The Bachelor of Law with Honours (LLB Hons.) was first offered in July 2006/2007 Academic. Session under School of General Studies, Kolej Ugama Sultan Zainal Abidin (KUSZA) after obtaining the approval from the Ministry of Higher Education in March 2006.

When the Faculty of Law and International Relations (FUHA) was established a year later, the programme was transferred to and run by FUHA. The programme has been recognised by Public Service Department of Malaysia since 21 July 2009 and also been accredited by the Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA) since 26 July 2010.

Effective on 8 March 2013, the programme was given provisional recognition by the Legal Profession Qualifying Board (LPQB) that requires graduates to pass the Certificate of Legal Practice (CLP) examination before commencing their chambering to become advocates and solicitors.

Pursuant to Notification under section 3 of the Legal Profession Act 1976 (Act 166), the Qualifying Board declares that any person who has passed the final examination conducted by the Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin leading to the qualification of a Degree of Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is a qualified person for the purpose of the Act with effect from 18 October 2015. Hence, all law graduates from UniSZA who have completed their LL.B programme beginning year 2015 are exempted from the CLP Examination and are permitted to undergo a period of pupillage pursuant to section 12 of the Legal Profession Act 1976 (Act 166).