Faculty of Law

Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws

Abbreviation:

BIT-LLB

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Law

Duration:

5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Total Credit Points:

288*

Delivery Mode:

On-campus

Starting Session(s):

Autumn

Location:

Wollongong

UOW Course Code:

1845

UAC Code:

751213

CRICOS Code:

069492E

* This is a minimum figure and may vary depending on the selected major.

Overview

Students commencing University study directly from school 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. This double degree program allows students to combine the necessary knowledge and skills to be successful in the dynamic and changing world of Information Technology (IT) with the Bachelor of Laws.

For the first year of the double degree, students enrol in subjects prescribed by the Faculty of Law. The first year of the LLB must be completed full-time, except where Faculty approval is given on equity grounds. In the following four years of the degree, students enrol in subjects from the Law and SISAT schedules.

Entry Requirements / Assumed Knowledge

For the Faculty of Law:

Assumed Knowledge: Any two units of English. Recommended Studies: English Advanced.

For the Faculty of Informatics:

For the Bachelor of Information Technology - refer to the relevant Faculty for entry requirements.

Credit Transfer

Students may apply for credit transfer for relevant subjects completed at approved tertiary institutions.

Course Requirements

Students who enrol in the Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws, must complete each of the following:

    a) all compulsory Law subjects in the sequence prescribed in the relevant Course Program;
    b) elective subjects to the value of 40 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws Elective Law Schedule;
    c) subjects worth at least 108* credit points from the SISAT Course Schedule or the General Schedule, including:

    i) 84 credit points of compulsory (core) subjects from the SISAT Course Schedule

    ii) 24 credit points of 300-level subjects, of which 12 credit points must be ISIT351 and

    iii) 24 credit points (4 subjects) which constitute a major

NOTE: some of the subjects which satisfy rule ii) or rule iii) will also satisfy rule i) so there is an overlap. The total number of credit points for the Bachelor of Information Technology component of the combined degree is only 108 although the sum of the credit points in rules ii) to iv) inclusive is 126.

* This is a minimum figure and may vary depending on major.

Honours

To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Laws (Honours), a candidate must complete the elective LLB313 Legal Research Project as part of the above Course Requirements. The Honours grade will be calculated in accordance with Method 4. Refer to the University's General Course Rules (8.37), for information on the methods of calculating Honours.

As an alternative to the WAM-based Honours system, eligible students may complete an additional year of study towards the award of a Bachelor of Laws Honours by Research degree or the Bachelor of Laws Joint Honours by Research degree.

In order to be eligible for the Bachelor of Laws Honours by Research degree (an 'end-on' full year honours), students must have completed all LLB degree requirements with a WAM calculated by Method 4 of 70% or more. To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Laws Honours by Research, a candidate must complete LLB448 Research Honours in Law in addition to the above Course Requirements. The Honours grade will be calculated in accordance with Method 1. Refer to the University's General Course Rules (8.37), for information on the methods of calculating Honours. See the Bachelor of Laws Honours by Research degree entry for further details.

In order to be eligible for the Bachelor of Laws Joint Honours by Research degree (an 'end-on' full year honours), students must have completed all requirements for their double degree with a WAM calculated by Method 4 in the University's General Course Rules (8.37) of 70% or more* in their LLB subjects and overall in order to be eligible to apply. Entry must be approved by the Sub Dean of the Faculty of Law, in consultation with the LLB Honours Coordinator and the relevant authority in the other Faculty. The Sub Dean of the Faculty of Law shall not approve entry into this course unless the LLB Honours Coordinator and the relevant authority in the other Faculty have agreed, in consultation with the student, on the program of study that will form the basis of the course curriculum for the degree. See the Bachelor of Laws Joint Honours by Research degree for further details.

* The other faculty may specify other minimum entry requirements.

Course Program

Subjects (by year) - full-time program

Session

Credit Points

First Year

LLB 100

Foundations of Law A

Autumn

8

LLB 110

Legal Research and Writing

Autumn

4

LLB 120

Law of Contract A

Autumn

8

LLB 130

Criminal Law and Process A

Autumn

8

LLB 150

Communication Skills

Autumn

2

LLB 140

Advocacy Skills

Spring

2

LLB 160

Foundations of Law B

Spring

8

LLB 170

Law of Contracts B

Spring

8

LLB 180

Criminal Law and Process B

Spring

8

LLB 197

Lawyers and Australian Society

Spring

6

Second Year

LLB 220

Property and Trusts A

Autumn

8

LLB 230

Public Law A

Autumn

8

LLB 270

Property and Trusts B

Spring

8

LLB 280

Public Law B

Spring

8

Subjects from Bachelor of Information Technology schedule

Third Year

LLB 240

Law of Torts

Autumn

8

LLB 260

Dispute Management Skills

Autumn

2

LLB 250

Drafting Skills

Spring

2

LLB 290

Legal Theory

Spring

8

LLB 397

Legal Internship

Autumn/Spring

2

Subjects from Bachelor of Information Technology schedule

Fourth Year

LLB 300

Remedies and Procedure

Autumn

8

LLB 302

Law of Business Organisations

Autumn

8

LLB 301

Evidence

Spring

8

2 LLB Electives

Spring

16

Subjects from Bachelor of Information Technology schedule

Fifth Year

2 LLB Electives

Autumn

16

1 LLB Elective

Spring

8

Subjects from Bachelor of Information Technology schedule

Majors

Majors are NOT available in the Bachelor of Laws degree. Refer to the SISAT Course Schedule for majors available in the Bachelor of Information Technology degree.

Electives

Students must successfully complete elective subjects to the value of 40 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws Elective Law Schedule - see Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry).

Other Information

Further information is available at http://coursefinder.uow.edu.au/ or email: Faculty of Law: law-enquiries@uow.edu.au; Faculty of Informatics: informatics_studenq@uow.edu.au