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

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Bachelor of Laws (Honours)



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4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

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This course is available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws (course code 1881) from 2018 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 & Credit Arrangements

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 1881). Students who achieve the required WAM in their Bachelor of Laws degree (course code 1881) are eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry) (course code 1883). Students should contact the School of Law via lha_enquiries@uow.edu.au for more information.

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 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;
7 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

To qualify for award of the degree, the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry), a candidate must successfully complete at least 180 credit points, comprised of:

  1. all compulsory Law subjects as set out in the Course Program below;
  2. elective subjects to the value of 42 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).
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
Year 3
LLB3300 Remedies and Civil Procedure 6
LLB3301 Evidence 6
LLB3302 Law of Business Organisations 6
5 LLB Electives
Year 4
LLB4400 Legal Research Methodology 12
LLB4401 Legal Research Thesis 12
LLB3399 Law, Justice and Professional Practice 3
2 LLB Electives


Students must successfully complete elective subjects to the value of 42 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.

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.


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

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

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

Last reviewed: 10 July, 2018