Legal Studies, Minor (0266)

  • Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0266

Previous Code: SM1140.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs:  Yes.  Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.

Students in this minor examine the nature and functions of law and law-making and the development of Australian and international legal systems. Students have the opportunity to investigate the key areas of law and justice, including family law, youth justice, and first peoples and the criminal justice system. This minor meets NSW Education Standards (NESA) content requirements for students who wish to teach Legal Studies in NSW Secondary Schools


Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Dr Di Dickenson
Penrith Campus Internal Dr Di Dickenson

Minor Structure

Students must complete 40 credit points.

Subject Title Credit Points
LAWS 1003Fundamentals of Australian Law10
LAWS 1009Legal Analysis and Critique10
Select two of the following:20
Government and Public Law
First Peoples and Criminal Justice
Youth Justice and Practice
Family Law
Crime Prevention and Community
Prisons, Punishment and Criminal Justice
Total Credit Points40

Equivalent Minor Subjects

The subject listed below counts towards completion of this minor for students who passed this subject in 2021 or earlier.

CULT 2019 - First Peoples and Criminal Justice, replaced by HUMN 2070 First Peoples and Criminal Justice