We are truly a global community of citizens. Professionals with an understanding of the social, cultural, political and economic spectrum in combination with skills in the legal arena are in demand across the globe. This double degree will open the door to employment related to a range of international legal, cultural, social and political endeavours. KEY FEATURES A session of exchange at a university overseas in your third year provides authentic intercultural experiences and opportunities to apply your target language skills. You'll have the opportunity to undertake a focused internship linked to the language and culture you are studying, either nationally or internationally. You'll develop a sound understanding of legal doctrine as well as an awareness of the role of law in society and a developed sense of social responsibility. Upon graduation, you'll be entitled to admission for professional practice in law in New South Wales subject to completion of a recognised course in Practical Legal Training, which you'll be qualified for after you complete this course. ACCREDITATION The Macquarie Bachelor of Laws is accredited with professional bodies regulating the admission of law graduates to legal practice and provides appropriate qualification for admission to practice as a lawyer throughout Australia. In addition to completing a law program at an accredited institution, the profession requires all law graduates to complete a period of practical legal training including further study, continuing professional development units and supervised experience in a legal practice, before being admitted to practice as a barrister or solicitor. This typically takes six months to one year to complete, and involves options to study full-time, part-time and online. To be qualified as an Australian Legal Practitioner in New South Wales, a solicitor or barrister also requires a Practising Certificate issued by the Councils of the Law Society of New South Wales or the New South Wales Bar Association respectively. Similar bodies and systems of accreditation exist in other states. Further information about this can be gained from the Legal Profession Admission Board. SUITABLE FOR If you enjoy critical thinking and want to learn a foreign language. If you are seeking a diverse experience that prepares you to become a professional in a constantly changing world. Career Opportunities A Macquarie course can set your dream career in motion. PROFESSIONS Employment opportunities are in a range of industries depending on the major area of study taken during the degree. Many graduates pursue successful careers in the following: diplomat in-house, public or private practice legal practitioner (barrister or solicitor) international business and law adviser international policy adviser journalist public sector private consultant translator and interpreter
|Institution Name||Macquarie University|
|Campus Location||North Ryde|
|Course Duration||5 years|
|Course University||Macquarie University|
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