The B.A. LL.B. (Hons) Curriculum at JGLS consists of compulsory and elective courses of maximum one semester.
The compulsory courses are designed to ensure that every student gains sufficient grounding in the fundamental branches of the law, as well as satisfy applicable requirements for admission to practice; the elective courses provide an opportunity to develop particular interests and to deepen understanding.
Each full semester course is worth 4 credits (with the exception of electives worth 1 to 4 credits), with 40 credits per year being the minimum full-time load adopted by the University. The normal full-time load in each semester is therefore 20 credits. Students may choose to take on a higher load subject to the prior consent of the Office of Academic Affairs. In no event shall the load for any semester be in excess of 28 credits.
In order to be awarded a B.A. LL.B. (Hons) degree, students must be awarded no less than 208 credits in total, distributed as follows:
Students may be awarded credits for undertaking co-curricular activities which allow them to develop legal reasoning skills and enhance their understanding of the law. Credits earned on account of permissible co-curricular activity will count towards the total 208 credits required to be awarded a B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) degree.
Note: These courses and the semesters in which they are taught may be subject to change from time to time.