Diploma in Laws (exit only)

Approved Abbreviation: DipL

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2827.1

AQF Level: 5

From Spring 2021 this course is an early exit point only from the Bachelor of Laws and related double degree courses.

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 2021.

Students commencing in 2022 should use the link to the new handbook for details.

Diploma in Laws (exit only)


This course is an early exit point only from the Bachelor of Laws and related double degree courses.

Students must continue their study and graduate from a Bachelor of Laws course to be eligible to apply to the Legal Profession Admission Board for admission to legal practice in NSW after undertaking prescribed practical legal training.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points as listed below.

This comprises

  • 20 credit points of specified core units and
  • 60 credit points of LLB core and/or LLB alternate units.

Students must successfully complete

200977Fundamentals of Australian Law
200978Legal Analysis and Critique


60 credit points of units from the following:

Core Units

200010Criminal Law
200020Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics
200008Torts Law
200811Alternative Dispute Resolution
200984Government and Public Law
200757Equity & Trusts
200012Property Law
200013Administrative Law
200018Law of Associations
200009Constitutional Law
200015Criminal Procedure and Evidence
200813Civil Procedure and Arbitration


LLB Alternate Units

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
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
201080Legal Internship
201089Legal, Economic and Social Transformation in Taiwan

Please note that the availability of Bachelor of Laws Alternate Units may vary from session to session. New units may become available and some discontinued. The School will publish information on which units are available in a session

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