Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Criminal Justice

includes:

Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Criminal Justice

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Bachelor of Criminal Justice BCrimJustice

Bachelor of Laws LLB

Availability

Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Criminal Justice (2418LC)

On Campus - Bathurst
On Campus - Port Macquarie
Online - Bathurst

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

Normal Course Duration

Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Criminal Justice

Full-time: 5 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/Bachelor of Criminal Justice 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
Successful completion of 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 full time 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

Credit will only be provided for Law subjects that form part of the 'Priestley 11', where they have been undertaken in a course accredited by the Legal Profession Admission Board of NSW, or equivalent interstate registration board.

Credit for elective law subjects undertaken at another Australian university accredited by the Legal Profession Admission Board may be awarded in certain circumstances.

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

Graduation Requirement

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 320 points.

Course Structure

BACHELOR OF LAWS / BACHELOR OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
The Double Degree Course comprises 30 Core Subjects (248 points), 5 Restricted Electives from Law (40 points), 2 Restricted Electives from Criminal Justice (16 points) and 2 subjects (16 points) from any CSU undergraduate subjects.

Core Subjects

JST123 Indigenous Australians and Justice: An Introduction
JST110 Law and Society
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 and 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
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
COM120 Reasoning and Writing
JST205 Criminology: History and Theory
JST203 Punishment and the State
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
SOC205 Social Research
JST204 Young People and Crime
JST220 Gender and Crime
JST309 Indigenous Issues in Policing
JST337 Crimes of the Powerful
JST321 Justice Studies Workplace Learning



Restricted Electives - Group A Law
Choose five subjects (40 points) from the following list

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
LAW330 Finance Law
LAW370 Law of Employment
LAW316 Dispute Resolution: Methods and Results
LAW317 Mediation: Processes and Users


Restricted Electives - Group B Criminal Justice
Choose two subjects (16 points) from the following list which is separated into two topic areas:

Policing/Public Safety and Security

JST117 Introduction to Intelligence
EMG100 Introduction to Emergency Management
EMG101 Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
EMG102 Emergency Decision Making
JST226 Introduction to Police Investigation
JST228 Policing and the Community
JST313 Investigative Interviewing
JST319 Evidence and Procedure
JST322 Crime Reduction
JST338 Crime Media and Culture
JST344 Terrorism Awareness
JST346 Criminal Investigations in Culturally and Ethnically Diverse Societies
JST350 Cyber Security: Terrorism, Crime and Warfare in the 21st Century
JST351 Foundations in Financial Crime (16)

Criminology

JST201 Criminal Law and Criminology
JST228 Policing and the Community
JST318 Human Rights and Social Justice
JST320 Drugs, Crime and Society
JST339 Sentencing Law and Practice
SPE211 Foundations in Social Policy



Electives
Choose two subjects (16 points) from any CSU undergraduate subjects


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

Full Time Enrolment Pattern

Year 1

Session 1 (30)

JST110 Law and Society
COM120 Reasoning and Writing
JST123 Indigenous Australians and Justice: An Introduction
SOC101 Introductory Sociology

Session 2 (60)
LAW112 Introduction to the Australian Legal System
JST203 Punishment and the State
JST205 Criminology: History and Theory
LAW116 Writing and Communication for Legal Professionals

Year 2

Session 1 (30)

LAW113 Criminal Law
LAW216 Property Law
SOC205 Social Research
Elective

Session 2 (60)
JST204 Young People and Crime
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
LAW114 Law of Torts
Restricted Elective (Criminal Justice)

Year 3

Session 1 (30)

LAW212 Evidence Law
LAW217 Civil Procedure
LAW219 Company Law
Restricted Elective (Criminal Justice)

Session 2 (60)
JST220 Gender and Crime
JST309 Indigenous Issues in Policing
LAW213 Criminal Procedure
LAW214 Contract Law

Year 4

Session 1 (30)

JST337 Crimes of the Powerful
LAW218 Equity and Trusts
LAW311 Administrative and Government Law
Restricted Elective (Law)

Session 2 (60)
JST321 Justice Studies Workplace Learning
LAW308 Constitutional Law
2 x Restricted Electives (Law)

Year 5

Session 1 (30)

LAW309 Professional Legal Conduct
LAW313 International Public and Private Law
Restricted Elective (Law)
Elective

Session 2 (60)
LAW321 Natural Resources Law
LAW314 Community Law and Culture: Regional, Rural, Remote and Indigenous Contemporary Issues (16)
Restricted Elective (Law)

Restricted Electives - Group A Law

LAW202 Family Law
LAW240 Industrial Law
LAW300 Environmental Law
LAW301 Taxation Law (Principles)
LAW302 Taxation Law (Issues)
LAW316 Dispute Resolution
LAW317 Mediation
LAW318 Jurisprudence
LAW330 Finance Law
LAW335 International Business Law
LAW370 Law of Employment

Restricted Electives - Group B Criminal Justice

Policing/Public Safety and Security
JST117 Introduction to Intelligence
EMG100 Introduction to Emergency Management
EMG101 Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
EMG102 Emergency Decision Making
JST226 Introduction to Police Investigation
JST228 Policing and the Community
JST313 Investigative Interviewing
JST319 Evidence and Procedure
JST322 Crime Reduction
JST338 Crime Media and Culture
JST344 Terrorism Awareness
JST346 Criminal Investigations in Culturally and Ethnically Diverse Societies
JST350 Cyber Security: Terrorism, Crime and Warfare in the 21st Century
JST351 Foundations in Financial Crime (16)

Criminology
JST201 Criminal Law and Criminology
JST228 Policing and the Community
JST318 Human Rights and Social Justice
JST320 Drugs, Crime and Society
JST319 Evidence and Procedure
JST339 Sentencing Law and Practice
SPE211 Foundations in Social Policy



Part Time Enrolment Pattern

Year 1

Session 1 (30)
JST110 Law and Society
COM120 Reasoning and Writing

Session 2 (60)
LAW112 Introduction to the Australian Legal System
JST203 Punishment and the State

Year 2

Session 1 (30)
JST123 Indigenous Australians and Justice: An Introduction
SOC01 Introductory Sociology

Session 2 (60)
JST205 Criminology: History and Theory
Restricted Elective (Criminal Justice)

Year 3

Session 1 (30)
LAW113 Criminal Law
LAW216 Property Law

Session 2 (60)
JST204 Young People and Crime
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Heatlh and Human Services

Year 4

Session 1 (30)
SOC205 Social Research
Elective

Session 2 (60)
LAW114 Law of Torts
LAW116 Writing and Communication for Legal Professionals

Year 5

Session 1 (30)
LAW212 Evidence Law
LAW217 Civil Procedure

Session 2 (60)
JST220 Gender and Crime
JST309 Indigenous Issues in Policing

Year 6

Session 1 (30)
LAW219 Company Law
Restricted Elective (Criminal Justice)

Session 2 (60)
LAW213 Criminal Procedure
LAW214 Contract Law

Year 7

Session 1 (30)
JST337 Crimes of the Powerful
LAW218 Equity and Trusts

Session 2 (60)
JST321 Justice Studies Workplace Learning
Restricted Elective (Law)

Year 8

Session 1 (30)
LAW311 Administrative and Government Law
Restricted Elective (Law)

Session 2 (60)
LAW308 Constitutional Law
Restricted Elective (Law)

Year 9

Session 1 (30)
LAW309 Professional Legal Conduct
LAW313 International Public and Private Law

Session 2 (60)
LAW314 Community Law and Culture: Regional, Rural, Remote and Indigenous Contemporary Issues (16)

Year 10

Session 1 (30)
Restricted Elective (Law)
Elective

Session 2 (60)
LAW321 Natural Resources Law
Restricted Elective (Law)

Restricted Electives - Group A Law

LAW202 Family Law
LAW240 Industrial Law
LAW300 Environmental Law
LAW301 Taxation Law (Principles)
LAW302 Taxation Law (Issues)
LAW316 Dispute Resolution
LAW317 Mediation
LAW318 Jurisprudence
LAW330 Finance Law
LAW335 International Business Law
LAW370 Law of Employment



Restricted Electives - Group B Criminal Justice

Policing/Public Safety and Security
JST117 Introduction to Intelligence
EMG100 Introduction to Emergency Management
EMG101 Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
EMG102 Emergency Decision Making
JST226 Introduction to Police Investigation
JST228 Policing and the Community
JST313 Investigative Interviewing
JST319 Evidence and Procedure
JST322 Crime Reduction
JST338 Crime Media and Culture
JST344 Terrorism Awareness
JST346 Criminal Investigations in Culturally and Ethnically Diverse Societies
JST350 Cyber Security: Terrorism, Crime and Warfare in the 21st Century
JST351 Foundations in Financial Crime (16)

Criminology
JST201 Criminal Law and Criminology
JST228 Policing and the Community
JST318 Human Rights and Social Justice
JST320 Drugs, Crime and Society
JST319 Evidence and Procedure
JST339 Sentencing Law and Practice
SPE211 Foundations in Social Policy

Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page

JST321 Justice Studies Workplace Learning

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

JST313 Investigative Interviewing
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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