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Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws

Undergraduate | SCU-BAL-DEG | 2024

A double degree in arts and law

Prepare for a legal career with extended career options. An arts major like digital media or politics unlocks roles beyond private practice. Bolster your legal skills with critical thinking, communication, and problem solving. Expand your mind and future.

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Study method
100% online study with practicum placement
100% online
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4 years full time or part time equivalent
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Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws

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Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue career opportunities that combine knowledge of arts and law; and those specific to each discipline.

For arts: communication industries, community relations, journalism, cultural policy, management and administration, education, publishing, public service, multimedia design, creative and cultural industries, politics, social justice and human rights.

For law: barristers or solicitors; or in law-related areas in private, corporate, or government organisations. 

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Laws is accredited with the the NSW Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB) and fulfils the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession. Professional admission authorities also require law graduates of all universities to complete practical legal training or similar to be eligible to practise as a lawyer. 

Students who intend to practise law outside Australia should check with the relevant country’s admission body to confirm their practising requirements.

The optional subject ‘LEGL2012 – Mediation Practice and Procedure’, meets the training and assessment threshold requirements as specified in the National Mediator Accreditation System. As such, Southern Cross University is recognised as an Education and Training Provider Member of the Mediation Standards Board. Upon successful completion of the unit, students may apply to a Registered Mediation Accreditation Body (RMAB) to finalise their accreditation.

Career outlook

Over $120K
Unknown average
Policy Analysts:
$93K to $120K
Policy and Planning Managers:
Over $120K
$75K to $93K

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