Bachelor of Laws with Honours (Direct entry) (L4W)

Overview  2021

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 4 Years, up to a maximum of 9 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 809KB) for courses that are offered to international students

Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your studies online. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.
The Bachelor of Laws with Honours provides a comprehensive program which allows candidates to advance their knowledge of legal principles and concepts gained to date in their Bachelor of Laws. There is a strong independent research component in the degree which will advance students’ achievement of all threshold learning outcomes for law (knowledge, ethics, thinking skills, research, communication and self-management). All candidates must complete a research methods unit and further research requirements as outlined in the Course Rules.

Candidates will be offered admission to the Bachelor of Laws with Honours in their final year of Law study if they meet the minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) requirement of 5.20 in their law studies to date in accordance to the Course Rules. A candidate with a GPA of 5.80 or above will be offered admission to the First Class Honours stream.  The award of an Honours degree in Law requires the achievement of the requisite minimum GPA as outlined in the Course Rules. The Bachelor of Laws with Honours will provide an understanding of research principles and methods and provide a pathway for those seeking to undertake postgraduate research.

Students are invited to transfer to the Bachelor of Laws with Honours (L4W), four year program, in their final year of study.

  • Understand the fundamental areas of legal knowledge.
  • Understand the broader contexts in which legal issues arise.
  • Identify and apply the principles and values of justice.
  • Possess the intellectual and practice skills to research, evaluate and synthesise factual, legal and policy issues.
  • Apply legal research and reasoning to deliver evidence based responses to legal issues.
  • Think creatively.
  • A capacity to apply legal reasoning and through research generate an appropriately creative, critical and reasoned response to legal issues.
  • Communicate in a coherent and professionally appropriate way for the context.
  • Capacity to work and learn independently – and make use of feedback and reflection to support personal development.
  • Refine research questions, identify appropriate reference sources and methodologies, distil and analyse information to produce a well justified outcome/response.
  • Act in accordance with ethical research precepts, and develop an understanding of approaches to ethical decision making.

Career outcomes

The course aims to equip students with the capacity to enter the legal profession, legal education, areas of social justice, advocacy, policy and reform work, politics, and the general corporate and public service sector. It will also provide the training and skills for postgraduate work leading to a career in academia.

Professional Recognition

This course will be professional recognised as per the Bachelor of Laws degree. There are no additional professional recognition aspects related to this course that are not already embedded in the Bachelor of Laws.

Course structure

This unit introduces students to the Australian legal system, and the study of law. As the foundational unit for the UTAS law degree, Introduction to Law acquaints students with the key actors, institutions and concepts underlying the Australian legal system.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This introductory level law unit provides a thematic overview of the worlds Legal Systems. The unit examines and analyses the types of legal systems that directly or indirectly impact on our lives in Australia (Public International Law, Common Law and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

 

Plus six units from another Faculty

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…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

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…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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. It also examines the relationship between the Law of Contract and  other areas of private and public law. …

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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?…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

LAW353 focuses on the most developed area of equitys 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

Choose one elective unit from the list below

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,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Choose two elective units from the list below

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.

x…

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.

x…

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.

x…

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 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.

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.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

x…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSummer school

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

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.

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,…

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.

"Endorsed by School after review led by Associate Heads, Learning and Teaching, School Manager, Heads of School, September 2019.Endorsed by College Learning and Teaching Committee – delegated to CALE Leadership TeamEndorsed by the College Leadership Team on 2 October 2019…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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…

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.

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.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

x…

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.

x…

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.

Honours Year (law)

The Honours units that you enrol in depends on your eligibility for First or Second Class Honours.

Requires an achievement of a GPA in law  units (excluding LAW121, LAW122, LAW455 and LAH401) of 6.0 (Distinction).

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

 
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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

 
 
Choice of Semester 1 or 2

X…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSummer school

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

This unit is designed to assist students to advance an independent research project (their honours dissertation), and develop a suite of advanced research skills. The unit will encourage students to critically question the role and relevance of legal research and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1 - other

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1 - other
HobartSemester 2 - other

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

 
LAW455 Mooting should be enrolled in the opposite semester to that which you enrol in LAH679 Supervised Research Paper and LAH401 Honour Research Methods.
 
Choice of 2 x electives from the following list

If minor research component has not already been completed, 1 x elective from the below list must meet the minor honours research requirements. A 'minor research unit' is any LLb elective is which a research-based assessment task comprises at least 2,000 words and at least 50% of the electives unit's assessment.  

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.

x…

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.

x…

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.

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.

x…

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.

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.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

x…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSummer school

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

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.

x…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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,…

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.

"Endorsed by School after review led by Associate Heads, Learning and Teaching, School Manager, Heads of School, September 2019.Endorsed by College Learning and Teaching Committee – delegated to CALE Leadership TeamEndorsed by the College Leadership Team on 2 October 2019…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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…

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.

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.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

x…

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.

x…

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.

Requires an achievement of a GPA in law units (excluding LAW121, LAW122, LAW455 and LAH401) of 5.7 (Second Uppers) or 5.4 (Second Lowers). 

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

 
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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

 
Choice of Semester 1 or 2

Honours Research Paper…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit is designed to assist students to advance an independent research project (their honours dissertation), and develop a suite of advanced research skills. The unit will encourage students to critically question the role and relevance of legal research and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1 - other

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

 

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1 - other
HobartSemester 2 - other

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

LAW455 Mooting should be enrolled in the opposite semester to that which you enrol in LAH601 Honours Research Paper and LAH401 Honour Research Methods.
 
Choice of 2 x electives from the following list

If minor research component has not already been completed, 1 x elective from the below list must meet the minor honours research requirements. A 'minor research unit' is any LLb elective is which a research-based assessment task comprises at least 2,000 words and at least 50% of the electives unit's assessment.  

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.

x…

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.

x…

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.

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.

x…

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.

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.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

x…

Credit Points: 12.5

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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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"Endorsed by School after review led by Associate Heads, Learning and Teaching, School Manager, Heads of School, September 2019.Endorsed by College Learning and Teaching Committee – delegated to CALE Leadership TeamEndorsed by the College Leadership Team on 2 October 2019…

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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

A candidate will be offered admission to the Bachelor of Laws with Honours at the completion of their penultimate year of Law study if he or she has achieved a GPA of 5.20 or above. This GPA is calculated in accordance to the Course Rules. A candidate with a GPA of 5.80 will be offered admission to the First Class Honours stream. It is proposed that a Law Honours Transfer form be created to facilitate the transfer of students to the Bachelor of Laws with Honours. Students will need to complete an eCAF for this new course.

The Bachelor of Laws with Honours articulates from the Bachelor of Laws course. Credit will be automatically applied for all core law units completed and credit for advanced law electives will be keyed by the Law Faculty Officer.

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Masters, Doctor of Philosophy.

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

2021 Total Course Fee (international students): $143,833 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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