Faculty of Law

Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Laws

Abbreviation:

LLB

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Law

Duration:

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Total Credit Points:

180

Delivery Mode:

On-campus

Starting Session(s):

Autumn

Location:

Wollongong

UOW Course Code:

770

UAC Code:

756101

CRICOS Code:

004339G

Overview

This degree program is available only to graduates of other disciplines and consists entirely of Law subjects with a narrower range of elective options. The Faculty aims to provide a legal education which: equips students with a critical and questioning attitude; offers a broad perspective; and provides the foundation for a career in an extensive range of legal work.

Entry Requirements / Assumed Knowledge

To be eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry), applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree from an approved university. Applications for the Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) will be assessed on academic performance.

Credit Transfer

Students may apply for credit transfer for relevant subjects completed at approved tertiary institutions.

Course Requirements

Students who enrol in the Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) must complete the following:

    a) all compulsory Law subjects as set out in the relevant Course Program;
    b) elective subjects to the value of 40 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws Elective Law Schedule.

Honours

To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Laws (Honours), a candidate must complete the elective LLB313 Legal Research Project as part of the above Course Requirements. The Honours grade will be calculated in accordance with Method 4 in the University's General Course Rules (8.37).

As an alternative to the WAM-based Honours system, eligible students may complete an additional year of study towards the award of a Bachelor of Laws Honours by Research degree. In order to be eligible for this 'end-on' full year honours, students must have completed all LLB degree requirements with a WAM calculated by Method 4 of 70% or more. To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Laws Honours by Research, a candidate must complete LLB448 Research Honours in Law in addition to the above Course Requirements. The Honours grade will be calculated in accordance with Method 1 in the University's General Course Rules (8.37).

Course Program

Subjects (by year)

Session

Credit Points

First Year

LLB 100

Foundations of Law A

Autumn

8

LLB 110

Legal Research and Writing

Autumn

4

LLB 120

Law of Contract A

Autumn

8

LLB 130

Criminal Law and Process A

Autumn

8

LLB 150

Communication Skills

Autumn

2

LLB 140

Advocacy Skills

Spring

2

LLB 160

Foundations of Law B

Spring

8

LLB 170

Law of Contract B

Spring

8

LLB 180

Criminal Law and Process B

Spring

8

LLB 197

Lawyers and Australian Society

Spring

6

Second Year

LLB 220

Property and Trusts A

Autumn

8

LLB 230

Public Law A

Autumn

8

LLB 240

Law of Torts

Autumn

8

LLB 260

Dispute Management Skills

Autumn

2

LLB 270

Property and Trusts B

Spring

8

LLB 280

Public Law B

Spring

8

LLB 290

Legal Theory

Spring

8

LLB 250

Drafting Skills

Spring

2

LLB 397

Legal Internship

Autumn/Spring

2

Third Year

LLB 300

Remedies and Procedure

Autumn

8

LLB 302

Law of Business Organisations

Autumn

8

2 LLB Electives

Autumn

16

LLB 301

Evidence

Spring

8

3 LLB Electives

Spring

24

Elective Law Schedule

Subject

Session

Credit Points

LLB 303

Family Law

Autumn

8

LLB 313

Legal Research Project A

Autumn/Spring

8

LLB 316

Occupational Health and Safety Law

Autumn

8

LLB 317

E-Commerce Law

Spring

8

LLB 319

International Business Law

Autumn

8

LLB 320

Commercial and Consumer Contracts

*

8

LLB 321

Banking Law

*

8

LLB 322

Objects and Subjects: Law, Things & Everyday Life

*

8

LLB 323

Consumer Protection and Product Liability Law

Spring

8

LLB 324

Public Interest Law

Spring

8

LLB 325

Children and the Law

Autumn

8

LLB 330

Law of Employment

Autumn

8

LLB 331

Intellectual Property Law

Spring

8

LLB 332

Labour Regulation

Spring

8

LLB 334

Environmental Law

Spring

8

LLB 335

Anti-Discrimination Law

Spring

8

LLB 337

Comparative Studies in Law

Autumn

8

LLB 338

International Trade Law

*

8

LLB 339

Advanced Criminal Law and Procedure

Spring

8

LLB 341

Revenue Law

Spring

8

LLB 343

International Law

*

8

LLB 344

Indigenous Peoples and Legal Systems

Autumn

8

LLB 348

Media Law

*

8

LLB 349

Feminism and the Law

*

8

LLB 350

Special Study in Law A

*

8

LLB 351

Special Study in Law B

*

8

LLB 352

Jessup International Law Moot

Summer

8

LLB 353

Contemporary Issues in Southeast Asian Law

*

8

LLB 354

Human Rights Law

Autumn

8

LLB 355

Bankruptcy and Corporate Insolvency Law and Practice

*

8

LLB 356

Insurance Law

Summer

8

LLB 357

Conflict of Laws

*

8

LLB 358

Marine Resources Law

*

8

LLB 359

Corporate Governance

*

8

LLB 361

Law and Popular Culture

Spring

8

LLB 362

Advanced Revenue Law

*

8

LLB 363

Advanced Family Law

*

8

LLB 364

Islamic Law

*

8

LLB 365

International and Comparative Intellectual Property Law

*

8

LLB 366

Animal Law

Summer

8

LLB 367

Elder Law

*

8

LLB 375

Special Studies in Law C

*

8

LLB 376

Special Studies in Law D

*

8

LLB 377

Special Studies in Law E

*

8

LLB 378

Special Studies in Law F

*

8

LLB 379

Special Studies in Law G

*

8

LLB 380

Special Studies in Law H

Autumn

8

LLB 381

Special Studies in Law I

Autumn

8

LLB 382

Special Studies in Law J

*

8

LLB3920

Land Development Law

*

8

LLB3923

Law of the Sea

*

8

LLB3924

International Environmental Law

Spring

8

LLB3958

International and Comparative Criminal Law

*

8

SOC 222

Crime, Criminality and Criminalisation

*

8

SOC 244

Punishment: Purpose, Practice, Policy

Spring

8

STS 250

Social Aspects of Genetics and Biotechnology

Autumn

8

STS 300

The Environmental Context: Imagining a Zero Carbon Future

Autumn

8

STS 309

Future Tense: Politics and Regulations of Technoscience

Spring

8

* Not available in 2012

Professional Recognition

On completion of the Bachelor of Laws degree, a student who wishes to practise as a barrister or solicitor must 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 course accredited by the Legal Profession Admission Board, followed by or incorporating a period of practical experience in a law-related setting. The Faculty of Law has established a Professional Legal Training Program and its Professional Legal Training Course has been accredited by the Legal Profession Admission Board. The course has its foundations in the Wollongong Bachelor of Laws. The course is offered over 20 weeks in a flexible mode integrating training with professional experience.

In some instances the course is also available to final year law students, so that they are qualified for admission to practice as soon as they finish their Bachelor of Laws degree.

Other Information

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.

Further information is available at http://coursefinder.uow.edu.au/ or email: law-enquiries@uow.edu.au