Australian Catholic University and the Thomas More Law School (TMLS) strongly supports the right of all people to pursue a Bachelor of Laws and its related Honours and double degrees.
Inherent requirements are the essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the abilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit, while preserving the academic integrity of the University’s learning, assessment and accreditation processes. The inherent requirements are the abilities, knowledge and skills needed to complete the course that must be met by all students.
Students with a disability or chronic health condition may be able to have reasonable adjustments made to enable them to meet these requirements.
The School is committed to making reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, professional practice and other activities to enable students to participate in their course. Reasonable adjustments must not fundamentally change the nature of the inherent requirement.
The study of law in New South Wales and Victoria is governed by the requirements of the Legal Profession Uniform Admission Rules 2015. These rules require a minimum of the equivalent three years full time academic study in law. Further, the Rules set out the academic content and knowledge requirements that a student must acquire in order to pass the unit.
The basic requirements are set out in the Legal Profession Uniform Admission Rules 2015. The learning outcomes for each Law unit are described in the unit template and learning guide for the particular unit.
To support prospective and current students’ decision making, a series of inherent requirement statements have been developed. These statements specify the essential skills, knowledge and abilities required for the Bachelor of Laws. Students should use this information to make informed decisions about their chosen course of study. The statements are clustered under eight domains:
- Minimum Knowledge Levels
- Ethical Behaviour
- Behavioural Stability
- Listening and Comprehension Skills
- Sustainable Performance
- written communication
- non-verbal communication
- verbal communication (mooting, advocacy, mediation, arbitration, and negotiations units).
- numeracy (Trusts Accounting and taxation units)
The inherent requirements outlined below provide a guide to inform decision making for students and staff.