Bachelor of Laws (Non graduate entry)

Approved Abbreviation: LLB

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2502.8

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 Autumn 2018 to 2020.

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 Autumn 2017 - 2502.7 Bachelor of Laws (Non graduate entry)

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 of 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 (80 credit points) 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.

Special Requirements Prerequisites
Students enrolling in these units may need to have a National Police Check and consent or prohibited employment declarations as they may be conducting their placement in circumstances where they work with minors. This would be managed on an as needs basis: • 200699 Clinical Legal Placement • 200701 Issues in the Criminal Justice System (corrective services field trip requirement) also records and identity check. The following unit requires a visa for entry to the relevant country and the ability to travel at a specified time: • 200759 Foundations of Chinese Law • 200983 Foundations of Indian Law

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is an optional work component available in this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

International students should be aware that if an elective is a requirement of the course but the work itself was not registered with CRICOS, students can still complete these electives but it would be counted towards the work limitation. For more details, refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

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
200984Government and Public Law

Year 2

Autumn session

200757Equity & Trusts
200012Property Law

Two LLB alternate units

Spring session

200013Administrative 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

Note: From 2020, unit 200295 - Bioethics replaced by equivalent unit 201044 - Bioethics.

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
200900Self-Managed Superannuation and Trusts
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
201007Revenue Law Industry Placement
201018Cyber Law and Justice
201020Elder Law Industry Placement
201027Law's Self-Understanding
201028Judicial Internship
201039Technology, Innovation and the Law
201040Designing Law Apps for Access to Justice

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.


Students may be eligible to undertake the embedded Law Honours program as part of their course attempt.

Students must meet the following criteria for admission:

Achievement of a threshold Admission Average Mark (AAM) equal to or above the minimum of 65 or, demonstration of the likelihood, as assessed by the Dean or delegate in exercise of their discretion, of completing (or being expected to complete) the Bachelor of Laws degree with a GPA of at least 5.5; and

Statement of Intent; and

Demonstrated satisfactory academic writing skills appropriate to the discipline.

In addition, admission depends on the appointment of a Principal Supervisor by the Dean of the School.

Students must undertake the embedded School of Law honours unit, 200700 Law Honours Dissertation. This unit is a yearlong 20 credit point unit undertaken where a student has completed no less than 160 credit points of Bachelor of Laws units and no more than 200 credit points of Bachelor of Laws units (where GPA requirements are also met). Students must apply for admission to 200700 Law Honours Dissertation by way of a rule waiver.

For the Bachelor of Laws (Hons), the calculation of the Honours Award level (Class of Honours) is based on the results of Honours Research and the overall course GPA.

1. The award of Honours Class 1 for the Bachelor of Laws (Hons) requires achievement within the range of 85% - 100% for Honours Research and a GPA of 6.0 or greater in the Bachelor of Laws units.

2. The award of Honours Class 2 Division I for the Bachelor of Laws (Hons) requires achievement within the range of 75% - 100% for Honours Research and a GPA of 5.8 or greater in the Bachelor of Laws units.

3. The award of Honours Class 2 Division II for the Bachelor of Laws (Hons) requires achievement within the range of 85% - 100% for Honours Research and a GPA of 5.5 or greater in the Bachelor of Laws units.

4. Honours Class III is not awarded in the Bachelor of Laws (Hons).

School of Law Honours Award Level guidelines

Please see the Honours in Bachelors Awards Policy and associated School of Law Guidelines for the admission criteria.

Honours in Bachelors Awards Policy

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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