This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Law
|Total credit points required||252|
|Standard duration of study (years)||5 years FT, 10 years PT|
|Study mode and location||On-campus (Clayton)|
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/0086|
Faculty of Science email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 science component aims to provide a broad, general science education with an emphasis on generic skills, which include numeracy, data analysis and presentation skills, and the capacity to work in teams. Graduates will also have specialist training in at least one science discipline, in preparation for honours and postgraduate study, or for employment in any of the traditional careers for scientists.
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.
Upon completion of the science component, students will have advanced knowledge and skills in at least one area of science. Graduates will have improved life and employment skills including generic skills necessary to critically analyse and communicate ideas and information, and a capacity to apply discipline knowledge and critical thinking to define and analyse problems, and develop effective solutions.
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".
The Law component of this degree is recognised by the Council of Legal Education (CoLE). For further information refer to: http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/undergrad/law-03.html
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. Refer to 'Bachelor of Laws - basic course structure' at 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 science component requires students to complete 96 points of science units, including:
(a.) a major sequence in a science area of study (48 points)
(b.) a minor sequence in a different science area of study (24 points)
(c.) a level-one mathematics/statistics unit (6 points) from:
(d.) a level-two science core unit: SCI2010 Scientific practice communication (6 points)
(e.) two elective science units (12 points)
The level-one mathematics/statistics unit taken will depend on the mathematics background and interests:
The Faculty of Science requires science studies to be chosen from the science units listed in the 'Science areas of study and sequences - Clayton' section in this handbook at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2012handbooks/undergrad/sci-aos-clayton.html. In order to pursue a particular science sequence, students must take the necessary science prerequisites in their first stage of their study. Students should contact the Science faculty before enrolling in any stage of the double degree program, to ensure that the program they wish to follow will satisfy prerequisites necessary for higher stages. For information relating to course planning, science units and sequences students should refer to the Science 'Faculty Information' section of the Handbook.
Within the Science component students must complete a minimum of four level-three science units (24 points), and no more than six level-one science units (36 points) can be taken overall.
Students may apply for admission to an honours program in science, following the completion of an approved combination of at least 144 points of units including all of the science requirements for the double degree course. Students who are considering doing honours in science prior to completing the double degree should consult with the Faculty of Science regarding their unit selection prior to re-enrolling for level three. Refer to the entry for course 0051 Honours degree of Bachelor of Science.
Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Science prior to the completion of the double degree course must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the science requirements for the double degree course.
Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Science
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.