2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry) | 2017

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Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:


Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / N/A

Additional Information:

Course Finder


This course is available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws (course code 1777) from 2015 or after. 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.

Entry Requirements

Students are not able to enrol directly into this Honours degree. This degree is available to high achieving students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws (course code 1777). Students who achieve the required WAM in their Bachelor of Laws degree (course code 1777) are eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours)(course code 1771). Students should contact the School of Law via lha_enquiries@uow.edu.au 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) (Direct Entry) will be able to:

  1. 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;
  2. Recognise and be able to resolve ethical problems in legal decision-making;
  3. Apply reasoning and critical analysis to generate appropriate and creative responses to complex legal issues;
  4. Investigate, evaluate and interpret legal research sources in order to articulate an original response;
  5. Communicate complex legal concepts effectively to a range of audiences;
  6. 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.

Course Structure

Students who enrol in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry), must complete the following:

  1. all compulsory Law subjects as set out in the Course Program below;
  2. elective subjects to the value of 64 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws Elective Law Schedule (See Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry));
  3. LLB 400 Legal Research Methodology (8 credit points) and LLB 401 Legal Research Thesis (16 credit points).
Subject Codesubject NameCredit PointsSession(s)
Year 1
LLB 100Foundations of Law A8Autumn
LLB 110Legal Research and Writing4Autumn
LLB 120Law of Contract A8Autumn
LLB 130Criminal Law and Process A8Autumn
LLB 150Communication Skills2Autumn
LLB 140Advocacy Skills2Spring
LLB 160Foundations of Law B8Spring
LLB 170Law of Contract B8Spring
LLB 180Criminal Law and Process B8Spring
LLB 197Lawyers and Australian Society6Spring
Year 2
LLB 220Property and Trusts A8Autumn
LLB 230Administrative Law8Autumn
LLB 240Law of Torts8Autumn
LLB 260Dispute Management Skills2Autumn
LLB 270Property and Trusts B8Spring
LLB 280Constitutional Law8Spring
LLB 290Legal Theory8Spring
LLB 250Drafting Skills2Spring
LLB 397Legal Internship2LIP 1, LIP 2, LIP Summer
Year 3
LLB 300Remedies and Civil Procedure8Autumn
LLB 302Law of Business Organisations8Autumn
2 LLB Electives 16 Autumn
LLB 301Evidence8Spring
3 LLB Electives 24 Spring
Year 4
LLB 400Legal Research Methodology8Autumn
LLB 401Legal Research Thesis16Not offered in this year
3 LLB Electives 24 Autumn, Spring


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 Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

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.

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 28 August, 2018