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Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Laws with Honours (LLB(Hons))


1.   Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Laws with Honours must enrol and follow an approved programme of study in the School of Law for at least four years.
2.   Candidates who hold the degree of Bachelor of Laws shall not be admitted to this degree.
3.   The Bachelor of Laws with Honours may be taken with a single major in Law, or with majors in Law and a second approved subject from another Faculty or School of Studies. All candidates must gain at least 540 points.
Admission
4.   Candidates who have passed the papers comprising Law 1 and Law 2, as listed in sections 3.1 and 3.2 of the Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Laws, are eligible to be considered for admission to the degree of Bachelor of Laws with Honours.
Structure
5.   In order to complete the requirements of the award of a Bachelor of Laws with Honours, candidates must comply with regulations 3 to 5 or 6 to 9 of the Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Laws, and complete the equivalent of 60 points at Level 5 in Law within two years from the commencement of Law 4.
6.   Except with the approval of the Academic Board, a candidate may not present a thesis or dissertation for the degree.
Level of award of degree
7.   The degree may be awarded with First Class Honours, Second Class Honours (first division), or Second Class Honours (second division). If awarded, the class of honours will be determined on the basis of candidates’ grades in Law 3 and Law 4, including the Law 5 papers. In cases of doubt, account of students’ performance in Law 1 and Law 2 may be taken.
  (a)   Candidates who fail to obtain honours may, on the recommendation of the Law Board of Examiners, be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Laws.
8.   If candidates for the degree with honours fail to display a sufficient aptitude in any of the papers prescribed by regulation 5 the Law Board of Examiners may terminate eligibility for honours or determine that he or she be awarded a Bachelor of Laws.
9.   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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