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Please note: This Program is not available for enrolment. The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) cannot be studied as a single stand alone degree.

The LLB must be studied with another degree. The information on this page outlines the academic requirements for completion of the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) when taken as an undergraduate double degree at UNSW.

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) is an undergraduate law degree that is recognised as satisfying the academic requirements for admission as a legal practitioner in NSW. The degree is only offered in combination with another approved undergraduate degree (double degree award mode).

The discipline-specific (depth) component of the LLB consists of 144 Units of Credit (UOC) of Law courses through such compulsory, prescribed electives and free electives as set out below.

The breath component of the program is achieved by satisfactory completion of the second program undertaken in the double degree award mode. Undergradraduate double degree LLB students are not required to do General Education courses.

Students cannot transfer from a double degree enrolment to single degree enrolment in the LLB. Transfer from concurrent double degree enrolment to the single enrolment in the non-Law program may be available, subject to the rules of that program.

Faculty Faculty of Law


Study Level


Typical duration

3 Years

Delivery Mode


Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit


Award type

Bachelors Pass


Bachelor of Laws - LLB

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Special Admission Requirements
Progression Requirements


University Medal

Award of Pass with Distinction

Additional Information

Medallist Requirements

Note: From S1, 2018 (when the LLB (Honours) commences) the University Medal will not be awarded to students graduating only with the LLB. It will only be awarded to an LLB (Honours) student (as explained in 4702 Law (Honours)).

The recommended student for the University Medal is expected to have maintained Good Standing throughout their UG career (ie, while undertaking their LLB) and usually rank the highest amongst their graduating LLB cohort. In addition to that, the recommended Medallist will be compared in different categories with other students attaining the LLB (Honours) (Class 1) to identify the best/top student based on each category.

These categories of comparison include:

  • Honours WAM
  • WAM for all LAWS courses
  • WAM for LAWS core courses and LAWS prescribed elective
  • WAM for LAWS elective courses
  • WAM for best 4 LAWS elective courses
  • WAM for best 19 LAWS courses
  • WAM for all LAWS courses minus two lowest mark  

LLB with Distinction

Note: the LLB with Distinction will only be awarded to students who commenced their LLB in or after 2015.

An LLB student whose WAM in all their graded Law courses is 75 or above at the completion of their 144 uoc of LLB courses will be eligible to graduate with ‘LLB with Distinction’.

Legal Research and Writing Program

This is a compulsory series of modules which provide training in essential and advanced legal research and in developing writing skills for legal and non-legal audiences. It is assessed in a formative manner and through summative assessment linked to compulsory courses. There are no additional UOC awarded for completion of this program.

Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

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