University Handbook 2018

Bachelor of Laws Electives

In order to provide a variety of areas for study, the School offers a range of elective law subjects at its Melbourne Campus, with a LAW code. Most elective subjects are offered on a rotational basis. Some electives are offered in summer and winter semesters with some subjects being taught in block mode (e.g. five-day intensives).

Law electives are normally only available to undergraduate students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws or relevant combined degree program. However, a limited number of Bachelor of Laws electives are open to non-Bachelor of Laws students. These subjects attract a Level 3 HECS banding. Please see further entries below for eligibility and lists of approved subjects. Bachelor of Laws students cannot undertake Legal Studies subjects as Law electives. The subject code for Law electives must begin with LAW. However, a number of Criminology subjects are available to Law students as Law electives. In addition,  if Bachelor of Laws students are required to select non-law electives as part of their degree they may be able to undertake Legal Studies subjects (subjects with an LST code).

Students in the Graduate Law program can, subject to quota and prerequisites, take up to four of the subjects offered in the Master of Laws electives at CSP rates. These subjects are offered in summer or winter semesters. For further information, refer to the Postgraduate Handbook.

Students wishing to study part-time are encouraged to complete core subjects before elective subjects in the early years of the program so they complete the prerequisites for future core and elective subjects. This will give greater choice and flexibility in later years and will permit you to cluster your electives in an area of interest or specialisation. Although Law electives carry a year level code, students can normally undertake electives at any stage of their degree, subject to prerequisites. Students can select from areas such as, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, Environmental and Water Resources Law, Global Business Law, Income Taxation Law, International Law and Human Rights, Public Interest Law and Access to Justice.

The School offers many subjects with a practical skills component, such as Clinical Legal Education, Rural and Regional Issues in Justice, Public Interest Law Practice, International Arbitration Practice, International Arbitration Moot, Negotiation, Mediation and Conflict Resolution Skills and Theory. Opportunities also exist for judicial mentoring and to work under supervision in government and non-government legal organisations. The School offers other opportunities for students to study overseas, including semester-long exchanges, intensive winter semester programs run by Duke University School of Law in Hong Kong and Geneva, and an Introduction to Chinese Law summer school subject run in Shanghai. Subject to sufficient interest, suitably qualified and successful students can also apply to participate in the Willem C Vis (Far East) International Commercial Arbitration mooting competition in Hong Kong and/or Geneva. The School has an excellent track record in national and international competitive mooting.

Note: Bendigo students can, if they wish, apply to undertake a placement at the Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre or another legal organisation for academic credit by enrolling into an elective subject called Rural and Regional Issues in Justice (LAW2RRJ).

Elective law subjects

The following Law electives are available to Bachelor of Laws students. Not all electives are offered every year. Some electives are subject to quotas and students must make an application. Teaching periods are provided as a guide only and subject to change. Please refer to the Subject Search guide for further details.

LAW2DDL Death, Dying and Law (Not Offered in 2018)
LAW2FSL (WK 04-05) Family Society and Law
LAW2IPL (S2) Intellectual Property Law
LAW2ICL (WK 48-02) Introduction to Chinese Law (Off Campus)
LAW2LAM (WIN) Law and Medicine
LAW2PLP (S1, S2) Public Interest Law Practice
LAW2RRJ (S2) Rural and Regional Issues in Justice (Bendigo)
LAW2SLP Sentencing Law and Policy (Not offered in 2018)
LAW2SIH (S2) Statutory Interpretation and Human Rights  
LCR2CBP (S2) Law and Practice of Customs and Border Protection 
LCR2FSL (S2) Forensic Science and the Law 
LCR2PSY (S1) Psychology and the Law
LAW2SSL Succession Law (Not offered in 2018)
LAW3CPL (S1) Competitive Policy and Law
LCR3JVJ (S2) Juvenile Justice
LAW3BFL (S2) Banking and Finance Law
LAW3CJU Criminal Justice (Not offered in 2018)
LAW3DRL Disability Rights and Law (Not Offered in 2018)
LAW3ELR (S2) Employment and Labour Relations Law
LAW3ERL (S2) Environmental and Natural Resources Law (Online)
LAW3GIL General Insurance Law and Practice (Not offered in 2018)
LAW3HRL (S1) Human Rights Law
LAW3ITL (S1) Income Taxation Law
LAW3IAM (WK 06-24) International Arbitration Moot
LAW3IAP (SUM 1, S2) International Arbitration Practice
LAW3JRL Justice, Rights and Law (Not offered in 2018)
LAW3RPS Legal Rights, Poverty and Legal Services (Not offered in 2018)
LAW3MDC (S2) Mental Disorder and Criminal Responsibility
LAW3NEG Negotiation (Not Offered in 2018)
LAW3PIL (S2) Public International Law
LAW3ANI (S1) Animal Welfare, Law and Policy (Not offered in 2018)
LAW3CLP (S1) Criminal Law Policy and Reform  
LAW3JMT (SUM 2, WK 35-13) Jessup Moot 
LAW3PLN (S2) Planning Law and Policy (Online)
LAW3SCL Succession Law (Not offered in 2018)
LAW3LCL Legal Change Legislation And Law Reform (Not offered in 2018)
LAW3JUS (WIN) Justice after Atrocity
LAW3WAT (WIN) Water Law (Online)
LAW3CLE (SUM 1, S1, S2) Clinical Legal Education
LAW3GCP (S2) Global Change
LAW4INB (S1, S2, SUM, WIN) Law Internship B 
LAW4THA (S1, S2) Law Honours Thesis Part A
LAW4THB (S1, S2) Law Honours Thesis Part B
LAW4INT (ALL YR) Legal Internship
LAW4LPP (S1, S2 or SUM) Legal Practice and Conduct Clinical Placement
S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester 2, SUM = Summer, WIN = Winter Semester, WK = WeeksALL YR = All Year



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