Level of Study: 8
Duration: 4 and 1/2 years full time*/equivalent part time
Venue: City Campus
Starting Date: 4 March 2013
*The duration can be less than 4.5 years if you complete some of the study over summer school
Students achieving at least a B+ average for the year two papers of the Bachelor of Laws, will be invited to join the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) programme.
The LLB (Hons) requires additional study over and above the courses taken in the LLB. It involves the completion of two research papers and a dissertation. All students invited into the honours degree in year three of the LLB will participate in research workshops. These aim to develop and refine students’ research skills and provide a forum in which students discuss issues arising out of their research and explore its policy implications.
"Businesses, communities and individuals in New Zealand face multiple challenges", Vernon Rive, senior lecturer in law, says.
"How do the imperatives for economic growth and innovation interact with an increasing recognition of sustainability, human rights, corporate and governmental responsibilities? How will domestic regulatory regimes integrate with a global economy and society with little respect for national borders?
"At the AUT Law School, students are challenged to apply legal principles and reasoning to each of these issues, recognising that complex global economic, societal and environmental challenges require more sophisticated analysis and responses than sound-bite solutions typically presented in today’s media.”