Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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Further your legal research and writing skills, and make your CV stand out when you apply for highly competitive law jobs or clerkships. The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is aimed at high-achieving students in the Bachelor of Laws who want to advance their skills and make their CV stand out.

Code: AK1009
Level of Study: 8
Points: 540
Duration: 4½ years full time*/equivalent part time
Venue: City Campus
Starting Date: 26 February 2018

29 February 2016
29 February 2016
29 February 2016
29 February 2016

Entry requirements

Completed Bachelor of Laws Parts I and II to the academic standard** for honours.

What this qualification covers

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) involves completing a research paper and a dissertation, adding an extra semester at the end of your Bachelor of Laws.

The outcomes for graduates of this programme are outlined in the Graduate Profile.

Parts I and II

Completion of the LLB to the required academic standard.

Parts III, IV and additional semester

Completion of the LLB and the following LLB (Hons) papers:
  • LAWS890 Research Paper
  • LAWS891 Dissertation

    *Bachelor of Law (Honours) students complete the dissertation paper in February of the year following enrolment, which means they complete the degree in just over four years.

    **Students will be invited to join the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) programme if they have at least a B+ grade average in their Part II Bachelor of Laws papers.

Completion requirements

A student who fails to maintain the academic standard for honours may be required  by the examination board to withdraw from the Bachelor of Laws (Honours).

Last updated: 18-Jul-2017 3.16pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.