Laws and Commerce - L3005

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

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full 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), Second Semester (July)
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.

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"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

Entry Requirements (International students)

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

At the time of enrolment in a course at Monash University, you must be at least 17 years of age.

View all minimum age requirements.

All Monash undergraduate courses require you to have successfully completed a minimum of an Australian Year 12 qualification (or equivalent) and achieve the required academic entry score. Most Monash faculties generally use your most recent studies for admission however other guidelines may apply where your prior qualification may be considered.

Entry requirements for each qualification level are as follows:

All Monash undergraduate courses require you to satisfy English entry requirements in one of the following ways:

If you do not meet the above English proficiency test scores, consider Monash English Bridging. Some Monash courses however do not accept Monash English Bridging.

The English measures outlined above must be completed within 2 years prior to the Monash course commencement date (other time limitations may apply as outlined in the Monash University Procedure). If you have completed several measures of English proficiency over a period of time, the highest valid measure will be accepted.

Monash University reserve the right to ask students to complete an English proficiency test to meet English course requirements upon request.

Further information can be located at English language requirements.

All Monash University undergraduate courses require you to have previously studied and achieved required Australian level standards in certain specific subject known as prerequisite subjects.

You must satisfy the following prerequisite subject requirements for this course: