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0546

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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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 facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleBCom/LLB
CRICOS code017104G
Total credit points required252
Standard duration of study (years)5 years FT, 10 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/0546
Contact details

Tel: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) or visit http://www.law.monash.edu.au/ and http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Students can complete this course in five years by overloading in one or more semesters (subject to approval), or by undertaking summer semester units.

Description

The study of law develops problem-solving skills and powers of analysis. It teaches precise and imaginative use of language. It also promotes ethical thinking and a focus on justice and fairness. It enhances students' thinking, reasoning and expressive abilities within legal and related contexts, leading to employment in the legal profession, law reform agencies, government service or other relevant areas of employment.

The Bachelor of Commerce provides a professional education in a range of units related to commerce disciplines, with a strong emphasis on developing the analytical skills and professional competence required for careers in the business or public sector.

Outcomes

The objectives of the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) program at Monash are to enable students to gain an understanding of basic legal concepts and legal institutions and of the historical, social, political and economic factors influencing their development. Upon completion of the LLB, students will be able to identify, use and evaluate the concepts, principles, rules and methods used in legal argument and will have developed oral and written skills, especially of legal argument, legal research and critical analysis. Students will have gained an understanding of concepts of justice, a concern to promote justice and an appreciation of their professional responsibilities.

The Bachelor of Commerce graduates will:

(a.) be able to construct conceptual frameworks and use these to analyse complex issues in the corporate sector, government and the professions

(b.) be critical and creative scholars who:

  • produce innovative solutions to problems
  • apply research skills to business challenges
  • communicate effectively and perceptively

(c.) be responsible and effective global citizens who:

  • engage in an internationalised world
  • exhibit cross cultural competence
  • demonstrate ethical values

(d.) have a comprehensive understanding of their discipline and be able to provide discipline-based solutions to business problems.

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)

(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) webpages.

For information on professional recognition for the Bachelor of Commerce component of this double degree, refer to the Faculty of Business and Economics professional recognition webpageprofessional recognition webpage (http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/about/professional-recognition.html).

Structure

The Bachelor of Laws course consists of 156 points including 12 compulsory units which must be completed by all students enrolled in an LLB program plus a further six 'quasi-compulsory' units which must be completed by students who wish to be qualified for admission to practice as a barrister or solicitor in Victoria. The remainder of the program consists of law elective units chosen by the student from the list of undergraduate law electivesundergraduate law electives (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/aos/law-electives/) in this Handbook. 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). The award of an honours degree in law is based on the weighted average of marks obtained in Monash law units.

The Bachelor of Commerce component requires that students must complete 96 points of study at the Clayton campus, consisting of five compulsory common core units, three additional units and an eight-unit major in one of the available areas of study.

Areas of study

Requirements

Commerce component

Students must complete 16 units (96 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics as follows:

(a.) five compulsory common core units (30 points):

  • ACC1000 Principles of accounting and finance
  • ECC1000 Principles of microeconomics
  • ETC1000 Business and economic statistics
  • MGC1010 Introduction to management
  • MKC1200 Principles of marketing

(b.) a major of eight units (48 points):*

  • the major must come from the approved majors listed under 'Areas of study'
  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year levels.

* Note: Depending on the major chosen, one of the units in the major may have already been studied as part of the group of common core units - where this is the case, students will complete an additional unit as detailed below.

(c.) additional units from the faculty in the Bachelor of Commerce at the Clayton campus to reach the required minimum of 16 units.

Note: Enrolment in units at another campus is subject to there being capacity after students from that campus have enrolled.

Additional Bachelor of Commerce degree requirements:

  • BTC1100 (Business law) is excluded from this degree
  • a maximum of eight first-year-level units (48 points)
  • a minimum of four third-year-level units (24 points) from those offered by the faculty at the Clayton campus
  • in addition to specific unit prerequisites, second-year-level units require the successful completion of three first-year-level units and third-year-level units require the successful completion of two second-year-level units.

Law component

Students must complete 156 points of law units from the Faculty of Law as specified below.

First year

Second year

Third year

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

Fourth year

Fifth year

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

Progression to further studies

Students may undertake honours in business and commerce at the end of three years of study, provided they have met the requirements of the Bachelor of Commerce program and completed a minimum of 144 points of total study. Refer to the honours courses listed in the Faculty of Business and Economics index of 2014 course offeringsindex of 2014 course offerings (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/courses/index-byfaculty-bus.html).

Alternative exit(s)

Students may graduate with the Bachelor of Commerce at the end of three years of study, provided they have met the requirements of the Bachelor of Commerce program and completed a minimum of 144 points of total study.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Laws (with Honours)

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.