Juris Doctor

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 overview

Course title
Juris Doctor
Award abbreviation
JD
Course code
20820
Course type
professional practice master's degree
Status
current / 2018
Administered by
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
CRICOS code
072184B

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year only
Attendance type
full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Credit points required
144
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
3 years
Time limit
9 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP; or postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Ms Penny Carruthers
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Enquiries and course advice

Course advice
Arts and Law Student Office
6488 2091
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Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2018; 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 2019 or 2020.

Take all units (102 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
NSLAWS4101Foundations of Law and Lawyering
S1LAWS4102Criminal Law
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
S1LAWS4103Contract
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
S1LAWS4104Property
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
Co-requisites:
LAWS4103 Contract
S2LAWS4106Torts
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
S2LAWS4107Land Law
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4104 Property and LAWS4103 Contract
S2LAWS4108Foundations of Public Law
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Legal Process
S2LAWS4109Legal Theory and Ethics
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and LAWS4102 Criminal Law
Incompatibility:
LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics
S1LAWS5101Constitutional Law
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law
S2LAWS5102Administrative Law
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law
S1LAWS5103Equity and Trusts
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4107 Land Law and LAWS4103 Contract
S2LAWS5104Corporations Law
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4106 Torts and LAWS5103 Equity and Trusts
S2LAWS5105Remedies
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Layering, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, and LAWS5103 Equity and Trusts
S1LAWS5107Evidence
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawerying and LAWS4102 Criminal Law
S1LAWS5108Commercial Practice
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4105 Dispute Resolution, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS5103 Equity and Trusts, LAWS5104 Corporations Law and LAWS5105 Remedies
NSLAWS5109Dispute Resolution
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
Incompatibility:
LAWS4105 Dispute Resolution
S2LAWS5115Procedure
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4105 Dispute Resolution, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS5103 Equity and Trusts, LAWS5104 Corporations Law, LAWS5105 Remedies, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5101 Constitutional Law, LAWS5102 Administrative Law and LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics

Take unit(s) to the value of 42 points from Groups A and B, including at least 6 points from Group B:

Note: LAWS5509 Advanced Legal Research A, LAWS5510 Advanced Legal Research B and LAWS5512 Supervised Research may be classified as Group B depending on topic.
Group A
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
NSLAWS5117Advanced Evidence and Proof
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property Law, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, and LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics; for all other students: LAWS3310 Evidence
Incompatibility:
LAWS3327 Advanced Evidence and Proof
S2LAWS5118Family Law
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics; for all other postgraduate students: approval must be given by the unit coordinator to take this unit
Incompatibility:
LAWS3376 Introduction to Family Law, LAWS3377 Advanced Family Law (or equivalents)
N/ALAWS5126Banking Law
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor students: LAWS4101 Legal Process, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics, and LAWS5104 Corporations Law; for all other students: LAWS3322 Corporations Law, or LAWS5104 Corporations Law
Co-requisites:
LAWS5103 Equity and Trusts
Incompatibility:
LAWS3373 Banking Law
S2LAWS5128Consumer Law
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property Law, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, and LAWS5106 Legal Theory, and Ethics
Incompatibility:
LAWS3370 Consumer Law
S2LAWS5132Income Taxation Law
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor students: LAWS4101 Legal Process, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS4107 Land Law, and LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics or LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
Incompatibility:
LAWS3362 Income Taxation Law
N/ALAWS5135Insurance Law
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, and LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics
Incompatibility:
LAWS3383 Insurance Law
S1LAWS5144Mining and Energy Law
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics; for all other postgraduate students: students from a non-law background must seek permission from the unit coordinator
Incompatibility:
LAWS3371 Mining and Energy Law, LAWS5517 Mining Law
S1LAWS5150Intellectual Property Law
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, and LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics
Incompatibility:
LAWS3338 Introduction to Intellectual Property
NSLAWS5158Negotiation and Mediation
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Legal Process, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics, LAWS4104 Property and LAWS4107 Land Law
S1, S2LAWS5160Law Review Part 1 (0 points)
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics
S1, S2LAWS5161Law Review Part 2
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics
NS, S2LAWS5174Legal Internship
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Legal Process, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Mental Health Training considered sufficient by the School
Incompatibility:
SVLG5001 McCusker Centre for Citizenship Internship, LAWS5184 Co-operative Education for Enterprise Development (CEED)
N/ALAWS5177Insolvency Law
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor students: LAWS4101 Legal Process, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4107 Land Law and LAWS5104 Corporations Law; for all other postgraduate students: approval must be given by unit coordinator
Incompatibility:
LAWS3312 Corporate Insolvency
N/ALAWS5181Health Law and Policy
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor students: LAWS4101 Legal Process; LAWS4102 Criminal Law; LAWS4103 Contract; LAWS4104 Property; LAWS4106 Torts; LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law; LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics (or LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics); LAWS4107 Land Law; for all other students: LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law
Incompatibility:
LAWS3324 Medicine and the Law
S1LAWS5183Environmental Law
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Legal Process, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics (or LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics), LAWS5101 Constitutional Law
Co-requisites:
LAWS5102 Administrative Law
Incompatibility:
LAWS5540 Environmental Protection Law
S1, S2LAWS5184Co-operative Education for Enterprise Development (CEED)
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor (JD) students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics
Incompatibility:
LAWS5174 Legal Internship, SVLG5001 McCusker Centre for Citizenship Internship
N/ALAWS5185Forensic Advocacy
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawerying; LAWS4102 Criminal Law; LAWS4103 Contract: LAWS4104 Property; LAWS4106 Torts; LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics; LAWS4107 Land Law and LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law
N/ALAWS5186Criminal Procedure: the Trial Process
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Legal Process; LAWS4102 Criminal Law; LAWS4103 Contract; LAWS4104 Property; LAWS4106 Torts; LAWS4107 Land Law; LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law; LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics
S2LAWS5187Succession Law
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics, LAWS4107 Land Law
N/ALAWS5298Human Capital
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics, and LAWS5109 Dispute Resolution
S1, S2LAWS5307Mooting
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Legal Process, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics. This unit is only open to those students who are chosen for one of the external mooting competitions in which UWA Law School participates. Students can take this unit once only. Students must have already completed or agree to complete mental health training in order to complete this unit.
NSLAWS5360Employment Law
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS4107 Land Law, and LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics
NSLAWS5378Government Accountability—Law and Practice
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS4107 Land Law, and LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics
S2LAWS5503Conflict of Laws
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS4107 Land Law, and LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics
S1LAWS5509Advanced Legal Research (by Invitation) Part 1 (0 points)
Prerequisites:
invitation to enrol in this unit from the Honours and Advanced Legal Research Committee
S2LAWS5510Advanced Legal Research (by Invitation) Part 2 (12 points)
Prerequisites:
invitation to enrol in this unit from the Honours and Advanced Legal Research Committee
S1, S2LAWS5512Supervised Research
Prerequisites:
a minimum of 72 credit points which must include: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics
N/ALAWS5528Unjust Enrichment and Restitution
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor students: LAWS4101 Legal Process, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics
Incompatibility:
LAWS3392 Unjust Enrichment and Restitution
N/ALAWS5591Personal Property
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor students: LAWS4101 Legal Process, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics
NSLAWS5596Mergers and Acquisitions
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics (or LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics), LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4107 Land Law and LAWS5104 Corporations Law
N/ALAWS5813Legal Issues for Not-for-Profit Entities
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, and LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics; for all other students: LAWS4103 Contract (formerly LAWS5103 Contract) or equivalent Bachelor of Law unit
S1LAWS5820Legislation in Practice
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics, for all other students: LAWS4400 Constitutional Law I, or LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law
Incompatibility:
LAWS3320 Legislation in Practice

Take unit(s) according to the rules for Group A.

Group B
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
N/ALAWS5114International Environmental Law
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor (JD) students: LAWS4101 Legal Process, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics
NSLAWS5162Jessup International Moot Competition (12 points)
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Legal Process, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics and LAWS5165 Public International Law (or equivalent) and mental health training considered sufficient by the UWA Law School
S2LAWS5165Public International Law
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics, LAWS4104 Property, and LAWS4107 Land Law
Incompatibility:
LAWS3354 Public International Law
S2LAWS5167Comparative Law
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor students: LAWS4101 Legal Process, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property Law, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law and LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics or LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
Incompatibility:
LAWS3331 Comparative Law
S1LAWS5182Indigenous Peoples in International and Comparative Law
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor (20820) students: LAWS4101 Legal Process, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics (LAWS4109 Legal Theory Ethics), LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4107 Land Law
Incompatibility:
LAWS5534 Indigenous Peoples and the Law, LAWS3358 Indigenous Peoples and the Law
S1LAWS5254World Trade Organization Law
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS4107 Land Law, and LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics
Incompatibility:
LAWS5511 International Trade Law, LAWS6719 International Trade Law, LAWS6254 WTO Law, LAWS3319 International Trade Law
S1LAWS5297The Global Lawyer
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, and LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
NSLAWS5576International Commercial Arbitration
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4107 Land Law
Incompatibility:
LAWS3307 International Commercial Arbitration, LAWS6576 International Commercial Arbitration

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules