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Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB)


1.   Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Laws must enrol and follow an approved programme of study in the School of Law for at least four years.
2.   The Bachelor of Laws may be taken with a single major in Law, or with majors in Law and a second approved subject from another School of Studies. All candidates must gain at least 480 points.
LLB with a Single Major in Law
3.   Every candidate must pass the following papers:
  3.1   Law 1
  (a)   Legal Systems
  Legal Method
  Law and Societies
  (b)   60 points in subjects other than Law, including 30 points in a single subject from outside the School of Law.
  3.2   Law 2
  (a)   Public Law A
  Public Law B
  Jurisprudence
  Contracts
  (b)   40 points above Level 1 in a subject from outside the School of Law.
  3.3   Law 3
  Crimes
  Torts
  Corporate Entities
  Dispute Resolution
  Land Law
  Equity and Succession
  3.4   Law 4
  The equivalent of 120 points in Law at Level 4.
4.   Candidates may not enrol for Law 2 until they have passed Law 1, and may not enrol for Law 3 until they have passed Law 2.
5.   Candidates who have completed the requirements for the award of a bachelors degree prior to enrolment for the degree of Bachelor of Laws may apply to the Dean of Law for exemption from the non-law component of the Bachelor of Laws degree as set out in sections 3.1(b) and 3.2(b) of these regulations. Such candidates may take Law 1 and Law 2 concurrently.
LLB with Majors in Law and a Second Approved Subject from another Faculty or School of Studies
6.   Every candidate must complete the requirements of a major in Law.
7.   To complete the requirements of a major in Law, candidates must pass
  (a)   The Law papers for Law 1, Law 2 and Law 3 as listed in sections 3.1(a), 3.2(a) and 3.3 of these regulations, and
  (b)   A Law 4 programme comprising the equivalent of 80 points in Law at Level 4.
8.   In addition to the Law major, candidates must pass the requirements of an approved major subject or approved specified programme from another Faculty or School of Studies. The major subjects and specified programmes are listed in the bachelors degree regulations in the University of Waikato Calendar.
9.   To complete the requirements of an approved major subject or approved specified programme from another Faculty or School of Studies candidates must undertake a programme of study in accordance with the specific requirements of that major subject or specified programme as set out in the University of Waikato Calendar and as approved by the appropriate chairperson.
10.   The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations Governing Bachelors Degrees apply in these regulations and include provisions for the variation or waiver of these regulations in individual cases by the Academic Board or delegated authority.

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