103,672 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $31,950 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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