A Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is a four-year degree that equips you with a comprehensive legal education: a world-class degree that provides a thorough grounding in the law, as well as a real-world focus on the essential practical skills and the social and ethical context in which the law operates.
The Honours year has two functions at UOW; as an in-depth project at the end of undergraduate study, and as a bridge between undergraduate study and advanced research.
Studying Honours gives you:
- Training in research skills and information systems (archives, the Library, databases, electronic research networks)
- The ability to present complex ideas verbally and in writing
- The opportunity to work closely with a supervisor and prepare a major project to meet critical deadlines
- Experience in devising, researching and writing up an individual topic of study in an extended format
We believe that practical experience is a vital part of your legal training. We are the only law school in New South Wales that requires you to complete a legal internship, providing highly valued industry experience.
We are committed to social justice and providing a legal education that engages with the complexities of law's intersection with society.
What you will study
The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) covers the prescribed areas of knowledge for future admission to the profession as well as including a choice of electives. Additionally, an integrated skills program equips graduates with experience in areas such as legal research, interviewing, legal drafting, advocacy and negotiation. Opportunities also exist to undertake subjects through an international exchange program.