Places in LLB Part II are limited and all applicants must 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 in 2019 or later, you need to have:
- Passed LAW 121G with at least a B- (C+ for UTAS students) (subject to review).
- Passed LAW 131 and LAW 141 (or their equivalent at another New Zealand law school) with at least a C+
- Gained at least 75 points (or the equivalent) of non-law university degree courses.
Entry into LLB Part II for 2020 will be calculated on the basis of your grades in LAW 121G, LAW 131 and LAW 141, plus your most recent, best 75 points from non-law courses. The Selection Committee meets in late-December.
If you have repeated LAW 121G, LAW 131, LAW 141 or all three courses to improve your grade, please note that both your first and second attempts will be factored in when the LawGPA is calculated. Students with a LawGPA less than 6.5 will still be considered for selection into LLB Part II.
The overall average grade required for selection into LLB Part II can vary from year to year, depending on the number of applicants. In recent years the minimum grade required has been between a B+ (GPA 6.0) and A- (GPA 7.0).
If you are a graduate of an overseas university you will still need to pass the three Part I courses LAW 121G (Law and Society), LAW 131 (Legal Method) and LAW 141 (Legal Foundations) before applying for admission to Part II. Graduates may take all three courses concurrently in the second semester.
You will be selected into Part II on the basis of your grades in LAW 121G, LAW 131 and LAW 141 plus your best 75 points (or equivalent) from your most recent year of university study. (Note: a typical full-time year of study at the University of Auckland is 120 points.)
Alternatively, if you demonstrate legal aptitude (eg, by having a good Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score) you can apply for admission to LLB Part I and LLB Part II concurrently. You should consult a student adviser in the Law School for more information and the best entry pathway for you.
English language requirements
IELTS Academic: 7.0, no bands less than 6.5. See alternative English language requirements.