Course

Bachelor of Social Science/Bachelor of Laws

Approved Abbreviation: BSocSc/LLB


Western Sydney University Course Code: 2538.5

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 018941G


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 2012 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 2010 to 2011 - 2538.4 Bachelor of Social Science/Bachelor of Laws

Commencement Year 2009 - 2538.3 Bachelor of Social Science/Bachelor of Laws

Commencement Years 2007 to 2008 - 2538.2 Bachelor of Social Science/Bachelor of Laws

Commencement Years 2001 to 2006 - 2538.1 Bachelor of Social Science/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. Social Science units are available at various campuses (mainly Bankstown and Penrith), depending on the units chosen.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Sarah Hookcourseadvicelaw@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Campbelltown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above

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 Social Science/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 requires 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.

It may be possible to vary the sequence of units so that students study a greater concentration of either law or their second discipline of study each semester, to minimise travel between campuses and to overcome timetabling problems. Students should speak to their academic advisor as needed.

For details of the Social Science units required please see course 1667.1 Bachelor of Social Science. Bachelor of Social Science/Bachelor of Laws students are required to complete the following social science units:

  • A major in social science (chosen from the specified list of approved majors) of 80 credit points;
  • An 80 credit point core comprised of eight common core units that will be spread out over the three year degree;

Note that instead of the minimum of 80 credit points of elective units required to be completed by Bachelor of Social Science students enrolled in course 1667.1, students in this Bachelor of Social Science/Bachelor of Laws course are required to complete the eight law units listed in the first three years of the recommended sequence below.

Combined Law Degree - Recommended Sequences (Parramatta)

Year 1

Autumn session

200006Introduction to Law
200008Torts Law
101553Organisations, Communities and Communication
101551Understanding Society

Spring session

200007Law Foundation
200010Criminal Law
101556The Geographies of Social Difference
101557The Individual in Society

Year 2

Autumn session

200011Contracts
101555Ethics in the Social Sciences

Social Science Core Major unit 1

Social Science Core Major unit 2

Spring session

200012Property Law
400337Social Research Methods

Social Science Core Major unit 3

Social Science Core Major unit 4

Year 3

Autumn session

200020Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics
101552Applied Social Research

Social Science Core Major unit 5

Social Science Core Major unit 6

Spring session

200009Constitutional Law
101554Contemporary Debates in Social Science

Social Science Core Major unit 7

Social Science Core Major unit 8

Year 4

Autumn session

200014Commercial Law
200757Equity & Trusts

LLB alternate unit 1

LLB alternate unit 2

Spring session

200018Law of Associations
200756Remedies

LLB alternate unit 3

LLB alternate unit 4

Year 5

Autumn session

200019Revenue Law
200017Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure

LLB alternate unit 5

LLB alternate unit 6

Spring session

200013Administrative Law
200015Criminal Procedure and Evidence

LLB alternate unit 7

LLB alternate unit 8

Combined Law Degree - Recommended Sequence (Campbelltown)

Year 1

Autumn session

200006Introduction to Law
200008Torts Law
101553Organisations, Communities and Communication
101551Understanding Society

Spring session

200007Law Foundation
200010Criminal Law
101556The Geographies of Social Difference
101557The Individual in Society

Year 2

Autumn session

200011Contracts
101555Ethics in the Social Sciences

Social Science Core Major unit 1

Social Science Core Major unit 2

Spring session

200012Property Law
400337Social Research Methods

Social Science Core Major unit 3

Social Science Core Major unit 4

Year 3

Autumn session

200020Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics
101552Applied Social Research

Social Science Core Major unit 5

Social Science Core Major unit 6

Spring session

200009Constitutional Law
101554Contemporary Debates in Social Science

Social Science Core Major unit 7

Social Science Core Major unit 8

Year 4

Autumn session

200018Law of Associations
200757Equity & Trusts

LLB alternate unit 1

LLB alternate unit 2

Spring session

200014Commercial Law
200756Remedies

LLB alternate unit 3

LLB alternate unit 4

Year 5

Autumn session

200013Administrative Law
200015Criminal Procedure and Evidence

LLB alternate unit 5

LLB alternate unit 6

Spring session

200019Revenue Law
200017Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure

LLB alternate unit 7

LLB alternate unit 8

Note: See Bachelor of Social Sciences, course code 1667 for details of the requirements of the key study area of Social Sciences.

LLB Alternate Units

Students may choose eighty credit points of units from the following

200021Land Transactions Law
200186Advanced Taxation Law
200220International Criminal Law
200278Professional Legal Skills 1
200279Professional Legal Skills 2
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
200630Child 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
200658Electronic Financial Transactions Law
200659Insolvency Law and Policy
200660Occupational Health and Safety Law
200661Media Law
200662Advanced Criminal 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

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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