Law Honours is a prestigious award recognising students who have achieved a high level of performance in their undergraduate law degree. This course comprises two dissertation units (designed to produce publishable journal articles), two advanced research units and two work integrated learning units. The two work integrated learning units act as capstones to the law landmarks (core undergraduate course themes). This enhanced training and experience is designed to signal to employers the calibre of graduates with an honours award.
As a law graduate you will be prepared to pursue a career in roles such as a Solicitor, Barrister and In-House Counsel. A law degree may also be suitable if you are seeking a career as an academic, or in business, the public service or politics.
|Duration||1 years full-time or 2 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||48|
|Number of Units Required||CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).|
|Expected Hours of Study||One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.|
|Course Type||Undergraduate Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||LLB(Hons)|
|AQF Level||Level 8: Bachelor Honours Degree|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Bachelor of Laws degree from CQUniversity or other recognised bachelor's degree in law from a recognised university with a grade point average of 5/7 (75 per cent) in the third level of the Bachelor of Laws course, including a '6' or better level pass in at least one unit.
For a candidate with equivalent qualifications, special permission of the Head of Course for Law on the advice of the relevant Course advisor is required.
Students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) course.
English Language Requirements
Domestic students from a non-English speaking background are required to satisfy English Language requirements. This course requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language course.
It is recommended that students have studied a Bachelor of Law at an accredited Australian Law School.
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||Not applicable|
The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) articulates from the Bachelor of Laws. The Bachelor of Laws has been accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board, Queensland, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland as an approved academic qualification under the Supreme Court (Admission) Rules 2004 (Qld). The Bachelor of Laws partially satisfies the requirements to practise as a solicitor or barrister in Queensland, or as a legal practitioner elsewhere in Australia. Intending solicitors and barristers must also complete an approved practical legal training course in order to become admitted to practice. CQUniversity does not offer practical legal training, but advice on practical legal training programs. The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is an additional one year full-time or two year part-time advanced research training, applied research and work integrated learning award offering students further development of their legal skills.
|Learned Society Accreditiation||
The Bachelor of Laws has been accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board, Queensland, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland as an approved academic qualification under the Supreme Court (Admission) Rules 2004 (Qld). The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is an additional one year full-time or two year part-time advanced research training, applied research and work integrated learning award, offering students further development of their legal skills.
No Residential School for this course.
|LAWS14006 - This is a work-based learning unit that functions as a capstone for critical professional skills acquired in the Bachelor of Laws course. Supported by academic mentors, students design and complete a practical project in the workplace or in the community and reflect on the skills acquired and future professional development opportunities. Hours Expected: 30 Location: Online|
|LAWS14005 - This is a work-based learning unit that functions as a capstone for critical professional skills acquired in the Bachelor of Laws course. Supported by academic mentors, students design and complete a practical project in the workplace or in the community and reflect on the skills acquired and future professional development opportunities. Hours Expected: 30 Location: Online|
|Year||Number of Students|
|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4|
|10. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some independence|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines and knowledge of research principles and methods|
|2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge to identify and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts with advanced understanding in some areas|
|4. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in developing new understanding|
|5. SKILLS Have technical skills to design and use research in a project|
|6. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences|
|7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in professional practice and/or scholarship|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts|
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters|
|Number of units: 6||Total credit points: 48|
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|LAWS14001||Advanced Legal Research A|
|LAWS14002||Advanced Legal Research B|
|LAWS14005||Legal Knowledge Design for Change|
|LAWS14006||Evaluating Legal Risk and Systems|