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This Handbook is for commencing students. If you commenced in a prior year please refer to the Online Handbook in the year you started your Law degree or contact the Faculty of Law for advice.

The Bachelor of Laws degree may be combined with a Bachelor of Commerce specialising in Accounting, Business Economics, Business Strategy and Economic Management, Financial Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing, Real Estates Studies or Taxation.

This program provides an opportunity to obtain two degrees of professional importance to business, administration and commercial law practice.

The program is a five year full-time program leading to the award of the two degrees of Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (BCom/LLB).

UNSW Business School

Faculty of Law


Study Level


Typical duration

5 Years

Intake Period

Term 1, Term 3

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit



Bachelor of Commerce - BCom

Bachelor of Laws - LLB

UAC Code




Stand Alone Programs

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Double Degree Structure

Students must complete 240 UOC.

1. Law compulsory courses - 96 UOC
2. Law prescribed elective - 6 UOC
3. Law elective courses - 42 UOC
4. Approved Commerce courses - 96 UOC (including first year compulsory and flexible core courses plus one major)

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Law Electives

4701 - Law

Law Electives description.

Students must complete 42 UOC of Law Electives.

Note: With the permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies and the course teacher, undergraduate students may enrol in one or more Postgraduate courses, in a select list of approved Postgraduate Electives. Not more than half the students' total elective courses may be taken from the postgraduate offerings.

TABL Course Restrictions

4733 - Commerce / Law

Law students are NOT permitted to take TABL1710 and TABL2741, as part of the Commerce component of their program. TABL2751 cannot be taken under the Commerce component if LAWS3147 or LAWS3751 was/will be completed under Law. Law students are NOT permitted to complete any other TABL courses which do not belong to the Taxation major unless special permission has been granted by the Head of the School of Taxation and Business Law.

Students must complete another 6 UOC of UNSW Business School electives to fulfil the requirement for 96 UOC of UNSW Business School courses within this double degree program.


3502 - Commerce

Student must have completed 24 UOC before taking any level 2 courses.
Student must have completed 48 UOC before taking any level 3 courses.

Nura Gili Pre-Law Program

4701 - Law

Indigenous students who have entered the Bachelor of Law program through the Nura Gili Pre-Law program must complete the following two courses (6 UOC):
- LAWS1213 Foundations Enrichment 1 (3 UOC)
- LAWS1214 Foundations Enrichment 2 (3 UOC)
These courses are taken in place of 6 UOC of electives and are not available to other students.

Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

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