2020 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation - Bachelor of Laws | 2020

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation - Bachelor of Laws



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5 years full-time

Home Faculty:

Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:

 On-campus (face-to-face)

Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

 Wollongong / 751230


Students will philosophically reflect on questions about art, literature, science and religion while also investigating such topics as the nature of selfhood, truth, reason and wisdom. Students will discover how great ideas and art can shape us - our understanding of ourselves and the world - and how ideas can make a difference for good or ill. By undertaking this double degree students will also master the prescribed areas of knowledge needed for future admission to the legal profession. It will equip students with skills in legal research, interviewing, legal drafting, advocacy and negotiation.

Entry Requirements & Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

 A number of the course learning outcomes in each of these degrees complement and consolidate outcomes in the partner degree. Applied across two discipline areas, the outcomes are achieved at a broader and more comprehensive level.

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the degree, the Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation – Bachelor of Laws, a candidate must successfully complete at least 240 credit points in line with the table below:
1. All compulsory Law subjects for the Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) (114 credit points);
2. 30 credit points of electives from the Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
3. Core subjects for the Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation (96 credit points);

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
Year 1
LLB1100 Foundations of Law 6
LLB1115 Legal Skills 6
WCIV101 The Great Conversation 6
WCIV102 Classics of Ancient Greece 6
LLB1160 Interpreting the Law 6
LLB1197 Ethics and Professional Responsibility 6
WCIV104 Aesthetics: Masterpieces of Western Art and Architecture 6
WCIV105 Classics of the Roman Republic and Empire 6
Year 2
LLB1120 Law of Contract A 6
LLB1130 Criminal Law and Procedure A 6
WCIV103 Wisdom, Truth and Reason 6
WCIV201 Classics of the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance 6
LLB1170 Law of Contract B 6
LLB1180 Criminal Law and Procedure B 6
WCIV106 The Good Life and the Virtues 6
WCIV204 Literature of the Late Renaissance 6
Year 3
LLB2220 Property Law 6
LLB2280 Constitutional Law 6
WCIV202 Early Modern Philosophy: Rationalism versus Empiricism 6
WCIV203 Philosophy of Religion: Reason, Faith and Revelation 6
LLB2270 Equity and Trusts 6
LLB2230 Administrative Law 6
WCIV205 The Rise of Western Science 6
WCIV206 Classics of the Enlightenment and the Age of Revolutions 6
Year 4
LLB2225 Advanced Legal Skills 6
LLB2240 Law of Torts 6
WCIV301 Thought and Reality: Idealism versus Realism 6
WCIV302 Classics of the Modern Era 6
LLB2290 Jurisprudence 6
WCIV303 Philosophy of Democracy: Britain, America, Australia 6
LLB3397 Legal Internship 3
Plus 2 LLB Electives
Year 5
LLB3300 Remedies and Civil Procedure 6
LLB3302 Law of Business Organisations 6
WCIV304 The Self in Western Thought and Art 6
LLB3301 Evidence 6
LLB3399 Law, Justice and Professional Practice 3
Plus 3 LLB Electives

Compulsory Work Placement/ Online Components

Undertaking a work integrated learning experience during your university education is now a significant contributor to being competitive in securing employment in your field of choice when you graduate from UOW.

Law students will complete a Legal Internship subject (LLB3397). This subject is the vehicle for a practical placement designed to expose students to the application of the law in practice; enable students to understand the importance of developing the skills of legal research; communication, drafting, practice management and problem solving; and enable students to observe and reflect upon the values, ethical standards and conduct of the legal profession in practice. 

This course contains a total of 140 hours over 4 weeks of compulsory work-based placements. This course may also contain compulsory components to be completed online.

Law Accreditation and Professional Recognition

The UOW Bachelor of Laws (single LLB or in combination with another degree) is accredited by the Legal Procession Admission Board (LPAB) as satisfying the academic requirements necessary for admission to the Australian legal profession. On completion of the Bachelor of Laws, a student who wishes to practice as a barrister or solicitor must also undertake some form of professional practical training, the requirements for which vary between each state and territory of Australia. In New South Wales, a student who intends to qualify for admission to practice is required to undertake a practical legal training (PLT) course accredited by the LPAB, followed by or incorporating a period of practical experience in a law-related setting. Practical experience gained by students in LLB3397 Legal Internship may be counted towards this practical experience requirement. Graduates should check with their PLT provider. A list of LPAB accredited PLT courses can be found on the LPAB website. Students who intend to practice as solicitors after admission will be subject to a period of restricted practice and the mandatory continuing legal education requirements. Further information is available from the Law Society of New South Wales. Students who intend to practice as barristers after admission will be required to read with a senior barrister for a period of time and to undertake the Bar Readers' Course and Bar Examination before being qualified to take briefs on their own account. Further information is available from the New South Wales Bar Association.



High achieving students enrolled in this double degree may consult with the Honours Coordinator in Law regarding the possibility of transferring into an Honours Law degree. A student who successfully transfers into an Honours program but does not meet the minimum performance standards required for the award of Honours will be permitted to transfer back to the double degree in which they were enrolled immediately prior to the transfer into the Honours course, and will be awarded credit for the number of credit points passed in the Honours degree.

Arts in Western Civilisation

Honours is a fourth year of study that provides training in independent research. Students seeking to pursue an Honours degree in Arts in Western Civilisation should refer to the information on the Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation (Honours) Course Handbook Page.

Other Information

UOW students who are recipients of the Ramsay Centre Scholarship will have the opportunity to enrich their education experience with an approved extra-curricular, overseas study experience
For further information email: askuow@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 22 July, 2020