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Bachelor of Laws

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Through the study of law, you will arm yourself with a skill set that meets the high demands of any legal career, including knowledge of the law and its implications, analytical and research skills, social appreciation, public responsibility and...

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
4 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jul, Mar
Domestic Fees
$6,726 per year

About this course

Through the study of law, you will arm yourself with a skill set that meets the high demands of any legal career, including knowledge of the law and its implications, analytical and research skills, social appreciation, public responsibility and communication skills. The Auckland Law School is ranked the best law school in New Zealand and one of the best law schools in the world. (QS World University Rankings in Law, 2020, ranked 50th worldwide.) To become an LLB Part I (first-year) student, you must first apply and be accepted into one other bachelors degree programme for your non-law courses. You can combine your law degree with a wide range of conjoint programmes (in Advanced Science, Arts, Commerce, Design, Engineering, Global Studies, Health Sciences, Music, Property or Science). There is no direct entry from secondary school into LLB Part II. You must first enrol in another university degree programme and also complete all LLB Part I pre-requisite courses. Not all students who complete Part I will be able to continue on to LLB Part II. Admission to Part II is limited and competitive. All applicants must go through a selection process. You will be selected on the basis of academic merit - your Part I results and results from your other university courses will be used to assess whether or not you will be selected for Part II. Special entry schemes for admission are available for domestic students. Selection and admission criteria for entry to LLB Part II may change each year.​ Please note that the entry requirements for Law Part II are subject to change each year.

Study locations

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Course structure

The LLB is a four-year (eight-semester) degree if you are studying full-time.

The degree is made up of 480 points, studied in four parts (Parts I-IV). It is a combination of compulsory law courses, elective law courses, non-law courses from another degree programme and one General Education course. We offer a wide range of law elective courses, including Corporate and Commercial, Public, Criminal, International, Family, and Environmental Law.

Unlike other undergraduate degrees, the LLB does not have a major attached to it. Everyone who earns an LLB degree gains a broad background in the law.

After completing the LLB, students who wish to be admitted as a barrister and solicitor must complete an approved professional legal studies course.