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V72 Bachelor of Laws


The Bachelor of Laws degree is an academic qualification which (subject to recognition by the Legal Practice Board) qualifies a graduate to undertake further training (articles training program) governed by the Legal Practice Act 2003 (WA) which then qualifies the graduate to practice as a restricted and/or fully qualified legal practitioner in WA.  Specific recognition of Years One, Two and Three has been granted by the Legal Practice Board.  Year Four will be submitted to the Board for approval as required.


The Bachelor Award is granted after the successful completion of four years of full time study (or equivalent).  Future consideration will be given to delivery of the degree program in external mode subject to resources and demand.


In order to complete the degree students are required to complete thirty two units comprising 21 compulsory units and 11 elective units.


In accordance with the University admission requirements as determined from time to time. 

Reference should be made to the ECU (Academic, Enrolment and Academic Progress Rules) and to the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) Guide. The university may control and limit the admission and enrolment of students.

This course is available on Joondalup Campus.
This course is available by Full-time, or Part-time mode.
This course is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.

The course is designed to develop coherence through thematic doctrinal coverage in a structured program.


The compulsory units to be undertaken to complete the course are indicated in the following list.  Where possible, units will address relevant issues relating to ethics, alternative dispute resolution, social justice and law reform as part of the coverage in units.


To complete the degree a student must achieve a total 480 points, comprising 315 points of compulsory units and 165 points of electives.

The following units are compulsory units (each unit is 15 points, unless otherwise indicated), having a total of 315 points. Students should take care in ensuring that they satisfy the pre-requisites for any unit.

Compulsory Units:
LAW1113 Criminal Law I 15
LAW1214 Criminal Law II 15
LAW1111 Contract Law I 15
LAW1212 Contract Law II 15
LAW1117 Torts I 15
LAW1218 Torts II 15
LAW1116 Legal Process 15
LAW2102 Property Law I 15
LAW2312 Property Law II 15
LAW2103 Administrative Law I 15
LAW2313 Administrative Law II 15
LAW2104 Constitutional Law I 15
LAW2314 Constitutional Law II 15
LAW3102 Corporations Law 15
LAW3106 Evidence 15
LAW3107 Law of Trusts 15
LAW3103 Equity 15
LAW4104 Civil Procedures I 15
LAW4514 Civil Procedures II 15
LAW4105 Commercial Practice, Conveyancing&Drafting I 15
LAW4515 Commercial Practice, Conveyancing&Drafting II 15
Each unit is 15 points unless otherwise indicated. Students should check with the School of Law and Justice to determine which elective units are offered by the University in any semester and any pre-requisites before enrolling.
LAW1115 Criminology 15
LAW2106 Intellectual Property Law 15
LAW3109 Taxation Law 15
LAW2105 Employment Law 15
LAW3104 Town Planning Law 15
LAW3105 Alternative Dispute Resolution 15
LAW4109 Remedies 15
LAW4206 Advanced Criminal Law 15
LAW4108 International Law 15
LAW4107 Family Law 15
LAW3108 Local Government Law 15
LAW3260 Asian Legal and Political Systems III 15
LAW2600 Terrorism and the Law 15
LAW3201 Law of Banking and Credit III 15
CRI3101 Professional Ethics 15
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:

Last Updated - Higher Education: 30/09/2006 VET: 30/09/2006