Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Laws

Approved Abbreviation: BEc/LLB

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2526.3

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 041124D

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 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 2008 - 2526.2 Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Laws

The Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Laws double degree permits students to undertake multi-skilling and offers diverse career paths providing high marketability in multiple legal and economics areas. The Law degree 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 legal study. The Economics degree provides a broad based and highly flexible education in understanding how the economy works. The topics covered span political, and social sciences, financial and business disciplines.

Study Mode
Five years full-time.

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.


Eligibility for admission to the Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Laws is based on the following requirements:

HSC English Advanced and HSC Mathematics.

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.

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.

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 sequence for the relevant double degree programs.

Students are eligible to graduate with their Bachelor of Economics degree on completion of 24 units including the core Economics units required for their Economics Key Program plus the specific eight Law units listed in the first three years of the recommended sequence. They may graduate with their Law degree on completion of the entire course.

This course consists of 16 core LLB units, eight LLB alternate unit and all the required core Economics units for the relevant Economics Key Program. Where the number of required Economics units for the chosen Economics Key Program is less than 16, an elective is required to make up the 400 credit points required for this course.

Students in this course will be permitted to undertake any of the four Key Programs in the Bachelor of Economics:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Economic Analysis and Policy
  • International Trade and Finance
  • Property and Urban and Regional Development

The required Economics units are as listed in course 2504 Bachelor of Economics.

Recommended Sequence


Year 1

Autumn session

200006Introduction to Law
200008Torts Law

Two Year 1 Economics units

Spring session

200007Law Foundation
200010Criminal Law

Two Year 1 Economics units

Year 2

Autumn session


Key Program Economics Unit

Two Year 1 Economics units

Spring session

200012Property Law

Key Program Economics unit

Elective or Key Program Economics unit (depending upon Key Program selected)

Year 1 Economics unit

Year 3

Autumn session

200020Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics

Three Key Program Economics units

Spring session

200009Constitutional Law

Three Key Program Economics 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 seesion

200017Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure
200019Revenue Law

Two LLB alternate units

Spring session

200015Criminal Procedure and Evidence
200013Administrative Law

Three LLB alternate units

LLB Alternate Units

Students may choose 80 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
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
200647Planning and Environment Law
200648Corporate Finance and Securities Regulation Law
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


An Honours award is offered - see the Honours in Bachelors Awards Policy and associated Guidelines for the admission criteria (

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