University of New England
Why study the Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Laws at UNE? The University of New England offers a flexible approach to the study of law. UNE boasts one of Australia's largest law schools outside a capital city, as well as being an early adopter of innovative technology in the delivery of its law programs. Studying law in conjunction with another discipline gives you the potential to take an interdisciplinary approach in both your studies and in your future employment. Graduates with a law and environmental science background will understand both the legal requirements and principles that prioritise conservation and sustainability of our natural resources. BEnvSc component: On completion of 144 credit points including all requirements for the BEnvSc component of the double degree program, students with a meritorious academic record may be permitted to enrol for the Bachelor of Science with Honours. The Honours year requires the completion of a research project and the submission of a thesis embodying a literature review and the results of the research project. Law component: There are a range of employment options from which to choose. Graduates who wish to be admitted to practice as a solicitor, barrister or legal practitioner anywhere in Australia will also have to undertake a course of pratical legal training (PLT). This can consist of approximately half a year's full-time training, undertaken internally or externally, or of equivalent part-time training. In some jurisdictions, it may be possible to do articles of clerkship instead. Because the system adopted varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, enquiries should be made to the admission authority in the state or territory in which you intend to practice; this is usually a committee of the Supreme Court of that State or Territory or a special body set up to administer admissions to the legal profession. Additional information can be found on the School of Law page. Students who complete the Honours Pathway may be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Laws with Honours. To be admitted to the Honours stream, candidates must have completed 72 credit points of law units at UNE with a grade point average (GPA) of 5.5 or better. Career Opportunities The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree is accredited by the Legal Profession Admission Board of NSW. Upon completion of the LLB, graduates may complete a period of practical legal training and be qualified to apply for admission as an Australian Lawyer. After admission you are then eligible to apply for a practising certificate as a solicitor from the Law Society of NSW or undertake further studies to obtain a practising certificate as a barrister from the Bar Association of NSW. At the completion of the five years you will have a range of employment options from which to choose within the law profession. Careers may also include commercial industry and government departments; environmental protection agencies; national policy departments, conservation groups, consultancies; and also research careers.
|Institution Name||University of New England|
|Course Duration||5 Years Full-time Up to 12 years Part-time|
|Course University||University of New England|
UNE was formed in 1938 as the New England University College, a College of the University of Sydney. The University became fully independent in 1954 and pioneered teaching to external students by correspondence, making UNE Australia’s most experienced provider of distance and now online education.
Our focus is on your future, providing you with a personal and flexible approach to learning. We offer more than 200 courses at undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and higher degree research levels with options to study online or on campus.