Course overview


The Doctor of Laws is a higher doctorate and is awarded for work of which the whole, or a substantial part, has been published or accepted for publication, the form of publication acceptable to be determined in each case by the Faculty.

Course title
Doctor of Laws
Award abbreviation
Course code
Course type
Higher doctorate
Current / 2024
Administered by
UWA Law School

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year
Attendance type
Full- or part-time
Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Delivery mode
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Available to international students
Course Coordinator(s)
Director of Postgraduate Studies
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Enquiries and course advice

Course advice
Professor Erika Techera and Professor Jacqueline Alderson
Graduate Research Coordinator (Law)
+61 8 6488 7263
[email protected]

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

No study plans found for this course. See study plans for more information.

Course structure

The University Policy on: Higher Doctorates applies to the Doctor of Laws.

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


Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

The University Policy on: Higher Doctorates applies to the Doctor of Laws.