Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Laws

Approved Abbreviation: BIntlSt/LLB

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2758.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 079495G

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is 2013 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.

The double degree program permits students to examine and analyse the historical development of relations among nation states and contemporary political, social and cultural issues, such as globalisation, transnationalism and migration. 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 non-legal problems and specialised study into the Australian legal system.

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.

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 Communication Studies/Bachelor of Laws is based on the following requirements:

Assumed knowledge: any 2 units of HSC English

Recommended studies: HSC English standard or equivalent

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 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 Western Sydney 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 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.

For details of International Studies units required please see course 1658.3 Bachelor of International Studies. Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Laws students are required to complete the International Studies units as outlined below:

Note that instead of the minimum of 80 credit points of elective units required to be completed by Bachelor of International Studies students enrolled in course 1658.3 , students in this Bachelor of International Studies /Bachelor of Laws course are required to complete the eight law units listed in the first three years of the recommended sequence below.

Students must complete the four Bachelor of Arts (BA) core units

100846Analytical Reading and Writing
100958Australia and the World
100960Contemporary Society
100968Texts and Traditions

Students must also complete units in the following, as per the chosen course structure

Major - International Relations and Asian Studies

M1055International Relations and Asian Studies


A sub-major in Chinese or Japanese must be undertaken in conjunction with the major.

Note: The following sub-majors have inherent requirements, SM1078 - Chinese, & SM1080 - Japanese, Please see the link below:

Inherent Requirements

Bankstown Campus


Parramatta Campus


Recommended sequence

Year 1

Autumn session

200006Introduction to Law
200008Torts Law
100958Australia and the World
100846Analytical Reading and Writing

Spring session

200007Law Foundation
200010Criminal Law
100960Contemporary Society
100968Texts and Traditions

Year 2

Autumn session


Language Sub-major 1

101442Asia in the World

International Relations and Asian Studies Major 2

Spring session

200012Property Law

Language Sub-major 2

International Relations and Asian Studies Major 3

International Relations and Asian Studies Major 4

Year 3

Autumn session

200020Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics

Language Sub-major 3

International Relations and Asian Studies Major 5

International Relations and Asian Studies Major 6

Spring session

200009Constitutional Law

Language Sub-major 4

International Relations and Asian Studies Major 7

International Relations and Asian Studies Major 8

Year 4

Autumn session

200014Commercial Law
200757Equity & Trusts

Two LLB Alternate units

Spring session

200018Law of Associations

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

LLB Alternate Units

Students must complete eighty (80) credit points from the list of LLB alternate units below.

200021Land Transactions Law
200186Advanced Taxation Law
200220International Criminal Law
200271Financial Services Law
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
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
200650Advanced Torts and Civil Wrongs
200652Space Law - Commercial Aspects
200653Public International Law
200654Anti-Discrimination Law
200656Conflict of Laws
200657Corporate Governance
200659Insolvency Law and Policy
200660Occupational Health and Safety Law
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)
200741Indigenous Australians and the Law
200772Family Dispute Resolution
200773Moot Court
200774Consumer Law and Policy
200800International Climate Law
200801International Environmental Law
200802Law and Public Policy (Development and Implementation)
200803Law of International Organisations
200804Law of the Sea

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.


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

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