Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws (93B)

Overview  2021

Entry Requirements

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 5 Years, up to a maximum of 11 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

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Intensive Session Jun
Launceston
Semester 1
Cradle Coast
Semester 1

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the International Online Course Guide (PDF 809KB) for courses that are offered to international students

Double degrees allow you to deepen your knowledge and expertise within two separate study areas. This means you can choose from our range of exciting, diverse courses and embark on a journey as unique as you are.

Please refer to the course page for each component course for detailed information on the Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws.

Please refer to the course page for each component course for detailed information on the course objectives and learning outcomes.

In a double degree, you will achieve the learning outcomes of both component courses.

Career outcomes

A double degree can help you build a unique set of skills that will help you stand out in a competitive employment market. When you graduate from a double degree you will receive a separate degree certificate (also called a testamur) for each component course.

Please refer to the course page for each component course for career and professional recognition information.

Course structure

In a 5 year double degree you will complete a total of 500 credit points comprising 300 credit points from one course and 200 credit points from another.

There are two courses that have a 300 credit point component:

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science with Honours
  • Bachelor of Laws

The requirements of each course, such as majors and core units, are specified below. To build your own double degree, simply combine the requirements from each course you are interested in.

To complete two courses from the 200 credit point component list, refer to the 4 Year Double Degree page.

Double degrees often require careful planning to ensure you can complete your studies on time. This may mean taking some units online instead of on-campus and studying in Summer Semester or other intensive study periods. Some courses and major combinations are not compatible. These are noted under each course below.

As a student completing a double degree we strongly recommend you speak to a course information officer before you enroll in your first year.

Contact UConnect for assistance with study planning and to contact a course information officer.

The Bachelor of Economics component of a Double Degree requires the completion of 200 credit points comprising:

  • A 100 credit point Major and;
  • 100 credit points of Core units

Traditional economics portrays decision making as rational deliberation that computes optimal choices based on well-defined objectives and perfect information. In reality, limited information and cognition as well as certain features of the human psychology often result in decisions that deviate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

BEA111 Introduction to Markets and the Economy is a compulsory unit in the Bachelor of Economics (BEc) and Bachelor of Business (BBus) degrees. It is also a nominated elective in a wide range of other programs throughout the University of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1

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

BEA121 Principles of Economics 2expands upon the key microeconomic and macroecnomic concepts introduced in BEA111 Principles of Economics 1. The unit focusses on strategies firms use to maximise profit and the policies governments use to promote economic growth and manage…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

BEA140 Quantitative Methods is a foundation unit in business statistics and the mathematics of finance, and is a core unit in the Bachelor of Economics (BEc) and Bachelor of Business (BBus) degrees. It is also a nominated elective in a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

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

Intermediate Microeconomics has two main purposes. First, it provides the basic foundations of economics and the essential building blocks for higher-level economics and finance units. Starting from fundamental assumptions, this unit develops the neoclassical theory of the optimising behaviour of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit builds on an understanding of microeconomic concepts in order to provide you with an introduction to several widely-applied economic evaluation and impact-assessment methods. Informing decision-makers about how best to allocate scarce resources is a key role for economists…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

BEA220 is an intermediate level unit in macroeconomic theory and policy. Building upon the macro foundations taught in BEA111 Introduction to Markets and the Economy, this unit provides you with both a solid grounding in macroeconomics and prepares you for…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

The goal of the unit is to develop a thorough understanding of basic econometric methods so that the student can, at the end of this unit:Critically evaluate empirical studies in economics and finance which involve use of simple econometric techniques…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Are you interested in finding economic solutions to make a positive impact on society and the environment? This major teaches you about contemporary economics with an applied focus on social and public policy. You will learn about issues facing the world today, including environmental management and resource economics, the economics of social issues including crime and education, regional development, and other issues in public policy. Graduates gain a set of skills and experiences valued by businesses, consulting firms, government, and non-government agencies. 

Introductory (100) level units:

Economics of Social Issues applies economic principles to study contemporary social issues, including: the distribution of wealth and income, poverty and inequality, gender differences, altruism, crime and corruption, gambling, and housing. These social issues are analysed by looking at the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit introduces students to the idea of ecosystem services by exploring the benefits that nature provides for people. Whether these benefits are traded in markets or occur in non-market settings, the ecosystem service framework is key to sustainable management…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

 
Intermediate (200) level units:

Behavioural economics draws on insights and methods from psychology to better understand economic and business decisions. It takes economics beyond the traditional assumption of instrumental rationality, developing theories that more accurately explain and predict economic behaviour. Economic experiments are the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Practical, public policy-orientated lectures and tutorials in this unit explore the practical issues of resource management using international, Australian and Tasmanian case studies. There will be specific focus on the sustainable yield of fisheries and the management of forests for…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

 
Advanced (300) level units:

Energy is a key input for a well-functioning economy and is essential for maintaining our modern way of life. Energy influences many dimensions of our economic and social lives. Ensuring future responsible (sustainable) and equitable access to affordable energy is…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Economics of Health and Wellbeing applies economic concepts to the study of healthcare and wellbeing from a variety of different perspectives. Students will apply economic principles to study health issues from the perspective of individuals, businesses, healthcare organisations and the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit presents the economics of place and the economic value of place making. It explores how people choose the places where they want to live; considering whether the choice of where to live comes first and after the search…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines a range of contemporary economic issues shaping the development of regional and rural areas. Students will apply economics principles to study regional growth, urbanisation, international trade, migration and development policy. Students will study the complex tradeoffs between…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Understand contemporary economics and develop the analytical and problem-solving skills required to be a successful professional. Students are prepared for success in business and industry including key growth industries in Tasmania and beyond: energy, agriculture, and business strategy. You’ll be equipped with in-demand skills from businesses, Local, State, and Commonwealth government agencies as well as a range of consulting firms and non-government industry organisations.

Introductory (100) level units:

In both our personal and work lives we regularly encounter 'games': that is, situations where our actions affect the others we interact with, and vice versa. Game Theory provides a framework to discuss and analyse these types of strategic interactions.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

The study of international economics provides students with a balance of both micro and macro view of economics in a global perspective. The emphasis on international trade, investment and monetary related issues provide students the required analytical tools to understand…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

 
Intermediate (200) level units:

Behavioural economics draws on insights and methods from psychology to better understand economic and business decisions. It takes economics beyond the traditional assumption of instrumental rationality, developing theories that more accurately explain and predict economic behaviour. Economic experiments are the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

The aim of this unit is to introduce students to the economic theory of business strategy and its implications for modern markets. The foundation theories of monopoly and perfect competition are reviewed, and their implications for markets are analysed. A…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

 
Advanced (300) level units:

In this unit, students are introduced to applying economic principles to agriculture, agribusiness, and related markets. Students will apply economic principles to study issues in food production and food security. Content will include topics in farm management and organisation, the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Energy is a key input for a well-functioning economy and is essential for maintaining our modern way of life. Energy influences many dimensions of our economic and social lives. Ensuring future responsible (sustainable) and equitable access to affordable energy is…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit presents students with an advanced undergraduate level treatment of macroeconomic theory and policy. It provides an analysis of macroeconomic theory and development of the modern macroeconomic modelling framework, with emphasis on the role of monetary policy, fiscal policy…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

BEA342 Econometrics provides the techniques required to quantify the magnitude, strength and form of relationships between variables, and the strategies that need to be employed to use these techniques effectively. More specifically, it examines the theory and use of the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

The Bachelor of Laws component of a Double Degree requires the completion of 300 credit points comprising:

  • 212.5 credit points of Law Core units
  • 87.5 credit points of Law Electives

The first year of the Bachelor of Laws is available in Hobart, Launceston and Cradle Coast campuses. The remainder of the course is available in Hobart only.

In Year 1 of your double degree you will complete:

50 credit points of Law Core units:

This unit introduces you to an array of legal systems including domestic Australian and indigenous legal systems, civil law systems, the European Union framework and international law systems. You will be encouraged to compare, contrast and critically examine all of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

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

Strong legal reasoning skills are critical to student learning and performance while at law school and eventually to the quality of your legal practice. More broadly, many employers beyond the legal profession consider the ability to solve problems by identifying…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

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

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 develops students' understanding of the sources of international…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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

This unit introduces an important area of private law, and examines the historical development and operation of specific Torts including trespass to person, nuisance, negligence, defamation and relevant intersecting laws. It also considers the relationship between various areas of Tort…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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

In Year 2 of your double degree you will complete:

37.5 credit points of Law Core units

12.5 credit points of Law Elective units.

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

Private Law Obligations and Remedies offers perspectives on the interactions between various fields of private law and builds on learning in Contract and tort. The first part of the unit explores overlaps and intersections between these fields and the principles…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Throughout your degree you will have plenty of opportunities to design an elective program that suits your interests and career aspirations. Normally, in your first year you will complete your Law Electives at Introductory (100) level, however, you may take an elective unit at a higher level if you meet the pre-requisites for it. Units are offered on a alternating yearly schedule.

 

Become better prepared to understand concepts of ethics, social responsibility and the law and how these shape individual and collective behaviour in modern society. Sustainable inspirational leadership can only evolve from a legitimate, ethical and socially responsible base. Equally, reputations…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

A unit suitable for both law and non-law students, this unit introduces students to Indigenous people’s experience with the legal system in Australia and selected other jurisdictions (United States, Canada and New Zealand), and the interactions between non-Indigenous and Indigenous…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Law and Social Change considers the role that law and lawyers have played in shaping or influencing some of the major ideas, political events and personalities within society and how these factors have, in turn, influenced law and lawyering. It…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

The ‘blue economy’ of oceans related industries is set for significant expansion in the first half of twenty first century. Australia has one of the largest areas of ocean estate in the world. Tasmania is also are a global centre…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit explores the legal and policy context in which some of Australia's most challenging environmental controversies arise. It introduces students to the broad framework for environmental regulation, decision-making and dispute resolution, using a range of topical issues and case…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Biotechnology and the law develops an understanding of the legal and ethical regulation of biotechnology research, commercialisation and practice. In includes consideration of both medical and agricultural biotechnology. The unit will be of interest to law and science students, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides both a theoretical and practical understanding of the history, justification, nature and challenges of international and Australian human rights regimes. You will think critically about relevant legal instruments, the aims and powers of international and national human…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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.

Addressing some of the most important issues for humanity and the future of our planet, this unit is suitable for both law and non-law students. This foundational unit, as a basis for more advanced study in the field, introduces the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Climate change poses enormous challenges for Australia and the international community. The level of warming already in the climate system means that law and policymakers must deal with dual policy imperatives – to manageable the now-unavoidable impacts of climate change,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartWinter school

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

This unit introduces students to the major theories of law and key debates on what the content of the law ought to be. The aim of this unit is to encourage students to think critically about the characteristics of law,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provide students with an understanding of the way in which inter-State trade has been regulated globally since the second half of the 20th century. This includes a critical reflection of the role of free trade rules in international…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Some argue that war, of all human activity, is no place for law; any notion that law might regulate military conduct is naive and deluded. Although egregious violations of the law are common, international criminal courts and tribunals hold some…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartIntensive Session Feb A

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

Family violence is a complex social and legal issue of urgent national importance. In this unit, Legal and Policy Responses to Family Violence, you will gain a deep insight into the range of behaviours that may comprise family violence; different…

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.

In this unit you will explore the close relationship between the disciplines of psychology and criminal law. It will enhance your capacity to work professionally in the criminal justice system, including as a practising lawyer or in policy formation. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Decisions about the development, delivery, and funding of healthcare, both within Australia and globally, will affect every member of our society. This unit provides students with the opportunity to engage in in-depth analysis of topical ethical and legal issues in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartWinter school

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

We live in a world that is dominated by media. This unit investigates the common law and statutory controls over the broadcasting, print and online media in Australia. The unit examines legal and economic aspects of the regulatory regimes which…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The relationship between employer and employee lies at the heart of economic activity. In this unit, you will explore the ways in which this relationship is governed in order to protect vulnerable workers from unfair conditions, and employers from unjustified…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart5 Week Session Jan B

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

The free market promotes competition between commercial enterprises, but there are times when companies act in a way that stifles competition. Competition Law regulates these forms of anti-competitive behaviour to ensure that consumers get the benefits of the free market.This…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Most commercial transactions have tax implications, so law graduates need to understand taxation law. Law662 gives students this essential introduction to taxation law in Australia. It is not intended as a specialist unit, but as a vehicle to provide students…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

 
Restricted Electives
Before you can enrol in these units you will need to gain the permission of the unit coordinator.
 

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). Students will develop advanced editing and legal writing skills, the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Clinical Legal Practice and Education is now a central feature of law studies across Australian Universities. This unit provides UTAS Law students with the necessary educational foundation to effectively engage in clinical legal practice within the law degree and as…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit builds on LAW344 Legal Practice and Lawyering, by allowing students to put their knowledge and skills into practice as part of a major practical legal project, inquiry, or intensive placement in a legal organisation. Clinical Legal Practice and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This elective provides students with the opportunity to develop their legal skills, through engaging in high level advocacy, research and collaborative work. Under the supervision of the unit coordinator, students prepare for, and participate in, a national inter-varsity mooting competition.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

In Year 3 of your double degree you will complete:

37.5 credit points of Law Core units

12.5 credit points of Law Elective units.

In the first half of this unit you will examine the criminal justice system in its theoretical, historical, political and social context. This will entail understanding the agencies and processes involved in criminal justice – from initial complaint, police investigation,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit builds on Criminal Law: Principles and Processes. It draws students into deeper analyses of doctrinal criminal law through studying homicide, sexual offences, drug offences, serious driving offences and property offences. This unit also introduces you to the framework…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

Throughout your degree you will have plenty of opportunities to design an elective program that suits your interests and career aspirations. Normally, in your first year you will complete your Law Electives at Introductory (100) level, however, you may take an elective unit at a higher level if you meet the pre-requisites for it. Units are offered on a alternating yearly schedule.

 

Become better prepared to understand concepts of ethics, social responsibility and the law and how these shape individual and collective behaviour in modern society. Sustainable inspirational leadership can only evolve from a legitimate, ethical and socially responsible base. Equally, reputations…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

A unit suitable for both law and non-law students, this unit introduces students to Indigenous people’s experience with the legal system in Australia and selected other jurisdictions (United States, Canada and New Zealand), and the interactions between non-Indigenous and Indigenous…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Law and Social Change considers the role that law and lawyers have played in shaping or influencing some of the major ideas, political events and personalities within society and how these factors have, in turn, influenced law and lawyering. It…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

The ‘blue economy’ of oceans related industries is set for significant expansion in the first half of twenty first century. Australia has one of the largest areas of ocean estate in the world. Tasmania is also are a global centre…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit explores the legal and policy context in which some of Australia's most challenging environmental controversies arise. It introduces students to the broad framework for environmental regulation, decision-making and dispute resolution, using a range of topical issues and case…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Biotechnology and the law develops an understanding of the legal and ethical regulation of biotechnology research, commercialisation and practice. In includes consideration of both medical and agricultural biotechnology. The unit will be of interest to law and science students, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides both a theoretical and practical understanding of the history, justification, nature and challenges of international and Australian human rights regimes. You will think critically about relevant legal instruments, the aims and powers of international and national human…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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.

Addressing some of the most important issues for humanity and the future of our planet, this unit is suitable for both law and non-law students. This foundational unit, as a basis for more advanced study in the field, introduces the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Climate change poses enormous challenges for Australia and the international community. The level of warming already in the climate system means that law and policymakers must deal with dual policy imperatives – to manageable the now-unavoidable impacts of climate change,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartWinter school

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

This unit introduces students to the major theories of law and key debates on what the content of the law ought to be. The aim of this unit is to encourage students to think critically about the characteristics of law,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provide students with an understanding of the way in which inter-State trade has been regulated globally since the second half of the 20th century. This includes a critical reflection of the role of free trade rules in international…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Some argue that war, of all human activity, is no place for law; any notion that law might regulate military conduct is naive and deluded. Although egregious violations of the law are common, international criminal courts and tribunals hold some…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartIntensive Session Feb A

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

Family violence is a complex social and legal issue of urgent national importance. In this unit, Legal and Policy Responses to Family Violence, you will gain a deep insight into the range of behaviours that may comprise family violence; different…

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.

In this unit you will explore the close relationship between the disciplines of psychology and criminal law. It will enhance your capacity to work professionally in the criminal justice system, including as a practising lawyer or in policy formation. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Decisions about the development, delivery, and funding of healthcare, both within Australia and globally, will affect every member of our society. This unit provides students with the opportunity to engage in in-depth analysis of topical ethical and legal issues in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartWinter school

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

We live in a world that is dominated by media. This unit investigates the common law and statutory controls over the broadcasting, print and online media in Australia. The unit examines legal and economic aspects of the regulatory regimes which…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The relationship between employer and employee lies at the heart of economic activity. In this unit, you will explore the ways in which this relationship is governed in order to protect vulnerable workers from unfair conditions, and employers from unjustified…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart5 Week Session Jan B

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

The free market promotes competition between commercial enterprises, but there are times when companies act in a way that stifles competition. Competition Law regulates these forms of anti-competitive behaviour to ensure that consumers get the benefits of the free market.This…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Most commercial transactions have tax implications, so law graduates need to understand taxation law. Law662 gives students this essential introduction to taxation law in Australia. It is not intended as a specialist unit, but as a vehicle to provide students…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

 
Restricted Electives
Before you can enrol in these units you will need to gain the permission of the unit coordinator.
 

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). Students will develop advanced editing and legal writing skills, the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Clinical Legal Practice and Education is now a central feature of law studies across Australian Universities. This unit provides UTAS Law students with the necessary educational foundation to effectively engage in clinical legal practice within the law degree and as…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit builds on LAW344 Legal Practice and Lawyering, by allowing students to put their knowledge and skills into practice as part of a major practical legal project, inquiry, or intensive placement in a legal organisation. Clinical Legal Practice and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This elective provides students with the opportunity to develop their legal skills, through engaging in high level advocacy, research and collaborative work. Under the supervision of the unit coordinator, students prepare for, and participate in, a national inter-varsity mooting competition.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

In Year 4 of your double degree you will complete:

50 credit points of Law Core units

Administrative Law deals 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 law’s role today in Australia?…

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

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

In Year 5 of your double degree you will complete:

  • 37.5 credit Points of Law Core
  • 62.5 credit points of Law Electives

25 credit points of Law Electives may include completion of Law Honours

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:to clients;to the court / administration of justice; andto the profession and community.It commences with a discussion of ethics and professionalism, before moving onto the character (and other) requirements for…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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. Some comparison with other Australian and international…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Throughout your degree you will have plenty of opportunities to design an elective program that suits your interests and career aspirations. Normally, in your first year you will complete your Law Electives at Introductory (100) level, however, you may take an elective unit at a higher level if you meet the pre-requisites for it. Units are offered on a alternating yearly schedule.

 

Become better prepared to understand concepts of ethics, social responsibility and the law and how these shape individual and collective behaviour in modern society. Sustainable inspirational leadership can only evolve from a legitimate, ethical and socially responsible base. Equally, reputations…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

A unit suitable for both law and non-law students, this unit introduces students to Indigenous people’s experience with the legal system in Australia and selected other jurisdictions (United States, Canada and New Zealand), and the interactions between non-Indigenous and Indigenous…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Law and Social Change considers the role that law and lawyers have played in shaping or influencing some of the major ideas, political events and personalities within society and how these factors have, in turn, influenced law and lawyering. It…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

The ‘blue economy’ of oceans related industries is set for significant expansion in the first half of twenty first century. Australia has one of the largest areas of ocean estate in the world. Tasmania is also are a global centre…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit explores the legal and policy context in which some of Australia's most challenging environmental controversies arise. It introduces students to the broad framework for environmental regulation, decision-making and dispute resolution, using a range of topical issues and case…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Biotechnology and the law develops an understanding of the legal and ethical regulation of biotechnology research, commercialisation and practice. In includes consideration of both medical and agricultural biotechnology. The unit will be of interest to law and science students, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides both a theoretical and practical understanding of the history, justification, nature and challenges of international and Australian human rights regimes. You will think critically about relevant legal instruments, the aims and powers of international and national human…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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.

Addressing some of the most important issues for humanity and the future of our planet, this unit is suitable for both law and non-law students. This foundational unit, as a basis for more advanced study in the field, introduces the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Climate change poses enormous challenges for Australia and the international community. The level of warming already in the climate system means that law and policymakers must deal with dual policy imperatives – to manageable the now-unavoidable impacts of climate change,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartWinter school

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

This unit introduces students to the major theories of law and key debates on what the content of the law ought to be. The aim of this unit is to encourage students to think critically about the characteristics of law,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provide students with an understanding of the way in which inter-State trade has been regulated globally since the second half of the 20th century. This includes a critical reflection of the role of free trade rules in international…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Some argue that war, of all human activity, is no place for law; any notion that law might regulate military conduct is naive and deluded. Although egregious violations of the law are common, international criminal courts and tribunals hold some…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartIntensive Session Feb A

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

Family violence is a complex social and legal issue of urgent national importance. In this unit, Legal and Policy Responses to Family Violence, you will gain a deep insight into the range of behaviours that may comprise family violence; different…

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.

In this unit you will explore the close relationship between the disciplines of psychology and criminal law. It will enhance your capacity to work professionally in the criminal justice system, including as a practising lawyer or in policy formation. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Decisions about the development, delivery, and funding of healthcare, both within Australia and globally, will affect every member of our society. This unit provides students with the opportunity to engage in in-depth analysis of topical ethical and legal issues in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartWinter school

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

We live in a world that is dominated by media. This unit investigates the common law and statutory controls over the broadcasting, print and online media in Australia. The unit examines legal and economic aspects of the regulatory regimes which…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The relationship between employer and employee lies at the heart of economic activity. In this unit, you will explore the ways in which this relationship is governed in order to protect vulnerable workers from unfair conditions, and employers from unjustified…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart5 Week Session Jan B

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

The free market promotes competition between commercial enterprises, but there are times when companies act in a way that stifles competition. Competition Law regulates these forms of anti-competitive behaviour to ensure that consumers get the benefits of the free market.This…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Most commercial transactions have tax implications, so law graduates need to understand taxation law. Law662 gives students this essential introduction to taxation law in Australia. It is not intended as a specialist unit, but as a vehicle to provide students…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

 
Restricted Electives
Before you can enrol in these units you will need to gain the permission of the unit coordinator.
 

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). Students will develop advanced editing and legal writing skills, the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Clinical Legal Practice and Education is now a central feature of law studies across Australian Universities. This unit provides UTAS Law students with the necessary educational foundation to effectively engage in clinical legal practice within the law degree and as…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit builds on LAW344 Legal Practice and Lawyering, by allowing students to put their knowledge and skills into practice as part of a major practical legal project, inquiry, or intensive placement in a legal organisation. Clinical Legal Practice and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This elective provides students with the opportunity to develop their legal skills, through engaging in high level advocacy, research and collaborative work. Under the supervision of the unit coordinator, students prepare for, and participate in, a national inter-varsity mooting competition.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Need help choosing your first year units? Try the Unit Selection Guide.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for a place in a double degree, applicants from all educational backgrounds must meet the entry requirements for both component courses. This includes any subject prerequisites.

Please refer to the course page for each component course for detailed entry requirement information.

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

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

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

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