This course provides a challenging and focused environment for postgraduate studies in law by a diverse range of students who will enter the course with the benefit of wider life experience. The course meets the pre-admission academic qualifications for the practice of law in Australia. Law graduates have a diverse range of career destinations including academia, private consultancies or non-government organisations, private legal practice, the private sector including banks and financial institutions, accountancy firms, large resource companies, state or federal government departments or instrumentalities and trade unions.
- Course title
- Juris Doctor
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- professional practice master's degree
- current / 2019
- Administered by
- Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 3 years
- Time limit
- 9 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP; or postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Director of Professionalism
- Visit the fees calculator.
Enquiries and course advice
- Course advice
- Arts and Law Student Office
- 6488 2091
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2019; NS = non-standard teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2020 or 2021.
Take all units (102 points):
|NS||LAWS4101||Foundations of Law and Lawyering|
|S2||LAWS4108||Foundations of Public Law|
|S2||LAWS4109||Legal Theory and Ethics|
|S1||LAWS5103||Equity and Trusts|
Take unit(s) to the value of 42 points from Groups A and B, including at least 6 points from Group B:
|N/A||LAWS5117||Advanced Evidence and Proof|
|S2||LAWS5132||Income Taxation Law|
|N/A||LAWS5144||Mining and Energy Law|
|S1||LAWS5150||Intellectual Property Law|
|NS||LAWS5158||Negotiation and Mediation|
|S1, S2||LAWS5160||Law Review Part 1 (0 points)|
|S1, S2||LAWS5161||Law Review Part 2|
|NS, S2||LAWS5174||Legal Internship|
|S1||LAWS5181||Health Law and Policy|
|S1, S2||LAWS5184||Co-operative Education for Enterprise Development (CEED)|
|N/A||LAWS5378||Government Accountability—Law and Practice|
|S2||LAWS5503||Conflict of Laws|
|S1||LAWS5509||Advanced Legal Research (by Invitation) Part 1 (0 points)|
|S2||LAWS5510||Advanced Legal Research (by Invitation) Part 2 (12 points)|
|S1, S2||LAWS5512||Supervised Research|
|N/A||LAWS5528||Unjust Enrichment and Restitution|
|N/A||LAWS5596||Mergers and Acquisitions|
|S1||LAWS5813||Legal Issues for Not-for-Profit Entities|
|N/A||LAWS5820||Legislation in Practice|
|S1||LAWS5872||Clinical Legal Education (Mediation)|
Take unit(s) according to the rules for Group A.
|N/A||LAWS5114||International Environmental Law|
|NS||LAWS5162||Jessup International Moot Competition (12 points)|
|S2||LAWS5165||Public International Law|
|N/A||LAWS5182||Indigenous Peoples in International and Comparative Law|
|N/A||LAWS5228||Engagement Tour of China|
|N/A||LAWS5254||World Trade Organization Law|
|NS||LAWS5297||The Global Lawyer|
|NS||LAWS5576||International Commercial Arbitration|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The http://matrix-prod.its.uwa.edu.au/handbooks2019/postgraduate/student-procedures'>student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).
English Language competency requirements
3.(1) To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
the equivalent of a UWA grade point average (GPA) of at least 5.5*
(ii) experienced significant personal, medical, social, educational, cultural or financial disadvantage or hardship, including any disadvantage or hardship resulting from an applicant's sexual orientation or gender identity that has had an effect on their prior academic studies;
*All completed tertiary studies will be used when calculating the WAM and GPA. The GPA may be calculated by disregarding the lowest 4 results in the applicant's undergraduate studies, provided that the final calculation is based on a minimum of 16 units.
Admission ranking and selection
(i) satisfaction of the the admission requirements under 4.(4) (a), (b) and (c) (i) in the first instance, and then an equal weighting of the GPA and LSAT score for the highest ranked applicants under 4.(4) (a), (b) and (c) (ii); and
Articulations and exit awards
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.
Award with distinction
Minimum study load
Deferral for commencing students
17. Approved leave in this course will not be granted to any student until the student has successfully completed LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering.