Tailor your studies to your specific goals by combining our accredited Bachelor of Laws degree with Arts for advanced academic knowledge and practical, real-life training.
Arts and Laws at Western
Western’s law courses are a unique alternative to more traditional law schools, with community law activities that give you real world experience. Since 2010, the School of Law has operated the Parramatta Community Justice Clinic, providing a much-needed service, while giving students a unique clinical legal learning opportunity.
Our lecturers will challenge, stretch and inspire you, and our connection with prominent, respected professional networks will set you up for career success.
Gain practical legal skills
You will learn professional legal skills including the ability to analyse legal material, understand fundamental legal principles, understand the relationship between law and society, and gain general analytical skills for critical thinking and problem solving.
Special emphasis is placed on the development of skills in advocacy, negotiation, legal drafting and legal research.
You may also have the opportunity to take part in work experience during your course, such as working at the NSW Attorney General's in legal aid, working in cooperative Summer Research Programs with industry, and in the Australian Taxation Office advisory support scheme.
Fees and delivery
Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $27,120*
Delivery: On campus
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Our graduates find employment in:
- Courts and legal advice
- Communication and media industries
- Psychology and counselling
- Cultural, political and social policy analysis
- Writing and Publishing
Solicitors provide legal advice, prepare and draft legal documents and conduct negotiations on behalf of clients on matters associated with the law.
Barristers receive briefs and verbal instructions concerning cases from Solicitors, other specialist Legal Professionals, and clients to plead cases before civil, criminal and industrial courts and other tribunals.
Psychologists investigate, assess and provide treatment and counselling to foster optimal personal, social, educational and occupational adjustment and development.
Policy Analysts collect and analyse information and data to produce intelligence and to develop and analyse policies guiding the design, implementation and modification of government and commercial operations and programs.
Human Rights Defender
Human rights defenders address any human rights concerns, which can be as varied as, for example, torture, arbitrary arrest and detention, discrimination, employment issues, forced evictions, access to health care, and toxic waste and its impact on the environment.
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The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.