The LLB is made up of 480 points. It is a combination of compulsory law courses, elective law courses, non-Law courses from another degree programme and one General Education course.
LLB Part I
Part I students usually take LAW 121G Law and Society in Semester One. If you gain a B- (C+ for students applying under UTAS) or better in LAW 121G you can progress to LAW 131 (Legal Method) and LAW 141 (Legal Foundations) in Semester Two.
Please note: These grades may change each year.
LAW 121G is offered in both Semester One and Two of each year, whereas LAW 131 and LAW 141 are offered only in Semester Two.
You will be required to choose five non-Law courses totalling 75 points as a foundation for your other bachelors degree. This includes one 15-point General Education Course.
Find out more about individual courses on our course information page.
LLB Part II
LLB Part II consists of five compulsory courses, which can be completed in the second year of study for those full-time students pursuing an LLB as a single degree, or across the second and third year of study for those completing conjoint degrees.
LLB Parts III and IV
In addition to taking compulsory Part III and IV papers, students are allowed to select elective courses. We offer the largest range of law elective courses in New Zealand, with papers relating to Corporate and Commercial Law, Public, Criminal, Family, International and Environmental Law. It is important to plan ahead as not all elective courses are offered in every semester or every year.
LLB conjoint structure
Apart from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours), conjoint programmes with Law comprise 405 points of Law courses, 255 points of courses from another degree, and a 15-point General Education course.
The BAdvSci(Hons)/LLB comprises 405 points of Law courses and 375 points of Science courses. The BE(Hons)/LLB comprises 405 points of Law courses and 420 points of Engineering courses.
There are several ways of structuring conjoint degrees. We advise you to consult with both faculties concerned before enrolling for your courses.