Bachelor of Laws (Non-graduate entry)

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Ranked in the top two percent of unis worldwide, Western offers you a world-class education that will have you ready for life after uni. With a wide range of courses to help you thrive in the workplaces of tomorrow, Western is the perfect place to discover your UNLIMITED potential.

If you're ready to secure your future with a degree from Western, applications are now open to commence study in 2021. 

A law degree with a conscience

From Autumn 2021 admission to this degree will change. A completed Australian Year 12 qualification (NSW HSC) or equivalent will now provide you with access to study the Bachelor of Laws (Non-Graduate Entry).

And if you do have some tertiary study behind you, the degree is also the opportunity you have been waiting for to discover a career in law.

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.

Professional accreditation

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.

Graduate with a comprehensive and practical legal degree like alumna Karina Ralston.

Course structure

The course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

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

For further information, please visit: Student Contribution Bands

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $30,776*

Delivery: On campus



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"I enjoyed the University’s focus on advocating for social justice, encouraging students to take on broader community issues and continuing to help people in greater need."

— Deng Thiak Adut. Bachelor of Laws

Practical experience

Engage in work experience during your course, for example, working at the NSW Attorney General’s Office in legal aid, working under the Summer Clerkship Program with industry, and in the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) advisory support scheme.

Participate in the Parramatta Community Justice Clinic (PCJC) and in the Pro Bono Students Australia (PBSA) volunteering program.

Apply now and start your unlimited journey.

*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.