Forge a career as a world-class legal professional and stand up for what’s just with our Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry). Law at Western embraces the fundamental concepts of justice and places an emphasis on social justice and equality. At its heart, it's about a fair go for all.
A law degree with a conscience
Experience immersive legal learning and connect with a network of pre-eminent professionals through our Parramatta Community Justice Clinic, Lucy Mentoring Program, Law focused partnerships and cutting edge moot courts. Equip yourself with on the ground experience of legal drafting, court advocacy, client advising, oral communication, negotiation and mediation. Hone your knowledge with access to the fourth largest e-law library in NSW and find out how good it feels to use your knowledge to benefit society.
Connect your learning to the real world and gain valuable experience helping vulnerable people through Western’s Parramatta Community Justice Clinic legal education program. Work side-by-side with practising solicitors to provide legal advice to Western Sydney residents who cannot access legal services.
Fulfill the University’s mission for social justice and equality and fight for community justice through the Pro Bono Students Australia program.
Learn how to successfully present a case in a moot court setting at our Campbelltown and Parramatta moot courts, and be prepared to step into any legal environment you choose.
Our graduates from this program are eligible to apply to the Legal Profession Admission Board for admission to legal practice in NSW after undertaking prescribed practical legal training.
Among our alumni are leading barristers, partners, tipstaffs, Associate Justices of the NSW Supreme Court and the High Court of Australia, solicitors from many of Australia’s best law firms, leading business, government and community-sector lawyers, and human rights advocates like Deng Adut.
Start your unlimited journey today.
As a Laws graduate, you can look forward to exciting career opportunities including:
- Criminal prosecutor
- Corporate legal advisor in the banking or finance industries
- Legal advisor to an interest group, such as the Aboriginal Legal Service
- Judge's associate
- Non-legal executive in banking, finance, accounting, corporate management, education, publishing, marketing, telecommunications, government or human resource management.
- Lawyer in government service
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.
Human Rights Advocate
Advocacy is about speaking out on human rights issues and taking action to improve a situation. Advocates can be lawyers, professionals working for an organisation and individual citizens, like friends, relatives and co-workers.
Court and Legal Clerks provide administrative and operational support to Legal Professionals by performing clerical work associated with the functions of courts, legal practices and the administration of trusts and estates.
University Lecturers and Tutors prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.
Not already a graduate?
Consider a non-graduate degree.
If you have one year of full-time uni study behind you, or you’ve completed a diploma at TAFE, the Bachelor of Laws (Non-Graduate Entry) is for you. Be prepared to take the legal world by storm.
Apply now and start your unlimited journey.
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Further study options
*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.