Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice / Bachelor of Laws

HSC True Reward Early Offer Program

The HSC True Reward early offer program gives school leavers much needed peace of mind, providing an early offer into most programs at Western Sydney University based on Year 11 or Year 12 subject results.

Applications are now open to receive an early offer to begin in 2022.

Criminal and Community Justice and Laws at Western

The Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice degree is designed for current employees within Corrective Services, as well as students who wish to pursue a career in corrections, probation or parole. The degree will draw upon disciplinary areas such as Criminal Justice, Criminology, Psychology, Social Work and Welfare in order to provide a theoretical framework for those who work with offenders and on issues of rehabilitation, through-care and resettlement. As well as providing a theoretical framework, the program will provide those who complete the degree with the knowledge and skills to develop and evaluate practice with a view to enhancing working with offenders. The Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice can be described as an ‘applied degree pathway’ insofar as the teaching within the program will link theory to practice. It is important to note that this degree does not guarantee direct employment into Corrections Services. 

The Bachelor of Laws provides students with a broad progressive legal education with a strong practical orientation to the law. Students develop skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, research, communication, collaboration, self-management, and ethical and professional awareness and judgement. Students will also develop skills in legal advocacy, negotiation, and legal technology and extend their professional and learning experiences through work integrated learning, clinical placement and international exchange engagements.

The criminal and community justice and laws double degree structure allows  concurrent study in the two degrees in the first three years, with the last two years dedicated to completing the Law component.

The Law component provides you with 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.

Our extensive range of elective subjects allows you to further develop your skills in advocacy, mediation, legal drafting and legal research. Your skills will be developed using our extensive law library and moot courts located on our Campbelltown and Parramatta campuses.

Student experiences in the School of Law.

Real-world experience

Work with our Western Sydney University Justice Clinic, providing a much-needed community service. Get on-the-ground experience of legal drafting, court advocacy, client advising, oral communication, negotiation and mediation.

University Law Library

Access to the fourth largest e-law library in NSW, with over 50,000 titles and links to international resources.

Moot Courts

Learn how to successfully present a case in a moot court setting at our Campbelltown and Parramatta campuses. Get practical experience. Be prepared to step into any legal environment you choose.

Program structure

The program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.

Please note: Criminology and Community Justice subjects are offered at Bankstown, Penrith and Parramatta campuses and Law subjects are offered at both Campbelltown and Parramatta campuses. You will be required to travel between campuses in order to complete your core subjects.

Fees and delivery

Fees: Varies depending on subjects selected. View available subjects in our handbook.

For further information on University fees, please visit Fees and University Costs.

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $30,800*

Delivery: On campus

 

 

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"Western Sydney University prepared me very well for my career because they had such an emphasis on the practical application of work."

— Aleisha Nair. Bachelor of Laws

Professional recognition

Our Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice / Bachelor of Laws graduates are eligible to apply to the Legal Profession Admission Board for admission to legal practice in NSW after undertaking prescribed practical legal training.

Apply now and start your unlimited journey.

*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (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 program 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 program past the normal finish date of the program 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 programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.