This degree gives you a broad, liberal legal education with a strong practical orientation. Special emphasis is placed on legal skills, so you graduate with a solid grounding in advocacy, negotiation, legal drafting and legal research.
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A law degree with a conscience
If you are not a university graduate but you have some tertiary study behind you, the Bachelor of Laws (Non-Graduate Entry) is 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.
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.
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.
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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.