ACU offers a flexible, work-friendly model of day and evening classes to suit your busy lifestyle. You can study via part-time evening classes or full-time weekdays, or mix this up to fit your study and work schedule.
The Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws will not only give you the legal knowledge and skills to handle the demands of modern practice but also an insight into the frameworks, institutions and rule-making processes of commercial activity. Graduates will be ready for legal practice and a range of professional careers in an increasingly global environment.
In addition to the core subjects required for admission to practice, the Bachelor of Laws component includes the following subjects:
- Comparative Legal Systems.
- Competition Law
- Consumer Protection Law
- International Human Rights Law
- International Trade Law
- Public and Private International Law
You can pursue a range of legal careers including:
- private legal practice as a solicitor or barrister
- legal officer in the public sector
- in-house counsel to a wide range of organisations including corporations, regulatory authorities and NGO’s
- public interest legal work in community legal centres
- legal research.
As part of this degree, you complete up to 160 hours of pro bono work (after your first year), providing you with firsthand experience of the legal system while allowing you to contribute to the common good.
The Bachelor of Commerce portion of the degree allows you to complete studies in:
- event management
- human resource management
Completing a Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws is excellent preparation for pursuing a career in areas such as:
- banking and finance
- foreign affairs
- the media
- public and policy administration.