Course

Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)

Approved Abbreviation: LLB


Western Sydney University Course Code: 2501.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 041111J


Course Status: INACTIVE
This version of the course is no longer offered. Please use the course search to find courses currently available.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2001-2007.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

This program provides students with professional legal skills, including the ability to analyse legal material and understand fundamental legal principles; an understanding of the relationship between law and society; general analytical skills for analysing and solving non-legal problems and specialised study into the Australian legal system. Special emphasis is placed on legal skills. During their course students will develop skills in advocacy, negotiation, legal drafting and legal research. Both campuses have excellent facilities, including state-of-the-art moot courts for students to practise advocacy skills and excellent library and computer-based law research facilities.

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Kate Sainsburycourseadvicelaw@westernsydney.edu.au

Accreditation
Graduates from this program are eligible to apply to the Legal Profession Admission Board for admission to legal practice in NSW after undertaking prescribed practical legal training.

Inherent requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course that you must meet in order to complete your course and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this course online

Inherent requirements

Admission

This course is one which is designed for graduates who have completed the requirements for a tertiary qualification at bachelors level from a recognised university. Applications are through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

International applicants should contact International Office for details on admission. Contact information for the International Office is available via their website.

International Office

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Full-time

Campbelltown students

Year 1

Autumn session

200006Introduction to Law
200007Law Foundation
200010Criminal Law
200011Contracts

Spring session

200008Torts Law
200009Constitutional Law
200012Property Law
200013Administrative Law

Year 2

Autumn session

200014Commercial Law
200016Equity Trusts and Remedies 1

And two LLB alternate units

Spring session

200018Law of Associations
200200Equity Trusts and Remedies 2

And two LLB alternate units

Year 3

Autumn session

200015Criminal Procedure and Evidence
200019Revenue Law

And two LLB alternate units

Spring session

200017Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure
200020Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics

And two LLB alternate units

Full-time

Parramatta students

Year 1

Autumn session

200006Introduction to Law
200008Torts Law
200009Constitutional Law
200011Contracts

Spring session

200007Law Foundation
200010Criminal Law
200012Property Law
200013Administrative Law

Year 2

Autumn session

200014Commercial Law
200016Equity Trusts and Remedies 1

And two LLB alternate units

Spring session

200018Law of Associations
200200Equity Trusts and Remedies 2

And two LLB alternate units

Year 3

Autumn session

200017Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure
200019Revenue Law

And two LLB alternate units

Spring session

200015Criminal Procedure and Evidence
200020Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics

And two LLB alternate units

Part-time

Campbelltown students

Year 1

Autumn session

200006Introduction to Law
200007Law Foundation

Spring session

200008Torts Law
200009Constitutional Law

Year 2

Autumn session

200010Criminal Law
200011Contracts

Spring session

200012Property Law
200013Administrative Law

Year 3

Autumn session

200014Commercial Law
200016Equity Trusts and Remedies 1

Spring session

200018Law of Associations
200200Equity Trusts and Remedies 2

Year 4

Autumn session

200015Criminal Procedure and Evidence
200019Revenue Law

Spring session

200017Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure
200020Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics

Year 5

Autumn session

Two LLB alternate units

Spring session

Two LLB alternate units

Year 6

Autumn session

Two LLB alternate units

Spring session

Two LLB alternate units

Part-time

Parramatta students

Year 1

Autumn session

200006Introduction to Law
200008Torts Law

Spring session

200007Law Foundation
200010Criminal Law

Year 2

Autumn session

200009Constitutional Law
200011Contracts

Spring session

200012Property Law
200013Administrative Law

Year 3

Autumn session

200014Commercial Law
200016Equity Trusts and Remedies 1

Spring session

200018Law of Associations
200200Equity Trusts and Remedies 2

Year 4

Autumn seesion

200017Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure
200019Revenue Law

Spring session

200015Criminal Procedure and Evidence
200020Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics

Year 5

Autumn session

Two LLB alternate units

Spring session

Two LLB alternates

Year 6

Autumn session

Two LLB alternates

Spring session

Two LLB alternates

LLB Alternate Units

Students may choose eight units from the following list.

Not all units will be offered each year.

F2005Family Law
F3007Advanced Family Law
F3010Advanced Torts and Civil Wrongs
F3013Conflict of Laws
F3015Banking and Securities Law
F3016Insolvency Law
F3017Intellectual Property
F3019Jurisprudence
F3023Public International Law
F3029Wills and Succession
F3031Media Law
F3032Advanced Criminal Law
F3033Jessup International Moot
F3037Children and The Law
F3040Immigration and Refugee Law
F3094Space Law - Commercial Aspects
F3500Independent Study A (Law)
F3501Independent Study B (Law)
69008Computer Law
69017Law, Economics and Business Ethics
69019Law of Employment
69023Planning and Environment Law
69027Research Project
69056Medical Malpractice Law
69108Mediation
69109Alternative Dispute Resolution
69113Public Health Law
69114Professional Negligence
69115Occupational Health and Safety Law
69116Corporate Finance and Securities Regulation Law
69118Issues in the Criminal Justice System
69119Competition Law
69121International Trade Law
69123Electronic Financial Transactions Law
69125Advocacy
69131Elder Law
69133Consumer Protection Law
69142Human Rights Law
69146Anti-Discrimination Law
69153International Business Transactions Law
69161Bioethics
200021Land Transactions Law
200186Advanced Taxation Law
200220International Criminal Law
200278Professional Legal Skills 1
200279Professional Legal Skills 2
200529Comparative Law: Legal Systems of the World

Majors

M21056Business Law
M21089Community Law

Honours

An Honours stream is offered - see below for admission criteria.

1. (a) Calculations used for the award of honours utilises the Grade Point Average in LLB units. The GPA is calculated using the following formula: HD: 7 D: 6 C:5 P:4 Conceded Pass: 3 F: 0

(b) Eligibility for honours depends upon the student's overall achievements in the LLB and the level of achievement in the 16 compulsory units for the LLB. Students with one failure can be considered for honours.

2. (a) The following rules shall apply in determining the grade of honours to be awarded:

(i) For the award of Honours 1: The student will be required to attain an overall GPA of at least 6.0 in LLB units AND a GPA of at least 6.0 in the compulsory LLB units

(ii) For the award of Honours 2.1 - The student will be required to attain an overall GPA of at least 5.8 in LLB units AND a GPA of at least 5.8 in compulsory LLB units.

(iii) For the award of Honours 2.2 - The student will be required to attain an overall GPA of at least 5.5 in LLB units AND a GPA of at least 5.5 in compulsory LLB units.

(b) A student's GPA is to be determined by taking the average of all LLB units undertaken including the results in the one LLB unit that has been failed.

Note: Students in this course may also be considered for honours in law under the rules in course 2501.2 or any later version of course 2501.



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