Course

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws

Approved Abbreviation: BA/LLB


Western Sydney University Course Code: 2537.8

CRICOS Code: 041113G


Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.


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 2013 or later.

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.

Commencement Years 2012 - 2537.7 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws

Commencement Years 2010 to 2011 - 2537.6 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws

Commencement Year 2009 - 2537.5 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws

Commencement Year 2008 - 2537.4 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Law

Commencement Year 2007 - 2537.3 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws

Commencement Years 2005 to 2006 - 2537.2 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws

The double degree program permits students to undertake multi-skilling and offers diverse career paths providing high marketability in multiple areas of expertise. The LLB 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; the skills to analyse and solve non-legal problems and specialised study into the Australian legal system.

Study Mode
Five years full-time. Law units are available at Campbelltown and Parramatta campuses. Arts units are available at various campuses (mainly Parramatta,Bankstown and Penrith), depending on the units chosen.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Liesel Spencercourseadvicelaw@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Campbelltown CampusFull TimeInternalMargaret Hyland
Parramatta CampusFull TimeInternalMargaret Hyland

Accreditation
Graduates from the Bachelor of Laws 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

Eligibility for admission to the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws is based on the following requirements:

Assumed knowledge: any two units of HSC English.

Recommended studies: HSC English standard or equivalent.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

UAC

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for a double degree in law requries the successful completion of 400 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequences for the relevant double degree programs.

Students are eligible to graduate in the associated degree at the end of three years of full-time study, only when they have completed all non-law units plus the eight law units specified in the study sequence as being in the first three years of the relevant double degree.

Arts Units

For details of the relevant Arts units, refer to the current listing of Bachelor of Arts, course code 1706. Continuing students should refer to course code 1604.

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws students are required to complete 4 core units plus one of the 8 unit majors and one of the 4 unit sub-majors or the 12 unit Psychology key program in the Arts degree (16 units) together with the LLB key program (24 units). The double degree combination therefore consists of 40 units with no additional electives or choice beyond that already included within the separate Arts and Law key programs.

Recommended Sequence - Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

200006.2Introduction to Law
200008.3Torts Law

Two units from the Year 1 core Arts units listed below:

100846.2Analytical Reading and Writing
100958.2Australia and the World
100960.2Contemporary Society
100968.3Texts and Traditions

Spring session

200007.2Law Foundation
200010.2Criminal Law

Two of the remaining Year 1 core Arts units from the list below that were not undertaken in Autumn session:

100846.2Analytical Reading and Writing
100958.2Australia and the World
100960.2Contemporary Society
100968.3Texts and Traditions

Year 2

Autumn session

200011.2Contracts

Arts sub major unit

Two units from your chosen major

Spring session

200012.4Property Law

Arts sub major unit

Two units from your chosen major

Year 3

Autumn session

200020.5Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics

Arts sub major unit

Two units from your chosen major

Spring session

200009.3Constitutional Law

Arts sub major unit

Two units from your chosen major

Year 4

Autumn session

Parramatta Students

200014.2Commercial Law
200757.1Equity & Trusts

And two LLB Alternate units

Campbelltown Students

200018.4Law of Associations
200757.1Equity & Trusts

And two LLB Alternate units

Spring session

Parramatta Students

200018.4Law of Associations
200756.1Remedies

And two LLB Alternate units

Campbelltown students

200014.2Commercial Law
200756.1Remedies

And two LLB Alternate units

Year 5

Autumn session

Parramatta Students

200019.5Revenue Law
200017.2Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure

And two LLB Alternate units

Campbelltown Students

200013.5Administrative Law
200015.2Criminal Procedure and Evidence

And two LLB Alternate units

Spring session

Parramatta Students

200013.5Administrative Law
200015.2Criminal Procedure and Evidence

And two LLB Alternate units

Campbelltown Students

200019.5Revenue Law
200017.2Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure

And two LLB Alternate units

Recommended Sequence - Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)/Bachelor of Laws

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

200006.2Introduction to Law
200008.3Torts Law
101184.3Psychology: Human Behaviour

One unit from the Year 1 Arts core units listed below:

100846.2Analytical Reading and Writing
100958.2Australia and the World
100960.2Contemporary Society
100968.3Texts and Traditions

Spring session

200007.2Law Foundation
200010.2Criminal Law
101183.3Psychology: Behavioural Science

One unit from the Year 1 Arts units listed below that was not undertaken in Autumn session:

100846.2Analytical Reading and Writing
100958.2Australia and the World
100960.2Contemporary Society
100968.3Texts and Traditions

Year 2

Autumn session

200011.2Contracts
100013.3Experimental Design and Analysis
101680.3Perception

One unit from the remaining Year 1 Arts core units

Spring session

200012.4Property Law
101676.2Human Learning
101677.3Cognitive Processes

The remaining Year 1 Arts core unit

Year 3

Autumn session

200020.5Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics
101684.3Brain and Behaviour
101682.4Developmental Psychology
101689.2Advanced Research Methods

Spring session

200009.3Constitutional Law
101678.3Motivation and Emotion
101683.2Social Psychology
101681.3Abnormal Psychology

Year 4

Autumn session

Parramatta Students

200014.2Commercial Law
200757.1Equity & Trusts

And two LLB Alternate units

Campbelltown Students

200018.4Law of Associations
200757.1Equity & Trusts

And two LLB Alternate units

Spring session

Parramatta Students

200018.4Law of Associations
200756.1Remedies

And two LLB Alternate units

Campbelltown Students

200014.2Commercial Law
200756.1Remedies

And two LLB Alternate units

Year 5

Autumn session

Parramatta Students

200019.5Revenue Law
200017.2Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure

And two LLB Alternate units

Campbelltown Students

200013.5Administrative Law
200015.2Criminal Procedure and Evidence

And two LLB Alternate units

Spring session

Parramatta Students

200013.5Administrative Law
200015.2Criminal Procedure and Evidence

And two LLB Alternate units

Campbelltown Students

200019.5Revenue Law
200017.2Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure

And two LLB Alternate units

LLB Alternate Units

Students must complete eighty (80) credit points from the list of LLB alternate units below.

200021.2Land Transactions Law
200186.2Advanced Taxation Law
200220.4International Criminal Law
200271.4Financial Services Law
200293.2Alternative Dispute Resolution
200294.3Mediation
200295.2Bioethics
200296.2Law Economics and Business Ethics
200297.2Law of Employment
200298.3Immigration and Refugee Law
200529.3Comparative Law: Legal Systems of the World
200629.1Advanced Family Law
200631.2Competition Law and Policy
200632.3Elder Law
200633.2Family Law
200635.1Human Rights Law
200637.3Intellectual Property
200638.4International Business Transactions Law
200639.3International Trade Law
200640.4Medical Malpractice Law
200641.3Wills and Succession
200646.4Advocacy
200647.2Planning and Environment Law
200649.1Jurisprudence
200650.2Advanced Torts and Civil Wrongs
200652.1Space Law - Commercial Aspects
200653.3Public International Law
200654.2Anti-Discrimination Law
200656.2Conflict of Laws
200657.3Corporate Governance
200659.2Insolvency Law and Policy
200660.2Occupational Health and Safety Law
200661.1Media Law
200663.3International Moot Court
200697.3Banking and Securities Law
200699.2Clinical Legal Placement
200700.4Law Honours Dissertation
200701.2Issues in the Criminal Justice System
200702.3Public Health Law
200704.2Independent Study (Law)
200741.1Indigenous Australians and the Law
200772.2Family Dispute Resolution
200773.2Moot Court
200774.2Consumer Law and Policy
200800.1International Climate Law
200801.1International Environmental Law
200802.1Law and Public Policy (Development and Implementation)
200803.1Law of International Organisations
200804.1Law of the Sea

Please note that the availability of Bachelor of Laws Alternate Units may vary from year to year. New units may become available and some others discontinued. The most recent version of course 2501 indicates which units are offered in the course. The School will publish information on which units are available in a session.

Honours

An Honours award is offered - see the Honours in Bachelors Awards Policy and associated Guidelines for the admission criteria.

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