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As a result of the Australian Qualifications Framework, a revised program structure for the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and its associated dual programs will commence in 2015.

If you are a continuing/pre-2015 LLB student, you have one of two options:

  1. You may continue to follow the program rules, requirements and course lists of the year you commenced the program, or
  2. You can choose* to transition to the 2015 program rules and requirements if:
    • you have not yet completed LAWS2113, or you completed LAWS2113 in the year 2011 or later; and
    • you have not previously completed LAWS5154.

What are the main differences between the 2015 program and the pre-2015 programs?

  1. Changes to program requirements
    • Students commencing their LLB studies in 2015 will complete one more compulsory LAWS course and one fewer elective LAWS course than pre-2015 students;
    • LAWS5154 Public International Law is a compulsory course under the 2015 rules; and
    • Students commencing in 2015 will be required to complete a compulsory #2 research project (LAWS4114 Advanced Research). 
       
  2. Honours - LLB and LLB duals 
    From 2015, the LLB(Hons)(#64) and LLB(Hons)(#48) programs will be Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degrees under the AQF. All students commencing an LLB(Hons)(#48) or LLB(Hons)(#64) or an associated dual degree program from 2015 will graduate with a Class of Honours. 

    The proposed cut-offs for Honours in Law will be: 

    Class I: 6.000 – 7.000 
    Class IIA: 5.500 – 5.999 
    Class IIB: 5.000 – 5.499 
    Class IIIA: 4.000 – 4.999 
    Class IIIB: <4.000 

    These are subject to final approval by UQ Senate November 2014. 

    Note - pre-2015 LLB (Graduate Entry) students are not eligible for an Honours Class.

What do I need to do?

*If you decide to transition to the 2015 rules, you must submit a request to change programs via mySI-net. This facility will be available from 27 October 2014. Students are encouraged to submit their requests as soon as possible after this date. Information and instructions on applying for a program change are available frommyAdvisor.

Please note:

  • In changing to the 2015 program you may be required to complete more courses than you would if you remain under your current rules.
  • You cannot do a mixture of both rules and course lists – you must either follow the pre-2015 rules, requirements and course list; or the 2015 rules, requirements and course list.

If you decide to continue under the pre-2015 rules, you will need to ensure that you refer to the program information prior to 2015 on Courses and Programs. To do this, select Business, Economics and Law from the Faculties list; then use the drop down box on the top right hand side to choose 2014 and click on change, then select the relevant program.

After you have selected your program, you can show information for the year you commenced by selecting the relevant year from the drop down box and clicking change.

Where can I get help?

If you have any questions about the changes, please contact your Academic Administrative Officer at the BEL Faculty.