Combined Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Programmes
Combined programmes allow students to concurrently enrol for two programmes. Students who fulfill all of the combined programme requirements are awarded two qualifications. USP Law offers two combined LLB Programmes: the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (BA/LLB) and the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (BCom/LLB).
For admission to the BA/LLB or BCom/LLB Programmes, students must have:
a. passed a Senate-recognised Year 13/Form 7 or equivalent examination with 60% (or equivalent) in English; or
b. met the mature student admission criteria.
Students who have already completed the requirements for a BA or a LLB degree are not eligible to be admitted to the combined BA/LLB Programme. Instead, BA Graduates can seek admission to the LLB under the graduate admission clause. LLB Graduates can seek admission to a BA degree and apply for up to 10 credit transfers.
Similarly, students who have already completed the requirements for either a BCom or a LLB degree are not eligible to be admitted to the combined BCom/LLB Programme. Instead, BCom graduates can seek admission to the LLB under the graduate admission clause. LLB Graduates can seek admission to a BCom degree and apply for up to 10 credit transfers.
(1) The BA/LLB and BCom/LLB consist of forty (40) courses. Of the 40 courses, 16 courses are towards the BA or BCom component while the remaining 24 courses are towards the LLB component.
(2) The BA or BCom component consists of either a:
(A) Single Major Structure
(i) has to meet the BA or BCom requirements for a single major in one of the allowed disciplines; and
(ii) includes elective courses from those allowed for the BA or BCom degree to make up the total of 16 courses for the BA or BCom component.
(B) Double Major Structure
(i) has to meet the BA or BCom double major requirements for majors in each of two of the allowed disciplines; and
(ii) includes elective courses from those allowed for a BA or BCom degree to make up the total of 16 courses for the BA or BCom component.
(3) The LLB component consists of:
(A) 16 compulsory LW courses of the LLB degree; and
(B) 8 elective 300-level LW courses.
(4) Students must successfully complete and attain a GPA of at least 2.0 in all 100-level LW courses plus UU100 and UU114 before being able to progress to any 200-level LW courses.
Courses for BA or BCom Component
Students must select courses from the disciplines in the above degrees fulfilling the requirements for either a single major or a double major plus sufficient elective courses to make up a total of 16 courses.
Please refer to the USP Handbook and Calendar for specific information on courses for the BA or BCom degrees.
Courses for the LLB Component
Core Courses: LW110: Law & Society, LW111: Courts & Disputes Resolution I, LW112: Legislation, LW113: Courts & Disputes Resolution II, LW201: Law of Contracts I, LW202: Law of Contracts II, LW203: Law of Torts I, LW204: Law of Torts II, LW205: Criminal Law & Procedure I, LW206: Criminal Law & Procedure II, LW300: Property Law I, LW301: Property Law II, LW304: Legal Drafting, LW306: Legal Ethics, LW308: Constitutional Law and LW309: Administrative Law
Elective Courses: Eight (8) 300-level LW courses