2018 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Graduate Entry) | 2018

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Bachelor of Laws (Honours)



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1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

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Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

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This program consists entirely of an end-on Honours year for students who have graduated from a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree. The Laws Honours program enables students to apply the knowledge and skills gained in the LLB degree in the context of a major legal research project.

Entry Requirements & Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Graduate Entry) will be able to:

  1. Independently plan and execute a research-based project or piece of scholarship that demonstrates in-depth understanding and critical analysis of areas in Law;
  2. Demonstrate advanced theoretical knowledge and critically reflect on, synthesise and evaluate information, problems, concepts and theories;
  3. Communicate a coherent and sustained argument, explaining and disseminating research results and conclusions;
  4. Apply an advanced knowledge of research, research integrity, ethics and the rights and safety of others, to independently plan and execute a substantial piece of research.

Course Structure

Students who enrol in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Graduate Entry) must complete the subjects LLB4400 Legal Research Methodology (12 credit points) and LLB4448 Legal Research Thesis (36 credit points).

The Honours grade will be calculated in accordance with Method 1 in the University's General Course Rules, i.e. based entirely on performance in 400-level subjects.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
LLB4400Legal Research Methodology12
LLB4448Research Honours in Law36


Click on subject codes in the above table for information on sessions of offer for each subject.

To find out specific information on timetables, tutorials, and classes, visit the Timetable page.

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

The UOW Bachelor of Laws (single LLB or in combination with another degree) is accredited by the Legal Procession 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 practise 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 practise 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 LLB3397 Legal Internship may be counted towards this practical experience requirement (eg ANU and College of Law will recognise days completed as part of LLB3397). 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 practise 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 practise 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.

Other Information

Further information is available via email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 24 November, 2017