If you have completed an Australia Year 12 qualification or equivalent, or have some tertiary study behind you, this degree is your opportunity to discover a career in law. This degree gives you a broad progressive legal education with a strong practical orientation. Special emphasis is placed on legal skills, so you will graduate with a solid grounding in advocacy, negotiation, legal drafting and legal research. Your studies are further supported through work integrated learning.
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 courses 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.
A law degree with a conscience
This course is designed to equip you with the required knowledge and skills for legal practice. You will graduate with the ability to analyse legal material and understand fundamental legal principles. You will also gain an understanding of the relationship between law and society and undertake specialised study into the Australian legal system.
Even if you are not seeking to practise as a lawyer, your learning will be enriched by exposure to the ethos and practice of law.
Advanced Standing - Recognition of prior learning
If you have successfully completed one full-time year of study at a recognised university, or completed a diploma, you might be granted Advanced Standing for the eight non-Law electives – reducing the program to three years full-time or six years part-time.
Graduates of 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.
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Graduates of this course can look forward to career opportunities including:
- Human Rights Advocate
- Judge's Associate
- Legal advisor to special interest group
Solicitors provide legal advice, prepare and draft legal documents, and conduct negotiations on behalf of clients on matters associated with the law.
Legal Advisers are lawyers who are employed by the government, large companies and other organisations to provide legal advice and services to the organisation and its employees.
Barristers plead cases before civil, criminal and industrial courts and other tribunals. They are trained to provide advice on complex legal issues.
Develop your skills in our moot courts. Connect with a network of pre-eminent, respected professionals.
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.
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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.