2018 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws (Honours)


 BCom - LLB (Hons)

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 5 years full-time or part-time equivalent 

Home Faculty:

 Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts 

Intake Session(s):

 Autumn / Spring

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Students may enrol in a double degree course with the Bachelor of Laws. Study in another academic discipline allows students to recognise how law functions in social, economic, technical, environmental and scientific contexts. The Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree provides opportunities for students to combine their interest in law with business.

Entry Requirements & Credit Arrangments

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 

Please refer to the Undergraduate Course Handbook page of each individual degree for a comprehensive list of degree course learning outcomes.

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the degree, the Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws, a candidate must successfully complete at least 240 credit points, comprised of:

  1. All compulsory Law subjects as set out in the Course Program below;
  2. ONE elective subject to the value of 6 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws Elective Law Schedule - see Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry);
  3. LLB4400 Legal Research Methodology (12 credit points) and LLB4401 Legal Research Thesis (12 credit points);
  4. Subjects to the value of at least 96 credit points from the Bachelor of Commerce Course Program, including;
    1. core subjects (including the capstone subject)
    2. at least one major from the Bachelor of Commerce


  • Where subjects in c) have the prefix LAW, the equivalent Bachelor of Laws subjects must be substituted.
  • MNGT102 Business Communications is no longer a core requirement for the Bachelor of Commerce – Bachelor of Laws. Students in this degree are not required to take this subject.
Subject CodeSubject NameCredit Points
Year 1
LLB1100Foundations of Law6
LLB1115Legal Skills6
LLB1120Law of Contract A6
LLB1130Criminal Law and Procedure A6
LLB1160Interpreting the Law6
LLB1170Law of Contract B6
LLB1180Criminal Law and Procedure B6
LLB1197Ethics and Professional Responsibility6
Year 2
LLB2220Property Law6
LLB2230Administrative Law6
LLB2270Equity and Trusts6
LLB2280Constitutional Law6
Subjects from the Bachelor of Commerce schedule
Year 3
LLB2225Advanced Legal Skills6
LLB2240Law of Torts6
LLB3397Legal Internship3
1 LLB Elective6
Subjects from the Bachelor of Commerce schedule
Year 4
LLB4400Legal Research Methodology12
LLB4401Legal Research Thesis12
LLB3399Law, Justice and Professional Practice3
Subjects from the Bachelor of Commerce schedule

Law Electives

Students must successfully complete ONE elective subject to the value of 6 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws Elective Law Schedule - see Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry).


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

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

Majors and Minors

Majors and minors are not available in the Bachelor of Laws degree.

Refer to the Faculty of Business for majors available in the Bachelor of Commerce degree. It is necessary for students to seek appropriate advice from the Faculty of Business on their options for majors and subject sequences.


Refer to the University's General Course Rules, for information on the methods of calculating Honours.

Compulsory Work Placement / Online Component

Undertaking a work integrated learning (WIL) experience during your university education is now a significant contributor to being competitive in securing employment in your field of choice when you graduate from UOW.

Law students will complete a Legal Internship subject (LLB3397). This subject is the vehicle for a practical placement designed to expose students to the application of the law in practice; enable students to understand the importance of developing the skills of legal research; communication, drafting, practice management and problem solving; and enable students to observe and reflect upon the values, ethical standards and conduct of the legal profession in practice.

This course contains a total of 140 hours over 4 weeks of compulsory work-based placements. This course may also contain compulsory components to be completed online.

Law 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 the Australian legal profession. 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 practice 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. 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 solicitors after admission will be subject to a period of restricted practice and the mandatory continuing legal education requirements. Further information is available 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 and Bar Examination before being qualified to take briefs on their own account. Further information is available from the New South Wales Bar Association.

Other Information

For further information email: Law - lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au; Commerce - business-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 12 June, 2018