Applying for LLB Part II

To apply and enrol in the Part II LLB programme, follow the steps below.

Apply for admission

If you are applying to transfer to LLB Part II at the University of Auckland for the first time, if you have applied before, or if it has been more than a year since you last studied here, please read 'How to apply for undergraduate admission' and follow the steps.   

If you were enrolled in LLB Part I at the University of Auckland, and wish to apply for a place in LLB Part II, you can click Apply now and click “Let’s get started”.  Once the Applications page appears, please select “Start a new application” and follow the steps.

When completing the “Programme Selection”, please note the following:

*Programme Type: Bachelors
*Programme Name:
E.g. Bachelor of Laws, or Conjoint: BA/LLB etc
*Major or Specialisation:

Law

(Note: If you are applying for conjoint, you still need to select Law as one of your specialisations.)

*Start Term
2021 Semester One
*Campus City

Please make sure you click Submit application at the end. Your applications summary page should appear with a green message box indicating “Application successfully submitted”.

Remember to submit your online application no later than 1 December of the year preceding the year you wish to enrol.

Admission to LLB Part II

Places in LLB Part II are limited and all applications go through a selection process. There is also an enrolment limit on each of the LLB Part II courses. This allocation includes returning Part II students. To be considered for selection into LLB Part II, applicants need to have:

  • Passed LAW 121G with at least a B- grade (C+ for students applying under UTAS schemes)

AND

  • Passed LAW 131 and LAW 141 (or their equivalents at another New Zealand law school) with at least a C+ 

AND

  • Gained at least 75 points (or the equivalent) of non-law university degree courses

AND

  • Passed at least eight courses (120 points) with an overall average LawGPA of 3.00(C+) 

Please note: LAW 141 Legal Foundations is a new course, offered since 2018. You will need to have passed LAW 141 Legal Foundations, as well as LAW 121G and LAW 131.

LAW 131 and LAW 141 are offered in the second semester. To be eligible to take LAW 131 and LAW 141, you will need to have passed LAW 121G with at least a B- grade (C+ for UTAS students).

Entry into LLB Part II for 2021 will be calculated on the basis of your LawGPA. This is a specially calculated (non-standard) GPA which is used for the purpose of admission to LLB Part II. It includes grades from both your law and non-law courses, as follows:

  • LAW 121G
  • LAW 131 – double weighted
  • LAW 141 – double weighted
  • Most recent, best 75 points from non-law courses

If you have repeated one or more courses of LLB Part I - LAW 121G, LAW 131, LAW 141, the best grade you have received for these three courses will be factored into the calculation of the LawGPA. The other grades you have received for the three law courses in LLB Part I will be disregarded. 

In calculating the GPA, 'withdrawals', 'did not sit' and 'did not complete' results are counted as zero, except where:

  • Courses (other than LAW 121G, LAW 131 and LAW 141) taken in the same year total more than 75 points OR
  •  You can demonstrate that the 'withdrawal', 'did not sit' or 'did not complete' result was due to extraordinary and significant circumstances beyond your control and documentary evidence can be produced. Application needs to be made in writing to the Selection Committee in December of the year in which you are applying.

For 2021 students with a Law GPA of 6.5 or higher (equivalent to a grade midway between A- and B+) will be guaranteed entry into LLB Part II. Students with a Law GPA less than 6.5 will still be considered for selection into LLB Part II.

The overall average grade required for selection into LLB Part ll can vary from year to year, depending on the number of applicants. In recent years the minimum grade required has been between a B to B+ (GPA 5.0 - 6.7). 

Please note:

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. 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 students applying under UTAS categories. Selection and admission criteria for entry to LLB Part II may change each year.​

All of the above is subject to change each year

How is LawGPA calculated?

Averages are calculated on the following scale:

A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C-
9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

In calculating the LawGPA, 'withdrawals', 'did not sit' and 'did not complete' results are counted as zero, except where:

  • Courses (other than LAW 121G, LAW 131 and LAW 141) taken in the same year total more than 75 points

OR

  • You can demonstrate that the 'withdrawal', 'did not sit' or 'did not complete' result was due to extraordinary and significant circumstances beyond your control and documentary evidence can be produced. Application needs to be made in writing to the Selection Committee in December of the year in which you are applying.

Apply under UTAS

LLB Part II applicants who wish to be considered under the Undergraduate Targeted Admission Schemes (UTAS) for Maori applicants, Pacific applicants, applicants with disabilities, applicants from refugee backgrounds, applicants from low socio-economic backgrounds or applicants who have suffered unforeseen hardship must apply in the first instance on SSO as above by 1 December.

The Law School requires further supplementary information from students applying under the UTAS for Maori applicants, Pacific applicants, applicants with disabilities, applicants from refugee backgrounds or applicants who have suffered unforeseen hardship. The supplementary application forms are available on the Law School website as well as from the Law School Student Centre.

Check it out: Law School UTAS supplementary information.

It is important to complete the relevant questionnaire and return it to the Law School Student Centre by the due date specified on the form. You may subsequently be required to attend an interview. Please ensure your contact address and telephone number are up-to-date on Student Services Online.

Accept your offer of admission

You can check the status of your application by signing into your Application for Admission. Please see How to check your application status.

Offers of places for LLB Part II are usually notified around the end of December. If you have not heard by early February you should contact the Faculty of Law.

There are a limited number of places in the LLB Part II programme. If you do not accept your position in the programme by the date specified on the Offer of Place letter, we cannot guarantee you a place in the programme. Please see How to accept or decline an offer of place.

If you are unable to access the SSO website, please call 0800 61 62 63, or visit the AskAuckland at:

AskAuckland Central
Alfred Nathan House
City Campus
Entrance past the General Library on Alfred Street
Open: Monday to Friday 8am-6pm

For more help, please see Application for Admission.

Enrol in classes

If you have not completed any Part II Law courses, or if you are a new student to the university, you cannot enrol until you have applied for admission to the LLB Part II programme, have been offered a place and have accepted the offer.

If you are already in the LLB Part II programme as a returning student, you can enrol in your remaining Law Part II courses through SSO from the Monday of the first week of November for the following academic year.

Although you have been admitted to or are returning to the LLB Part II programme, the faculty has limitations on enrolments in many of its courses and does not guarantee you a place in the stream or classes of your choice. Enrol as early as you can to avoid disappointment.

Using your login and password, enrol in your courses via Student Services Online. You can find out how to read your programme requirements report, view course information and start enrolling in a course through How to view your programme requirements.
For Law School course offerings and timetable information, please see Timetables.

When you have enrolled successfully you can create a statement of fees, which you need to pay by the date indicated.

Learn more: Enrolment.

Adding and deleting courses

Get the information you need: Changing your enrolment.

Help and advice

AskAuckland is your online help and support centre where you can find answers to the most common questions about the University of Auckland, including admission and enrolment.

Visit now: AskAuckland.

Alternatively, you can get in touch with one of our Faculty of Law Advisers.