This is a is a five year combined degree providing an accredited professional qualification in Law, as well as a degree in Science. The program offers an innovative, high quality legal education with a social justice perspective and a real emphasis on hands-on experiences. It includes all the compulsory law subjects required by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board for admission to the legal profession in Victoria and a wide range of law electives, including – subject to availability – subjects relevant to Science such as Intellectual Property Law and Law and Medicine. For further information about law electives, please refer to the Law Electives entry in this Handbook. Students may choose Science subjects from a wide range of disciplines including Mathematics, Molecular Biology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Physics. Students intending to study this course in Melbourne should see the following entry for Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science LWLSC Melbourne in this Handbook.
The three Essentials - Global Citizenship, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Thinking - are specialist areas designed to give you an edge with employers. They will enable you to adapt your knowledge and skills to new contexts in a rapidly changing world. Subjects addressing the Essentials are part of all undergraduate La Trobe degrees and can be identified in the subject database by distinct icons. The list of approved subjects is also on the Essentialswebpage.