Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Marketing & Public Relations

School of Law, Fremantle Campus

The modern marketplace is in a constant state of flux and, as such, understanding marketing and public relations becomes increasingly important for lawyers. Completed in five years of full-time study, the Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Marketing & Public Relations is particularly valuable if you are interested in working in Corporate Law or Media Law.

  • Why study this degree?

    A combined Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Marketing & Public Relations from The University of Notre Dame Australia provides a gateway to a range of careers as a legal practitioner or in the field of marketing or public relations.

    Known for our experiential learning model and professional development opportunities, a Law degree from Notre Dame provides a thorough grounding in the legal and ethical principles underlining the legal profession, as well as the practical application of these principles. During your legal studies you will explore a diverse range of legal areas including Criminal Law, International Law, Commercial Practice and more.

    When partnered with Marketing & Public Relations, this combined degree will give you a rigorous understanding of media and public relations practice. As marketing and public relations cement their place as fundamental activities in many organisations, the insights you receive in Consumer Behaviour, Corporate Public Relations, and Business Research Methods will allow you to develop your skills and knowledge in the Marketing & Public Relations field while being able to place these issues into a legal framework.

  • Program summary

    Core Curriculum

    • Introduction to Philosophy
    • Introduction to Theology
    • Ethics and the Law

    Year One

    • Legal  Research & Writing
    • Legal  Process & Statutory Interpretation
    • Legal  History
    • Economics
    • Quantitative  Methods for Business
    • Business  Information Technology
    • Accounting
    • Principles  of Marketing
    • Principles  of Management

    Year Two

    • Criminal  Law A
    • Contract  Law A
    • Torts A
    • Introduction  to Public Relations
    • Consumer  Behaviour
    • Criminal  Law B
    • Contract  Law B
    • Torts B
    • Marketing  Research
    • Professional  Writing
    • Integrated  Marketing Communications

    Year Three

    • Property  Law A
    • Property  Law B
    • Strategic  Marketing
    • Corporate  Public Relations
    • Issues and  Crisis Management
    • Social  Media
    • International  Marketing
    • Events  Management
    • Business  Internship

    Year Four

    • Advocacy
    • Constitutional  Law
    • Equity
    • Corporations  & Partnerships
    • Evidence
    • Administrative  Law
    • Trusts
    • Law  Elective One

    Year Five

    • Remedies
    • Civil  Procedure
    • Legal  Philosophy
    • Alternative  Dispute Resolution
    • Commercial  Practice & Ethics
    • Law  Elective Two
    • Law  Elective Three
    • Law  Elective Four

    Law Electives*

    • Advanced  Administrative Law
    • Advanced  Civil Procedure
    • Advanced  Constitutional Law
    • Advanced  Evidence
    • Advanced  Research Project (i.e. Honours research – two courses)
    • Bioethics  and the Law
    • Advanced  Taxation Law
    • Commercial  Drafting
    • Commercial  Law
    • Construction  and Building Contract Law
    • Contemporary  Legal Issues
    • Directed  Research Project
    • Employee  Relations Law
    • Entertainment  Law
    • Environmental  Law
    • Family Law
    • Health Law
    • Human  Rights Law
    • Indigenous  Law
    • Insolvency
    • Intellectual  Property Law
    • International  Dispute Resolution
    • Canon Law  (i.e. Church Law)
    • Law and  Religion
    • Law in  Context (Externships) – involves work experience
    • Mining and  Petroleum Law
    • Occupational  Safety and Health Law
    • Introduction  to Australian Taxation Law
    • Succession
    • Competition  and Consumer Law
    • Trial Advocacy

    *Available law electives are subject to change and may vary  depending on your campus and year of study. Please check with your school for  the current electives on offer.

    More information about the courses can be found at the course descriptions page.

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

  • Real-world experience

    You will learn from academics who are industry leaders and, through our practicum placements and internship programs, you will gain real professional experience and make valuable contacts with potential employers.

  • Study Abroad

    You will have the opportunity to complete part of your degree at one of our partner institutions
    through our exchange program. Get in touch with the Study Abroad Office to find out more about
    studying in Asia, Europe and North America.

  • Entry requirements

    Academic requirements for this program are outlined below.  In addition, to be eligible for admission, all applicants need to satisfy minimum requirements outlined at admission requirements. These include those relating to age and English Language Proficiency.  We also consider your application more broadly – your non-academic achievements (such as any previous leadership roles, volunteering, work, church and/or community involvement) as well as personal qualities - your aspirations and interests and your capacity to complete your chosen program.

    Applicants with recent Secondary Education:

    • Indicative ATAR of 90 or equivalent with a score of 50+ in ATAR English, ATAR Literature or ATAR English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD); or
    • Minimum International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 33

    Applicants with Higher Education Study

    • Other university studies completed at undergraduate level or higher, a minimum of 4 successfully completed subjects with at least a 65% average grade or higher;

    Applicants who have successfully completed subjects at another University, which are relevant to the selected program of study, may be eligible for Advanced Standing.

    Applicants with Work and Life Experience

    Applicants who left secondary education more than two years previously and who have not undertaken VET or higher education study since then, but with relevant work and life experience. Such experience may include, but is not limited to:

    • Mature-age completion of two Year 12 WACE or HSC exams with a resulting ATAR of 90 or above
    • Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) or equivalent results if these have been completed within the last 5 years.

    Please note: all applicants must be of school leaving age or older to apply.

  • Fees

    This Program has the following loan scheme(s) available for eligible students:

    The FEE-HELP loan scheme assists eligible fee-paying students with the payment of all, or part, of their tuition fees, not including additional study costs such as accommodation or textbooks. Your FEE-HELP debt will be indexed each year in line with the Consumer Price Index and also includes a loan fee of 25 per cent for all undergraduate programs of study.

    For the purpose of calculating the fees applicable to this Program, the volume of learning for this Program is 6.4 years.

    For further information, or for indicative fees for domestic or international students, please visit our Fees Page.

  • Career opportunities

    The following careers are open to graduates of this program:

    • Barrister
    • Judge’s associate
    • Research assistant
    • Solicitor
  • Student profile data

    Table 2 below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this Program. It provides data on all students who commenced in this Program in the most relevant recent intake period, including those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

    TABLE 2a – Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Marketing & Public Relations BASIS OF ADMISSION IN SEMESTER 1, 2019 INTAKE

    Applicant background

    Semester 1 2019

    Number of students

    Percentage of all students

    (A) Higher education study
    (includes a bridging or enabling course)
    0 0%
    (B) Vocational education and training (VET) study00%
    (C) Work and life experience
    (Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
    (D) Recent secondary education:
    • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
      (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)
    • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, interview, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
    0 0%
    • Admitted   on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, interview, school marks &   recommendation with no minimum ATAR requirement)
    <5 <5
    International students00%
    All students<5100.0%


    (Excluding adjustment factors) *
    Selection Rank
    (ATAR plus any adjustment factors) *
    [only if relevant]
    Highest rank to receive an offer <5 N/A
    Median rank to receive an offer <5 N/A

    Lowest rank to receive an offer

    <5 N/A


    “<5” – the number of students is less than 5
    N/A – Students not accepted in this category
    N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students

  • More information

    For more information on the Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Marketing & Public Relations, please call our Prospective Students Officer on +61 8 9433 0533 or email

    All International enquiries should contact the International Students Office on

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