Following a program review, structural changes have been made to the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLB(Hons)) and associated dual programs from 2021.

What does this mean for you?

As a current student, you can continue to follow the current (pre-2021) program requirements for your dual program, OR you may be permitted to transfer to the new program and requirements to complete your study. 

Please read the information below carefully and consider the option that is best for you. If you decide you would like to change to the 2021 requirements, you will need to submit a program change request on mySI-net by 12 February 2021 (program change requests will open 4 December 2020).

The table below provides a basic summary of the changes to the LLB(Hons) component only of your dual program. For a comprehensive comparison you need to review the requirements and course lists on Programs and Courses – see further information below under ‘What you need to do’. 

2017-2020

From 2021

40 units (20 courses) of LLB(Hons) core courses from Part A

  • 36 units (18 courses) of LLB(Hons) core courses.

  • A new Criminal Law course (LAWS2708) will replace the two currently offered Criminal Law courses (LAWS2700 and LAWS2701). This course will be taught for the first time in 2022.

  • A new Trusts and Equity course (LAWS2709) will replace the two currently offered Trusts and Equity courses (LAWS2704 and LAWS2705). This course will be taught for the first time in 2022.

16 units (8 courses) of LAWS electives from LLB(Hons) Part B

12 units (6 courses) of LAWS electives

Total 56 units required for LLB(Hons) component

Total 48 units required for LLB(Hons) component

In making a decision about which requirements to follow, you need to consider the courses you have already completed and those you are currently enrolled in, as well as the courses you will be required to complete.  You also need to consider the availability of new and existing courses. 

You also need to consider changes that have been made to the other component of your dual program.  You cannot follow different requirements for each component.  For example, you cannot follow the 2021 requirements for the LLB(Hons) and the pre-2021 requirements for the other component of your dual.  If you change to the 2021 program and requirements it will be for the dual program as a whole.

Please note:

  • LAWS2700 and LAWS2701 will be taught for the last time in 2021. If you have successfully completed LAWS2700 + LAWS2701 and you change to the 2021 requirements, you will receive 2 units credit towards the new LAWS2708. If you have not completed these courses or have only successfully completed one of them and change to the 2021 requirements, you will not receive any credit and you will be required to complete LAWS2708.

  • LAWS2704 and LAWS2705 will be taught for the last time in 2022. If you have successfully completed LAWS2704 + LAWS2705 and you change to the 2021 requirements, you will receive 2 units credit towards the new LAWS2709. If you have not completed these courses or have only successfully completed one of them and change to the 2021 requirements, you will not receive any credit and you will be required to complete LAWS2709.

What you need to do

To help you make a decision about which program requirements to follow, we recommend you complete a progression check for each version of the LLB(Hons) dual program requirements.  When completing the check, please remember to refer to the program requirements and course list for the appropriate year on the Programs and Courses website:

To view the appropriate year on Programs and Courses, select the relevant year from the drop down box next to ‘show information for’ in the top right hand corner of the page and click ‘change’, then select your program from the list.

You also need to consider the changes to the dual program as a whole and consult the Faculty that manages the other component of your dual program.

If you decide you would like to change to the 2021 requirements, you will need to submit a program change request on mySI-net by 12 February 2021 (program change requests will open 4 December 2020).

Note - pre-2017 LLB(Hons) students are not permitted to change to the new requirements.

Contact

Please rest assured we are committed to assisting you to progress through and successfully complete your program.

If you need further information or advice about these changes, please contact the BEL Student Experience Team at bel@uq.edu.au.

Why has UQ made these changes?

For a number of years now, UQ has been reimagining the learning experience it delivers for you, our students. We recognise that Universities must ensure they develop enterprising graduates with the knowledge, skills and networks to build meaningful and impactful careers that can be sustained and adapted over the course of a lifetime. With this in mind, the University embarked on an ambitious review of every course, major and degree program on offer at UQ to make sure that we were delivering the best possible outcomes for you as you embark on navigating your career.