Graduates applying for the LLB

University graduates who wish to apply for the LLB degree have two options:

Pathway No. 1

Graduate applicants may first apply for LLB Part I then complete LAW 121G, LAW 131 and LAW 141. You can then cross credit your best, 75 points of non-law courses from your most recent year of university degree study.

The overall average grade required for selection into LLB Part ll can vary from year to year, depending on the number of applicants. Therefore graduate applicants who wish to substitute previous university degree courses in lieu of the 75 points of non-law courses, may wish to consider the grades they have received in these courses and enrol in further non-law courses to improve their grade point average.

The advantages of this pathway are that it saves the trouble and expense of sitting the LSAT and it allows you to get the foundational knowledge from LAW 121G, LAW 131 and LAW 141 before commencing Part II.

If you wish to be considered for the exemption please send a copy of your most recent university degree transcript to the Student Advisor - Part I, undergradlaw@auckland.ac.nz, so your Grade Point Average (GPA) can be calculated. Please include your contact details in the accompanying letter.

Pathway No. 2

Graduate applicants wanting to apply for the LLB can sit the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) (see www.lsac.org for information) and present that score as evidence of legal aptitude. Alternatively, if you have completed papers in Commercial Law in Part III or higher (eg under a BCom or MBA), we may consider using those courses to measure your legal aptitude in place of the LSAT. If approved you may take the Part I and II Law courses concurrently in the first academic year of your Law studies.

Eligibility for LLB Part II via this pathway is determined by taking into account your best, 120 points of non-law courses from your most recent university degree study, plus your LSAT score.

The advantage of this pathway is that you can complete your LLB six months to one year faster.

If you wish to be considered for concurrent study of LLB Parts I and II please send a copy of your most recent university degree transcript to the Student Advisor - Part I, undergradlaw@auckland.ac.nz, so your Grade Point Average (GPA) can be calculated. Please include your contact details in the accompanying letter.