• Length 5 years full-time
  • Minimum 240 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan ALLB / BECON
  • CRICOS code 079095B
  • UAC code 137010

A Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree provides candidates with a law degree that opens doors to a diverse range of professional careers in Australia and around the world.

In addition to equipping you with an understanding of law and the contexts in which it operates, the LLB (Hons) places a significant emphasis on building your high-level research skills through opportunities to conduct independent legal research.

Through the LLB (Hons), you will graduate with an honours-degree, giving you additional advantages in establishing your career or providing a strong foundation for postgraduate study. The program satisfies the academic component to be admitted as a legal practitioner in Australia.

Why is something as superfluous as diamonds so costly, but something as essential as water so cheap? How can the cost of the coffee beans make up only a few cents of the price of a cup of coffee? With the world’s highest minimum wage rate, can Australia ever compete with low wage countries?

 

The ANU Bachelor of Economics provides a framework and a way of thinking to help answer questions like these. Your coursework will span economics (both theory and applied), economic history, and econometrics while developing your analytical problem-solving and quantitative skills.

 

Whether working as an economist or in some other role, your Bachelor of Economics degree and training will be sought after.

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

Employment Opportunities

Law graduates may find work either in areas where a law degree is a professional requirement or more general fields in which law is especially useful.


A Bachelor of Laws would normally be a requirement for the following occupations: a Barrister or Solicitor in professional practice; a Legal Officer in government departments or private enterprise; a Corporate Legal Officer in private industry, commerce and finance; community legal work; law teaching and academic research; a Judge's Associate, and legal journalism.


To practice as a Barrister or Solicitor graduates must also complete Practical Legal Training at an accredited institution.


More general fields of employment include: the Australian Foreign Service; industrial relations; social welfare; government administration; business management; lobbying; media; public relations; law librarianship; court reporting; environmental agencies; technology and communications; and Federal and State police forces. 

Law graduates may find work either in areas where a law degree is a professional requirement or more general fields in which law is especially useful.


A Bachelor of Laws would normally be a requirement for the following occupations: a Barrister or Solicitor in professional practice; a Legal Officer in government departments or private enterprise; a Corporate Legal Officer in private industry, commerce and finance; community legal work; law teaching and academic research; a Judge's Associate, and legal journalism.


To practice as a Barrister or Solicitor graduates must also complete Practical Legal Training at an accredited institution.


More general fields of employment include: the Australian Foreign Service; industrial relations; social welfare; government administration; business management; lobbying; media; public relations; law librarianship; court reporting; environmental agencies; technology and communications; and Federal and State police forces. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Review, analyse, and synthesise knowledge from primary and secondary legal sources to identify and provide solutions to complex legal and justice problems.

  2. Interpret and critically evaluate the nature of law and its social and ethical impact on society, at a local, national, and international level.

  3. Undertake technical legal research to access a range of legal materials, literature databases, and other online sources, and apply legal or interdisciplinary research methodologies to evaluate and synthesise findings.

  4. Communicate to a variety of legal and non-legal audiences in a range of oral and written formats.

  5. Develop insight into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ diverse perspectives on laws and society and evaluate their relationship and importance to contemporary Australian law and society.

  6. Work both independently and collaboratively as required, and evaluate and reflect on feedback to develop personal, professional and ethical capability across a range of legal disciplines.

Upon successful completion of a Bachelor of Economics, graduates will be able to:

  1. to solve economic problems using analytical reasoning;
  2. apply economic analysis to a wide variety of economic issues;
  3. use basic empirical estimation techniques to test economic predictions;
  4. provide insight into the way that households and individuals make decisions and interact, and the role of government in providing public goods and regulating the market sector;
  5. learn how to communicate rigorous economic analysis in a coherent way

Admission Requirements

ATAR:
96
International Baccalaureate:
38

Prerequisites

There are no formal program prerequisites. But assumed knowledge is:-ACT: Mathematical Methods (Major)/Further Mathematics/Specialist Mathematics (major)/ Specialist Methods or NSW: Mathematics or equivalent. More information about interstate subject equivalencies can be found here.

Adjustment Factors

Adjustment factors are additional points added to an applicant's Selection Rank (for example an applicant's ATAR). ANU offers adjustment factors based on performance and equity principles, such as for high achievement in nationally strategic senior secondary subjects and for recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. 

Selection Rank adjustments are granted in accordance with the approved schedules, and no more than 15 (maximum 5 subject/performance-based adjustment factors and maximum 10 equity-based adjustment factors) can be awarded. 

You may be considered for adjustment factors if you have:

  • applied for an eligible ANU Bachelor degree program
  • undertaken Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate
  • achieved an ATAR or equivalent at or above 70
  • not previously attempted tertiary study.

Please visit the ANU Adjustment Factors website for further information.

Bachelor of Laws (Honours) - Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

Bachelor of Economics - Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$44,470.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

This double degree requires the completion of 240 units.

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) flexible double degree component requires completion of 144 units, of which:

A maximum of 36 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses

 

The 144 units must include:

96 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

LAWS1201 Foundations of Australian Law

LAWS1202 Lawyers, Justice and Ethics

LAWS1203 Torts

LAWS1204 Contracts

LAWS1205 Australian Public Law

LAWS1206 Criminal Law and Procedure

LAWS2201 Administrative Law

LAWS2202 Commonwealth Constitutional Law

LAWS2203 Corporations Law

LAWS2204 Property

LAWS2205 Equity and Trusts

LAWS2207 Evidence

LAWS2244 Litigation and Dispute Management

LAWS2248 Legal Research and Writing (available 2022)

LAWS2249 Legal Theory

LAWS2250 International Law

 

48 units from completion of 4000-level LAWS-coded courses including at least 6 units from completion of courses on the following list:

LAWS4010 Jessup Moot

LAWS4213 Contemporary Issues in Constitutional Law

LAWS4220 Human Rights Law in Australia

LAWS4230 Law Internship

LAWS4231 Law and Art: Representation and Critique (if the optional 4000 word research essay is completed)

LAWS4254 Restitution (if the optional 4000 word research essay is completed)

LAWS4256 Law and Sexualities

LAWS4258 International Organisations (Geneva)

LAWS4262 Advanced Administrative Law

LAWS4286 Literature, Law and Human Rights (if the optional 4000 word research essay is completed)

LAWS4218 Feminist and Critical Legal Theory

LAWS4290 High Court of Australia

LAWS4300 Supervised Research Paper

LAWS4315 Law and Development in the Contemporary South Pacific


48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

HONS4300 Final Honours Grade will be used to record the class of honours. The final honour mark will be calculated using the formula S (mark x units) / S units, giving NCN and WN a nominal mark of zero. All LAWS-coded courses will be included in the calculation. 

The Bachelor of Economics flexible double degree component requires completion of 96 units, of which:

A maximum of 48 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses

 

The 96 units must consist of:

 

36 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

ECON1101 Microeconomics 1

ECON3101 Microeconomics 3

ECON3102 Macroeconomics 3

EMET1001 Foundations of Economic and Financial Models

EMET2007 Econometrics I: Econometric Methods

STAT1008 Quantitative Research Methods

 

6 units from completion of a course from the following list:

ECON1100 Economics I (H)

ECON1102 Macroeconomics 1

 

6 units from completion of a course from the following list:

ECON2101 Microeconomics 2(P)

ECON2111 Microeconomics 2(H)

 

6 units from completion of a course from the following list:

ECON2016 Economics II (H)

ECON2102 Macroeconomics 2(P)

ECON2112 Macroeconomics 2(H)

 

6 units from completion of a course from the following list:

ECHI1006 The Australian Economy: Past and Present

ECHI3008 History of Economic Thought(P)

ECHI3009 World Economy Since 1800

ECHI3018 History of Economic Thought (H)

ECHI3019 The World Economy Since 1800 (H)

ECON2013 Behavioral Economics

ECON2014 Managerial Economics

ECON2026 Money and Banking

ECON2091 The Economy, Politics and the State

ECON2120 Law and Economics(P)

ECON2139 Law and Economics(H)

ECON2141 Strategic Thinking: An introduction to Game Theory

ECON2900 Development Poverty and Famine

ECON2901 Development Poverty and Famine(H)
 

18 units from completion of courses on List 1 of the ANU College of Business and Economics
 

18 units from completion of courses on List 2 of the ANU College of Business and Economics

 

If your flexible double degree is within the College of Business and Economics (for example Commerce and Economics), the below study plan may show the same course twice. If this is the case, you must only do the course once and replace the other course with a University Wode Elective or CBE List 1 elective. Please note that you cannot exceed 8 out of college electives.

For majors and minors offered by the ANU College of Business and Economics, students may count a course towards multiple majors and minors. If a minor is a subset of all stated courses and/or prerequisites for a major, then completion of the major overrides completion of the minor, and only the major is regarded as having been completed. If all courses in a major and/or minor are compulsory courses in the degree, the major and/or minor will not be listed on the transcript.

Specialisations

Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Specialisations

Study Options

Year 1 LAWS1201 Foundations of Australian Law 6 units LAWS1203 Torts 6 units ECON1101 Microeconomics 1 6 units STAT1008 Quantitative Research Methods 6 units
LAWS1202 Lawyers Justice and Ethics 6 units LAWS1204 Contracts 6 units ECON1102 Macroeconomics 1 6 units EMET1001 Foundations of Economic and Financial Models 6 units
Year 2 LAWS1205 Australian Public Law 6 units LAWS1206 Criminal Law and Procedure 6 units ECON2101 Microeconomics 2 6 units EMET2007 Econometrics I: Econometric Methods 6 units
LAWS2250 International Law 6 units LAWS2249 Legal Theory 6 units ECON2102 Macroeconomics 2(P) 6 units List 2 Elective Course 6 units
Year 3 LAWS2201 Administrative Law 6 units LAWS2203 Corporations Law 6 units ECON3101 Microeconomics 3 6 units List 2 Elective Course 6 units
LAWS2202 Commonwealth Constitutional Law 6 units LAWS2248 ECON3102 Macroeconomics 3 6 units List 2 Elective Course 6 units
Year 4 LAWS2204 Property 6 units Law Elective Course 6 units ECON Core Course 6 units List 1 Elective Course 6 units
LAWS2205 Equity and Trusts 6 units Law Elective Course 6 units List 1 Elective Course 6 units List 1 Elective Course 6 units
Year 5 LAWS2244 Litigation and Dispute Management 6 units Law Elective Courses 18 units
LAWS2207 Evidence 6 units Law Elective Courses Law Capstone Courses 6 units 12 units

Honours

Alongside the courses in the economics degree, an Honours stream is offered commencing in second semester of first year. This stream is designed for (but not exclusive to) students whose performance in economics is at credit level or better. It aims to provide students with a deeper understanding of economic analysis and to impart greater confidence and capacity in addressing economic issues. Participation in the Honours stream is important for students who may wish to work as professional economists or who want to go on to further study of economics at the fourth year or at graduate level. The Honours stream involves an additional lecture and tutorial per week, plus an additional examination each semester. Students are able to enter, or leave, the Honours stream at any stage during the degree.

After the standard three-year program, students can undertake Honours as a fourth year of study in Applied Economics, Economics, Econometrics or Economic History. Entry is by invitation to high achieving students. Anyone with high grades in three-year economics undergraduate degrees at other universities may also be eligible to enter the Honours year.

Interested students can obtain advice from the Honours Convenor in the Research School of Economics.

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The curriculum of the ANU law degree consists of compulsory and elective courses.

The compulsory courses are designed to ensure that every student gains a sufficient grounding in the fundamental branches of the law, as well as satisfying applicable requirements for admission to practice.

The elective courses provide an opportunity to develop particular interests, deepen understanding and engage students in research opportunities.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

It is important that you attend the Law Information Session that will be held during O'Week. You will receive an introduction to the program, the timetable, tutorial information and be introduced to relevant college staff and advisers.

 

PRIOR STUDY

If you wish to apply for credit or exemptions for courses completed prior to your new ANU program, you will need to seek approval prior to your enrolment.

An information session for commencing Law students will be held in O'Week.


Single degree

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) consists of 192 units. Most courses are worth 6 units each, with 48 units (8 courses) per year being the standard full-time load.

  • 96 units (16 courses) are compulsory
  • 42 units (7 courses) are elective and must be LAWS courses
  • 6 units (1 course) must be used as the Reasearch Capstone, selected from the following list https://law.anu.edu.au/current-students/LLBHons_CapstoneCourses
  • 48 units (8 courses) of electives chosen from any other ANU College or from LAWS courses.

You must enrol in the following courses in first year in this order:

Commencing Semester 1:

Semester 1

  • LAWS1201 Foundations of Australian Law
  • LAWS1203 Torts
  • 2 non-Law first year electives

Semester 2

  • LAWS1202 Lawyers, Justice and Ethics
  • LAWS1204 Contracts
  • 2 non-Law first year electives

Commencing Semester 2:

Semester 2

  • LAWS1201 Foundations of Australian Law,
  • LAWS1204 Contracts
  • 2 non-Law first year electives

For your non-Law electives, you may wish to seek advice from the relevant college that offers the course or from a Law adviser. 

Courses coded in the 1000 range are first year courses and most first year courses do not have any prerequisites – details of any prerequisites will be listed in the relevant course entry.

Double degree

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) in a flexible double degree consists of 144 units. Most courses are worth 6 units each, with 48 units (8 courses) per year being the standard full-time load.

 Non-Law electives are usually taken by your other degree

 You must enrol in the following courses in first year in this order:

Commencing Semester 1:

Semester 1

Semester 2

Commencing Semester 2:

Semester 2

Academic Advice

If you need any further information or advice regarding your degree, please contact the ANU College of Law

College Student Administration Services Office | Ground Floor, 5 Fellows Rd

Telephone: (02) 6125 3483 or

Email: enquiries.law@anu.edu.au



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The Bachelor of Economics degree offers you rigorous training in the analytic tools of economics, and the opportunity to apply these to a wide variety of economic issues. It is an intellectually challenging degree that develops powers of logical analysis. It offers you an insight into the ways in which households and individuals make decisions and interact, and the role of government in providing public goods and regulating the market sector.

Single degree

  • This degree requires 24 courses (144 units)
  • A maximum of 60 units of 1000 level courses
  • 13 compulsory courses
  • 11 electives (of which 3 must be CBE List 1 elective courses)
Commencing Semester 1:

Semester 1 

  • ECON1101 Microeconomics 1 - 6 units
  • STAT1008 Quantitative Research Methods - 6 units
  • List 1 Elective Course - 6 units
  • Elective - 6 units

Semester 2 

  • ECON1102 Macroeconomics 1- 6 units
  • EMET1001 - Foundations of Economic and Financial Models - 6 units
  • List 1 Elective Course - 6 units
  • Elective - 6 units

Commencing Semester 2:
Semester 2 

  • ECON1101 Microeconomics 1 - 6 units
  • STAT1008 Quantitative Research Methods - 6 units
  • Elective Course - 6 units
  • Elective - 6 units

Double degree

  • This degree requires 96 units of CBE courses
  • A maximum of 48 units of 1000 level CBE courses
  • 13 compulsory courses
  • 3 CBE List 1 elective courses
Commencing Semester 1:

Semester 1 

  • ECON1101 Microeconomics 1 - 6 units
  • STAT1008 Quantitative Research Methods - 6 units

Semester 2 

  • ECON1102 Macroeconomics 1- 6 units
  • EMET1001 - Foundations of Economic and Financial Models - 6 units

 

Commencing Semester 2:
Semester 2 

  • ECON1101 Microeconomics 1 - 6 units
  • STAT1008 Quantitative Research Methods - 6 units

About this degree

Single degree
In a Bachelor of Economics single degree program you will study a total of 144 units.  Typically you will take 4 courses per semester (total of 24 units) as a full time student giving you a total of 24 courses across your whole degree. You will need to complete a minimum of 16 CBE courses (96 units) but will also get to choose 8 courses (48 units) from other ANU Colleges.  You can try a range of courses or take a major or minor in a non-CBE subject, the choice is yours.



Double degree
In a Bachelor of Economics double degree program you will study a total of 16 courses (96 units).  Typically you will take 4 courses per semester (total of 24 units) as a full time student giving you a total of 16 courses (96 units) across your whole degree.  However, for each semester you are likely to take 2 courses from your Economics degree and then 2 courses from the other half of you degree - still a total of 4 courses a semester.


Enrolment Status

It is possible to enrol in fewer courses per semester but it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be enrolled full-time in 24 units each semester.

Important things to keep in mind when choosing your 1000-level courses

When you enrol for the first time you will study ‘1000-level’ courses. These courses have ‘1’ as the first number in their course code, such as ECON1101.

Please also note that:

  • You need to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester.
  • In your first year, you cannot study more than four courses (24 units) per semester, eight for the year.
  • You may take 1000-level courses later in your program.   But remember you can’t count more than ten 1000-level courses (60 units) in total towards your single degree.
  • You can change your enrolment via ISIS in courses up until the Monday of Week 2.

Electives

You can use your electives to enrol in any courses that you like, provided you meet prerequisite requirements.

  • Remember that you can choose up to 8 courses from another ANU College if you are undertaking the single Bachelor of Economics degree.
  • If you are in a double degree, your electives must be CBE courses.
  • Don't forget the maximum number of 1000 level courses is 10 in single degree.

Study Options

Bachelor of Economics

This is a typical study plan for the first year of a student undertaking a Bachelor of Economics degree

Study Options

Year 1 48 units ECON1101 Microeconomics 1 6 units STAT1008 Quantitative Research Methods 6 units CBE List 1 elective 6 units (ECHI1006) Elective 6 units
ECON1102 Macroeconomics 1 6 units EMET1001 Foundations of Economic and Financial Models 6 units CBE List 1 elective 6 units Elective 6 units

Bachelor of Economics - Double Degree

This is a typical study pattern for the first year of a student undertaking a Bachelor of Economics with another degree, such as the Bachelor of Arts (degree B).

Study Options

Year 1 48 units ECON1101 Microeconomics 1 6 units STAT1008 Quantitative Research Methods 6 units Degree B course 6 units Degree B course 6 units
ECON1102 Macroeconomics 1 6 units EMET1001 Foundations of Economic and Financial Models 6 units Degree B course 6 units Degree B course 6 units

Disciplines

For further information on specific discipline you can:



Academic Advice

If after reading through these guidelines you are unsure about your which courses to enrol in, you can email info.cbe@anu.edu.au

If you are seeking status (credit) from previous study at another university you will need to submit a copy of your official transcript, detailed course outlines and a completed credit application form to info.cbe@anu.edu.au

Please refer to the CBE Fast Track page:
https://www.cbe.anu.edu.au/fasttrack 

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