Laws and Commerce - L3005

Laws and Commerce

Bachelor degree (honours)/Bachelor degree

Whether it's working for a multinational or starting your own business, a degree in law and another in commerce will give you a powerful kick-start to the future.
Aimed at ambitious high-achievers, this double degree course will make you an evidence-driven, ready to go business law professional.

You will gain a solid foundation in the Australian legal system and the research, analytical and communication skills of the legal profession. Combine this with a broad foundation in accounting, finance, economics, management and marketing, and a major of your choice and you will have a thorough legal and commercial understanding of business and trade.

This course leads to two separate degrees:

  • the Bachelor of Laws (Honours), and
  • the Bachelor of Commerce.

You will gain all the benefits of each degree course and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either field separately or to combine the two in your chosen work.

You can undertake specialist commercial law units such as corporations law, international law and business transactions, taxation law and industrial bargaining and arbitration, which will complement a solid grounding provided in both domestic and international law.

The commerce component offers choices in actuarial studies, business modelling, econometrics and business statistics, economics, finance, financial insurance mathematics, international commerce, management studies, marketing and sustainability.

This combination gives you a wide range of career possibilities in the corporate sector, government and business as well as in legal firms or at the bar. It will also open up opportunities for law graduates to focus on issues of policy and governance in addition to direct legal services. You will find work in legal practice, government, politics, the media, parliament or legislature, merchant banking, international business and money markets.

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At a glance

ATAR

98

Note Lowest Selection Rank to which an offer was made

92.95

Note Lowest ATAR to which an offer was made
Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
Tick Tick N/A

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
Duration
This course is equivalent to 5.25 years of full-time study and offered only in accelerated mode to complete in 5 years.

Part-time study is also available.
Start date
First Semester (February)
Course Handbook

A Monash Law degree offers the idealistic person a realistic way to make a difference in the world.

Whether you aspire to work in a top-tier law firm, commercial or international law, a community legal centre or as an advocate for justice, a Monash Law degree lets you take the first step.

You will be building a solid foundation for a legal career, with your training beginning on day one.

In this practical Bachelor degree course, you'll also have the option of studying overseas, taking one of many different double degrees and gaining applied legal experience.

In your first year, you'll begin mastering the concepts, procedures and reasoning underpinning the Australian legal system.
Alongside this rigorous training in the basics, throughout your degree you'll also be able to pursue the areas of the law that interest you. You'll benefit from a range of specialist law electives as diverse as 'Negotiation and Conflict Resolution,' 'Media Law' or 'Animal Law.'

This freedom to craft a course that perfectly matches your interests and aspirations extends to a choice of non-law electives across the University, and the option of double degrees in fields as diverse as Arts, Music or Science. You'll have a degree that is recognised by the Council of Legal Education and includes the prerequisite studies to prepare you for admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Factor in significant opportunities for hands-on practical experience (including our clinical legal education program); international study (including at the Prato Centre in Italy); a supportive and industry-focused community (including a dynamic Law Students' Society); and the prestige that comes with a degree from a leading law school and you'll have the ideal foundation for a lifelong career.

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Majors, extended majors and minors

In this course, you can choose from the following majors, extended majors and minors. Some are only available as minors or only in certain locations, so click through to see the full details.

Please select a specialisation for more details:

"Monash is internationally renowned for its business courses. When I decided to study overseas, I knew Monash was the best choice. Monash College offered me the pathway to the Faculty of Business. I was able to fast track my studies by completing the equivalent of first year university in only eight months.” - Hongyu Leng, Diploma of Business, Bachelor of Commerce.

"For those considering embarking on a degree with the Monash Law Faculty, make the most of vast opportunities the faculty can offer and embrace the valuable education and experience that the Monash Law Faculty provide." - Gemma Chris, BCom/LLB

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course based on your prior studies, use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English requirements

  • IELTS 7.0 (no band lower than 6.5); or
  • TOEFL Paper-based test: 587 with a TWE of 4; or
  • TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 94 overall with Writing: 24, Listening: 20, Reading: 19, Speaking: 20; or
  • Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications. And because a required subject in one course can count as an elective in the other, our double degrees take two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.

The 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.

A. Legal methodology and legal practice

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 the individual rights.

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.

D. Extending specialized 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 clinical legal education program and in local and international internships.

The Bachelor of Commerce is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:

A. Commerce specified study

This will provide you with a broad foundation for your study of commerce and expose you to several commerce disciplines. This will contribute breadth to your knowledge of commerce and address the graduate course outcomes. It will also give you the opportunity to learn more about each discipline before finalising your choice of major.

B. Commerce listed major

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one discipline area. You will develop, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of your major area of study.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$11,155

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$39,000

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.