Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning)

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Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning)


Program summary

Open doors to a high-powered career in law or financial planning.

You will cover all the academic courses required for admission as a legal practitioner in Australia. You will engage in active learning experiences and gain practical skills right from your first year. For example, you will observe volunteer lawyers conducting client interviews at an advice clinic operated by Suncoast Community Legal Service.

You will research answers to legal problems, prepare advice, present legal argument, observe court proceedings, and take part in simulated court presentations in our new Moot Court venue. You can further develop your skills by working with Legal Service clients under legal supervision in law professional practice, or undertake a legal internship.

The Financial Planning program offers foundation skills in business and management with a focus on advanced courses in financial planning, risk, investment, and tax and estate planning.

As with the law program, the Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning) delivers opportunities for practical work experience, including cadetships with financial services firms.

Law Honours is available, usually without extending the time required to complete your degree.

Career opportunities

You will have a wide array of work choices with these two degrees, including as a solicitor, corporate legal adviser, as an officer in major government and private corporations, banking, superannuation insurance, and careers with a financial planning or law focus.


The degree is an approved academic qualification for admission to the legal profession. Graduates must undertake a further period of practical legal training before being admitted as a legal practitioner.

Application and admission advice

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What will I study

Select your location, starting year and starting semester below to display your program structure and a recommended study sequence.

Program structure

USC Law School courses
Introductory courses (5)

COR109 Communication and Thought
LAW101 Foundations of Australian Law A 
LAW102 Foundations of Australian Law B 
LAW103 Criminal Law and Procedure A
LAW104 Criminal Law and Procedure B

Advanced courses (20)

14 required courses:

LAW201 Torts A 
LAW202 Torts B 
LAW203 Contracts A 
LAW204 Contracts B 
LAW205 Property A 
LAW206 Property B 
LAW301 Constitutional Law 
LAW302 Equity & Trusts 
LAW303 Corporations Law 
LAW304 Civil Procedure 
LAW401 Administrative Law 
LAW402 Professional Conduct 
LAW403 Evidence 
LAW404 Regulation

PLUS select 6 elective courses from:

LAW307 Commercial Law  
LAW310 Children & the Law 
LAW311 Law Professional Practice
LAW312 Competition and Consumer Law
LAW318 Advocacy 
LAW405 Alternative Dispute Resolution 
LAW406 Planning and Environment Law 
LAW407 Elder Law and Succession 
LAW408 Intellectual Property
LAW410 Public International Law 
LAW411 Private International Law 
LAW412 International Human Rights Law 
LAW414 Legal Internship
LAW415 Sports Law
LAW416 International Commercial Disputes
LAW417 Employment Law
LAW418 Health Law
LAW419 Family Law
LAW420 Anti-Discrimination Law

The following 2 elective courses are only available to students who have been accepted into honours in Law:
LAW440 Honours Research Methods, Design and Confirmation
LAW441 Law Honours Thesis

Please note: Semester offerings for Law elective courses are subject to change and are dependent on student demand. For more information on elective availability please contact your Program Coordinator.

School of Business courses
Introductory courses (5)

ACC106 Accounting Principles 
BUS101 Business Analytics 
BUS102 Introduction to Economics 
BUS104 Introduction to Management
BUS108 Introduction to Informatics

Advanced courses (10)

ACC211 Business Finance
ACC311 Taxation Law and Practice
FIN210 Introduction to Financial Planning
FIN220 Retirement and Superannuation
FIN221 Insurance and Risk Management
FIN310 Personal Investment Management
FIN320 Tax and Estate Planning
FIN321 Financial Plan Construction
BUS203 Business Law and Ethics
BUS320 Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility

NOTE: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

Total units: 480

Recommended study sequence

This recommended study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students in previous structures should use this sequence to inform order of courses and current course details. For courses in your commencing structure not included in the current sequence, search the course code for current course offerings and requisites.

Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 480 units as outlined in the Program Structure
  • Complete 5 introductory level (100 coded) required law courses including COR109
  • Complete 14 advanced level (200/300/400 coded) required law courses
  • Complete 6 law elective courses
  • Complete 5 introductory level (100 coded) required business courses
  • Complete 10 required advanced level (200/300 coded) business courses
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses)
  • Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods including essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations. Not all courses will necessarily include all methods
  • As part of your USC program, you may apply to Study Overseas to undertake courses with an overseas higher education provider
  • Semester offerings for Law elective courses are subject to change and are dependent on student demand. For more information on elective availability please contact your Program Coordinator
  • Honours in Law available for high performing students
  • Refer to the Planning your study page to manage your progression

How to apply

Am I eligible to apply?
Domestic students 

Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) – Use the relevant QTAC code specified on the program summary

International students

Apply direct to USC International

More information

If you have questions about domestic applications and admissions:

International students should contact USC International

How to enrol

New to USC?

Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in your courses.

Continuing students

Before you enrol, visit Planning your study to plan your study to make sure you study the right courses at the right time so you can finish your degree when you plan to.

Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.

More information

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key semester, session and/or trimester dates.

Search for answers and ask questions via askUSC, or contact Student Central.

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