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Information relevant to 2003 – Course Specifications

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Course details (L3B)

These specifications shall apply to the degree of Bachelor of Laws.


1 Candidates for the degree as specified above shall be:
[i] students of the University who shall either:
(a) have completed the first year (without terminating passes, unless the Faculty shall otherwise allow in a special case) including the unit Introduction to Law of a course leading to a degree in Arts, Commerce, Computing, Economics or Science at the University of Tasmania, or
(b) have passed such units at this or another university or tertiary institution as are deemed by the Faculty of Law to be equivalent in weight and standing to the units passed by a candidate who qualified under paragraph (a) above; or
[ii] graduates of this University or another tertiary institution acceptable to the Faculty of Law for this purpose.
2 Candidates for the degree shall complete the requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than three separate years of full-time study (or its equivalent) and not more than 8 years, from the time of first enrolment.

Course structure

3[i] To qualify for the degree, the candidate shall pass the units as specified in the accompanying schedules.
[ii] The units which may be included in a course for the degree shall, unless otherwise approved by the dean, be in accordance with the schedules accompanying these specifications.
4[i] Units may be counted towards the degree only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the Faculty of Law and as summarised in the accompanying schedules.
[ii] A candidate normally may not enrol in any year in units totalling more than 100% weighting, or if the candidate is in full-time employment during any given semester, more than 50% weighting.
[iii] In every case the candidate’s choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the dean in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 3.

Credit for previous studies

5 Passes in subjects or units in other Law degree courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the degree, provided that the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the degree.


6 The Faculty of Law may from time to time make amendments to the schedules to these specifications.
7 These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 1997 and shall apply to all candidates for the degree, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently [a] .
8 The approved abbreviation for the degree of Bachelor of Laws shall be LLB.

[a] Note: Should any difficulty arise for a candidate previously enrolled, because of any difference between course requirements and units offered under these specifications and those previously in force, the Faculty shall ensure that the candidate is not materially disadvantaged by these specifications.

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