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Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Enviromental Science
Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Enviromental Science

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Enviromental Science

  • ID:GU610240
  • Level:5-Year Combined Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Prerequisites: English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English & Literature Extension (Units 3&4, C).

English Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 7.0 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.5

  • OR a minimum score of 580 on TOEFL

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 92 (no score less than 22)

  • OR no score less than 4 in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

  • OR a minimum overall score of 185 (no score less than 176) on C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  • OR an overall score of 65 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 58.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Course Information

This degree provides students with a comprehensive grounding in legal practice and legal skills with a focus on the interaction and impact of human societies on the environment.

Students will develop an understanding of environmental economics, environmental ethics, environmental law and governance and the national and international policy context, as they pertain to environmental management.

Law component

Griffith Law School offers a professional legal curriculum that focuses on core areas of legal practice and the legal skills that lawyers must have. You will have the opportunity to choose law electives based on your interests, including high-level research and clinical courses that emphasise practical legal skills, insights and experience.

You will make connections between law and ethics, legal theory, Indigenous issues, and internationalisation. You will also develop interdisciplinary understandings of law and legal work.

You will take courses that cover areas such as crime, contracts, property, corporate law, torts and theories of law.

If you complete the five Canadian Law courses, you will be eligible for entry into the legal profession in Canada's common law provinces, when accompanied by a Certificate of Qualification from the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.

Environmental Science component

You will gain knowledge and skills from across the broad environmental science spectrum, exploring environmental issues from social, physical and biological perspectives. Students will also be equipped with the skills required of an environmental practitioner and have the opportunity to undertake capstone projects or an industry placement.

CRICOS CODE: 0100743

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Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

  • Foundations of Law - 1031LAW

  • Contracts 1 - 1029LAW

  • Quantitative Reasoning - 1015SCG

  • Chemistry 1A - 1021SCG


  • Chemistry I - 1023SCG

  • Global Law - 1028LAW

  • Contracts 2 - 1030LAW

  • Statistics - 1014SCG

  • Global Environmental Challenges - 1444ENV (not offered in 2021)

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

  • Crime 1 - 2019LAW

  • Torts 1 - 2021LAW

  • Biological Systems - 1041SCG

  • Introduction to Environmental Sustainability - 1043SCG

  • Crime 2 - 2020LAW

  • Torts 2 - 2022LAW

  • Earth Systems - 1044SCG

  • Environmental Politics and Policy - 2221ENV (not offered in 2020)


  • Government-Business Relations - 2004GIR

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

  • Property 1 - 3014LAW

  • Constitutional Law - 3016LAW

  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems - 2107ENV

  • Environmental Anthropology - 2416ENV

  • Property 2 - 3015LAW

  • Administrative Law - 3017LAW

  • Economics and the Environment - 2281ENV

  • Environmental Management - 3306ENV

Year 4

You must complete the following courses:

  • Equity and Trusts - 4024LAW

  • Evidence - 5194LAW

  • Listed Science elective

  • Environmental and Social Futures - 3307ENV (not offered in 2021)


  • Policymaking and Planning for Climate Change - 4118ENV

  • Corporations and Associations - 4025LAW (offered Tri 1 & 2 from 2021)

  • Listed Law elective

  • Environmental Capstone - 3892ENV


  • Work Integrated Learning Placement - 3900ESC

Year 5

You must complete the following courses:

  • Civil Procedure - 5210LAW

  • Listed Law electives

  • Theories of Law - 7795LAW (offered Tri 1 & 2 from 2021)

  • Listed Law electives

Year 6

You must complete the following courses:

  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Practice - 7793LAW

  • Listed Law elective

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

A law degree from Griffith University is your passport to the world and is recognised as a qualifying degree for admission into the legal profession in many countries around the world.

As a graduate, you will be prepared to work in areas such as environmental and planning law, government, industry, environmental organisations and development companies.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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