Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Programme



The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Programme was created to satisfy the need for legal education that focused on the concerns of the Pacific Island Region. Our LLB Programme is uniquely designed to focus on the legal systems of the Pacific Island Region, particularly those of The University of the South Pacific’s twelve member countries. 


Admission Requirements

For admission to the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Programme, students must have: 

  1. passed a Senate-recognised Form 7 or equivalent examination with a minimum of 60% (or equivalent) in English; or 
  2. have met the Mature Student admission criteria; or 
  3. a Bachelors degree from USP or a Bachelors degree or equivalent qualification involving at least three years’ full-time study from another recognised tertiary insitution. Students admitted under this clause are known as Graduate Entrants. 


Programme Requirements

  1. The Bachelor of Laws degree consists of 32 courses, of which 8 are at 100-level, 8 at 200-level and 16 at 300-level. 
  2. Graduate Entrants to the Bachelor of Laws are required to pass 16 compulsory LW courses plus UU204 and 8 300-level LW elective courses.
  3. Students must pass 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.  


Mode of Study

Students admitted to the LLB Programme have the option of pursuing their studies in:

  • Face-to-face mode at USP Emalus Campus in Port-Vila, Vanuatu or USP Laucala Campus in Suva, Fiji; or
  • Online mode from elsewhere (both in and out of the Pacific Region).


Programme Structure

All of the specific courses listed below are compulsory courses. Course descriptions and information on the semesters when compulsory courses are offered can be found in the USP Handbook and Calendar. Information on elective courses (both law and non-law electives) can be found in the USP Handbook and Calendar.

Year I | 100-level


LW110: Law & Society

LW111: Courts & Disputes Resolution I

LW112: Legislation

LW113: Courts & Disputes Resolution II

UU114: English for Academic Purposes

UU100: Communications & Information Literacy

Plus two (2) 100-level non-law electives


Year II | 200-level 


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

UU200: Ethics & Governance

UU204: Pacific Worlds

Years III & IV | 300-level 


LW300: Property Law I

LW301: Property Law II

LW304: Legal Drafting

LW306: Legal Ethics

LW308: Constitutional Law

LW309: Administrative Law

Plus ten (10) 300-level elective courses



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