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

1.   The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations apply in these regulations.
Admission
2.   Candidates who have completed Law 1 and Law 2, as listed in sections 6.1 and 6.2 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.
3.   Candidates who have been awarded the degree of Bachelor of Laws will not be admitted to this degree.
Requirements for the Degree
4.   The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Degree is four years.
5.   Candidates must enrol in the Faculty of Law and follow an approved programme of study.
6.   Candidates must gain 540 points at 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500 levels, including at least 420 points above 100 level and 300 points above 200 level. Candidates may take a single major in Law or a first major in Law and a second major in a subject from another Faculty or School of Studies.
7.   Candidates must complete Law 5 within two years of the commencement of Law 4.
8.   Candidates may not present a thesis or dissertation for the Degree without approval from the Dean of Law or delegated authority.
LLB(Hons) with a Single Major in Law
9.   Candidates must pass the following papers:
  9.1   Law 1
  (a)   LAWS103 Legal Method (20 points)
  LAWS106 Legal Systems and Societies (20 points)
  LAWS107 Constitutional Law (20 points)
  (b)   60 points at 100 level in subjects other than Law, including 30 points at 100 level in a single subject from outside the Faculty of Law.
  9.2   Law 2
  (a)   LAWS203 Jurisprudence (20 points)
  LAWS204 Contracts (20 points)
  LAWS206 Administrative Law (20 points)
  LAWS207 Torts (20 points)
  (b)   40 points above 100 level in a subject from outside the Faculty of Law.
  9.3   Law 3
  (a)   LAWS301 Crimes (20 points)
  LAWS305 Corporate Entities (20 points) or LAWS426 Commercial Transactions (20 points)
  LAWS306 Dispute Resolution (20 points)
  LAWS307 Land Law (20 points)
  LAWS308 Equity and Succession (20 points)
  (b)   20 points at 400 level in Law.
  9.4   Law 4
      120 points at 400 level
  9.5   Law 5
      60 points at 500 level in Law.
LLB(Hons) with a First Major in Law and a Second Major in a Subject from Another Faculty or School of Studies
10.   Candidates must pass the papers listed in sections 9.1(a), 9.2(a), and 9.3 of these regulations and must complete 100 points at 400 level and 60 points at 500 level in Law.
11.   Candidates must also pass the requirements of an approved major from another Faculty or School of Studies, as prescribed in the relevant subject entry in the University of Waikato Calendar.
12.   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.
Award of Honours
13.   The Degree may be awarded with
  (a)    First Class Honours, or
  (b)    Second Class Honours (first division), or
  (c)    Second Class Honours (second division).
14.   If awarded, the level of honours will be determined on the basis of candidates’ grades in Law 3, Law 4, and Law 5. Candidates’ performance in Law 1 and Law 2 may be taken into account where additional clairification is required.
15.   Candidates who do not meet the standard required for the award of honours may, on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law Board of Examiners, be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Laws.
16.   Candidates who fail to display a sufficient aptitude in any of the Law 5 papers may, on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law Board of Examiners, have their eligibility for honours terminated or be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Laws.
Variations
17.   The Dean or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.

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