Regulations - Law


The Degree of Bachelor of Laws – LLB

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Duration and Total Points Value

1 A student enrolled for this degree must follow a programme of the equivalent of eight full-time semesters and pass courses with a total value of 480 points, unless credit is granted under the Admission Regulations and/or the Credit Regulations.

Structure and Content

2 Of the 480 points required for this degree, a student must pass:

a 465 points: Part I, including LAW 121G, and Parts, II, III and IV as listed in the Bachelor of Laws Schedule

and

b 15 points from courses offered in either the General Education Open Schedule or the General Education Faculty Schedule approved for this degree and the Academic Integrity course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

3 a Except as permitted under Regulation 9, a student may not enrol for Part II unless Part I has been completed.

b Each student must pass Parts II, III and IV in the order set out in the Bachelor of Laws Schedule unless approval to vary the order is given by the Dean of Faculty of Law.

Note: A student completing Part II will be permitted to commence Part III concurrently, subject to prerequisites and points limits.

4 A student who is required to meet the Academic English Language Requirement, as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic English Language Requirement, of the University Calendar, may substitute an academic English language course approved by Senate or its representative for 15 points of General Education.

General Education Exemptions

5 A student is exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedules who has:

either

a completed an undergraduate degree at a tertiary institution

or

b commenced study for this degree at a tertiary institution before 1 January 2006

or

c been admitted to this degree having completed 120 points or more of degree-level study at another tertiary institution.

6 A student who has been fully or partially exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedules is nonetheless required to complete the Academic Integrity course.

Written Work and Practical Requirements

7 In order to complete the requirements of LAW 400 or LAW 499 under Regulation 2 above, a student must carry out such legal research assignments and practical application of the law as the Faculty of Law may require.

Conjoint Degrees

8 Special arrangements apply where this degree is taken as a component degree of an approved conjoint combination. The specific requirements and a complete list of the conjoint degrees available are set out in the Conjoint Degrees section of the University Calendar.

Graduate Admission

9 A student who is a graduate or graduand of any university in New Zealand, or who is granted admission ad eundem statum with graduate status under the Admission Regulations, may be granted credit of up to 75 points towards LLB Part I. Such a student will normally be required to pass satisfactorily LAW 121G, 131 and 141 before applying for admission to LLB Part II.

Note:

(i) Admission to Part II will be subject to selection, according to the approved selection criteria.

(ii) In exceptional circumstances the Dean of Faculty of Law may permit a graduate or graduand to be admitted directly to LLB Part II without having passed LAW 121G, 131 and 141, provided that the applicant has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Dean an aptitude for legal studies, and provided that LAW 121G, 131 and 141 are taken concurrently with the Part II course(s).

Courses from Other Programmes

10 a In place of elective Law courses totalling not more than 45 points for this degree, a student may take courses at Stage II or above offered for other programmes at this University, if they are related to the student’s Law studies and approved by the Dean of Faculty of Law.

b While approval of such courses is normally given before enrolment, the Dean of Faculty of Law may in special cases apply this provision to courses previously passed for another programme. Where the Dean approves such courses, they are to be reassigned from that other programme to this degree.

Research Papers

11 a With the prior approval of the teacher of the course and the Dean of Faculty of Law, a student enrolled for this degree may elect to present a research paper in lieu of an examination in any elective law course.

b This regulation applies also to a student taking any elective Law course or courses for any degree other than this, or for any diploma or for a Certificate or Certificates of Proficiency.

Variations

12 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Commencement

13 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2006. The 1996 regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Laws were thereby repealed.

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Schedule

Requirement:

Part I

120 points including:

45 points: LAW 121 or 121G, 131, 141

and either

75 points from courses prescribed for one other undergraduate degree programme at this University

or

60 points from courses prescribed for one other undergraduate degree programme at this University

and

15 points from courses listed in the General Education Schedules available for the non-Law degree or the conjoint degree

Notes:

(i) a student enrolling in LLB Part I will, in respect of the courses other than LAW 121G, 131 and 141, be required to enrol in the degree of the University of Auckland for which such courses are prescribed or available.

(ii) a student who is required to take 15 points from courses in General Education (other than LAW 121G) and who does not take these points in Part I, will need to fulfil this requirement concurrently with Parts II–IV. In this case the points will be additional to the requirements of Parts II–IV.

Part II

130 points: LAW 201, 211, 231, 241, 298

Part III

55 points: LAW 301, 306, 316

65 points from LAW 456, 458, LAWCOMM 401–462, LAWENVIR 401–421, 424–432, LAWGENRL 401–459, LAWPUBL 401–470, COMLAW 303, 304

Part IV

LAW 498 or 499

110 points from LAW 456, 458, LAWCOMM 401–462, LAWENVIR 401–421, 424–432, LAWGENRL 401–459, LAWPUBL 401–470, COMLAW 303, 304

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