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BB-LAWINN

Law and Innovation

Bachelor double degree

Gain an entrepreneurial mindset complemented with legal expertise – a valuable skillset desired by an increasing range of organisations.

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Course outline
  • ATAR

    ATAR

    Guaranteed ATAR 90
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Innovation
  • Duration

    Duration

    4 years, 6 months full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    1000
  • CRICOS

    CRICOS

    114592A
  • Location

    Location

    Curtin Perth
Course outline

Select your preferred campus:

2024

Semester 1

On campus

2025

Semester 1

On campus

2026

Semester 1

On campus

Course outline

Outline

Outline

In this double degree you’ll learn the principles and legal frameworks of innovation and commercialisation and gain the first qualification needed to practise as a lawyer in Australia. Knowledge of the legal frameworks of innovation is particularly relevant to entrepreneurs aiming to establish a start-up or commercialise a new product or service.

You’ll study the core skills required for legal practice, including the importance of the rule of law and the responsibilities and ethics of legal practice, and build a strong commercial awareness.

The Innovation component of this double degree embeds our GRIT mindset: Global, Responsible, Innovative, Technology-Savvy. You'll learn innovation strategies and how to innovate to help solve complex social and industry challenges. These skills are increasingly relevant to the emerging areas of law – involving digital finance, environment, intellectual property and technology, for example – that require creative solutions to complex legal and multidisciplinary problems.

You'll learn business management and innovation fundamentals, and complete a set of transformational experiences – including a sustainable business innovation project, an interactive study tour or an international experience – where you can apply your knowledge and demonstrate your skills as a future-focused problem solver. The course also includes other transformative experiences such as study tours, hackathons and internships.

You’ll study the first three years of your course at Curtin Perth. Your fourth year, plus one trimester, is at Curtin Law School in Perth city.

What jobs can the Law and Innovation course lead to?

Careers

  • Solicitor and barrister
  • In-house counsel
  • Consultant (in area of major/specialisation)
  • Entrepreneur
  • Innovation analyst / startup advisor
  • Product strategy manager

Industries

  • Law
  • Design
  • Business and finance
  • Technology and innovation
  • Government and non-profit

What you'll learn

  • apply knowledge of the Australian legal system, statutory rules and case law principles in both the fundamental areas of legal knowledge and a range of elective fields to the resolution of legal problems
  • critically and creatively analyse legal problems to articulate the issues involved and apply legal reasoning to make a considered choice between competing solutions
  • identify, access, assess and synthesise relevant information from primary legal sources such as cases and legislation and secondary sources such as journal articles and commentaries (including electronic versions of these sources) and gather relevant oral and documentary evidence
  • communicate the outcomes of legal research and analysis effectively, appropriately and persuasively to colleagues, to clients and to other professionals and the broader community
  • use appropriate electronic legal databases for research purposes and be able to communicate effectively in electronic forms
  • maintain intellectual curiosity as to justice and its practical application in the legal system, be able to identify areas where their legal knowledge and skills require further development, and to critically reflect on their own performance as legal professionals, making use of feedback as appropriate
  • articulate the similarities and differences between local and other jurisdictions, including interstate and overseas ones, and be aware of the principles of public and private international law
  • articulate distinct concepts of law, justice and human rights, with an awareness of different legal traditions and cultures, particularly indigenous cultures; identify how and where indigenous persons and other identifiable social groups are differentially impacted by the legal system.
  • work independently, as well as collaboratively, with a developing sense of the ethical issues that arise in legal practice and how these may be resolved

Why study Law and Innovation

Gain the GRIT mindset

Our Innovation course aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and embeds the GRIT mindset: Global, Responsible, Innovative, Technology-savvy.

Gain experience in real-world facilities

You can practise legal presentations and debating skills at our purpose-designed Jeanette Hacket Moot Court.

Be immersed in the law environment

Curtin Law School is in the heart of Perth city and co-located with barrister chambers.

Professional recognition

Graduates of this course may be recognised in Western Australia by the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia.

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Select an option that best suits you:

You’re considered a high school leaver if you:

  • Completed year 12 in Australia or overseas in the past two years, or
  • Completed TAFE or VET studies in the past two years.

ATAR pathway

  • Guaranteed ATAR 90

    This course has a guaranteed ATAR of 90

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    There are no essential WACE subjects for this course.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

StepUp Entry

StepUp Entry

Successful StepUp Entry and StepUp Equity Adjustment Admission Pathway (StepUp Bonus) applicants will be eligible to be considered for admission into this course.

Alternative pathways

  • Indigenous applicant

    If you’re an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant who hasn’t met Curtin’s minimum admissions criteria, the Centre for Aboriginal Studies offers bridging courses that are tailored to help you gain entry into this course.

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    STAT must achieve the required ATAR equivalence.STAT Written English and either Multiple Choice Verbal or Quantitative will be assessed.  

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6.5

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

How others gained admission

View the ATAR breakdown to see the low, median and high ATAR scores of students who started studying this course recently.

To see the other pathways students have taken, see the pathway breakdown.

Other requirements and notes for this course

Applications to the Bachelor of Laws courses are for Semester 1 only.

Applications to the Bachelor of Laws courses for Semester 2, Trimester 1, Trimester 2, and Trimester 3 may be available to:

Existing law students who have partially completed Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor degrees from other recognised institutions;

or

Curtin students who are eligible to Course Switch and are seeking to add the Bachelor of Laws to their existing course and enrol in a Bachelor of Laws double degree course.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

The Bachelor of Laws is a competitive entry course and requires a CWA of at least 65% or equivalent if using a completed Bachelor degree for entry. 

You’re considered someone with work and life experience if:

You have left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

How we define ‘experience’
‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

Pathways

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    STAT must achieve the required ATAR equivalence.STAT Written English and either Multiple Choice Verbal or Quantitative will be assessed.  

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6.5

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

Applications to the Bachelor of Laws courses are for Semester 1 only.

Applications to the Bachelor of Laws courses for Semester 2, Trimester 1, Trimester 2, and Trimester 3 may be available to:

Existing law students who have partially completed Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor degrees from other recognised institutions;

or

Curtin students who are eligible to Course Switch and are seeking to add the Bachelor of Laws to their existing course and enrol in a Bachelor of Laws double degree course.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

The Bachelor of Laws is a competitive entry course and requires a CWA of at least 65% or equivalent if using a completed Bachelor degree for entry. 

You’re considered someone who studied at TAFE or have done an apprenticeship if:

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

Pathways

  • TAFE entry

    Not accepted. VET study cannot meet the equivalent ATAR requirement.

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    STAT must achieve the required ATAR equivalence.STAT Written English and either Multiple Choice Verbal or Quantitative will be assessed.  

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6.5

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

Applications to the Bachelor of Laws courses are for Semester 1 only.

Applications to the Bachelor of Laws courses for Semester 2, Trimester 1, Trimester 2, and Trimester 3 may be available to:

Existing law students who have partially completed Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor degrees from other recognised institutions;

or

Curtin students who are eligible to Course Switch and are seeking to add the Bachelor of Laws to their existing course and enrol in a Bachelor of Laws double degree course.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

The Bachelor of Laws is a competitive entry course and requires a CWA of at least 65% or equivalent if using a completed Bachelor degree for entry. 

You’re considered someone who has recently left university if:

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This may include applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It may also include applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

Curtin course switcher criteria

To switch into this course, you need to have:

An ATAR of 90

or

Completed 8 or more undergraduate level units with a Course Weighted Average (CWA) of 70% or above.

Higher education course switcher criteria

You will need to meet one of the following admission criteria: 

A minimum ATAR of 90

or

Completed 8 or more undergraduate level units with a Course Weighted Average (CWA) of 70% or above.

or

If you have a completed bachelor degree from a recognised insititution, a Course Weighted Average (CWA) of 65% or above is required.

or 

If you have a completed master degree from a recognised institution, a Course Weighted Average (CWA) of 70% or above is required.

ATAR pathway

  • Guaranteed ATAR 90

    This course has a guaranteed ATAR of 90

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    There are no essential WACE subjects for this course.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6.5

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

Applications to the Bachelor of Laws courses are for Semester 1 only.

Applications to the Bachelor of Laws courses for Semester 2, Trimester 1, Trimester 2, and Trimester 3 may be available to:

Existing law students who have partially completed Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor degrees from other recognised institutions;

or

Curtin students who are eligible to Course Switch and are seeking to add the Bachelor of Laws to their existing course and enrol in a Bachelor of Laws double degree course.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

The Bachelor of Laws is a competitive entry course and requires a CWA of at least 65% or equivalent if using a completed Bachelor degree for entry. 

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Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool
Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

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2024

Semester 1
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus

2026

Semester 1
  • On campus

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  • Curtin course code: BB-LAWINN
  • CRICOS code: 114592A
  • Last updated on: 12 July 2024

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