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Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry) | 2020
Testamur Title of Degree:
Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
4 years full-time or *part-time equivalent
Faculty of Business and Law
South Western Sydney
*Students interested in studying this degree part-time should consult with the Law Head of Students.
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.
A Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is a four-year degree that 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.
The Honours year has two functions at UOW; as an in-depth project at the end of undergraduate study, and as a bridge between undergraduate study and advanced research.
Studying Honours gives you:
- Training in research skills and information systems (archives, the Library, databases, electronic research networks)
- The ability to present complex ideas verbally and in writing
- The opportunity to work closely with a supervisor and prepare a major project to meet critical deadlines
- Experience in devising, researching and writing up an individual topic of study in an extended format
- 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 that engages with the complexities of law's intersection with society.
The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) covers the prescribed areas of knowledge for future admission to the profession as well as including a choice of electives. Additionally, an integrated skills program equips graduates with experience in areas such as legal research, interviewing, legal drafting, advocacy and negotiation. Opportunities also exist to undertake subjects through an international exchange program.
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 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:
Identify, research, evaluate and interpret relevant factual, legal and policy sources in order to articulate an original response;
|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;|
|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.|
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:
- All compulsory Law subjects as set out in the table below (114 credit points);
- Nine elective subjects to the value of 54 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws Elective Law Schedule - see Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) for elective subjects;
- LLB4402 Legal Research Thesis (12 credit points) as set out in the table below.
|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|
|LLB2225||Advanced Legal Skills||6|
|LLB2240||Law of Torts||6|
|LLB2270||Equity and Trusts||6|
|LLB3300||Remedies and Civil Procedure||6|
|LLB3302||Law of Business Organisations||6|
|5 LLB Electives||30|
|LLB4402||Legal Research Thesis||12|
|LLB3399||Law, Justice and Professional Practice||3|
|4 LLB Electives||24|
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 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 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.
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The Honours Guide provides detailed information on all Honours courses and can be accessed from the Honours Programs page.
Students are advised to refer to the University's Code of Practice - Honours.
The Honours Grade will be calculated in accordance with Method 4. For further information refer to the University's Coursework Rules.
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