This course is designed for students who aspire to be leaders in creating social change. Combining global studies with studies in law will give you the skill set to understand the complex challenges facing cultures and communities around the world and the opportunity to apply your knowledge to affect change.
You will acquire a solid foundation in the concepts, procedures and reasoning underpinning the Australian legal system and the research, analytical and communication skills of the legal profession. With a choice between three global studies specialisations (global cultural literacies, including a language; international relations; or international studies) you have the opportunity to develop your capabilities and apply them in practical and professional real life contexts.
Through this combination, you will not only think globally but study globally as well with overseas travel a requirement of the course.
Double degree courses include the features of the component degree courses, except that electives may be reduced.
L3001 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) course is a specialist course that develops through themes: legal methodology and legal practice, public law and private law. The specialised knowledge and advanced skills are imparted in later year elective units, including a final year project involving intensive research and writing.
Part A. Legal methodology and legal practice
This theme includes the nature of law, and particularly statute law enacted by parliaments and common law developed by courts. It also includes the key concepts, principles and methods of research and reasoning that enable lawyers to identify and interpret law and apply it to relevant facts in order to provide legal advice. It covers the law of procedure and evidence that governs judicial proceedings, alternative methods of resolving legal disputes, and the code of ethics that regulates the professional conduct of legal practitioners.
Part B. Public law
Public law includes constitutional law, administrative law and criminal law. It concerns the powers and procedures of the legislative, executive and judicial organs of government, and how they are regulated and controlled by 'the rule of law'. It also concerns the legal relationship between government and individuals, including the protection of individual rights.
Part C. Private law
Private law deals with legal relationships between legal persons, including corporations as well as individuals. It includes the study of property rights, contractual rights and obligations, wrongs (called 'torts') such as trespass and the negligent infliction of injury, and the law of equity and trusts.
Part D. Extending specialised knowledge and advanced skills: Law electives
In later years of the course, you will be able to choose from a broad range of elective law units. High achieving students may also include one or two master's units in their final year of study. Elective law units enable you to develop specialised knowledge and advanced skills in areas of law that suit your own interests, skills and career goals. In addition to public and private law, these include international law, commercial law and human rights law. You will have opportunities to study overseas, and to undertake work-based learning, for example, in our legal clinical program and in local and international internships.
A2001 Bachelor of Global Studies is a specialist course that develops through two themes, which will provide you with interdisciplinary approaches to address the key challenges facing the global community and in-depth expertise in your specialised area of study to enable you to effect change.
Part A. Leadership, culture and globalisation
You will compare and contrast a range of solutions in different historical, linguistic, cultural, and geographical settings, focussing especially on developing an understanding of effective leadership across a range of contexts to formulate practical and innovative approaches to global challenges.
Part B. Global studies specialist knowledge
These units will provide in-depth knowledge of the specific facet of global studies that comprises your specialisation, providing you with the practical and theoretical skills and knowledge needed to critically analyse, communicate and apply your disciplinary knowledge.
This course comprises 252 points, of which 156 points are from the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (including all the requirements in Part A, B, C and D for the single degree) and 96 points from the Bachelor of Global Studies (including all of the requirements in Part A and B for the single degree).
The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/maps/map-l3009.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.
Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.
Students may be eligible to exit the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor Laws (Honours) or a Bachelor of Global Studies degree after four or three years respectively, depending on the units studied.
Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) prior to the completion of the double degree must have completed at least 204 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A, B, C and D for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours).
Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Global Studies prior to the completion of the double degree must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A and B for the Bachelor of Global Studies.
Students who wish to exit the double degree with the single arts component but are unable to complete the required period of study overseas for the Bachelor of Global Studies can graduate with a Bachelor of Arts providing they have completed 144 credit points of study including all of the requirements in Part A, B, C and D for A2001 Bachelor of Global Studies degree with a minor in global studies and a major in one of international relations, international studies or language studies.