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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws . (BABL) - BALLB

CRICOS code (International applicants): 060143K

This program is offered only to continuing students. No new admissions will be accepted. Students who are interested in this study area should consider the double degree program Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws

 On-campusExternal
Semester intake:No new admissionsNo new admissions
Campus:Toowoomba -
Fees:Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Standard duration:5 years full-time, up to 10 years part-time 

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Phone (from outside Australia): +61 7 4631 2285
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Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Laws has been accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board, Queensland, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland as an approved academic qualification under the Supreme Court (Admission) Rules 2004 (Qld). This will partially satisfy the requirements to practise as a solicitor or barrister in Queensland, or as a legal practitioner elsewhere in Australia. Intending solicitors and barristers must also complete an approved practical legal training course in order to become admitted to practise law. USQ does not offer practical legal training, but advice on practical legal training programs can be obtained through Ask USQ.

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Program aims

The program aims to produce graduates who meet the aims and objectives of both the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Laws degree programs. This combined degree offers students the benefit of exposure to multiple disciplines.

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Program Information Set

View USQ’s admission criteria, student profiles and a summary of all offers made under Course Admission Information Set via the QTAC website.

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Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

Admission to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws is in accordance with University's admissions policy for undergraduate programs.

All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements.

If students do not meet the English language requirements they may apply to study a University-approved English language program. On successful completion of the English language program, students may be admitted to an award program.

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Program fees

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth supported place is where the Australian Government makes a contribution towards the cost of a students' higher education and students pay a student contribution amount, which varies depending on the courses undertaken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Commonwealth Supported students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called HECS-HELP.

Domestic full fee paying place

Domestic full fee paying places are funded entirely through the full fees paid by the student. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Domestic full fee paying students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called FEE-HELP provided they meet the residency and citizenship requirements.

Australian citizens, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders, Permanent Resident visa holders and New Zealand citizens who will be resident outside Australia for the duration of their program pay full tuition fees and are not eligible for FEE-Help.

International full fee paying place

International students pay full fees. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken and whether they are studied on-campus, via distance education/online. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

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Program structure

The program comprises 40 units as follows:

Area of study  Number of courses 
Arts courses  15 courses (1 core course; plus 2 x 7 course majors) 
Law courses  25 courses (22 core courses; plus 3 law elective courses) 

Note: Entry to the Music History, Music Practice, and Visual Arts Practice majors are subject to Bachelor of Arts.

The structure is set out in the following table:

  All majors   
Arts Core  1 course  CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship  
Arts Major 1  7 courses  for example, History 
Arts Major 2  7 courses  for example, International Relations 
Laws Core  22 courses   
Laws Electives  3 courses   

Arts component

The Arts component shall comprise:


Laws component

The Laws component shall comprise:

  • 22 core Law courses listed below

  • 3 Law electives from the list below.


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Required time limits

Students have a maximum of 10 years to complete this program.

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Core courses

Course  Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus  Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus 
Law Core Courses: 
LAW1111 Australian Legal System  S1 (ONC, EXT), S2 (ONC, EXT)  S1 (ONC), S2 (ONC) 
LAW1114 Law in Context  S2 (ONC, EXT)  S2 (ONC) 
LAW2201 Contract A  S1 (ONC, EXT)  S1 (ONC) 
LAW1123 Civil Obligations B (Contract)  S2 (ONC, EXT)  S2 (ONC) 
LAW1124 Civil Obligations C (Torts)  S1 (ONC, EXT)  S1 (ONC) 
LAW2204 Torts B  S2 (ONC, EXT)  S2 (ONC) 
LAW1121 Criminal Law  S1 (ONC, EXT)  S1 (ONC) 
LAW3423 The Criminal Courts – Practice and Sentencing  S2 (ONC, EXT)  S2 (ONC) 
LAW1122 Legal Conflict Resolution  S1 (ONC, EXT)  S1 (ONC) 
LAW3311 Company Law  S1 (ONC, EXT), S3 (EXT)  S1 (ONC) 
LAW2211 Constitutional Law  S1 (ONC, EXT), S3 (EXT)  S1 (ONC) 
LAW2221 Administrative Law  S2 (ONC, EXT), S3 (EXT)  S2 (ONC) 
LAW3461 Principles of Public Law  S2 (ONC, EXT)  S2 (ONC) 
LAW2213 Property and Trusts A  S1 (ONC, EXT)  S1 (ONC) 
LAW3204 Property Law B  S2 (ONC, EXT)  S2 (ONC) 
LAW2212 Equity  S1 (ONC, EXT),   S1 (ONC) 
LAW2223 Property and Trusts B  S2 (ONC, EXT)  S2 (ONC) 
LAW3321 Evidence  S1 (ONC, EXT)  S1 (ONC) 
LAW3322 Civil Procedure  S2 (ONC, EXT)  S2 (ONC) 
LAW2224 Theories of Law  S1 (ONC, EXT)  S1 (ONC) 
LAW3312 Ethics for Lawyers  S1 (ONC, EXT), (S3 EXT)  S1 (ONC) 
LAW4401 Capstone Project*  S2 (ONC, EXT)  S2 (ONC) 

Footnotes
*Students are expected to have completed at least 16 core law courses before enrolling in LAW4401. It is also highly recommended that this course be taken in the last semester of the student’s enrolment in the program.

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Electives/Approved courses

Course  Semester of offer
Distance/Online 
Semester of offer
Toowoomba campus 
Semester of offer
Springfield campus 
ECO3033 Law and Economics     
ENL3007 Law and Literature   
LAW2107 Environmental Law   
LAW2222 Public International and Human Rights Law 
LAW3110 Insolvency and Restructuring Law     
LAW3130 Revenue Law and Practice  1, 2, 3 
LAW3131 Revenue Law and Practice II     
LAW3404 Banking, Finance and Insurance Law     
LAW3405 Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Law   
LAW3406 Intellectual Property Law     
LAW3421 Family Law   
LAW3422 Succession Law     
LAW3424 Land Contracts     
LAW3441 Natural Resources Law     
LAW3442 Employment Law       
LAW3444 Competition and Consumer Law   
LAW3463 Private International Law     
LAW3464 International Trade Law     
LAW3465 Comparative Law    
LAW3466 Moot Court Bench   
LAW3467 Health Law   
LAW3468 Regional and Rural Legal Practice   
LAW3469 Australian Criminal Codes   
LAW3470 Principles of Public Law   
LAW3471 Criminology 
LAW3473 Construction Law 
LAW3476 Privacy and Data Protection Law     
PWE3000 Professional Work Experience~^  2, 3     

Footnotes
~PWE3000 is not available to international students regardless of location or mode of study as it is an elective course. Australian regulations do not allow an elective work-based training course that is not a mandatory program requirement to be offered to international students.
^A student must have completed 16 units before enrolling in PWE3000.

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IT requirements

For information technology requirements please refer to the minimum computing standards.

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Other program requirements

Students must maintain good standing in this program. Please refer to the Academic Standing, Progression and Exclusion Procedure.

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Exit points

If students commence the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws and wish to exit with a Bachelor of Arts , then they may do so if they have completed the Arts core course CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship , 2 Arts majors, 4 courses in Law constituting a minor study in Law and 3 electives. Students would however need to complete 2 additional Arts core courses, CSC1402 plus one core course from the list applicable to the Bachelor of Arts.

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Credit

Credit may be permitted for a limited number of courses, equivalent in content and level, successfully completed recently with a recognised institution, in accordance with USQ policy.

Recommended enrolment patterns

In this section:

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Recommended enrolment pattern - Toowoomba external and on-campus (standard semester 1 intake)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
LAW1111 Australian Legal System1111Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BBLA or BBBL or BCLW or BCLA or BCBL or LLBP or BALW or BABL or BART or BEDU
LAW2201 Contract A1111
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship1121Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
Major 1 course 11121
LAW1114 Law in Context1212
LAW1123 Civil Obligations B (Contract)1212Pre-requisite: LAW1113 or (LAW2201 and LAW2203)
Major 1 course 21222
Major 2 course 11222
LAW1124 Civil Obligations C (Torts)2131Pre-requisite: LAW1113 or (LAW2201 and LAW2203)
Major 1 course 32131
Major 1 course 42141
Major 2 course 22141
LAW2204 Torts B2232
Major 1 course 52232
Major 2 course 32242
Major 2 course 42242
LAW2211 Constitutional Law3151Pre-requisite: ((LAW1111 & LAW1112) or LAW1201) and; Co-requisite: ((HIS1115) OR (Pre-requisite: LAW1114 or LAW1202))
LAW1122 Legal Conflict Resolution3151Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: (LAW1111 and LAW1112) or LAW1201
Major 1 course 63161
Major 2 course 53161
LAW2221 Administrative Law3252Pre-requisite: LAW2211 or (LAW3201 and LAW3461)
Major 1 course 73252
Major 2 course 63262
Major 2 course 73262
LAW1121 Criminal Law4171Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: BEDU (Legal Studies) Students LAW1111 or LAW1201; all other Students (LAW1111 and LAW1112) or LAW1201
LAW2213 Property and Trusts A4171Pre-requisite: {(LAW1111 and LAW1112) or LAW1201} and LAW1113 and LAW1123
LAW2212 Equity4181Pre-requisite: Students enrolled prior to 2016 - (LAW1111 and LAW1112) or LAW1201; All other students - (LAW1113 and LAW1123) or (LAW2201 and LAW2202 and LAW2203).
Law elective 14181
LAW3423 The Criminal Courts – Practice and Sentencing4272
LAW3204 Property Law B4272
LAW2223 Property and Trusts B4282Pre-requisite: (LAW2212 and LAW2213) or (LAW3205 and LAW3203)
LAW3461 Principles of Public Law4282
LAW3321 Evidence5191Pre-requisite: (LAW2221 and LAW2223 and LAW1121) or (LAW2205 and LAW3423)
LAW2224 Theories of Law5191Pre-requisite: LAW1114 or LAW1202 or HIS1115
LAW3312 Ethics for Lawyers51101Pre-requisite: Students enrolled prior to 2016 - LAW1121 or (LAW2205 and LAW3423); All other students - LAW2212 or LAW3205.
LAW3311 Company Law51101Pre-requisite: LAW2212 or LAW3205
LAW3322 Civil Procedure5292Pre-requisite: LAW1123 or (LAW2201 and LAW2202)
Law elective 25292
Law elective 352102
LAW4401 Capstone Project*52102

Footnotes
*Students are expected to have completed at least 16 core law courses before enrolling in LAW4401. It is also highly recommended that this course be taken in the last semester of the student’s enrolment in the program.

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Recommended enrolment pattern - Toowoomba external and on-campus (standard semester 2 intake)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
LAW1111 Australian Legal System1212Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BBLA or BBBL or BCLW or BCLA or BCBL or LLBP or BALW or BABL or BART or BEDU
LAW1114 Law in Context1212
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship1222Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
Major 1 course 11222
LAW2201 Contract A1111
LAW1121 Criminal Law1111Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: BEDU (Legal Studies) Students LAW1111 or LAW1201; all other Students (LAW1111 and LAW1112) or LAW1201
Major 1 course 21121
Major 2 course 11121
LAW1123 Civil Obligations B (Contract)2232Pre-requisite: LAW1113 or (LAW2201 and LAW2203)
LAW3423 The Criminal Courts – Practice and Sentencing2232
Major 1 course 32242
Major 1 course 42242
LAW1124 Civil Obligations C (Torts)2131Pre-requisite: LAW1113 or (LAW2201 and LAW2203)
LAW2213 Property and Trusts A2131Pre-requisite: {(LAW1111 and LAW1112) or LAW1201} and LAW1113 and LAW1123
Major 2 course 22141
Major 1 course 52141
LAW2204 Torts B3252
LAW3204 Property Law B3252
Major 2 course 33262
Major 2 course 43262
LAW2211 Constitutional Law3151Pre-requisite: ((LAW1111 & LAW1112) or LAW1201) and; Co-requisite: ((HIS1115) OR (Pre-requisite: LAW1114 or LAW1202))
LAW2212 Equity3151Pre-requisite: Students enrolled prior to 2016 - (LAW1111 and LAW1112) or LAW1201; All other students - (LAW1113 and LAW1123) or (LAW2201 and LAW2202 and LAW2203).
LAW1122 Legal Conflict Resolution3161Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: (LAW1111 and LAW1112) or LAW1201
Major 1 course 63161
LAW2221 Administrative Law4272Pre-requisite: LAW2211 or (LAW3201 and LAW3461)
LAW3461 Principles of Public Law4272
LAW2223 Property and Trusts B4282Pre-requisite: (LAW2212 and LAW2213) or (LAW3205 and LAW3203)
Major 2 course 54282
LAW3311 Company Law4171Pre-requisite: LAW2212 or LAW3205
LAW2224 Theories of Law4171Pre-requisite: LAW1114 or LAW1202 or HIS1115
Major 1 course 74181
Major 2 course 64181
LAW3322 Civil Procedure5292Pre-requisite: LAW1123 or (LAW2201 and LAW2202)
Major 2 course 75292
Law elective 152102
LAW4401 Capstone Project*52102
LAW3312 Ethics for Lawyers5191Pre-requisite: Students enrolled prior to 2016 - LAW1121 or (LAW2205 and LAW3423); All other students - LAW2212 or LAW3205.
LAW3321 Evidence5191Pre-requisite: (LAW2221 and LAW2223 and LAW1121) or (LAW2205 and LAW3423)
Law elective 251101
Law elective 351101

Footnotes
*Students are expected to have completed at least 16 core law courses before enrolling in LAW4401. It is also highly recommended that this course be taken in the last semester of the student’s enrolment in the program.