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0082

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Law

Managing facultyLaw
Partner facultyArts
Abbreviated titleBA(Hons)/LLB
Total credit points required204
Standard duration of study (years)6 years FT, 12 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/0082
Contact details

Faculty of Law undergraduate student services, telephone +61 3 9905 3300, visit http://www.law.monash.edu.au/current-students/ or email law-undergraduate@monash.edu

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • This course is not available to holders of an Australian international student visa.

Description

This course allows students who have successfully completed the Bachelor of Arts component of the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws program to complete the requirements for the individual Bachelor of Arts (Honours) program and then complete their remaining law studies.

Entry requirements

Students must have:

  • completed a degree, with a major (48 points or the equivalent) in the intended honours discipline
  • obtained at least a distinction average (70 per cent) in the honours discipline(s) to the value of 24 points at second and third-year level, of which at least 18 points must be at third-year level.

Contact the relevant school for any additional or special requirements.

Students qualified to enter an honours program must normally do so within five years of the date on which they completed their undergraduate studies.

Admission to practice: Disciplinary reports

Students should note that a domestic applicant applying for admission to practise law in Victoria is required by the Admission Rules 2008 to provide to the Board of Examiners:

(1.) a report from the University disclosing any disciplinary action taken against the student during the course (including any finding under the University Discipline Statute that the student has cheated in an assessment); and

(2.) an affidavit stating that the applicant has made full written disclosure of "every matter which a reasonable applicant would consider that the Board of Examiners might regard as not being favourable to the applicant". This may include an incident of academic or general misconduct, even if it did not lead to disciplinary action.

The Board of Examiners will consider these matters in assessing whether the applicant is a "fit and proper person to be admitted to the legal profession".

Professional recognition

The Law component of this degree is recognised by the Council of Legal Education (CoLE). For further information refer to the Faculty of Law's professional recognition of coursesprofessional recognition of courses (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/undergrad/law-03.html) webpage.

Structure

The Arts component requires that students complete 96 points in the Bachelor of Arts component of 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws, and 48 points in the Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts.

The Bachelor of Laws component requires that students complete 156 points of study, including 96 points not yet completed as part of 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws. Students must also refer to the Bachelor of Laws - basic course structureBachelor of Laws - basic course structure (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/undergrad/law-08.html).

Areas of study

Requirements

Years one - three

Students enter this course with 156 points of credit from their enrolment in 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws.

Fourth Year

Students, in consultation with and under the direct supervision of a member/s of the academic staff:

(a.) carry out a program of research on an agreed topic approved by the faculty in the student's chosen discipline, including attending and/or presenting at seminars, undertaking any required coursework studies and other related activities as indicated by the faculty.

(b.) submit for assessment a thesis of a specified length on the program of research which meets the requirements of the examiners. In certain disciplines in the faculty, creative work or performance or a critical commentary may also form part of the thesis assessment.

Refer to 'Areas of study' for discipline-specific requirements.

Combined honours

Combined honours may be undertaken, provided that all honours requirements have been met in both disciplines. Application to undertake combined honours must be made with the support of the school honours coordinators of both disciplines. Combined honours normally take the form of a joint dissertation (50 per cent in each discipline) alongside coursework chosen from the two component disciplines.

Total: 48 points of arts

Fifth year

Note: Students intending to practice law in Victoria must complete the quasi-compulsory units below as three of their elective law units:

Total: 48 points of law

Sixth year

Note: Students intending to practice law in Victoria must complete the quasi-compulsory units below as three of their elective law units:

Total: 48 points of law

Award(s)

Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Laws (with Honours)
The honours degree of Bachelor of Arts

Where more than one award is listed for one or both components of the double degree the actual award(s) conferred may depend on units/majors/streams/specialisations studied, the level of academic merit achieved, or other factors relevant to the individual student's program of study.