Duration
Full-time: 6 years
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2019 Semester One – 4 March
2019 Semester Two – 22 July
Available locations
City
Points
735
Programme type
Undergraduate
Conjoint options available

Programme overview

A BCom/LLB(Hons) conjoint allows you to complete a BCom and an LLB(Hons) in less time, and with fewer points, than it would take to complete the two degrees separately.

Our law programme will arm you with a skill set that meets the high demands of any legal career. You will develop knowledge of the law and its implications, analytical and research skills, social appreciation, public responsibility and communication skills.

During your BCom you will complete a set of core courses. These include an exciting two-course sequence in Business and Enterprise. These courses will introduce the types of choices facing entrepreneurs and managers and help you develop your academic and professional skills.

Your first-year core programme will provide a strong base from which to launch into your chosen major or majors. A double major will enable you to gain greater breadth and increase your career options by combining two sets of courses at advanced level.

To become a BCom/LLB Part I (first-year) student, you must first be accepted into the Bachelor of Commerce degree. Places in LLB Part II (second year) are limited, and all applicants must go through a selection process.

Programme structure

The BCom/LLB(Hons) takes 5.5 (11 semesters) if you are studying full-time. You will need to complete 735 points:

  • 255 points from BCom courses
  • 465 points from LLB/LLB(Hons) courses
  • 15 points from General Education

In your first year you will need to complete three Stage I core LLB courses, and five Stage I courses from the BCom. You will continue to take a mix of Law courses and Commerce courses in each of your second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth years. You will also need to include a General Education course in one of these years.

You will need to enrol in a total of 135 points in your second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth years if you want to complete in 5.5 years (11 semesters). This is a higher load than the standard enrolment of 120 points a year. Alternatively you could enrol in 120 points in five years and 135 points in one year and complete in six years (12 semesters). You need to maintain a Grade Point Average of 3.5 each year to continue with your conjoint.

You will have the choice of a wide range of law elective courses, including Corporate and Commercial, Public, Criminal, International, Family, and Environmental Law.

You will have the opportunity to choose from 12 majors in the BCom.

2018 entry requirements

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New Zealand qualifications

Entry is by invitation for high-achieving Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws (BCom/LLB) Part II students.       

To be considered for the Honours programme in Law, you must achieve a B+ average or higher across all your law courses at the completion of LLB Part II during your BCom/LLB. (This is usually at the end of your third year.)

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

Overseas qualifications

Entry is by invitation for high-achieving Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws (BCom/LLB) Part II students.

To be considered for the Honours programme in Law, you must achieve a B+ average or higher across all your law courses at the completion of LLB Part  II during your BCom/LLB. (This is usually at the end of your third year.)

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

How much does a Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Conjoint cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$7,272.45 – $11,146.95*
International students
NZ$33,688*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $915.30 for full-time study (135 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Cost of living

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Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester Two 2018
4 July 2018
Summer School 2019
1 December 2018
Semester One 2019
8 December 2018

Start dates

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How to apply

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Where could this programme take you?

BCom/LLB(Hons) conjoint graduates are well-positioned for a wide range of careers in business or law. An honours degree from the University of Auckland Law School is well-respected. In addition to the transferable skills and knowledge gained from the LLB programme, honours graduates will have demonstrated advanced research and writing skills. These will increase their suitability for a range of research and policy jobs.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Accountant
  • Barrister and solicitor
  • Business analyst
  • Corporate, investment or merchant banker or lawyer
  • Policy analyst, advisor and law reform
  • Research and academia
  • Sales or marketing manager
  • Tax adviser

Student career planning service

Once you become a student at the University, you can get help with planning and developing your career from Career Development and Employability Services.

The Business School also has its own dedicated career service, the ASB Careers Centre. It provides business-specific career advice and a range of services, including individual support, workshops, and employer engagement. The Career Centre will help you to develop your employability to secure a meaningful, successful and rewarding career.

Becoming a barrister and solicitor

To be admitted as a barrister and solicitor, you must complete a three-month Professional Legal Studies course after graduating with the LLB or LLB(Hons). There are currently two providers of this course:

The Institute of Professional Legal Studies
www.ipls.org.nz

The College of Law (New Zealand)
www.collaw.ac.nz

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