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

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Bachelor of Laws



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3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

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The Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) provides professional legal skills, an understanding of the relationship between law and society, general analytical problem-solving skills, and specialised study into the Australian legal system. This degree is available only to graduates of other disciplines and consists entirely of Law subjects with a range of elective options. 

Students interested in studying the Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) part-time should consult with the Law Head of Students by contacting lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au.

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

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

CLO Description
1 Demonstrate a sound understanding of the Australian legal system, including core areas of legal 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 legal reasoning and critical analysis to generate and effectively communicate appropriate and creative responses to complex legal issues;
4 Identify, research, evaluate and interpret relevant factual, legal and policy sources in order to articulate an original response;
5 Critically evaluate the impact of law on individuals, communities and society within a social justice framework;
6 Learn and work both independently and collaboratively and to reflect on their own skills and capabilities.

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the degree, the Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry), a candidate must successfully complete at least 144 credit points, comprised of:

a) all compulsory Law subjects as set out in the Course Program below; 
b) elective subjects to the value of 30 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws Elective Law Schedule.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
Year 1
LLB1100 Foundations of Law 6
LLB1115 Legal Skills 6
LLB1120 Law of Contract A 6
LLB1130 Criminal Law and Procedure A 6
LLB1160 Interpreting the Law 6
LLB1170 Law of Contract B 6
LLB1180 Criminal Law and Procedure B 6
LLB1197 Ethics & Professional Responsibility 6
Year 2
LLB2220 Property Law 6
LLB2225 Advanced Legal Skills 6
LLB2230 Administrative Law 6
LLB2240 Law of Torts 6
LLB2270 Equity and Trusts 6
LLB2280 Constitutional Law 6
LLB2290 Jurisprudence 6
LLB3397 Legal Internship 3
1 LLB Elective
Year 3
LLB3300 Remedies and Civil Procedure 6
LLB3301 Evidence 6
LLB3302 Law of Business Organisations 6
4 LLB Electives
LLB3399 Law, Justice and Professional Practice 3

Law Elective Schedule 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
LLB3303 Family Law 6
LLB3313 Legal Research Project A 6
LLB3315 Government Law 6
LLB3316 Work Health and Safety Law 6
LLB3317 E-Commerce Law 6
LLB3319 International Business Law 6
LLB3320 Commercial and Consumer Contracts 6
LLB3321 Banking Law 6
LLB3322 Objects and Subjects: Law, Things and Everyday Life 6
LLB3323 Consumer Protection and Product Liability Law 6
LLB3324 Public Interest Law 6
LLB3325 Children and the Law 6
LLB3326 Gender, Sexuality and the Law 6
LLB3327 Securities Regulation 6
LLB3328 Law and Humanities 6
LLB3329 Legal Practice in Rural and Regional Communities 6
LLB3330 Law of Employment 6
LLB3331 Intellectual Property Law 6
LLB3332 Labour Regulation 6
LLB3334 Environmental Law 6
LLB3335 Anti-Discrimination Law 6
LLB3337 Comparative Law 6
LLB3338 International Trade Law 6
LLB3339 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice 6
LLB3341 Taxation Law 6
LLB3343 International Law 6
LLB3344 Indigenous Peoples and Legal Systems 6
LLB3346 Interpreting Legal Texts 6
LLB3347 Summary Justice and Public Order 6
LLB3348 Media Law 6
LLB3349 Feminism and Law 6
LLB3350 Special Study in Law A 6
LLB3351 Special Study in Law B 6
LLB3352 Jessup International Law Moot 6
LLB3353 Contemporary Issues in Southeast Asian Law 6
LLB3354 Human Rights Law 6
LLB3355 Bankruptcy and Corporate Insolvency Law and Practice 6
LLB3356 Insurance Law 6
LLB3358 Marine Resources Law 6
LLB3359 International Corporate Governance 6
LLB3360 Foreign Investment Law in China 6
LLB3361 Law and Popular Culture 6
LLB3362 Advanced Taxation Law 6
LLB3363 Advanced Family Law 6
LLB3365 International and Comparative Intellectual Property Law 6
LLB3366 Animal Law 6
LLB3367 Elder Law 6
LLB3375 Special Studies in Law C 6
LLB3376 Special Studies in Law D 6
LLB3377 Special Studies in Law E 6
LLB3383 Disability and Law 6
LLB3384 Politics of Justice 6
LLB3385 Refugee Law 6
LLB3398 Asian Legal Systems Field Study 6
LLB3928 Law of Land and Nature Conservation 6
LLB3929 Water Resources Law 6
LLB3930 Land Development and Planning Law 6
LLB3931 Marine Resources Law 6
LLB3932 International Maritime Environmental Law 6
LLB3933 Law of the Sea 6
LLB3934 International Environmental Law 6
LLB3938 International Criminal Law 6
LLB3939 Asian Business Law 6
SOC 247 Punishment: Purpose, Practice, Policy 6
STS 300 The Environmental Context: Imagining a Zero Carbon Future 8
STS 302 Climate Change Policy, Possible Futures 6
STS 309 Future Tense: Politics and Regulations of Technoscience 8


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.

Compulsory Work Placement / Online Components

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.

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.


The Bachelor of Laws (Honours)(Course Code 1884) is available to high achieving students who commence the Bachelor of Laws (Course Code 1882) in 2018 or after. Students should refer to the Handbook entry for Bachelor of Laws(Honours)(Course Code 1884) or contact the School of Law via lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au for more information.

A student who successfully transfers into the LLB (Hons) program but does not meet the minimum performance standards required for the award of Honours will be permitted to transfer back to the Bachelor of Laws degree in which they were enrolled immediately prior to the transfer into the Honours course, and will be awarded credit to the Bachelor of Laws for the number of credit points passed in the Honours degree.

As an alternative, students who have completed all requirements for their LLB degree with a weighted average mark of 70% are eligible to apply for entry to the Bachelor of Laws (Honours)(Graduate Entry) (Course Code 359), which is a standalone honours program. Students who enrol in this LLB (Hons) must complete the subject LLB4448 Research Honours in Law (48cp). Entry must be approved by the School of Law in consultation with the LLB Honours Coordinator. The School of Law shall not approve entry into this course unless the Coordinator has agreed, in consultation with the student, on the program of study that will form the basis of the course curriculum for the degree.

Academic requirements, English requirements and credit transfer information for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Course Code 1884) are available from the Course Finder. 

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

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

Last reviewed: 10 July, 2018