The Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws combined degree will give you a sound understanding of the context in which the law operates in the business world. The course opens up specific opportunities in the area of business law. The Bachelor of Laws component of the course provides legal education which emphasises a case study approach and has a strong practical legal skills component. Studying commerce at Deakin allows you to gain a sound foundation in key business disciplines giving you opportunities in virtually every area of business and government, in Australia and overseas. The Faculty of Business and Law is responsible for this combined course which leads to the awards of Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws. To complete the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws, students must attain a total of 40 credit points consisting of 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Commerce (M300) and 24 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws (M312). Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Commerce (M300) and the Bachelor of Laws (M312) must be satisfied. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.