Honours in Law

Currently the Law Honours program is an On-course Honours Award which recognises outstanding achievement in the Bachelor of Laws degree. On-course Honours is embedded in the course; it is not a separate enrolment.

Please note:
From January 1st 2015 the award of a degree with honours on the on-course basis will no longer be available for students commencing in 2015 onwards.

Students who began their law degree prior to 2003 previously had two additional options (Program One including MLL401 Legal Project and Program Two) for Honours in Law. For information Program One or Program Two please contact the LLB Program Coordinator.

On-course Honours - 2003 enrolments onwards (Program Three)

Honours in Law (Program Three) is the only option available to students who commenced in 2003 onwards. This structure can also be adopted by students who commenced prior to 2003.


Students are required to complete four credit points at Level 4 chosen from the following units:

MLL405 Equity & Trusts (1 cp)
MLL406 Taxation (1 cp)
MLL408 Family Law (1 cp)
MLL409 Competition Law and Policy (1 cp)
MLL410 Intellectual Property (1 cp)
MLL411 Legal Problem Solving and Persuasion (1 cp)


In order for students to meet the requirements for Honours in Law (Program Three) students must have:

  • successfully completed all of the requirements of their Bachelor of Laws degree, including Professional Experience.
  • successfully completed 4 credit points of LLB units at level 4, chosen from the list above. Please note: These 4 credit points at level four are incorporated into the 24 credit points required for the LLB degree. It is not necessary to complete any additional units.
  • maintained Grade Point Average of 65% and above across all of their LLB units.
  • achieved an Honours mark of H1, H2A or H2B. Students can check the Final Honours Grade table to see if they have achieved an Honours mark of H1, H2A or H2B. Remember, only final grades (across all LLB units) of 65% and above equate to Honours. This means that if the student successfully completed 4 level 4 LLB units and had an overall LLB average of 64% they are NOT ELIGIBLE for Honours, only a pass degree.

Please note: Please see instructions about how to work out your Law Honours Grade Point Average (GPA)
No rounding up is done for Honours calculations e.g. 64.686 will not be rounded up to 65.

Need Additional Information?

If you require additional information about the Law Honours structure, please contact a Student Advisor.

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