Course

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws

Approved Abbreviation: BA/LLB


Western Sydney University Course Code: 2537.8

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 041113G


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 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
Dr Sarah Hookcourseadvicelaw@westernsydney.edu.au

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

200006Introduction to Law
200008Torts Law

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

100846Analytical Reading and Writing
100958Australia and the World
100960Contemporary Society
100968Texts and Traditions

Spring session

200007Law Foundation
200010Criminal Law

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

100846Analytical Reading and Writing
100958Australia and the World
100960Contemporary Society
100968Texts and Traditions

Year 2

Autumn session

200011Contracts

Arts sub major unit

Two units from your chosen major

Spring session

200012Property Law

Arts sub major unit

Two units from your chosen major

Year 3

Autumn session

200020Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics

Arts sub major unit

Two units from your chosen major

Spring session

200009Constitutional Law

Arts sub major unit

Two units from your chosen major

Year 4

Autumn session

Parramatta Students

200014Commercial Law
200757Equity & Trusts

And two LLB Alternate units

Campbelltown Students

200018Law of Associations
200757Equity & Trusts

And two LLB Alternate units

Spring session

Parramatta Students

200018Law of Associations
200756Remedies

And two LLB Alternate units

Campbelltown students

200014Commercial Law
200756Remedies

And two LLB Alternate units

Year 5

Autumn session

Parramatta Students

200019Revenue Law
200017Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure

And two LLB Alternate units

Campbelltown Students

200013Administrative Law
200015Criminal Procedure and Evidence

And two LLB Alternate units

Spring session

Parramatta Students

200013Administrative Law
200015Criminal Procedure and Evidence

And two LLB Alternate units

Campbelltown Students

200019Revenue Law
200017Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure

And two LLB Alternate units

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

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

200006Introduction to Law
200008Torts Law
101184Psychology: Human Behaviour

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

100846Analytical Reading and Writing
100958Australia and the World
100960Contemporary Society
100968Texts and Traditions

Spring session

200007Law Foundation
200010Criminal Law
101183Psychology: Behavioural Science

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

100846Analytical Reading and Writing
100958Australia and the World
100960Contemporary Society
100968Texts and Traditions

Year 2

Autumn session

200011Contracts
100013Experimental Design and Analysis
101680Perception

One unit from the remaining Year 1 Arts core units

Spring session

200012Property Law
101676Human Learning
101677Cognitive Processes

The remaining Year 1 Arts core unit

Year 3

Autumn session

200020Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics
101684Brain and Behaviour
101682Developmental Psychology
101689Advanced Research Methods

Spring session

200009Constitutional Law
101678Motivation and Emotion
101683Social Psychology
101681Abnormal Psychology

Year 4

Autumn session

Parramatta Students

200014Commercial Law
200757Equity & Trusts

And two LLB Alternate units

Campbelltown Students

200018Law of Associations
200757Equity & Trusts

And two LLB Alternate units

Spring session

Parramatta Students

200018Law of Associations
200756Remedies

And two LLB Alternate units

Campbelltown Students

200014Commercial Law
200756Remedies

And two LLB Alternate units

Year 5

Autumn session

Parramatta Students

200019Revenue Law
200017Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure

And two LLB Alternate units

Campbelltown Students

200013Administrative Law
200015Criminal Procedure and Evidence

And two LLB Alternate units

Spring session

Parramatta Students

200013Administrative Law
200015Criminal Procedure and Evidence

And two LLB Alternate units

Campbelltown Students

200019Revenue Law
200017Dispute 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.

200021Land Transactions Law
200186Advanced Taxation Law
200220International Criminal Law
200271Financial Services Law
200293Alternative Dispute Resolution
200294Mediation
200295Bioethics
200296Law Economics and Business Ethics
200297Law of Employment
200298Immigration and Refugee Law
200529Comparative Law: Legal Systems of the World
200629Advanced Family Law
200631Competition Law and Policy
200632Elder Law
200633Family Law
200635Human Rights Law
200637Intellectual Property
200638International Business Transactions Law
200639International Trade Law
200640Medical Malpractice Law
200641Wills and Succession
200646Advocacy
200647Planning and Environment Law
200649Jurisprudence
200650Advanced Torts and Civil Wrongs
200652Space Law - Commercial Aspects
200653Public International Law
200654Anti-Discrimination Law
200656Conflict of Laws
200657Corporate Governance
200659Insolvency Law and Policy
200660Occupational Health and Safety Law
200661Media Law
200663International Moot Court
200697Banking and Securities Law
200699Clinical Legal Placement
200700Law Honours Dissertation
200701Issues in the Criminal Justice System
200702Public Health Law
200704Independent Study (Law)
200741Indigenous Australians and the Law
200772Family Dispute Resolution
200773Moot Court
200774Consumer Law and Policy
200800International Climate Law
200801International Environmental Law
200802Law and Public Policy (Development and Implementation)
200803Law of International Organisations
200804Law 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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