Overview of Law Degrees
Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Laws
Future lawyer? Scientist of tomorrow? The little bit of both? This degree will prepare you for specialist scientific legal roles – think patent, the environmental or medical lawyer. With the Bachelor of Law degrees, you’ll explore common law and the broader Australian legal system before building specialist expertise through your electives and majors – you can choose science-specific subjects like biomedical law, bioethics, and intellectual property law, or branch out into an intensive exploration of emerging legal technologies with the Legal Futures and Technology major. With the Bachelor of Science, you’ll start by studying the fundamentals of science before you choose a major (such as nanotechnology, medical science, biotechnology or mathematics), or using your elective choices to build a more tailored degree. The good news? Specialist scientific lawyers and those with an understanding of the law when it comes to research and industrial and commercial enterprise are in high demand – so you will be too.
- Applied Physics
- Biomedical Science
- Environmental Biology
- Marine Biology
- Medical Science
Professional scientific lawyers, such as patent lawyers, environmental lawyers, and medical lawyers are in big demand.
Bachelor of Forensic Science, Bachelor of Laws
COURSE DESCRIPTION Use science to fight crime and the law to seek justice with this unique double degree combination. If you’ve ever imagined yourself in the labor at a crime scene – using science to enforce the law, consider how a solid legal grounding could enhance your expertise. As a Forensic Science student, you’ll major in either in biology, chemistry, crime scene investigation or digital forensics, working in world-class facilities that have been modeled on operational labs. In your Law studies, you’ll study the foundations of the law before choosing an elective path that complements your scientific interests – with our unique Legal Futures and Technology major, you can even build niche skills in tech-specific areas like bitcoin, smart contracts, AI and blockchain as they relate to legal practice.
FORENSIC SCIENCE MAJORS
- Crime Scene Investigation
- Digital Forensics
Examples include a lawyer (solicitor or barrister) specializing in the analysis of forensic reports and cross-examining expert witnesses or a forensic scientist providing independent, objective expert scientific opinion and evidence to the justice system and community within your chosen field of forensic discipline (major). Career opportunities exist within the police service, state and federal law enforcement agencies, government and private forensic or drug detection laboratories, customs, quarantine services, environmental protection agencies, pharmaceutical, chemical and analytical industries, DNA testing laboratories, medical diagnostic laboratories, hospitals or corporate multinationals providing forensic, medical or research services and digital forensic laboratories.
Bachelor of Medical Science, Bachelor of Laws
Medical and health practice, medical and biological research, industrial and commercial enterprise: they’re all areas of medical science where legal expertise is of crucial importance. With the Bachelor of Medical Science/Bachelor of Laws, you can prepare for specialist roles in the field of health care law – and you’ll gain a skill set that’s in high demand. You’ve got options: study the two degrees as separate qualifications, gaining core skills in both science and law and choosing elective subjects that suit your individual interests. Or, build even stronger links between the two by choosing electives with a health care or research focus, such as biomedical, mental health or intellectual property law. Want to branch out? Consider the Legal Futures and Technology major and bring tech skills and a future focus to your qualifications in law.
This course lays the groundwork for a specialist career in the field of health care law. Graduates can work as lawyers, in-house counsel, policymakers or researchers in areas where a strong background in human biology, medical diagnostics, neuroscience or pharmacology is valued.
Bachelor of Engineering Science, Bachelor of Laws
Lay the foundations for a lasting career. This course combines engineering’s technical demands with the theoretical and analytical foundations involved in studying law. And they’re a great match: there’s growing demand across the engineering and construction industries for legal experts with a background in all things technical. The Bachelor of Engineering Science is an engineering technology program that’ll prepare you to work with professional engineers, while the Bachelor of Law prepares you to practice law in NSW (after you complete your practical legal training). Want more? You can further enhance your tech expertise with the Legal Futures and Technology major and build an understanding of the forces that are shaping the legal sector of tomorrow. Combined, these courses will give you an in-depth appreciation of the key challenges, opportunities, and liabilities of the engineering field – and the ability to provide strategic legal advice in an industry setting.
- Civil Engineering
- Data Engineering
- Electronic Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mechanization Engineering
- Software Engineering
- No Major – range of engineering subjects of your choice
Bachelor of Science in IT, Bachelor of Laws
We live in an era of digital disruption. Building a strong foundation in IT will help you stay ahead of the curve when it comes to leveraging technology for professional gain. At its core, this course is about building practice-based IT skills that you can integrate into a legal career – or the legal skills you need to work in the highly competitive world of IT. Consolidate your expertise by enrolling in the Legal Futures and Technology major of the LLB and use your IT knowledge to explore the mechanics of emerging legal technologies. While the two degrees are distinct in terms of course content, they also share some common ground: they’ll both help you build critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities, and they both emphasize the importance of soft skills like communication and collaboration – all of which are critical to your professional success.
- Business Information Systems Management
- Data Analytics
- Enterprise Systems Development
- Internet working and Applications
- Interaction Design
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