This double degree offers two very distinct areas of study that enable you to combine the expertise, skills and knowledge of a law degree with training in the entertainment and music industries.
You can nourish your creative side, while also testing your capacity for clear thinking by combining music with the study of law. You might focus on one profession above the other, finding work as a professional musician or practising law as a barrister or solicitor, or combine the two in your future choices. You can specialise in music performance, composition, creative music technology or ethnomusicology and musicology. And you can choose from a wide range of law electives to focus your law expertise as you wish.
Double degree courses include the features of the component degree courses, except that electives may be reduced.
L3001 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is a specialist course that develops through themes: legal methodology and legal practice; public law; and private law. The specialised knowledge and advanced skills are imparted in later year elective units, including a final year project involving intensive research and writing.
Part A. Legal methodology and legal practice
This theme includes the nature of law, and particularly statute law enacted by parliaments and common law developed by courts. It also includes the key concepts, principles and methods of research and reasoning that enable lawyers to identify and interpret law and apply it to relevant facts in order to provide legal advice. It covers the law of procedure and evidence that governs judicial proceedings, alternative methods of resolving legal disputes, and the code of ethics that regulates the professional conduct of legal practitioners.
Part B. Public law
Public law includes constitutional law, administrative law and criminal law. It concerns the powers and procedures of the legislative, executive and judicial organs of government, and how they are regulated and controlled by 'the rule of law'. It also concerns the legal relationship between government and individuals, including the protection of individual rights.
Part C. Private law
Private law deals with legal relationships between legal persons, including corporations as well as individuals. It includes the study of property rights, contractual rights and obligations, wrongs (called 'torts') such as trespass and the negligent infliction of injury, and the law of equity and trusts.
Part D. Extending specialised knowledge and advanced skills: Law electives
In later years of the course, you will be able to choose from a broad range of elective law units. High achieving students may also include one or two master's units in their final year of study. Elective law units enable you to develop specialised knowledge and advanced skills in areas of law that suit your own interests, skills and career goals. In addition to public and private law, these include international law, commercial law and human rights law. You will have opportunities to study overseas, and to undertake work-based learning, for example, in our legal clinical program and in local and international internships.
A2003 Bachelor of Music is a specialist course that develops through the themes of music specialist study, music theory and ear training, and music context study.
Part A. Music specialist study
This sequence of units will provide you with specialist skills to undertake a final examination either through performance with your chief instrument or voice, or through a folio of compositions, creative music technology media or written work. Performance and other applied electives are also available.
Part B. Music theory and ear training
This will integrate the development of aural skills with the theoretical understanding of music through listening, analysis, performance, notation and composition.
Part C. Music context studies
These studies will expose you to the study of music and music making in various cultural, historical, social and professional settings through introductory units and a capstone experience.
Students must complete 252 points, of which 156 points are from the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (including all the requirements in Part A, B, C and D for the single degree) and 96 points from the Bachelor of Music (including all the requirements in Part A, B and C for the single degree).
The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/maps/map-l3006.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.
Units are six credit points unless otherwise stated.
Students may be eligible to exit the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) or a Bachelor of Music after four or three years respectively, depending on the units studied.
Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) prior to the completion of the double degree must have completed at least 204 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A, B, C and D for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree.
Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Music prior to the completion of the double degree must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A, B and C for the Bachelor of Music degree.