Bachelor of Laws

includes:

Bachelor of Laws

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Bachelor of Laws LLB

Availability

Bachelor of Laws (1416LW)

Online - Bathurst

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Bachelor of Laws

Full-time: 3 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Applicants for the Bachelor of Laws must meet the following Admission Requirements:

A completed High School Certificate (or equivalent) with an ATAR of at least 80 (including adjustment factors).
OR
Successful completion of 1 year (full time equivalence) of a Bachelor degree or AQF equivalent.
OR
Successful completion of LAW112 and either LAW113 or LAW116 as part of a CSU Bachelor degree or as Single Subject Study.
OR
Successfully completed the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) with a minimum score of 172 following a completed Higher School Certificate and demonstrated paid employment in the legal service field of no less than 2 years (or fulltime equivalency).
OR
Demonstrated academic/professional achievement for example completion of a Diploma of Conveyancing or Associate Degree in Policing Practice; and paid employment in the legal service field of no less than five years (or full time equivalence), for example a paralegal, Court Officer, Police Officer or Licensed Conveyancer.

English Language Proficiency

Minimum CSU English Language Proficiency Requirements apply.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Law subjects belonging to the Priestley 11 category completed in a course not accredited by the Legal Professions Admissions Board of NSW, or equivalent interstate registration boards, cannot be credited towards CSU LLB.

Students should contact the Course Director to discuss possible credit and susbsequent enrolment pattern. 

Graduation Requirement

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Course Structure

BACHELOR OF LAWS
The course comprises 18 Core subjects (152 points) and five Restricted Electives (40 points).

Core Subjects

JST123 Indigenous Australians and Justice: An Introduction
LAW112 Introduction to the Australian Legal System
LAW113 Criminal Law
LAW114 Law of Torts
LAW116 Writing and Communication for Legal Professionals
LAW212 Evidence Law
LAW213 Criminal Procedure
LAW214 Contract Law
LAW216 Property Law
LAW217 Civil Procedure
LAW218 Equity and Trusts
LAW219 Company Law
LAW308 Constitutional Law
LAW309 Professional Legal Conduct
LAW311 Administrative and Government Law
LAW313 International Public and Private Law
LAW314 Community Law and Culture: Regional, Rural, Remote and Indigenous Contemporary Issues (16)
LAW321 Natural Resources Law

Restricted Electives
Choose five subjects (40 points) from the following list of Restricted Electives:

JST220 Gender and Crime
JST318 Human Rights and Social Justice
JST339 Sentencing Law and Practice
LAW202 Family Law
LAW222 Technology Law
LAW223 Succession Law
LAW240 Industrial Law
LAW300 Environmental Law
LAW301 Taxation Law (Principles)
LAW302 Taxation Law (Issues)
LAW318 Jurisprudence
LAW370 Law of Employment
LAW316 Dispute Resolution: Methods and Results
LAW317 Mediation: Processes and Uses

Key Subjects

LAW112 Introduction to the Australian Legal System
LAW113 Criminal Law
LAW114 Law of Torts
LAW116 Writing and Communication for Legal Professionals
LAW212 Evidence Law
LAW213 Criminal Procedure
LAW214 Contract Law
LAW216 Property Law
LAW217 Civil Procedure
LAW218 Equity and Trusts
LAW219 Company Law
LAW308 Constitutional Law
LAW309 Professional Legal Conduct
LAW311 Administrative and Government Law

Enrolment Pattern

Part-Time enrolment (Session one intake enrolment pattern)

Year 1

Session 1
LAW112 Introduction to the Australian Legal System
JST123 Indigenous Australians and Justice: An Introduction

Session 2
LAW113 Criminal Law
LAW116 Writing and Communication for Legal Professionals

Year 2

Session 1

LAW212 Evidence Law
LAW216 Property Law

Session 2
LAW114 Law of Torts
LAW214 Contract Law

Year 3

Session 1

LAW217 Civil Procedure
LAW219 Company Law

Session 2
LAW213 Criminal Procedure
LAW308 Constitutional Law

Year 4

Session 1

LAW218 Equity and Trusts
Restricted Elective

Session 2
2 x Restricted Electives (16)

Year 5

Session 1

LAW311 Administrative and Government Law
LAW313 International Public and Private Law

Session 2
LAW321 Natural Resources Law
Restricted Elective

Year 6

Session 1

LAW309 Professional Legal Conduct
Restricted Elective

Session 2
LAW314 Community Law and Culture: Regional, Rural, Remote and Indigenous Contemporary Issues (16)

Part-Time Enrolment (Session 2 intake enrolment pattern)

Year 1

Session 2
LAW112 Introduction to the Australian Legal System
LAW116 Writing and Communication for Legal Professionals

Year 2

Session 1
JST123 Indigenous Australians and Justice: An Introduction
LAW113 Criminal Law

Session 2
LAW114 Law of Torts
LAW214 Contract Law

Year 3

Session 1
LAW212 Evidence Law
LAW216 Property Law

Session 2

LAW213 Criminal Procedure
LAW308 Constitutional Law

Year 4

Session 1
LAW217 Civil Procedure
Restricted Elective

Session 2
2 x Restricted Electives

Year 5

Session 1
LAW218 Equity and Trusts
LAW219 Company Law

Session 2
LAW321 Natural Resources Law
Restricted Elective

Year 6

Session 1
LAW311 Administrative and Government Law
LAW313 International Public and Private Law

Session 2
LAW314 Community Law and Culture: Regional, Rural, Remote and Indigenous Contemporary Issues (16)

Year 7

Session 1
LAW309 Professional Legal Conduct
Restricted Elective


The program is delivered online which is defined as part-time study with an enrolment pattern of 2 subjects per session. Students who wish to pursue the program on a full-time basis will need to contact the Course Administration Officer to seek Course Director approval prior to adding additional subjects.

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

LAW112 Introduction to the Australian Legal System
LAW113 Criminal Law
LAW114 Law of Torts
LAW116 Writing and Communication for Legal Professionals
LAW212 Evidence Law
LAW213 Criminal Procedure
LAW214 Contract Law
LAW216 Property Law
LAW217 Civil Procedure
LAW218 Equity and Trusts
LAW219 Company Law
LAW308 Constitutional Law
LAW309 Professional Legal Conduct
LAW311 Administrative and Government Law
LAW313 International Public and Private Law
LAW314 Community Law and Culture: Regional, Rural, Remote and Indigenous Contemporary Issues

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

Professional Accreditation

The Bachelor of Laws degree has been developed to meet the Legal Profession Admissions Board of NSW accreditation requirements. The course aims, objectives and core curriculum are based on the Priestley 11 Standards provided by the Legal Profession Admission Rules 2015 (NSW).

The subjects LAW222, LAW223 and LAW321 will be offered in 2020 subject to approval by the LPAB.

Contact

For further information about courses and subjects outlined in the CSU handbook please contact:

Current students

Future students

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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