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Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry) | 2020
Testamur Title of Degree:
Bachelor of Laws
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
4 years full-time or *part-time equivalent
Faculty of Business and Law
Delivery Campus / UAC Code:
Wollongong / 756100
South Western Sydney
*Students interested in studying this degree part-time should consult with the Law Head of Students.
A Bachelor of Laws from UOW equips you with a comprehensive legal education: a world class degree that provides a thorough grounding in the law, as well as a real-world focus on the essential practical skills and the social and ethical context in which the law operates.
We believe that practical experience is a vital part of your legal training. We are the only law school in New South Wales that requires you to complete a legal internship, providing highly valued industry experience.
We are committed to social justice and providing a legal education which engages with the complexities of law's intersection with society.
This degree delivers a practical and contextual legal education that prepares graduates not only for traditional careers in the legal profession but also for a wide range of careers in government, business and community organisations – as leaders, innovators and problem solvers.
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:
|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 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.|
To qualify for award of the degree, the Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry), a candidate must successfully complete at least 180 credit points comprised of:
- all compulsory Law subjects as set out in the Course Program below (114 credit points);
- elective subjects to the value of 66 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws Elective Law Schedule - see Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) for elective subjects.
|Subject Code||Subject Name||Credit Points|
|LLB1100||Foundations of Law||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||Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility||6|
|LLB2240||Law of Torts||6|
|LLB2225||Advanced Legal Skills||6|
|LLB2270||Equity and Trusts||6|
|1 LLB Elective|
|LLB3300||Remedies and Civil Procedure||6|
|LLB3302||Law of Business Organisations||6|
|5 LLB Electives|
|LLB3399||Law, Justice and Professional Practice||3|
|5 LLB Electives|
A student is considered part-time when they are enrolled in less than 75% of the standard load for a session. If you are seeking to complete your undergraduate law degree part-time, you are required to complete a minimum of 12 credit points (2 subjects) per session. Please refer to the Recommended Study Sequence for information.
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.
Students must successfully complete elective subjects to the value of 66 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws Elective Law Schedule - see Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) for elective options.
PLEASE NOTE: The full range of electives may not be offered at any single campus.
Students have the option of taking electives at alternate campuses or online where available. Information on availability of subjects can be found on the Subject Database.
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.
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.
High achieving students who commence the Bachelor of Laws (course code 1881) in 2020 or after, are eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry) (Honours) (Course Code 1883). Students should refer to the Handbook entry, or contact the School of Law via firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A student who successfully transfers into the Honours program but does not meet the minimum performance standards 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 Bachelor of Laws 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 Honours program must complete the subject LLB4448 Research Honours in Law (36cp). Entry must be approved by the School of Law in consultation with the 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.
The University of Wollongong attempts to ensure the information contained in the Course Handbook is correct at the time of publication. However, courses may be amended without notice by the University in response to changing circumstances or for any other reason. Check with the University for updated information.
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