Bachelor of Laws (Non graduate entry)

Approved Abbreviation: LLB

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2502.7

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 041112G

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 2017 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 Year Spring 2014 - 2016 - 2502.6 Bachelor of Laws (Non graduate entry)

Commencement Year Autumn 2014 - 2502.5 Bachelor of Laws (Non graduate entry)

Commencement Year 2013 - 2502.4 Bachelor of Laws (Non graduate entry)

Commencement Year 2012 - 2502.3 Bachelor of Laws (Non-graduate entry)

Commencement Years 2009 to 2011 - 2502.2 Bachelor of Laws (Non-graduate entry)

Commencement Years 2001 to 2008 - 2502.1 Bachelor of Laws (Non-graduate entry)

This course combines a broad liberal legal education with a strong practical orientation. It is designed to equip students with the required knowledge and skills for legal practice. Those not seeking to practice as legal practitioners will gain a liberal learning experience, which will be enriched by its exposure to the ethos and practice of the law. The course 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; general analytical skills for analysing and solving non-legal problems; and specialised study into the Australian legal system. Special emphasis is placed on legal skills. During their course students will develop skills in advocacy, negotiation, legal drafting and legal research.

Study Mode
Four years full-time or eight years part-time.

Graduates from this program 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


Eligibility for admission to the Bachelor of Laws (Non graduate entry) is based upon the following minimum requirements:

A TAFE or University Diploma or Advanced Diploma


A record of study equivalent to one year full-time study at Bachelor level from an approved university.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

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.

International applicants should contact International Office for details on admission. Contact information for the International Office is available via The University website.

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 this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

The electives of Year 4 may be chosen from any of the units offered by Western Sydney University, other than units that involve the study of law or the legal system to any substantial extent offered by Western Sydney University, provided that the assumed knowledge or prerequisites for the units are satisfied.

Recommended Sequence


Year 1

Autumn session

200977Fundamentals of Australian Law
200010Criminal Law
200020Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics

Spring session

200978Legal Analysis and Critique
200008Torts Law
200811Alternative Dispute Resolution
200013Administrative Law

Year 2

Autumn session

200757Equity & Trusts
200012Property Law

Two LLB alternate units

Spring session

200814Commercial Transactions Law
200018Law of Associations

Two LLB alternate units

Year 3

Autumn session

200009Constitutional Law
200015Criminal Procedure and Evidence

Two LLB alternate units

Spring session

200813Civil Procedure and Arbitration

Two LLB alternate units

Year 4

Autumn session

Four elective units

Spring session

Four elective units

LLB Alternate Units

Students must complete 80 credit points of units from the list of Bachelor of Laws alternate units below.

200019Revenue Law
200021Land Transactions Law
200186Advanced Taxation Law
200220International Criminal Law
200271Financial Services Law
200296Law Economics and Business Ethics
200297Law of Employment
200298Immigration and Refugee Law
200529Comparative Law: Legal Systems of the World
200629Advanced Family Law
200632Elder Law
200633Family Law
200635Human Rights Law
200637Intellectual Property
200638International Business Transactions Law
200639International Trade Law
200641Wills and Succession
200647Planning and Environment Law
200650Advanced Torts and Civil Wrongs
200652Space Law - Commercial Aspects
200653Public International Law
200654Anti-Discrimination Law
200656Conflict of Laws
200657Corporate Governance
200659Insolvency Law and Policy
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)
200755Advanced Constitutional Law
200758Transactional Law
200759Foundations of Chinese Law
200772Family Dispute Resolution
200773Moot Court
200799Work Health and Safety Law
200800International Climate Law
200801International Environmental Law
200802Law and Public Policy (Development and Implementation)
200803Law of International Organisations
200804Law of the Sea
200856Medical Law
200858Australian Consumer Law
200905Australian Competition Law
200908Human Rights and the Asia Pacific
200943Practising in the Public Interest
200944First Peoples and the Australian Legal System
200955Information and Data Governance Law and Regulation
200956Islam, International Law and Human Rights
200982Mental Health Law
200983Foundations of Indian Law

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.


A Law Honours program is offered - Criteria for admission and for the award of Honours levels can be found in the School of Law Honours Award level Guidelines, published with the Honours in Bachelor Awards Policy at:

Honours in Bachelors Awards Policy

Students in the Law Honours program must satisfactorily complete the 20 credit point unit 200700 Law Honours Dissertation as one of their LLB alternate units.

Major and Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major (80 credit points) or sub-major (40 credit points).

Search for majors and sub-majors

Western Sydney University offers majors and sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Australian Studies Major

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Indigenous Australian Creative Expressions Sub-major

Indigenous Economics Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

Students can apply for an elective major or sub-major via MySR.

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