C09098v2 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and InnovationAward(s): Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation (BCIInn)
Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLB(Hons))
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 240
Course EFTSL: 5
Location: City campus
This is an exit-only course. There is no direct admission to it. Current UTS students may be able to submit an Internal Course Transfer (Graduating) application to exit with this course. See the Course transfer page for further details.
Course intended learning outcomes
Inherent (essential) requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course completion requirements
Levels of award
This course is for enterprising individuals who wish to develop the ability to turn ideas into action. It gives students the skills, perspectives and strategies to bring ideas to reality. Within this course, creativity is viewed as the driver of innovation, realised through the processes of design. Students are able to generate and test ideas within diverse disciplinary contexts and gauge the value of those ideas through hands-on experimental practice, rigorous processes of interpretation and analysis.
Taking a transdisciplinary approach, the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation utilises multiple perspectives from diverse fields, integrating a range of industry experiences, real-world projects and self-initiated proposals, equipping graduates to address the wicked problems, complex challenges and untapped opportunities in today's world.
Honours relates to the law component only and students must successfully complete both of the research subjects: 76090 Research Methodology and 76040 Research Thesis. Strong research skills are valued highly in contemporary professional practice.
Students gain an in-depth understanding of legal challenges and concerns. This combined degree equips graduates to provide innovative and thoughtful solutions to complex challenges, needed to bring a great idea to fruition.
By focusing on the high-level conceptual thinking and problem-solving practices that lead to the development of innovative, creative and entrepreneurial outcomes, students of the combined degree also gain leading edge capabilities that are highly valued in the globalised world, including dealing with critical and creative thinking, invention, complexity, innovation, future scenario building and entrepreneurship, and the ability to work on their own across disciplines. These creative intelligence competencies enable graduates to navigate in a rapidly changing world.
Students have the opportunity to engage in deeper study of the law through the subjects 76090 Research Methodology and 76040 Research Thesis. This course can be a pathway to higher degree research programs.
Career options include entrepreneur, speculative start-up consultant, entrepreneurial lawyer, commercial lawyer, corporate lawyer, barrister, creative enterprise manager, solicitor, product development and life cycle manager, market researcher, strategic analyst, and brand development manager.
By being creative thinkers, initiators of new ideas, scenario planners, global strategists, open network designers or sustainable futures innovators within their chosen field of study, graduates maximise the potential of their chosen profession, making them highly sought after graduates with the ability to identify and develop solutions to some of the most complex issues that face their disciplines and society.
Course intended learning outcomes
|CII.1.1||Identify and represent the components and processes within complex systems and organise them within frameworks of relationships|
|CII.1.2||Select, apply and evaluate various techniques and technologies for investigating and interpreting complex systems|
|CII.1.3||Discern common qualities of complex systems and model their behaviour|
|CII.1.4||Generate insights from the creative translation of models and patterns across different systems|
|CII.2.1||Recognise the nature of open, complex, dynamic and networked problems|
|CII.2.2||Explore the relevance of patterns, frameworks, approaches and methods from different disciplines, professional practices or fields of inquiry for gaining insights into particular problems, proposals, practices, contexts and systems|
|CII.2.3||Analyse problem situations or contexts from multiple disciplinary or personal perspectives and integrate findings in creative and useful ways|
|CII.2.4||Test the value of different patterns, frameworks and methods for exploring and addressing complex challenges|
|CII.2.5||Interrogate and generate ways to create value and evaluate outcomes|
|CII.2.6||Examine, articulate and appreciate the speculative or actual value of outcomes for different stakeholders, communities or cultures over time|
|CII.3.1||Communicate, explore, network and negotiate in ways that are inclusive of and mine for ideas from diverse disciplines|
|CII.3.2||Design, develop and apply appropriate team-based decision making frameworks and participate collaboratively in teams according to proposed intentions|
|CII.3.3||Use a range of appropriate media, tools, techniques and methods creatively and critically in multi-disciplinary teams to discover, investigate, design, produce and communicate ideas or artefacts|
|CII.3.4||Articulate often-complex ideas simply, succinctly and persuasively to a diverse team or audience|
|CII.3.5||Create environments to support inspiration and reflexivity so that inter- and trans-disciplinary practices can develop and thrive|
|CII.3.6||Recognise problems, challenges and opportunities that require transdisciplinary practices and assemble relevant teams to begin dealing with those problems, challenges and opportunities|
|CII.4.1||Identify significant issues, challenges or opportunities and assess potential to act creatively on them|
|CII.4.2||Work within different community, organisational or cultural contexts to design and develop ideas, strategies and practices for betterment|
|CII.4.3||Make decisions that recognise the humanity of others by engaging ethically and with sensitivity to the values of particular groups, communities, organisations or cultures|
|CII.4.4||Take a leadership role in identifying and working to address community, organisational or cultural issues, challenges and opportunities through innovation|
|CII.5.1||Imagine and design initiatives within existing organisational structures (intrapreneurship) or by building a new context (entrepreneurship)|
|CII.5.2||Explore and articulate the transformation required to create and implement innovation, with sensitivity to the creative destruction that this requires|
|CII.5.3||Identify required capabilities for realising an idea and create a venture team to achieve the aspirations of a particular innovation|
|CII.5.4||Communicate confidently and with diplomacy to influence essential stakeholders or decision makers and to achieve impact|
|LAW.1.1||A coherent and advanced understanding of fundamental areas of legal knowledge including:
a. The Australian colonial and post-colonial legal system, international and comparative contexts, theoretical and technical knowledge;
b. The broader contexts within which legal issues arise and the law operates including cultural awareness, social justice and policy;
c. The impact of Anglo-Australian laws on Indigenous peoples, including their historical origins in the process of colonisation and ongoing impact;
d. The principles and values of justice and ethical practices in lawyers' roles; and
e. Advanced theoretical and technical knowledge of underlying legal principles and concepts in one or more areas of practice or inquiry.
|LAW.2.1||A capacity to value and promote honesty, integrity, accountability, public service and ethical standards including:
a. An understanding of approaches to ethical decision making and professional responsibility;
b. An ability to recognise, reflect upon and respond to ethical issues likely to arise in professional contexts in ways that evidence professional judgment, promote justice and serve the community; and
c. An ability to reflect on and engage constructively with diversity in practice.
|LAW.3.1||An advanced capacity to think critically, strategically and creatively, including the ability to:
a. Identify and articulate legal issues in context, including the skill of critical reading and writing;
b. Apply reasoning and research to generate appropriate responses to sometimes complex legal problems;
c. Engage in critical analysis and make a reasoned choice amongst alternatives; and
d. Think creatively in approaching legal issues and generating appropriate responses.
|LAW.4.1||Well-developed cognitive and practical skills necessary to identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, legal and policy issues; advanced knowledge of legal research principles and different methodologies, and technical and planning skills to design and apply research to a significant scholarly piece of work.|
|LAW.5.1||Effective and appropriate communication skills including:
a. Highly effective use of the English language to convey legal ideas and views to different and diverse audiences and environments;
b. An ability to communicate to inform, analyse, report and persuade;
c. An ability to strategically select an appropriate medium and message;
d. An ability to assess how messages are received and alter communication strategies accordingly;
e. An ability to be responsive and adaptive to the perspectives of collaborators, clients, counter parties and others; and
f. An ability to communicate a clear and coherent exposition of legal research and scholarship orally and in writing.
|LAW.6.1||Effective and appropriate collaboration skills in working together to achieve a common goal in a group learning environment or the workplace including:
a. An ability to give and receive feedback;
b. Appropriate professional and interpersonal skills in working collaboratively;
c. A capacity to develop strategies to successfully negotiate group challenges; and
d. An ability to be responsive and adaptive to the perspectives of collaborators, clients, counter parties and others.
|LAW.7.1||Bachelor of Laws (Honours) graduates will:
a. Apply knowledge and skills to develop professional capabilities to work effectively with and for Indigenous peoples and communities across the law profession; and
b. Critically reflect on ethical Indigenous research practices to work with and for Indigenous peoples across the legal community sectors.
|LAW.8.1||The ability to implement appropriate self-management and lifelong learning strategies including:
a. An ability to undertake and initiate self-directed work and learning, including authorship of a significant piece of work;
b. Well-developed judgment and responsibility as a legal professional in a broader social context;
c. The ability to support personal and professional development by:
I. Reflecting on and assessing their own capabilities, wellbeing and performance;
II. Making use of feedback as appropriate;
III. Identifying and accessing appropriate resources and assistance;
IV. Making use of resources and support in developing resilience; and
d. A capacity to adapt to and embrace change and a commitment to ongoing learning.
LAW = Law course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)
CII = Creative Intelligence and Innovation course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)
Inherent (essential) requirements
Inherent (essential) requirements are academic and non-academic requirements that are essential to the successful completion of a course.
Prospective and current students should carefully read the Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement below and consider whether they might experience challenges in successfully completing this course. This Statement should be read in conjunction with the UTS Student Rules.
Prospective or current student concerned about their ability to meet these requirements should discuss their concerns with the Academic Liaison Officer in their faculty or school and/or UTS Accessibility Service on 9514 1177 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UTS will make reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, professional experiences, course related work experience and other course activities to facilitate maximum participation by students with disabilities, carer responsibilities, and religious or cultural obligations in their courses.
For course specific information see the Faculty of Law Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement.
Proficiency in English and computer literacy.
Course duration and attendance
The course duration is four years of full-time study. The law component requires attendance of 12–15 hours of lectures a week and timetable constraints may require attendance at both daytime and evening classes.
The course comprises a total of 240 credit points. The study components for course completion are as follows.
The law component of 144 credit points is made up of:
- 108 credit points of compulsory core law subjects
- a 6-credit-point legal theory option
- 30 credit points of law options, which includes either:
- 18 credit points of law options, a 6-credit-point research methodology subject, and a 6-credit-point research thesis subject, or
- a 6-credit-point technology law, policy and ethics (Capstone 1) subject, a 6-credit-point applied project in law, an innovation and technology (Capstone 2) subject, a 6-credit-point research methodology subject, a 6-credit-point research thesis subject, and either: a disruptive technologies and the law subject, or a local internship.
The creative intelligence and innovation component consists of 96 credit points. The creative intelligence and innovation subjects are undertaken in accelerated form within July and Summer sessions during the first three years of study, and through one full year of study after completion of the professional degree. The Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation is not offered as a separate degree, but is completed only in combination with the professional degree program.
For a current listing of subjects in each course refer to the study package directory.
Industrial training/professional practice
To practise as a lawyer in NSW, students need to successfully complete an accredited legal academic qualification (eg Bachelor of Laws) and an accredited course of practical legal training (PLT), which UTS offers through its PLT program.
Students enrolled in this course may complete their practical legal training by undertaking a postgraduate course in PLT, such as the Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice (C11232).
In the final year of the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation, students can undertake between 6 and 12 credit points of internship (work experience) that relates to innovation within their research, career development or core degree specialisations. For students undertaking 12 credit points of internship, international internships may be negotiated.
This course involves significant industry engagement as part of the learning process. Students may be required to relinquish intellectual property when they opt in to certain industry-related experiences, particularly relating to internships and capstone projects.
Course completion requirements
|STM91052 Law stream (Honours)||144cp|
|STM90839 Core subjects (Creative Intelligence and Innovation)||96cp|
Please follow recommended course progression of C10338 Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation
To qualify for honours, a student must complete subjects 76090 Research Methodology in their penultimate session and 76040 Research Thesis in their final session, as option subjects within the degree.
Students wishing to study the major MAJ09444 Legal Futures and Technology need to study 76106 Technology Law, Policy and Ethics (Capstone 1) in the Autumn session of their final year and 76107 Applied Project in Law, Innovation and Technology (Capstone 2) in their final Spring session.
Levels of award
The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) may be awarded with first or second class honours, which does not require an additional honours year. Honours candidates must complete 76090 Research Methodology in their penultimate session and 76040 Research Thesis in their final session within the course. The rules concerning the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) can be found in undergraduate course information.
This course satisfies the requirements for admission to the Supreme Court of NSW as a lawyer, provided students complete a practical legal training program, such as the Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice (C11232).
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