Course

Bachelor of Communication Studies/Bachelor of Laws

Approved Abbreviation: BCommSt/LLB


Western Sydney University Course Code: 2723.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 054282E


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 2005-2008.

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 Year 2010 or later - 2723.3 Bachelor of Communication Studies/Bachelor of Laws

Commencement Year 2009 - 2723.2 Bachelor of Communication Studies/Bachelor of Laws

The Law double degree programs permit students to undertake multi-skilling, and offer 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 legal and non-legal problems; and specialised study into the Australian legal system.

For information about Honours please see Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry), course code 2501. Students who enrolled in course 2723.1 prior to 2008 are entitled to be considered for honours in law under either the rules in course 2501.1 or the rules in course 2501.2 or any later version of course 2501. Students who enrolled in course 2723.1 in 2008 or later are entitled to be considered for honours in law under the rules in course 2501.2 or any later version of course 2501.

Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)

Study Mode
Five years full-time. Law units are available at Campbelltown and Parramatta campuses. Communication units are available at Penrith campus.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Kate Sainsburycourseadvicelaw@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Campbelltown CampusFull TimeInternal See above

Advanced standing

Advanced standing will be granted under University rules.

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.

Admission

UAI or mature-age entry 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

Any two units of HSC English or equivalent.

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.

Students considering varying their recommended course sequences outlined below, should also refer to the separate Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Communication Studies recommended course sequence, to ensure that they are completing their studies in a manner which will avoid problems due to a lack of prerequisites or prior knowledge.

For details of the communication units required please see Bachelor of Communication, course code 1613.2. Note that in the case of students first enrolled in the course prior to 2007, compliance with the requirements of course code 1613.1 would also be acceptable. Bachelor of Communication Studies/Bachelor of Laws students are required to complete the following communication units:

  • 40 credit points of units from one of the four majors
  • 120 credit points Bachelor of Communication core units

Note: Instead of the 80 credit points of elective units required to be completed by Bachelor of Communication students enrolled in course 1613.1, students in Bachelor of Communication Studies/Bachelor of Laws, course code 2723.1 are required to complete the eight law units listed in the first three years of the recommended sequence below.

Alternate Units:

LLB alternates are to be chosen from the list of LLB alternate units found under Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry), course code 2501.

Recommended sequence

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

200006Introduction to Law

Two core communications units

Parramatta students

200008Torts Law

Campbelltown students

200007Law Foundation

Spring session

Two core communications units

Parramatta students

200007Law Foundation
200010Criminal Law

Campbelltown students

200008Torts Law
200009Constitutional Law

Year 2

Autumn session

200011Contracts

Three core communication studies units

Spring session

200012Property Law

Three core communication studies units

Year 3

Autumn session

One core communication studies unit

Two communication studies major units

Parramatta students

200009Constitutional Law

Campbelltown students

200010Criminal Law

Spring session

200013Administrative Law

One core communication studies unit

Two communication studies major units

Year 4

Autumn session

200016Equity Trusts and Remedies 1
200014Commercial Law

Two LLB alternate units

Spring session

200200Equity Trusts and Remedies 2
200018Law of Associations

Two LLB alternate units

Year 5

Autumn session

200019Revenue Law

Two LLB alternate units

Campbelltown Students

200015Criminal Procedure and Evidence

Parramatta Students

200017Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure

Spring session

200020Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics

Two LLB alternate units

Campbelltown Students

200017Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure

Parramatta Students

200015Criminal Procedure and Evidence


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