Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

1.   The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations apply in these regulations.
Admission
2.   Candidates for the Degree must have qualified for admission to the University of Waikato and met any criteria set out in the Criteria for Admission to Particular Qualifications
Requirements for the Degree
3.   The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Degree is four years.
4.   Candidates must enrol in the Faculty of Law and follow an approved programme of study.
5.   Candidates must gain 480 points at 100, 200, 300, and 400 levels, including at least 360 points above 100 level, at least 225 points above 200 level and at least 120 points above 300 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.
6.   Candidates may not normally enrol for Law Year 2 until they have passed all of the papers for Law Year 1, and may not enrol for Law Year 3 until they have passed all of the papers for Law Year 2.
LLB with a Single Major in Law
7.   To complete the requirements of the LLB with a single major in Law, candidates must pass the following papers:
  7.1   Law Year 1
  (a)   LEGAL103 Legal Method - Research and Statutory Interpretation
  LEGAL104 Legal Method - Legal Writing and Case Analysis
  LEGAL106 Legal Systems and Societies (30 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.
  7.2   Law Year 2
  (a)   LEGAL201 Public Law (30 points)
  LEGAL203 Jurisprudence
  LEGAL204 Contracts (30 points)
  LEGAL207 Torts (30 points)
  (b)   15 points above 100 level in a subject from outside the Faculty of Law.
  7.3   Law Year 3
  (a)   LEGAL301 Crimes (30 points)
  LEGAL305 Corporate Entities
  LEGAL306 Dispute Resolution
  LEGAL307 Land Law (30 points)
  LAWS308 Equity and Succession
  (b)   15 points above 100 level in a subject from outside the Faculty of Law.
  7.4   Law Year 4
  120 points at 400 level in Law.
8.   To satisfy the New Zealand Council of Legal Education requirements, students wishing to proceed to a professionals programme and admission as a Barrister and Solicitor must complete a 400 level paper in Legal Ethics (15 points) as one of their 400 level Law papers.
9.   Candidates taking the single major in Law may also complete a minor by gaining 60 points in any minor subject, including at least 30 points above 100 level. Candidates must also meet any specific requirements prescribed for the minor in the relevant subject entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers.
LLB with a First Major in Law and a Second Major in a Subject from another Faculty
10.   To complete the requirements of the LLB with a First Major in Law and a Second Major in a Subject from another Faculty, candidates must pass the following papers:
  10.1   Law Year 1
      LEGAL103 Legal Method - Research and Statutory Interpretation
      LEGAL104 Legal Method - Legal Writing and Case Analysis
      LEGAL106 Legal Systems and Societies (30 points)
  10.2   Law Year 2
      LEGAL201 Public Law (30 points)
      LEGAL203 Jurisprudence
      LEGAL204 Contracts (30 points)
      LEGAL207 Torts (30 points)
  10.3   Law Year 3
      LEGAL301 Crimes (30 points)
      LEGAL305 Corporate Entities
      LEGAL306 Dispute Resolution
      LEGAL307 Land Law (30 points)
      LEGAL308 Equity and Succession
  10.4   Law Year 4
      120 points at 400 level in Law.
  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 Catalogue of Papers.
Variations
11.   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 the Faculty of Law for exemption from the non-Law component of the Bachelor of Laws degree as set out in sections 7.1(b) and 7.2(b) of these regulations. Such candidates may take Law Year 1 and Law Year 2 concurrently.
12.   The Dean or delegated authority may waive these regulations in individual cases.

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