2018 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Communication and Media - Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Communication and Media - Bachelor of Laws (Honours)


BCM - LLB (Hons)

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5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

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Autumn / Spring

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Students may enrol in a double degree course with the Bachelor of Laws. Study in another academic discipline allows students to recognise how law functions in social, economic, technical, environmental and scientific contexts. The Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree will provide students interested in media law with an overview of the industry, its practices and policies.

Entry Requirements & Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder

Course Learning Outcomes

Please refer to the Undergraduate Course Handbook page of each individual degree for a comprehensive list of degree course learning outcomes.

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the degree, the Bachelor of Communication and Media - Bachelor of Laws, a candidate must successfully complete at least 240 credit points, comprised of:

All compulsory Law subjects as set out in the Course Program below;

  1. ONE elective subjects to the value of 6 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws Elective Law Schedule - see Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry);
  2. LLB4400 Legal Research Methodology (12 credit points) and LLB4401 Legal Research Thesis (12 credit points);
  3. All core subjects in the Bachelor of Communication and Media;
  4. One of the major studies in the Bachelor of Communication and Media;
  5. where necessary, elective subjects (not having the prefix LAW), from the Bachelor of Laws Course Program, the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies Course Program or the General Schedule, to ensure that a total of at least 240 credit points has been completed.


  • No more than 48 credit points shall be of 100-level subjects.
  • Students in this degree are not required to take LHA 101.
  • Where subjects have the prefix LAW, the equivalent Bachelor of Laws subjects must be substituted.
Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
Year 1
LLB1100 Foundations of Law 6
LLB1115 Legal Skills 6
LLB1120 Law of Contract A 6
LLB1130 Criminal Law and Procedure A 6
LLB1160 Interpreting the Law 6
LLB1170 Law of Contract B 6
LLB1180 Criminal Law and Procedure B 6
LLB1197 Ethics and Professional Responsibility 6
Year 2
LLB2220 Property Law 6
LLB2230 Administrative Law 6
LLB2270 Equity and Trusts 6
LLB2280 Constitutional Law 6
Subjects from the BCM schedule
Year 3
LLB2240 Law of Torts 6
LLB2225 Advanced Legal Skills 6
LLB2290 Jurisprudence 6
LLB3397 Legal Internship 3
Subjects from the BCM schedule
Year 4
LLB3330 Law of Employment 6
LLB3301 Evidence 6
LLB3302 Law of Business Organisations 6
1 LLB Elective 6
Subjects from the BCM schedule
Year 5
LLB4400 Legal Research Methodology 12
LLB4401 Legal Research Thesis 12
LLB3399 Law, Justice and Professional Practice 3
Subjects from the BCM schedule

Law Electives

Students must successfully complete ONE elective subject to the value of 6 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws Elective Law Schedule - see Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry).

Majors and Minors

Majors are not available in the Bachelor of Laws degree.

As part of the Bachelor of Communication and Media degree, students will complete at least one major, and have the option of also completing a minor, as outlined on the Bachelor of Communication and Media Course Handbook page.

Compulsory Work Placement / Online Component

This course contains a total of 140 hours over 4 weeks of compulsory work-based placements. This course may also contain compulsory components to be completed online.

Undertaking a work integrated learning (WIL) experience during your university education is now a significant contributor to being competitive in securing employment in your field of choice when you graduate from UOW.

Law students will complete a Legal Internship subject (LLB3397). This subject is the vehicle for a practical placement designed to expose students to the application of the law in practice; enable students to understand the importance of developing the skills of legal research; communication, drafting, practice management and problem solving; and enable students to observe and reflect upon the values, ethical standards and conduct of the legal profession in practice.


Refer to the University's General Course Rules, for information on the methods of calculating Honours.

Law Professional Recognition / Accreditation

The UOW Bachelor of Laws (single LLB or in combination with another degree) is accredited by the Legal Procession Admission Board (LPAB) as satisfying the academic requirements necessary for admission to the Australian legal profession. On completion of the Bachelor of Laws, a student who wishes to practise as a barrister or solicitor must also undertake some form of professional practical training, the requirements for which vary between each state and territory of Australia.

In New South Wales, a student who intends to qualify for admission to practice is required to undertake a practical legal training (PLT) course accredited by the LPAB, followed by or incorporating a period of practical experience in a law-related setting. Practical experience gained by students in LLB3397 Legal Internship may be counted towards this practical experience requirement. Graduates should check with their PLT provider. A list of LPAB accredited PLT courses can be found on the LPAB website.

Students who intend to practise as solicitors after admission will be subject to a period of restricted practice and the mandatory continuing legal education requirements. Further information is available from the Law Society of New South Wales. Students who intend to practise as barristers after admission will be required to read with a senior barrister for a period of time and to undertake the Bar Readers' Course and Bar Examination before being qualified to take briefs on their own account. Further information is available from the New South Wales Bar Association.

Other Information

For further information please email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au.

Last reviewed: 28 August, 2018