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Bachelor of Laws (Honours) | 2017
Testamur Title of Degree:
Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
3.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Delivery Campus / UAC Code:
Wollongong / 756101
This course is available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws (course code 770) from 2015. It is also available to students who commence a Bachelor of Laws double degree in 2015 or after who wish to undertake Honours in the Bachelor of Laws side of their double degree. This LLB (Hons) program enables students to apply the knowledge gained in their Bachelor of Laws degree in the context of a major legal research project in their final year of study.
Students are not able to enroll directly into this Honours degree. This degree is available to high achieving students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws (course code 770) or a Bachelor of Laws double degree. Students who achieve the required WAM in their Bachelor of Laws (course code 770) or double degree are eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (course code 351). Students should contact the School of Law via firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.
Course Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) will be able to:
- Demonstrate a sound understanding of the Australian legal system, including core areas of knowledge for Australian legal practice, and an appreciation of its international context;
- Recognise and be able to resolve ethical problems in legal decision-making;
- Apply reasoning and critical analysis to generate appropriate and creative responses to complex legal issues;
- Investigate, evaluate and interpret legal research sources in order to articulate an original response;
- Communicate complex legal concepts effectively to a range of audiences;
- Independently plan and execute a research-based project or piece of scholarship that demonstrates in depth understanding and critical analysis of the area of study.
Students who enrol in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) must complete the following:
- all compulsory Law subjects in the recommended sequence set out in the Course Program below;
- elective subjects to the value of 40 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws Elective Law Schedule (See Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry));
- LLB 400 Legal Research Methodology (8 credit points) and LLB 401 Legal Research Thesis (16 credit points).
|Subject Code||subject Name||Credit Points||Session(s)|
|LLB 100||Foundations of Law A||8||Autumn|
|LLB 110||Legal Research and Writing||4||Autumn|
|LLB 120||Law of Contract A||8||Autumn|
|LLB 130||Criminal Law and Process A||8||Autumn|
|LLB 150||Communication Skills||2||Autumn|
|LLB 140||Advocacy Skills||2||Spring|
|LLB 160||Foundations of Law B||8||Spring|
|LLB 170||Law of Contract B||8||Spring|
|LLB 180||Criminal Law and Process B||8||Spring|
|LLB 197||Lawyers and Australian Society||6||Spring|
|LLB 220||Property and Trusts A||8||Autumn|
|LLB 230||Administrative Law||8||Autumn|
|LLB 240||Law of Torts||8||Autumn|
|LLB 260||Dispute Management Skills||2||Autumn|
|LLB 270||Property and Trusts B||8||Spring|
|LLB 280||Constitutional Law||8||Spring|
|LLB 290||Legal Theory||8||Spring|
|LLB 250||Drafting Skills||2||Spring|
|LLB 397||Legal Internship||2||LIP 1, LIP 2, LIP Summer|
|LLB 300||Remedies and Civil Procedure||8||Autumn|
|LLB 302||Law of Business Organisations||8||Autumn|
|5 LLB Electives||40||Autumn, Spring|
|LLB 400||Legal Research Methodology||8||Autumn|
|LLB 401||Legal Research Thesis||16||Not offered in this year|
The Honours grade will be calculated in accordance with Method 4. Refer to the University's General Course Rules, for information on the methods of calculating Honours.
Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.
The UOW Bachelor of Laws (single LLB or in combination with another degree) is accredited by the Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB) as satisfying the academic requirements necessary for admission to practice as a lawyer. On completion of the Bachelor of Laws, a student who wishes to practice as a barrister or solicitor must also undertake some form of professional practical training, the requirements for which vary between each state and territory of Australia.
In New South Wales, a student who intends to qualify for admission to practice as a legal practitioner is required to undertake a practical legal training (PLT) course accredited by the LPAB, followed by or incorporating a period of practical experience in a law-related setting. Practical experience gained by students in LLB 397 Legal Internship may be counted towards this practical experience requirement (eg ANU and College of Law will recognise days completed as part of LLB 397). Graduates should check with their PLT provider. A list of LPAB accredited PLT courses can be found on the LPAB website.
Students who intend to practice as lawyers after admission should obtain further information about restricted practice and the mandatory continuing legal education requirements from the Law Society of New South Wales. Students who intend to practice as barristers after admission will be required to read with a senior barrister for a period of time and to undertake the Bar Readers' Course being qualified to take briefs on their own account. Further information is available from the New South Wales Bar Association.
Students who intend to practice as lawyers after admission should obtain further information about restricted practice and the mandatory continuing legal education requirements from the Law Society of New South Wales. Students who intend to practice as barristers after admission will be required to read with a senior barrister for a period of time and to undertake the Bar Readers' Course before being qualified to take briefs on their own account. Further information is available from the New South Wales Bar Association.
Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder