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Legal studies is an interdisciplinary field that deals with the mutual influence between law and society. It provides a general understanding legal systems, how regulations are formed and social actors involved in the legal process. Legal studies involve perspectives belonging to subjects including political science, economics, history, sociology, international relations and philosophy. Law students learn how to address important issues such as the relationship between citizens and the state, individual liberty and privacy, social equality, or justice in the distribution of resources.
The Bachelor of Legal Studies is a broad and comprehensive course which will provide graduates with a wide legal knowledge and skills in legal reasoning. In particular, this course provides students with the opportunity to design their own program of study after completing the core units. Students may study units of interest from a particular category which will enhance career opportunities in an ever-changing legal services market. The course will also provide career opportunities for those with an interest in a career in policy development and the justice sector.
Students who wish to exit this course early with the Diploma in Paralegal Studies may do so on completion of 48 credit points (6 Core units and 2 Listed units).
Students who wish to exit this course early with the Advanced Diploma in Paralegal Studies may do so on completion of 72 credit points (8 core units and any 4 listed units).
Graduates will understand the fundamental discipline areas of the law of Australia, but will also have an awareness of indigenous and international perspectives.
Graduates will be able to communicate legal information or arguments to a range of audiences in both legal and non-legal contexts.
Graduates will be able to identify legal issues, apply the law and construct ethically appropriate solutions.
Graduates will be able to critically evaluate legal information from a range of sources using technology and communicate it to a range of audiences.