Course

Bachelor of Communication Studies/Bachelor of Laws

Approved Abbreviation: BCommSt/LLB


Western Sydney University Course Code: 2723.2

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 2009.

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 Years 2005 to 2008 - 2723.1 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.

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

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

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 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.

Recommended sequence - Parramatta campus

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

200006Introduction to Law
200008Torts Law

Two core Communications units

Spring session

200007Law Foundation
200010Criminal Law

Two core Communications units

Year 2

Autumn session

200011Contracts

Three core Communication units

Spring session

200012Property Law

Three core Communication units

Year 3

Autumn session

200009Constitutional Law

One core Communication unit

Two Communication Studies Major units

Spring session

200020Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics

One core Communication unit

Two Communication Studies Major units

Year 4

Autumn session

200014Commercial Law
200016Equity Trusts and Remedies 1

Two LLB alternate units

Spring session

200018Law of Associations
200200Equity Trusts and Remedies 2

Two LLB alternate units

Year 5

Autumn session

200019Revenue Law
200017Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure

Two LLB alternate units

Spring session

200013Administrative Law
200015Criminal Procedure and Evidence

Two LLB alternate units

Recommended Sequence - Campbelltown campus

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

200006Introduction to Law
200008Torts Law

Two core Communication units

Spring session

200007Law Foundation
200010Criminal Law

Two core Communication units

Year 2

Autumn session

200011Contracts

Three core Communication units

Spring session

200012Property Law

Three core Communication units

Year 3

Autumn session

200009Constitutional Law

One core Communication unit

Two Communication Studies Major units

Spring session

200020Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics

One core Communication unit

Two Communication Studies Major units

Year 4

Autumn session

200018Law of Associations
200016Equity Trusts and Remedies 1

Two LLB Alternate units

Spring session

200014Commercial Law
200200Equity Trusts and Remedies 2

Two LLB Alternate units

Year 5

Autumn session

200013Administrative Law
200015Criminal Procedure and Evidence

Two LLB Alternate units

Spring session

200019Revenue Law
200017Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure

Two LLB Alternate units

LLB Alternate Units

Students may choose 80 credit points of units from the following list.

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
200634Feminist Legal Theory and Practice
200635Human Rights Law
200637Intellectual Property
200638International Business Transactions Law
200639International Trade Law
200640Medical Malpractice Law
200641Wills and Succession
200646Advocacy
200647Planning and Environment Law
200648Corporate Finance and Securities Regulation Law
200649Jurisprudence
200650Advanced Torts and Civil Wrongs
200651Computer Law
200652Space Law - Commercial Aspects
200653Public International Law
200654Anti-Discrimination Law
200655Consumer Protection 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
200694Australian 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

Honours

An Honours award is offered - see the Honours in Bachelors Awards Policy and associated Guidelines for the admission criteria (http://policies.uws.edu.au).

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