Duration
Full-time: 4 years
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2019 Semester One – 4 March
Available locations
City
Points
540
Programme type
Undergraduate
Conjoint options available

Programme overview

High-achieving students who have gained a B+ average or higher across all their Law courses at the completion of LLB Part II will be invited to transfer to the LLB(Hons) programme. (For conjoint students this is usually at the end of their third year.)

The LLB(Hons) programme requires students to enrol in one additional semester, on top of their LLB, to complete an extra seminar course and a dissertation.

Throughout the programme, students will need to maintain at least a B+ average.

Conjoint options

Conjoint programmes let you pursue two undergraduate bachelors degrees at the same time.

Learn more about conjoints

Programme structure

The LLB(Hons) is a total of 540 points and involves a student completing an additional 20-point honours seminar course as part of their Part III year and a 40-point dissertation in the semester immediately following their Part IV year. (This can be completed over summer or in the following semester.) It usually takes nine semesters to complete all the requirements for the LLB(Hons) degree, unless a student is completing a conjoint degree, in which case it will usually take 11 semesters.

Throughout the programme students will need to maintain a B+ average.

If students do not get into honours by invitation after the completion of their Part II courses but their overall performance improves in later years, they can apply for honours on the form available from the Law Student Centre in early December.

The application will be approved if the student’s grade average over all their LLB courses is above the honours entry standard and there are places available.

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Entry is by invitation for high-achieving LLB Part II students.

To be considered for the honours programme, you must achieve a B+ average or higher across all your law courses at the completion of LLB Part II (for conjoint students 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:

Programme requirements

Entry is by invitation for high-achieving LLB Part II students.

To be considered for the honours programme, you must achieve a B+ average or higher across all your law courses at the completion of LLB Part II (for conjoint students 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 Laws (Honours) cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$9,908.40*
International students
NZ$33,688*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 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 $813.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

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

Find out about financial support information

Scholarships and awards

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for.

Student loans and allowances

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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 One 2018
8 December 2017
Semester Two 2018
4 July 2018

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.

How to apply

Applying for an undergraduate programme? Check out our step-by-step guide.

Where could this programme take you?

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. This will increase their suitability for a range of research and policy jobs.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Academia – lecturing, research
  • Government – policy work, resource management, parliamentary drafting
  • Judiciary
  • Law reform
  • Mediation
  • Private companies – in-house legal counsel, tax, property, management consultant, regulation, compliance, human resources
  • Private practice – barrister, solicitor
  • Public service – prosecution, defence

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.

 

Becoming a barrister and solicitor

After completing the LLB or LLB(Hons) degree, students wishing to be admitted as a barrister and solicitor must complete a three-month Professional Legal Studies course. There are currently two providers of this course:

The Institute of Professional Legal Studies
The College of Law (New Zealand)

 

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