2020 Undergraduate Courses
  • Students are to follow the requirements of the Handbook for the year they commenced the course.

    However, the subject links below do not contain the subject information for the current year. You can view current subject information through the new Course Handbook.

Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy & Economics - Bachelor of Laws (Honours) | 2020

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Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy & Economics - Bachelor of Laws (Honours)



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 5.5 years full-time or *part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

 Faculty of Business and Law

Intake Session(s):

 Autumn / **Spring

Delivery Mode:


Delivery Campus


*Students interested in studying this degree part-time should consult with the Law Head of Students.
**Students commencing in Spring will undertake their first session in the Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy & Economics, before completing their first year of Law in their second year of enrolment.


This course is available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics-Bachelor of Laws (course code 1704) from 2020. 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.

Combining Law with a Politics, Philosophy and Economics will teach you how to interpret complex economic ideas and understand the basis of political organisations and policy making. We examine popular national and international movements, systems of government and ethical forms of behaviour so that you will learn the political, ethical and economic perspectives needed to make a difference in our contemporary society.

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 Politics, Philosophy and Economics - Bachelor of Laws (Honours), a candidate must successfully complete at least 264 credit points, comprised of:

  1. All compulsory Law subjects as set out in the schedule below (114 credit points); 
  2. 18 credit points of electives from the Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) elective list;
  3. LLB4402 Legal Research Thesis (12 credit points) 
  4. The core subjects for the Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (84 credit points);
  5. At least one of the three majors in the Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (30 Credit Points);
  6. One additional subject from electives offered within the Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities, to bring the total number of credit points completed up to 264.
    Note: Where any subjects have the prefix LAW, the equivalent Bachelor of Laws subjects (LLB) must be substituted. 
Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
LLB1100Foundations of Law6Autumn
LLB1115Legal Skills6Autumn
LLB1120Law of Contract A6Autumn
LLB1130Criminal Law and Procedure A6Autumn
LLB1160Interpreting the Law6Spring
LLB1170Law of Contract B6Spring
LLB1180Criminal Law and Procedure B6Spring
LLB1197Ethics and Professional Responsibility6Spring
Year 2
LLB2220Property Law6Autumn
LLB2230Administrative Law6Spring
LLB2270Equity and Trusts6Spring
LLB2280Constitutional Law6Autumn
Subjects from the Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy & Economics
Year 3
LLB2225Advanced Legal Skills6Autumn
LLB2240Law of Torts6Autumn
LLB3397Legal Internship3Not available in 2020
Subjects from the Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy & Economics
Year 4
LLB3300Remedies and Civil Procedure6Autumn
LLB3302Law of Business Organisations6Autumn
1 LLB Elective
Subjects from the Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy & Economics
Year 5
LLB4402Legal Research Thesis12Annual
2 LLB Electives
LLB3399Law, Justice and Professional Practice3Spring
Subjects from the Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy & Economics

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. 


As part of the Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, students will choose one major as outlined on the Course Handbook 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 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.

Work Integrated Learning

Students in the Politics Major can apply to the Discipline Leader to complete an Internship under the subjects POL 345, POL 346, or POL 347.

  • POL 345, Politics Internship, enables students to undertake internships in relevant political offices in the Illawarra or Sydney attached to the office of an elected politician, or working within a part of government bureaucracy. Students will undertake duties as directed by their supervisor in that institution.
  • POL 346, Australian National Internship Program (ANIP), is highly competitive and by application to the ANU. If selected students will undertake two months or more full-time work in as a parliamentary intern based in the offices of Members of Parliament and Senators and engaging with a range of activities that shape national policy-making. Placements in the Public Service or other agencies are also possible. Enrolment in POL346 is conditional on being selected for the ANIP.
  • POL 347, Uni-Capitol Washington Internship Program (UCWIP), provides interns with a unique perspective of the US political system and institutions over a two-month placement. In-office experiences will vary widely according to the needs of the congressional hosts but will typically include administrative functions, constituent liaison and legislative research and support. Interns are encouraged to attend hearings, briefings and press conferences both on and off Capitol Hill in addition to the UCWIP-organised briefings at the US State Department and the Australian Embassy.

For students in other majors, internship program provides students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their degree in a workplace setting.
Students are also encouraged to consider CRLP200 'Career Ready Learning and Practice' (6cp). CRLP200 includes a quality assured workplace internship or industry project to give you that competitive edge by developing your professional skills through authentic learning in a real world context. You will focus on your career goals and receive career direction guidance, strengthen your resume and gain skills to navigate the rapidly changing world of work, develop your communication skills and begin to build a professional network.

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 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 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 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 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 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 please email: askuow@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 13 August, 2020