Bachelor of Laws – LLB
Designed to hone your skills in communication, problem-solving, research, and independent thinking, your Bachelor of Laws will be prized by employers in many different fields.
You’ll learn to apply the techniques of legal analysis and gain a solid grounding in different aspects of law, including public law, commercial law, international law, common law, and statute law. To practise law in New Zealand you need to have a law degree.
Gain the skills and vocabulary to both uphold and challenge the legal principles that govern our daily lives. You’ll get the opportunity to put what you learn into practice straight away by entering debates, legal competitions, and contributing to justice projects and community law organisations.
You’ll need to complete 90 non-Law points by the end of your Bachelor of Laws, so you might want to combine your LLB with another degree. This will take a minimum of five years’ study. Law can be combined with any subject the University offers through a conjoint or double degree.
Fees: NZ$33,520* /year
Bachelor of Laws with Honours – LLB(Hons)
The first part of this degree starts with the Bachelor of Laws (LLB). There are only about 35 places for the Honours programme, so competition for selection into this degree is fierce. Selection is based on the results of your best three 200-level Law courses (LAWS 211–214). Your result for LAWS 297 may be taken into account.
If you’re invited in to the Bachelor of Laws with Honours, you will spend the remainder of your study working closely with tutors and lecturers, refining your research, writing and analytical skills in a range of specialist areas.
Conjoint and Double-Degree
You can choose to combine your LLB(Hons) with another degree in a conjoint degree. A conjoint degree will allow you to complete the 4-year LLB(Hons) and a 3-year degree within 5 years.
Popular combinations with an LLB(Hons) are a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce or a Bachelor of Science.