This double degree offers two very distinct areas of study that enable you to combine the expertise, skills and knowledge of a law degree with training in the entertainment and music industries.
You can nourish your creative side, while also testing your capacity for clear thinking by combining music with the study of law. You might focus on one profession above the other, finding work as a professional musician or practising law as a barrister or solicitor, or combine the two in your future choices. You can specialise in music performance, composition, creative music technology or ethnomusicology and musicology. And you can choose from a wide range of law electives to focus your law expertise as you wish.
NOTE: For learning outcomes and other relevant information of this double degree, refer to the single degree entries:
The Law component of this degree is recognised by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB). For further information refer to the Faculty of Law's professional recognition of coursesprofessional recognition of courses (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/undergrad/law-03.html) webpage.
The requirements below detail what you must study in order to complete this double-degree course and receive the awards.
Units are 6 points unless otherwise specified. You must complete 252 points:
1. 156 points must be completed in Parts A, B, C and D as described below in D3001 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) component.
Refer to L3001 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) single degree entry for the details of important admission to practice information.
2. 96 points must be completed in Parts A, B and C as described below in A2003 Bachelor of Music component.
Bachelor of Laws (Honours) 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 (24 points)
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.
You must complete:
Part B. Public law (30 points)
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.
You must complete:
Part C. Private law (48 points)
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.
You must complete:
Part D. Extending expertise: specialist law electives (54 points)
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.
You must complete undergraduate law electives (54 points) as follows:
a. at least one of the following commercial law units (6 points):
- LAW4701Not offered in 2018 Commercial transactions
- LAW4702 Competition and consumer law
- LAW4703Not offered in 2018 Introduction to intellectual property
- LAW4704 Taxation law
- LAW4198 Australian commercial law
- LAW4179 International commercial arbitration
- LAW4668Not offered in 2018 International investment law
- LAW4342 Patents, trade marks and unfair competition
- LAW4671 Private investment law
b. at least one of the following law research units (6 or 12 points):
- LAW4801 Research project
- LAW4802Not offered in 2018 Research practicum
- LAW4803 Clinical externship
- LAW4805 Mooting and advocacy competition
- LAW4806 Jessup moot competition
- LAW4807 Vis arbitration moot
- LAW4327 Honours thesis (12 points)
- LAW4328 Professional practice (12 points)
- LAW4330 Family law assistance program: Professional practice (12 points)
- any master's level elective (usually 12 points) which is approved for undergraduate enrolment, and has as part of its assessment regime a research assignment with a word limit of 3750 words or more
c. additional law electives to bring the total for Part D to 54 points:
- including other units from the lists of commercial law and law research units above
- high achieving students may be eligible to complete a maximum of two master's level electives in the final semester, which can be counted towards a Master of Laws degree if they wish to progress to graduate studies.
Law units begin with the prefix LAW and suitable units can be identified using the browse units tool in the current edition of the Handbook. The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code; undergraduate law units are those that commence with the numbers 1-4.
Bachelor of Music is a specialist course that develops through the themes of music specialist study, music theory and ear training, and music context study.
Part A. Music specialist study (36 points)
You must complete the specified six units for one of the following specialisations. To avoid exceeding the standard three year course duration students must enrol in the music specialist study 1 and 2 units in their first year of study, then progress to the music specialist study 3 to 6 units in the following years. Students must pass each unit sequentially.
Creative music technology
- ATS1048 Creative music technology 1
- ATS1049 Creative music technology 2
- ATS2129 Creative music technology 3
- ATS2130 Creative music technology 4
- ATS3142 Creative music technology 5
- ATS3143 Creative music technology 6
Ethnomusicology and musicology
a. One of the following pairs of units:
b. the following units:
- ATS2804Not offered in 2018 From the erotic to the exotic: Music in the nineteenth century
- ATS2805Not offered in 2018 Music, identity and place
- ATS3144 Music research in the digital age
- ATS3153 Music research project
Part B. Music theory and ear training (24 points)
- ATS1899 Music theory and ear training 1
- ATS1900 Music theory and ear training 2
- ATS2901 Music theory and ear training 3
- ATS2902 Music theory and ear training 4
Part C. Music context study (36 points)
- ATS1345 Music and history
- ATS1346 Music and culture
- ATS2333 Jazz history or ATS2900 Writing about music: Headlines and hashtags or ATS2331 Music overseas study program 1 or ATS2332 Music overseas study program 2
- ATS2687 The ethnomusicology of improvisation or ATS2060 The art of teaching music performance
- ATS3061 Music in Australia
- ATS3094 The music business: How to be successful in the music industry
You may be eligible to exit this double degree course early and graduate with one of the single awards once you have successfully completed all of the requirements described above for the single degree component and have completed a total of:
- 204 points to exit with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
- 144 points to exit with a Bachelor of Music.
You may be eligible to apply for a one-year honours course once you have successfully completed this double degree, or have completed all of the requirements for one of the single degrees including a total of 144 points. The following honours course applies:
- A3702 Bachelor of Music (Honours)
You are usually eligible to apply for honours if you achieve a distinction grade average (70 percent) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant discipline units at level 3. This sometimes also means you need to have completed specific units.