Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLB(Hons))

Program Code

HLLB

Program Minimum Units

24

Standard Duration

1 Year

Program Faculty

Faculty of the Professions

AQF Level

08

Academic Year

2017

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

The Honours Degree of Bachelor of Laws is not an entry program.
 
The Degree of Bachelor of Laws degree provides a broadly based liberal and academic education suitable for graduates who wish to become legal practitioners. Although many graduates enter legal practice, a significant number choose to pursue careers in government, commerce, industry, community organisations or academic institutions. The program consists of a number of compulsory law courses which provide students with a sound understanding of legal concepts, processes and methods. In addition, students choose from a range of elective law courses in areas of specialised interest. Students can include some non-law electives towards their studies.

The Honours Degree of the Bachelor of Laws provides a deeper knowledge in a particular area of law, with a focus on high level research and writing skills. Students will develop a greater understanding of original research, and learn to construct, refine, develop and write a major research essay. As well as the careers suitable for Bachelor of Laws graduates outlined above, graduates with Honours will be particularly suited to careers involving research.

The program is structured to incorporate a substantial research focus.
 
The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is an AQF level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 4 years.

Conditions

Standard full-time duration is reduced to 3 years for students who have;

  • Qualified for a degree in another School or Faculty of the University, or 
  • A non-Law qualification, equivalent to an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree, from another institution
  • Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

    There shall be a Bachelor of Laws (Honours).

    Qualification Requirements
    Academic Program: 

    To qualify for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Laws, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 96 units, comprising:

    1. Core courses to the value of 57 units
    2. Elective courses to the value of 39 units*
    3. Research equivalent courses to the value of 9 units in the form of a Dissertation

    *Students will be required to complete 6 units of Elective courses and a combined total of not less than 72 units if they have:

    • Qualified for a degree in another School or Faculty of the University, or 
    • A non-Law qualification, equivalent to an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree, from another institution
    Core Courses

    To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 57 units.

    All of the following courses must be completed:

    Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
    LAW 1501 Foundations of Law 3
    LAW 1503 Contracts 6
    LAW 1504 Principles of Public Law 3
    LAW 1506 Property Law 6
    LAW 1507 Tort Law 3
    LAW 1508 International Law 3
    LAW 2501 Australian Constitutional Law 3
    LAW 2502 Equity 3
    LAW 2503 Criminal Law and Procedure 6
    LAW 2504 Administrative Law 3
    LAW 2505 Corporate Law 6
    LAW 6001 Dispute Resolution & Ethics (Hons) 6
    LAW 6002 Evidence and Proof in Theory and Practice (Hons) 6

    and

    All of the following courses must be completed:

    Research Dissertation
    To satisfy the requirements for Research Dissertation students must complete courses to the value of 9 units.

    Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
    LAW 6005 Honours Research and Writing 3
    LAW 6006 Honours Dissertation 6

    and

    All of the following courses must be completed:

    To satisfy the requirements for Elective Courses students must complete courses to the value of 3
    units.

    Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
    LAW 6004A Law Reform Part A (Hons) 0
    LAW 6004B Law Reform Part B (Hons) 3

    or

    All of the following courses must be completed:

    To satisfy the requirements for Elective Courses students must complete courses to the value of 3
    units.

    Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
    LAW 6003A Adelaide Law Review part A (Hons) 0
    LAW 6003B Adelaide Law Review part B (Hons) 3