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K50 Bachelor of Laws

Enables graduates in any discipline to complete a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in three years of full-time study or part-time equivalent, with necessary overloading.
This course equips students with skills for the courtroom and beyond, providing greater scope and options for a rewarding career in the legal, corporate, commercial and social justice fields. Practical experience may be gained at the on-campus Joondalup Community Legal Centre and through the Criminal Justice Review Project (‘Innocence Project’).


Lawyer, Barrister, Solicitor, Legal Practitioner, Judge’s Associate, Civil Service Administrator, Tax Inspector, In-house Counsel, Community Legal Adviser, Legal Publisher, Foreign Affairs and Trade Officer, Local Government Officer



Students who have not more than 120 credit points left to complete to qualify for a Bachelor of Laws degree and who have achieved the required minimum weighted average mark (70%) may be eligible to graduate with Honours by satisfactory completion of LAW4710. Please see the 3rd year LLB structure for further details.


A recognised bachelor degree in any discipline, or study in the final year of a recognised bachelor degree in any discipline where a student anticipates and subsequently achieves satisfactory completion of that recognised degree. 

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 modes of delivery - On-campus, and Online.

Only students commencing study within the Bachelor of Laws degree from 2010 onwards, and not entering with advanced standing, will be able to complete the entire Bachelor of Laws degree in the off-campus mode. Units will become available in the off-campus mode on a progressive basis. Regular online access throughout semester is required to study in the off-campus mode.

The Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) degree is a 435 point (29 units), three year full time award which may be studied in part-time mode.  The degree has two main components:


1.  22 Core units, (330 credit points); and

2.   7  Elective units, (105 credit points).

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
LAW1600 Legal Writing and Research 15
LAW2102 Property Law I 15
LAW2312 Property Law II 15
LAW2350 Administrative Law 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
LAW4604 Civil Procedure I 15
LAW4614 Civil Procedure II 15
LAW4605 Commercial Practice, Conveyancing&Drafting I 15
LAW4615 Commercial Practice, Conveyancing&Drafting II 15
LAW4704 Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility 15
CRI3109 International Human Rights 15
CRI1103 Criminology 15
IAS1115 Indigenous Australians, Cultural Competence and the Criminal Justice System 15
LAW2105 Employment Law 15
LAW2106 Intellectual Property Law 15
LAW2600 Terrorism and the Law 15
LAW2601 Planning and Development Law I 15
LAW2602 Environmental Law and Administration 15
LAW3105 Alternative Dispute Resolution 15
LAW3109 Taxation Law 15
LAW3201 Law of Banking and Credit III 15
LAW3260 Asian Legal and Political Systems III 15
LAW3608 Advanced Taxation Law 15
LAW3600 Coronial Law and Mortuary Practice 15
LAW3602 Community Legal Practice 15
LAW3605 Occupational Health, Safety and Security Law and Policy 15
LAW3700 Supervised Legal Research Paper 15
LAW3221 Trade Practices, Competition and Consumer Protection Law 15
LAW4108 International Law 15
LAW4110 International Trade Law 15
LAW4130 Innocence Project 15
LAW4206 Advanced Criminal Law 15
LAW4601 Mining and Resource Law 15
LAW4607 Family Law 15
LAW4609 Remedies 15
Unspecified Law electives, based on previous studies under a recognised LLB course, may be credited towards the above course upon approval from the course coordinator and in accordance with the University's rules and policy on advanced standing.
An undergraduate law student, who has not more than 120 points of study left to complete to qualify for a Bachelor of Laws degree and who has achieved a weighted average mark of not less than 70% across previously completed Bachelor of Laws units, may be eligible to graduate with Honours.
Eligible students must complete LAW4710 - Advanced Legal Research Thesis in lieu of 30 credit points of Law elective units. Completion of LAW4710 does not guarantee a student will receive a Bachelor of Laws (Honours). Except as otherwise provided, the policy Management of Honours Candidature, Grading of Honours Performance and Student Support applies. The Honours grade will be based on both completed units within the Bachelor of Laws degree as well as LAW4710. The coursework and dissertation mark are combined in proportion to the credit point values in determining the overall mark and honours grade. There is no third class honours.
LAW4710 Advanced Legal Research Thesis 30 
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2012 VET: 15/03/2012