unisa logo

Start date
February
September

Duration
5 year(s) full-time

Mode
On-campus

Program Code
DHLD

Prerequisites
None

Assumed Knowledge
None

Fees
2018: AUD$ 29,500 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL)

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS total [7.0]
  • IELTS reading [7.0]
  • IELTS writing [7.0]
  • IELTS speaking [7.0]
  • IELTS listening [7.0]
Equivalent English qualifications (PDF)

International Admission by Country
See full entry requirements

CRICOS Code
089106K

Key features

  • Study the No.1 ranked Law degree in South Australia1.
  • Ranked in the top 100 in the world for Law1 and No.1 in South Australia for graduate careers in Business and Management2
  • Gain a competitive edge with expertise in two fields and graduate with two degrees in just five years.
  • Develop an advanced understanding of key legal principles, processes and methods with a professional law honours degree.
  • Undertake a professional placement, a law reform project or high-level research in your final year.
  • Experience our on-campus moot court from your first year.
  • Participate in our student-run Legal Advice Clinic and provide advice to real clients under the supervision of a managing solicitor.
  • Study with a university awarded the South Australian Tourism Award for Education and Training, and admitted to the SA Tourism Hall of Fame.
  • Benefit from opportunities to complete a tourism and events industry placement and overseas exchange to Europe, Asia or the Americas.
  • Learn from researchers who are recognised as performing above world standard in Law and world standard in Tourism3.

12018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.  2QILT: Graduate Destinations Survey 2015 and Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016-17 – Full-time Employment Indicator. Public SA-founded universities only.  32015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

Snapshot

Snapshot

Gain a competitive edge by combining law with tourism and event management, and graduate with two degrees in just five years.

A double degree expands your knowledge and opens doors to a broad range of career opportunities.

You will graduate with professional honours, an advanced understanding of legal principles of Australian law and the latest legal concepts in tourism and event management. This legal expertise, combined with the knowledge and skills you’ll gain from your specialisation, will set you on track for a leadership career.

In your law studies you’ll gain practical real-world experience by undertaking an industry or clinic placement, a law reform project or high-level research in your final year. You’ll also be involved in mock-trials in our moot court, learning what it’s like to act as an advocate and argue a case before a judge. You can also gain valuable experience at our on-campus Legal Advice Clinic, solving legal problems of real clients under the guidance of a managing solicitor.

In your tourism and event management studies you will prepare for a fast-paced career in these growing industries. You’ll develop an understanding of the field from a global perspective, and study a broad range of practical, real-world issues with a chance to get involved in running events.

If you wish to practise law, you should also familiarise yourself with the requirements for admission as a legal practitioner in South Australia. 

Why Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Event Management)

Why this Degree

With our Law degree ranked No.1 in South Australia1, in the top 100 in the world1, and our research in the area of law recognised as above world-class2, you will be learning from experts. Learn from those at the forefront of the legal profession with our teaching staff committed to developing not only your knowledge, but your confidence.

Our innovative combination of smaller class sizes, practice-based learning and courtroom-like facilities deliver a learning experience that takes you beyond the theory of law. You will graduate with professional honours and an advanced understanding of legal principles, including the opportunity to experience an industry or clinic placement, undertake a law reform project or conduct high level research in your final year. In our on-campus Legal Advice Clinic you’ll gain valuable experience, solving the legal problems of real clients under the guidance of a managing solicitor.

Our tourism and event management degree has been awarded the South Australian Tourism Award for Education and Training, and admitted to the SA Tourism Hall of Fame. With our business degrees, the options for enriching your study experience are extensive. You can also choose to incorporate real-world international experience into your studies with a student exchange to Europe, Asia or the Americas. 

12018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.   22015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

Real-world connections

Become a global citizen with our overseas exchange program. We have more than 60 partner universities worldwide, and study options that range from two weeks to one year. We collaborate with over 2,500 companies worldwide to bring our students placement, project, research and work opportunities. You can also choose to incorporate local or national internships and clerkships into your degree.

Our Business Career Mentor Program pairs you with an experienced legal or business professional, helping you to build your network and career. The six-month program runs from March every year.

We also host regular University-wide employee master classes and employment expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas.

Your career

Employment for legal professionals in Australia is projected to increase by 17.8 per cent between now and November 20201.

Depending on your degree combination, your career options could include:

  • Project manager: ensuring projects are delivered on time and according to project plans; managing project team resources; scheduling, preparation and resource forecasting; managing vendors and suppliers; managing budgets
  • Corporate tax accountant: preparing and filing corporate tax returns and maintaining records; helping organisations to run efficiently and comply with current tax laws; advising on current taxation legislation and procedures;  participating in internal audit processes
  • Court reporter: attending court sessions and recording proceedings related to evidence, objections and rulings; creating a full record of jury arguments; liaising with lawyers, judges or other officials; taking witness depositions, managing commissions and creating of certificates of proceedings
  • International environmental lawyer: specialising in legal matters concerning air, land and water; lobbying for balanced regulations regarding pollution and materials handling; working to protect biodiversity, agriculture and ecosystems, and dealing with waste management issues
  • Procurement manager: implementing and managing consistent strategies for procuring, storing and distributing goods and services; monitoring business trends and product availability to ensure best prices, quality and delivery times; managing supplier relationships; overseeing a team of purchasing agents

Admission to practice

If you wish to seek admission to practise law in South Australia you must satisfy a number of specified course requirements in your degree, followed by the completion of Practical Legal Training.

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015.

Professional accreditation and recognition

The Law degree is accredited by the Bar Council of India. Indian students studying in Australia can have their Law Degree recognised for the purposes of a legal career in their home country. Students who wish to be admitted in India are advised to consult with the Bar Council about what bridging courses they may need to complete.

What others are saying

I made the most of my law degree by undertaking internships, editing UniSA’s Student Law Review, and carrying out research for several barristers. My advice is to take these opportunities as the skills I have developed will hold me in good stead as I enter my clerkship with Minter Ellison.

Travis Sheuard, Law Clerk, Minter Ellison SA/NT

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Case_Study_27 copy.jpg

Travis Sheuard, Law Clerk, Minter Ellison SA/NT

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

What you'll learn

What you Learn

This degree is made up of 40 courses. You will do 24 courses in law and 16 courses in tourism and event management.

From your first few weeks as a law student you'll do practical courses and see what it's like to argue a case and provide legal advice. You’ll gain valuable skills that you can apply in reasoning, reporting, analysis, negotiation, communication and advocacy to resolve complex legal problems.

Throughout your degree you will study core courses that teach you the fundamental legal concepts that underpin the Australian legal system. Courses such as torts, contracts, criminal law and constitutional law will give you a good understanding of basic legal principles.

Through practical learning experiences including mooting and witness examination, you will be prepared for legal practice upon graduation.

You'll also be able to choose from an industry or clinic placement, a law reform project or high-level research in your final year.

Tourism and Event Management
You will study core courses from the Business School such as Business and Society, Business Operations and Marketing Principles: Trading and Exchange. You will also learn the latest in specialist areas such as:

  • marketing, service management and new technologies in tourism, events and hospitality
  • destination management 
  • policy and planning for sustainable tourism

Through your choice of electives you can expand your knowledge in an area of professional interest such as environmental law, sports law, family law and human rights law.

Study hours

For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums (independent study). So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week.

Assessment

Assessment

Your studies at UniSA will incorporate both practical, professionally-focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • essays and research papers
  • assignments and in-class tests
  • examinations
  • various law moots
  • industry-relevant, research-based projects
  • practical, team-based projects

Global opportunities

International exchanges and intensive study-tours open doors to new possibilities and experiences, and our Business School has strong connections with prestigious universities in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Travelling and studying with leading academic staff and your peers is a wonderful opportunity to develop first-hand knowledge of the international business environment. You’ll find the experience invaluable for your personal and professional development, giving you a global perspective.

UniSA has links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests. Take a look at the global opportunities available.

Once you are a current student, you will be able to explore various study tours and exchanges and take advantage of Student Mobility Grants to make going on an overseas exchange or study tour achievable.

Global opportunities

Research

Our research in the area of law is recognised as above world-class1. We are committed to research that changes the profession. Our law researchers make an impact on the content, practice, administration and development of the law and legal education.

UniSA’s high-quality research shapes the thinking of society, government and the legal profession. Our specialists have extensive industry connections and experience, they examine future and emerging legal challenges and topical issues. Research concentrations at UniSA are:

  • Corporate and Commercial Law: researching corporate governance, competition and consumer law, and Chinese commercial law
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Law: exploring water law, climate change and environmental regulation, and the conservation of scarce resources
  • Criminal Law and Sentencing: investigating societal issues including juries and sentencing, policing and security, digital identity and cybercrime
  • Public Law and Human Rights: leading the way in research into Indigenous law, constitutional law, judicial power, children’s rights in family law proceedings, and the rights of older people

12015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

What courses you'll study

Structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 2)
Understanding Travel and Tourism TOUR 1001 4.5
Foundations of Event Management TOUR 2009 4.5
Marketing Principles: Trading and Exchange MARK 1010 4.5
Business and Society BUSS 1057 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 5)
Strategies for Events and Conventions TOUR 2012 4.5
Marketing for Tourism, Events and Hospitality TOUR 2006 4.5
Management and Organisation BUSS 2068 4.5
Professional Development in Business BUSS 1060 4.5
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 2)
Foundations of Law LAWS 1016 4.5
Torts A LAWS 1014 4.5
Contracts A LAWS 1008 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4)
Legislation LAWS 1020 4.5
Principles of Public Law LAWS 1021 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 6)
Contracts B LAWS 1009 4.5
Torts B LAWS 1015 4.5
Land Law LAWS 2038 4.5
THIRD YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 2)
Destination Management TOUR 3009 4.5
Service Management in Tourism, Events and Hospitality TOUR 2011 4.5
New Technologies in Tourism, Events and Hospitality TOUR 3010 4.5
Management Elective 4.5 Note(s): 3
Second Semester (Study Period 5)
Business Operations BUSS 2065 4.5
Policy and Planning for Sustainable Tourism TOUR 3006 4.5
Strategic Management BUSS 3023 4.5
Management Elective 4.5 Note(s): 3
FOURTH YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 2)
Criminal Law and Procedure LAWS 2030 4.5
Contemporary Property Law LAWS 2018 4.5
Corporations Law A LAWS 3080 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4)
Environment and Natural Resources Law LAWS 2037 4.5
Law Elective 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 6)
Corporations Law B LAWS 3081 4.5 Note(s): 2
Constitutional Law LAWS 2008 4.5
Equity and Trusts LAWS 3084 4.5
FIFTH YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 2)
Evidence LAWS 4003 4.5 Note(s): 2
Administrative Law LAWS 3006 4.5
Lawyers, Ethics and Society LAWS 4006 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 6)
Law Elective 4.5 Rule(s): 3
Dispute Resolution and Civil Litigation LAWS 4016 9 Note(s): 2
During the final year students must complete 9 units but can complete 18 units from the capstone courses as listed below
Law Reform Clinic LAWS 4017 9 Note(s): 2 Rule(s): 2
Legal Advice Clinic LAWS 4018 9 Note(s): 2 Rule(s): 2
Law Professional Placement LAWS 4021 9 Note(s): 2 Rule(s): 2
Research Project A LAWS 4019 4.5 Note(s): 2 Rule(s): 2
Research Project B LAWS 4020 4.5 Note(s): 2 Rule(s): 2

I teach and research in private law – primarily Equity, Trusts, Property and Contract Law. I have recently taken on a new course which considers Legal Ethics and the Legal Profession. I am also engaged in several research projects with colleagues from UniSA; one which is looking at online courts to improve access to justice, and another where we are writing a Legal Ethics Problems handbook for use by students and teachers. 

Ms Jane Knowler

Program Director

Enquire
Portrait image for Ms Jane Knowler
Portrait image for Ms Jane Knowler

Ms Jane Knowler

Program Director

Enquire

Scholarships

Every year, over 2,500 UniSA students are supported in their studies through scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Check out the scholarships below. One of them may be perfect for you. Visit our scholarship search page for more.

Your campus

We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments.

Location This degree is delivered at the following campus.

Your study experience

As a student at the University of South Australia you will have unique access to work placement opportunities, overseas study tours and exchanges, networking events, internships, guest speakers and more.

Our campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. These are all supported by the latest technologies and a 24/7 online learning platform. We have health services on campus, gymnasiums, technology zones and great student lounges. You will also have access to a range of community clinics, which provide professional and cost effective services in areas of health, law and psychology. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and lots more.

Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, a perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.

Student services

Student services

International Student Services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help we will be there to assist. Support services include:

  • careers advice
  • help with student visas and health cover
  • personal counselling
  • academic counselling
  • fees and finance help
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • services offered through our student association, USASA
  • accommodation services 

We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers. You can work with them face-to-face or online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies. They also offer help with the English language. When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.

24/7 digital environment

You may be able to study tourism and event management courses online. With interactive online course materials and a 24/7 learning environment you can organise your study to suit your lifestyle. You can:

  • study online, including accessing videos and course resources
  • participate in virtual classrooms
  • submit your assignments and get feedback online
  • use forums and discussion boards for team work and communication

Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.

Please note some on-campus attendance (such as to attend seminars, workshops or examinations) and/or placements may apply. Any requirements like this are detailed on individual course pages.

Student services

How to apply

How to apply for international students will give you helpful information about the application process at the University of South Australia. When you are ready, apply through our International Application System. If you would like to talk to someone near you about studying at the University of South Australia, we have agents all over the world who can assist you. Find an Education Agent in your country.

Alternative Pathways

Australian
There are other pathways you can follow to study this degree.
An alternative entry option is available through the Foundation Studies program or the Diploma in Business with UniSA College, subject to Grade Point Average (GPA) requirements.
You could also consider the Bachelor of Business (Legal Studies).
International
There are other pathways you can follow to study this degree. You could consider the Bachelor of Business (Legal Studies).

Ask UniSA

anchor-arrow
More FAQs

Future study opportunities

anchor-arrow

Related degrees

anchor-arrow

Join the conversation