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 / 2022
Administered by
UWA Law School
CRICOS code
089786C

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.
Professional accreditation
Juris Doctor(N/A) is accredited by: Legal Practice Board of WA (LPBWA); Australian Law Schools Standards Committee (ALSSC).
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
Available to international students
Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
Course Coordinator(s)
Director of Juris Doctor
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Enquiries and course advice

Course advice
Arts and Law Student Office
6488 2091
askUWA

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 2022; 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 2023 or 2024.

Take all units (102 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
NSLAWS4101Foundations of Law and Lawyering
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Students who commence semester one: Monday 14 February to Friday 25 February. Refer to the LMS Page for session times and venues. Students must attend every day of the intensive.
S1LAWS4102Criminal Law
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
Incompatibility:
Nil.
4 hours per week
S1LAWS4103Contract
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
Incompatibility:
Nil.
4 hours per week
S1LAWS4104Property
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
LAWS4103Contract
Incompatibility:
Nil.
4 hours per week
S2LAWS4106Torts
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
Incompatibility:
Nil.
4 hours per week
S2LAWS4107Land Law
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4104 Property and LAWS4103 Contract
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
up to 4 hours per week
S2LAWS4108Foundations of Public Law
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering,
Incompatibility:
Nil.
4 hours per week
S2LAWS4110Interpretation
Prerequisites:
Unit(s) LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering (ID 4099) Unit(s) LAWS4102 Criminal Law (ID 4093) Unit(s) LAWS4103 Contract (ID 4090)
Incompatibility:
Unit(s) LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics (ID 6256) Unit(s) LAWS5820 Legislation in Practice (ID 4718)
4 hours per week
S1LAWS5101Constitutional Law
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures: 3 hours per week; tutorials: 2 hours per fortnight
S2LAWS5102Administrative Law
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
up 4 hours per week
S1LAWS5103Equity and Trusts
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4104 Property and LAWS4103 Contract
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
4 hours per week
S2LAWS5104Corporations Law
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4106 Torts and LAWS5103 Equity and Trusts
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
up to 4 hours per week
S2LAWS5105Remedies
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, and LAWS5103 Equity and Trusts
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
4 hours per week
S1LAWS5107Evidence
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawerying and LAWS4102 Criminal Law
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
4 hours per week
NSLAWS5108Professional Practice
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS5109 Dispute Resolution (previously LAWS4105), LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics (previously LAWS5106) LAWS5103 Equity and Trusts and LAWS5104 Corporations Law.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Two week intensive workshop period: Monday 14 February to Friday 25 February 2022. Tutorials will commence during the intensive period and will run for four weeks.
NSLAWS5109Dispute Resolution
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
LAWS4105 Dispute Resolution
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 14-25 February. Refer to the timetable for exact class times.
S2LAWS5115Procedure
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4105 Dispute Resolution or LAWS5109 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 or LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.

Take units to the value of 0-36 points from Group A.

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 requirementsContact hours
NSLAWS5117Advanced Evidence and Proof
Prerequisites:
For Juris Doctor (JD) students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and 30 points from: 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); for all other students: LAWS3310 Evidence
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
LAWS3327 Advanced Evidence and Proof
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 27 June to 1 July. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
S1LAWS5118Family Law
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor (JD) students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and 30 points from: 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); for all other postgraduate students: approval must be given by the unit coordinator to take this unit
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
LAWS3376 Introduction to Family Law, LAWS3377 Advanced Family Law (or equivalents)
3 hours per week
N/ALAWS5128Consumer Law
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor (JD) students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and 30 points from: 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)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
LAWS3370 Consumer Law
4 hours per week
S2LAWS5132Income Taxation Law
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor (JD) students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and 30 points from: 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)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
LAWS3362 Income Taxation Law
lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 5 x 2 hours
NSLAWS5135Select Topics in Insurance Law
Prerequisites:
Juris Doctor (JD) students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and 30 points from: 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 Graduate Diploma in Insurance law students: LAWS5890 Insurance Claims and Dispute Resolution and LAWS5891 Principles and Practice of General Insurance Law or LAWS5892 Principles and Practice of Life Insurance Law OR a completed Law degree
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
LAWS3383 Insurance Law
Teaching dates for this unit are 6-9 September 2021. Please refer to the timetable website for session times and venues. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
S1LAWS5144Mining and Energy Law
Prerequisites:
Juris Doctor (JD) students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and 30 points from: 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 for all other postgraduate students: students from a non-law background must seek permission from the unit coordinator
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
LAWS3371 Mining and Energy Law, LAWS5517 Mining Law
3 hours per week
N/ALAWS5150Intellectual 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 or LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
LAWS3338 Introduction to Intellectual Property
3 hours per week
NSLAWS5152Media Law
Prerequisites:
For JD Students: All units as follows: LAWS4101 [Foundations of Law and Lawyering], LAWS4102 [Criminal Law], LAWS4103 [Contract], LAWS4104 [Property], LAWS4106 [Tort]s, LAWS4107 [Land Law], LAWS4108 [Foundations of Public Law], LAWS5103 [Equity and Trusts], LAWS5101 [Constitutional Law], LAWS5105 [Remedies] and LAWS5106 [Legal Theory and Ethics] or LAWS4109 [Legal Theory and Ethics]
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
This unit is delivered intensively. Students must attend every day of the intensive period.
NSLAWS5158Negotiation and Mediation
Prerequisites:
Juris Doctor (JD) students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and LAWS5109 Dispute Resolution and 54 points from: 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 LAWS5103 Equity and Trusts LAWS5104 Corporations Law LAWS5105 Remedies LAWS5102 Administrative Law
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Teaching dates for this unit are 20-24 June and 14-18 November. Please refer to the timetable website for session times and venues. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
S1, S2LAWS5160Law Review Part 1 (0 points)
Prerequisites:
Juris Doctor (JD) students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and 30 points from: 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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
full-time commitment throughout the editorial and production process
S1, S2LAWS5161Law Review Part 2
Prerequisites:
Juris Doctor (JD) students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and 30 points from: 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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
full-time commitment throughout the editorial and production process
NSLAWS5168Federal Jurisdiction
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and 30 points from: LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics AND LAWS5101 Constitutional Law and LAWS5102 Administrative Law
Co-requisites:
LAWS5115 Procedure
Incompatibility:
Nil
NS, S2LAWS5174Legal Internship
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics and 24 points from: LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and Mental Health Training considered sufficient by the School
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
SVLG5001 McCusker Centre for Citizenship Internship, LAWS5184 Co-operative Education for Enterprise Development (CEED)
This unit involves work experience in a host organisation equivalent to one day per week for 12 weeks. In addition, the unit involves mandatory attendance at an introductory information session (date, time and venue to be advised) and attendance and participation at fortnightly seminars.
S2LAWS5181Health Law and Policy
Prerequisites:
Juris Doctor (JD) students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and 30 points from: 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) for all other students: LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
LAWS3324 Medicine and the Law
S1LAWS5183Environmental Law
Prerequisites:
Juris Doctor (JD) students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and 30 points from: 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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
LAWS5540 Environmental Protection Law
3 hours per week
N/ALAWS5184Co-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 or LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
LAWS5174 Legal Internship, SVLG5001 McCusker Centre for Citizenship Internship
approximately 50 hours per semester
N/ALAWS5187Succession Law
Prerequisites:
Juris Doctor (JD) students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and 30 points from: 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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
3 hours per week
S2LAWS5188Legal APPtitude
Prerequisites:
Enrolment is subject to an application process which takes place at the end of Semester 1. Students in their final year of the JD are given priority. LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and 30 points from: 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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Seminars: 3 hours per week for 12 weeks
S2LAWS5189Advanced Topics in Private Law
Prerequisites:
For JD students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and 30 points from: LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics or LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics; LAWS5103 Equity and Trusts.
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Seminars: 3 hours per week for 12 weeks
 LAWS5307Mooting
NSLAWS5358Innovations in Legal Practice Management
Prerequisites:
For JD students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics; LAWS5109 Dispute Resolution; LAWS5101 Constitutional Law; LAWS5103 Equity and Trusts; LAWS5102 Administrative Law; LAWS5104 Corporations Law; LAWS5105 Remedies
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Seminars: 5 days (9am - 4pm)
S1LAWS5360Employment Law
Prerequisites:
Juris Doctor (JD) students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and 30 points from: 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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
N/ALAWS5378Government Accountability—Law and Practice
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor (JD) students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and 30 points from: 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)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Teaching dates for this unit are 29-31 Jan and 3-4 Feb. Please refer to the timetable website for session times and venues. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
S2LAWS5501Advanced Criminal Law and Procedure
Prerequisites:
For JD students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and LAWS4102 Criminal Law and 24 points from LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property; LAWS4106 Torts; LAWS4107 Land Law; LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law; LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Up to 3 hours per week
S1LAWS5509Advanced Legal Research (by Invitation) Part 1 (0 points)
Prerequisites:
invitation to enrol in this unit from the Law School Research Committee
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
4 hours per week
S2LAWS5510Advanced Legal Research (by Invitation) Part 2 (12 points)
Prerequisites:
invitation to enrol in this unit from the Honours and Advanced Legal Research Committee
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
4 hours per week.
S1, S2LAWS5512Supervised Research
Prerequisites:
a minimum of 72 credit points which must include: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and 30 points from 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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
This research unit involves unstructured contact with a supervisor throughout the semester.
NSLAWS5528Unjust 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 or LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
LAWS3392 Unjust Enrichment and Restitution
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 7-11 February 2022. See the timetable for exact times.
N/ALAWS5541Equity Capital Markets & Securities Regulation
Prerequisites:
Juris Doctor (JD) students only: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and 30 points from: 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)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
N/ALAWS5596Mergers and Acquisitions
Prerequisites:
Juris Doctor (JD) students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and LAWS5104 Corporations Law and 30 points from: 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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 29 September to 2 October. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
S1LAWS5820Legislation in Practice
Prerequisites:
Juris Doctor (JD) students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and 30 points from: 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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
LAWS3320 Legislation in Practice
3 hours per week
S2LAWS5872Clinical Legal Education (Strategic Litigation/Mediation)
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawerying and LAWS5109 Dispute Resolution and LAWS5158 Negotiation and Mediation and 30 points from LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics and mental health training considered sufficient by the Law School
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
This unit involves clinical placement in the Minderoo Tech & Policy Lab and/or UWA Mediation Clinic. The contact hours will consist of: (1) an introductory workshop (date, time and venue to be advised); (2) weekly legal practice and research work in the Lab/Clinic, including research and work on short papers and a major project arising from the Clinic/Lab's activities.; (3) 5 x fortnightly case rounds (2 hrs each) where all students meet with the Unit Coordinator(s) and other members of the teaching team to discuss cases and research projects; and (4) 5 x fortnightly seminars (2 hrs each) fortnightly seminars (on alternate weeks to case rounds) where all students attend guest lectures and participate in themed discussions.

Take unit(s) to the value of 6-42 points.

Group B
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
N/ALAWS5114International Environmental Law
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor (JD) students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and 30 points from: 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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Students must attend 4 full days, Wednesday 27th - Saturday 30th January 2021
NSLAWS5162Jessup International Moot Competition (12 points)
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and LAWS5165 Public International Law and 30 points from: 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 and mental health training considered sufficient by the UWA Law School
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
effective participation requires a full-time commitment throughout the preparation and competition period
S2LAWS5165Public International Law
Prerequisites:
Juris Doctor (JD) students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and 30 points from: 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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
LAWS3354 Public International Law
seminar: up to 3 hours per week
S1LAWS5167Comparative Legal Method
Prerequisites:
For Juris Doctor students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and 30 points from: 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. For Master of Public Policy or Graduate Certificate of Public Policy students without a recognised Law degree: LAWS4227 Foundations of Law and Legal Institutions.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
LAWS3331 Comparative Law
NSLAWS5192Introduction to Roman Private Law
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and 30 points from: 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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
This unit is fully online. 18 x 1 hour lectures plus 9 x 2-hour workshops, taught in intensive format over a five-week period (27 June and 4,11,18,25 July).
NSLAWS5251International Sales Law
Prerequisites:
for students from a non-law background: LAWS5250 Foundations of International Commercial Law
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 3 - 17 May.
N/ALAWS5254International Trade Law
Prerequisites:
Juris Doctor (JD) students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and 30 points from: 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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
LAWS5511 International Trade Law, LAWS6719 International Trade Law, LAWS6254 WTO Law, LAWS3319 International Trade Law
3 hours per week
NSLAWS5296Technology Law and Governance
Prerequisites:
For JD Students LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and 30 points from: LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Teaching dates for this unit are 23 - 25 November, and 30 November - 2 December. Please refer to the timetable website for session times and venues. Face-to-face attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
N/ALAWS5297The Global Lawyer
Prerequisites:
Juris Doctor (JD) students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering plus 30 points from: 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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
5 full days
N/ALAWS5503Conflict of Laws
Prerequisites:
Juris Doctor (JD) students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and 30 points from: 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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
NSLAWS5576International Commercial Arbitration
Prerequisites:
Juris Doctor (JD) students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and 30 points from: 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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
LAWS3307 International Commercial Arbitration, LAWS6576 International Commercial Arbitration
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 21-25 November. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
NSLAWS5577Space and Satellite Law
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor (JD) students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and 30 points from: 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 For Master of Public Policy students, LAWS4227 Foundations of Law and Legal Institutions is recommended.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
5 full days of intensive teaching plus online modules before the intensive
N/ALAWS5813Legal Issues for Not-for-Profit Entities
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor (JD) students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and 30 points from: 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); for all other students: LAWS4103 Contract (formerly LAWS5103 Contract) or equivalent Bachelor of Law unit
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.

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

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules

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) and the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module is not required to repeat the module.

(3) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.

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.

(2) Applicants presenting with the IELTS Academic require an overall score of at least 7.5 and no band less than 7.0.

(3) Applicants presenting with the TOEFL iBT require an overall score of at least 106, a miminum score of 28 in the Speaking section, and no other sub-score less than 26.

(4) Applicants presenting with the TOEFL Paper Based score require an overall score of at least 580 and a miminum score of 5.0 in the Essay Rating / Test of Written English (TWE).

(5) Applicants presenting with the Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic) require an overall score of at least 70 and no sub-score less than 70.

(6) Applicants presenting with the UWA Centre for English Language Teaching (CELT) Bridging Course require a minimum grade of Grade A (85%) in the final CELT examination, with no band less than 80%.

Admission requirements

4.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

and;

(b) the equivalent of a UWA grade point average (GPA) of at least 5.5*.

(2) To be considered for admission to this course an Indigenous applicant must have—

(a) met the general admission requirements under 4.(1);

or

(b)

(i) a bachelor's degree via the UWA Indigenous Direct Pathway; and

(ii) the equivalent of a UWA grade point average (GPA) of at least 5.0*;

or

(c)

(i) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and

(ii) a School of Indigenous Studies' Law Admission Test and interview

(3) To be considered for admission to this course via the Equity and Diversity Pathway an applicant must have—

(a)

(i) held a protection, refugee or humanitarian visa within seven years prior to applying for admission to this course; or

(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;

and

(b) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

and

(c) the equivalent of a UWA grade point average (GPA) of at least 5.0.

(4) To be considered for admission to this course via the alternative experience pathway an applicant must have—

(a)

(i) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and

(ii) demonstrate competency for legal studies derived from a minimum of five years' unpaid or paid work, study or other experience, since completion of the undergraduate degree in (i); and

(iii) completed the equivalent of one year full time in a UWA undergraduate course with a minimum GPA of 5.5 undertaken within the past two years;

or

(b)

(i) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and

(ii) the equivalent of a UWA grade point average (GPA) of at least 5.0; and

(iii) demonstrate competency for legal studies derived from a minimum of five years' unpaid or paid work, study or other experience since completion of the undergraduate degree in (i); and

(iv) personal statement; and

(v) interview.

(5) To be considered for transfer to this course an applicant must have—

(a) at a minimum, completed the equivalent of a full semester of the UWA Juris Doctor course at another Australian University not being UWA;

and

(b) achieved the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 60 per cent in that Juris Doctor course.

*All completed tertiary studies will be used when calculating the WAM and GPA.

NOTE:- These Admission Requirements are applicable to students entering the course in 2022. For students seeking admission in 2021 please refer to the Admission Requirements set out in the archived 2020 UWA Handbook.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—

(a) for indigenous applicants under Rule 4(2) (b), or (c):

(i) the admission requirements under Rule 4(2) (b), or (c);

and

(ii) the indigenous student quota of up to 20 per year;

(b) for applicants in the Equity and Diversity Pathway:

(i) the admission requirements under 4.(3) (a), (b) and (c); and

(ii) the Equity and Diversity Pathway quota of 20 per year;

or

(c) for applicants who do not have a place in a Direct Pathway into this course and are not transferring from another Juris Doctor course:

(i) the admission requirements under Rule 4(1); and

(ii) the intake quota for that year.

Articulations and exit awards

6. This course does not form part of an articulated sequence.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 144 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

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 Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS 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.

Progress status

10.(1) Students who do not make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for the first time are assigned the progress status of 'Suspended' by the Faculty.

(2) Students who do not make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for a second time are assigned the progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty.

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

12. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent which is calculated based on—

(a) all units above Level 3 attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark;

(b) all relevant units above Level 3 undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark;

and

(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.

Deferrals

13. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).


Additional rules
Credit

14.(1) Subject to (2), the Faculty may grant credit for previously completed Law units if they were completed—

(a) as part of a postgraduate Law course recognised by the Faculty as equivalent to the Juris Doctor course of this University;

and

(b) not more than five years prior to admission to the Juris Doctor course of this University.

(2) Credit granted will not exceed 72 points.

(3) A student who completes the Bachelor of Civil Law degree at the University of Oxford will be granted credit for two option units.

Minimum study load

15. The minimum study load for the Juris Doctor is two units until the first 72 points has been completed.

Deferral for commencing students

16. Deferral for commencing students, other than those holding an Direct Pathway place, will be granted for one year only.

Approved leave

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.