Overview of Top 5 Law Degrees
Bachelor of Communication (Social and Political Sciences), Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Communication is the first Degree in Top 5 Law Degrees. Be a lawyer with a social conscience – or a social scientist with legal nous. Whatever route you choose, this degree will prepare you for a range of careers. As a law student, you’ll prepare for professional legal practice and start to think about the role of the law as a tool for social and political change. With our new Legal Futures and Technology major, you can also get hands-on experience with the technologies that are changing the face of the legal profession, such as AI, apps, bitcoin, and blockchain. Within the comms degree, you’ll study sociology, social policy, politics, public history and international studies, framed by legal and social science practice. Undertake professional studies, hands-on research, internships, and fieldwork – and get ready for a career in social research, policy development, and political advocacy.
Subjects Within This Major
- Self and Society
- Politics, Ideologies, and Beliefs
- Economy, Society, and Globalism
- Investigating for Change
- Intervening for Change
- Professional Pathways Project
Bachelor of Communication (Media Arts and Production), Bachelor of Laws
Creative type? Protecting your intellectual property is key to the maker experience. Learn to safeguard your big ideas – or your future clients’ – with a dual degree that combines media production and legal expertise. As a law student, you’ll study the fundamentals of the legal system and the legal frameworks that underpin a range of creative ventures. In the media production degree, you’ll build conceptual and technical production skills, and a solid grounding in the history, theory, and challenges of media and culture. You’ll also develop a solid creative portfolio that you can use to show off your talents. Combined with the Legal Futures and Technology major, you’ll build a diverse set of technical skills and a strong understanding of where technology fits into the legal and media production landscape. The result? You’ll be ready for legal roles with a focus on entertainment or intellectual property – or to stand out as a strategic media producer with a solid understanding of the law.
Subjects Within This Major
- Composing the Real
- Exploring Media Arts
- Media Arts Project
- Media Arts Specialist Modules
Bachelor of Communication (Journalism), Bachelor of Laws
Journalism operates within a complex set of ethical and legal boundaries. Understanding the law and how it impacts professional journalistic practice is essential both journalism and media-specific legal careers. The good news? This degree will give you the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills you need to become a highly effective practitioner in either professional discipline. You’ll study the intellectual, ethical and political foundations of journalism, learn to produce innovative multi-platform journalism stories, and build exceptional communication skills – research, writing, and analysis, to name a few – that are also highly sought in the field of law. As a law student, you’ll gain a solid understanding of Australian legal theory and practice. You’ll have further opportunity to choose electives that relate specifically to the media, or you can build a whole new skill set with our tech-driven Legal Futures and Technology major.
Subjects Within This Major
- Stories from the Streets: Social Media, Local Journalism
- Live Action: Multiplatform Journalism
- Digging Deeper: Current Affairs and Longer-form Journalism
- From Dirty Data to Vivid Visualization
- The Hive: Collaborative Journalism
- Industry Portfolio
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, Bachelor of Laws
Wanderlust? Great news – you can travel the world and gain credit for your studies with this unique combined degree. That’s right: with the Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, you’ll spend a year of your degree studying overseas at a UTS partner university. Here’s how it works: in years 1-3, you’ll combine your legal studies – core subjects plus your choice of electives or majors, including the new Legal Futures and Technology major with its focus on the apps, systems, and platforms that’ll underpin your future legal practice – with an intensive investigation of the language and culture of your chosen country major. In your fourth year, you’ll take the leap and jet off for two sessions of in-country study overseas. This is travel with a purpose. The experience – and the expertise you’ll gain along the way – will help you develop an understanding of cross-cultural legal issues. As a result, you’ll be ready to work internationally, or to provide legal expertise for international organizations or foreign investors, once you finish your course.
Country Major Choice
- Costa Rica
- Latino USA
Lawyer or authorized policy adviser within a government section, private law firm or commercial or corporate sector with global links. You can work with international organizations such as the United Nations and opportunities also exist in foreign affairs.
Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation, Bachelor of Laws
Disrupt or be disrupted – that’s the reality of the future world of work. Get ahead of the game by combining the traditions of law with an innovation mindset. The UTS Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation (BCII) is focused on creating new value through transdisciplinary problem-solving, while the Bachelor of Laws is all about developing expertise in legal theory and practice. By combining the two, you’ll be ready to solve complex challenges, work collaboratively across and between disciplines, and apply theoretical knowledge beyond traditional professional boundaries. Both degrees are extraordinarily hands-on: in the BCII, you’ll take on industry experiences, real-world projects, and self-initiated proposals, while the law component will offer fieldwork, leadership, mooting and mentoring opportunities, as well as the chance to consolidate your future focus with our new Legal Futures and Technology major. The upshot? You’ll graduate ready to bring a contemporary and solutions-focused approach to a career in law or to use your legal expertise as a solid foundation for entrepreneurial, collaborative, strategic or analytical positions across a range of professional sectors.
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