Environmental Science and of Laws

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This double degree provides qualifications in both environmental science and law. The legal qualification meets the academic requirements for admission as a legal practitioner in all Australian States and Territories.

Career Opportunities

Examples include legal practice or law-related management, careers in the fields of environment, government planning departments, national parks and wildlife management, forestry, water and soil conservation


The Bachelor of Laws is accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admission Board of NSW for admission as a legal practitioner in NSW and mutual recognition legislation extends admission to other Australian jurisdictions. After completion of academic qualifications in Law, entry to legal practice also requires the completion of Practical Legal Training (PLT) course.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline You are advised to apply as early as possible Tuition fee
  • EUR 14770 Year (National)
  • EUR 14770 Year (International)
Start date February,June 2015 Credits 240
Duration full-time 60 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode Online Educational variant Part-time, Full-time Intensity Flexible Attendance No Attendance Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request

Course Content

Course Aims

The Bachelor of Laws component aims to graduate students who can demonstrate:

1. understanding and knowledge of Australian law and awareness of indigenous, international and theoretical perspectives;

2. competence in using legal research and analytical skills that equip them to work in the legal profession or in a broad range of law related occupations;

3. competence in oral and written communication;

4. the ability to work independently and in groups; and

5. professional judgment and knowledge of the ethical responsibilities associated with having completed a law degree.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • BLaws component: critically understand a wide range of legal concepts, values, principles and rules of the law relevant to the course;
  • compose a clear, coherent and logical argument, to communicate it effectively through both the written and spoken word, to defend it against criticism, as well as being able and willing to recognise potential alternative conclusions for particular situations;
  • develop an interest in, and positive attitude towards, the appropriate development and reform of the law, and the intellectual integrity and independence of mind to challenge orthodoxy and to stand up for a personal conception of what is right, whilst also being self-critical and open to alternative views;
  • demonstrate a thorough grounding in the theory of finance and financial planning;
  • show the application of theory of finance and financial planning; and
  • apply their knowledge to real world problems and projects.
  • Graduate Attributes

    Knowledge of a Discipline

    BLaws: Knowledge of the discipline is taught, practised and assessed in both core units and electives; in particular the Priestly Eleven discipline areas are covered in the core units. Students will demonstrate an understanding of these key areas to allow accreditation with the Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB).

    Communication Skills

    BLaws: Communication skills will be practised and assessed in all assessment tasks. In particular, students will develop skills in legal writing and argument. These skills will benefit participants' ability to communicate with both clients and colleagues in both legal and non-legal contexts.

    Global Perspectives

    BLaws: The focus of an Australian law degree is Australian law but core units will often provide information about relevant law in other areas of the world in order to encourage a critical perspective. A compulsory Jurisprudence unit considers questions such as global justice and American constitutionalism. A number of elective units are focused on students achieving a global perspective: Human Rights; Public International Law; Conflict of Laws and Information Technology Law. Students are provided with references to comparative material which may include social, political and economic perspectives, through a mixture of lectures, tutorials, online discussion and weekly set readings. Comparative jurisdictions include but are not limited to England and Wales, Canada, New Zealand, the United States and a number of European jurisdictions. The quality of legal argument, which includes the ability to cite relevant comparative material where relevant, is assessed through a number of forms of assessment including assignments and end of unit examinations.

    Information Literacy

    BLaws: Students will be required to use complex databases to obtain relevant information about previous legal cases which will require a high level of information literacy and students will be required to use this information in assessment tasks.

    Life-Long Learning

    BLaws: The dynamic nature of law is such that students must be aware of current cases and decisions. Law units teach this process by considering the development of legal doctrine through the case law and statutes that change that doctrine. This encourages the practice of lifelong learning as a means of professional development. The quality of legal argument, which may include the ability to explain the development of a legal rule, is assessed through a number of forms of assessment including assignments and end of unit examinations.

    Problem Solving

    BLaws: This graduate attribute is taught, practised and assessed during the course through the use of problem-based learning (in tutorials and online discussion) and assessment (in assignments and examination).

    Social Responsibility

    BLaws: Students are encouraged to reflect critically on the content of the law in most law units. Units specifically dedicated to providing context are the compulsory units LS101 (Law in Context) and LS355 (Jurisprudence). Ethical issues are also addressed in the core unit LS320 (Professional Conduct). Assessment may include an essay question which, requires the students to critically evaluate the current state of a particular area of law by reference to these perspectives.

    Team Work

    BLaws: Students are required to engage in group work during the moot component of the core unit LS480 (Advanced Research, Writing and Advocacy). Other units within the degree may use group assessment.

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6 TOEFL iBT® test : 79

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    For direct admission into undergraduate courses offered by the University of New England, international applicants must have completed an educational qualification considered to be at least equivalent to completion of Year 12 in Australia.

    A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Rule Undergraduate Policy).

    Assumed knowledge is any two units of English and Mathematics.

    Recommended studies: Biology and/or Chemistry.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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