Course overview

Description

This is a course designed for overseas qualified lawyers. It is provided primarily for those people who have fulfilled the requirements of a law degree and been admitted to practice, usually in another country, and have been advised by the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia to undertake extra units of study in order to be admitted to practice in this State. For students in the Master of Legal Practice (Coursework) who have a qualifying degree from non-common law jurisdiction LAWS4101 or LAWS4227 are core pre-requisites to taking any other units in this program.

Course title
Master of Legal Practice (coursework)
Award abbreviation
MLegalPrac
Course code
21560
Course type
Master's degree by coursework only
Status
Current / 2023
Administered by
UWA Law School
CRICOS code
098378M

Course details

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.)
Articulation
The Master of Legal Practice has the following exit award: 20350 Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (48 points including up to 24 points of advanced standing points) (48 points including up to 24 points of advanced standing points)
Credit points required
96
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
2 years
Time limit
5 years
Delivery mode
Internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
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)
Dr Penny Carruthers
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

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

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2
N/A
not available in 2023 – may be available in 2024 or 2025
NS
non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Students who have a qualifying degree from a non-common law jurisdiction must complete LAWS4101 or LAWS4227, as advised by the Law School, before taking any other units in this program.

Group A
AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
NSLAWS4101Foundations of Law and LawyeringNone13-24 February 2023 Refer to the LMS Page for session times and venues.
NSLAWS4227Foundations of Law and Legal Institutions
Incompatibility
Successful completion of
20820 Juris Doctor
or 21190 Bachelor of Laws
This unit is delivered intensively in 'flipped mode' and is offered twice a year. 10 online modules are to be completed in advance (opening two weeks before) of two face-to-face sessions which will run 23 and 24 February 2023 and 20-21 July 2023. Students must attend the face-to-face sessions.

Take unit(s) to the value of 48-96 points, as advised by the Law School, and as required by the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia::

Group B
AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
NSLAWS4101Foundations of Law and LawyeringNone13-24 February 2023 Refer to the LMS Page for session times and venues.
S1LAWS4102Criminal Law
Co-requisites
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
4 hours per week
S1LAWS4103Contract
Co-requisites
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
4 hours per week
S1LAWS4104Property
Co-requisites
LAWS4103Contract
4 hours per week
S2LAWS4106Torts
Co-requisites
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
4 hours per week
S2LAWS4107Land Law
Prerequisites
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4104 Property
and LAWS4103 Contract
up to 4 hours per week
S2LAWS4108Foundations of Public Law
Co-requisites
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering,
4 hours per week
S2LAWS4110Legal Interpretation
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
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
up 4 hours per week
S1LAWS5103Equity and Trusts
Prerequisites
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4104 Property
and LAWS4103 Contract
4 hours per week
S2LAWS5104Corporations Law
Prerequisites
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4106 Torts
and LAWS5103 Equity and Trusts
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
4 hours per week
S1LAWS5107Evidence
Prerequisites
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawerying
and LAWS4102 Criminal Law
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.
Two week intensive workshop period: Monday 13 February to Friday 24 February 2023. Tutorials will commence during the intensive period and will run for four weeks.
NSLAWS5109Dispute Resolution
Prerequisites
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
Incompatibility
LAWS4105 Dispute Resolution
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 13-24 February 2023. Refer to the timetable for exact class times.
S2LAWS5115Procedure
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
and LAWS4103 Contract
and LAWS4104 Property
and LAWS4106 Torts
and LAWS4107 Land Law
and LAWS5103 Equity and Trusts
and LAWS5104 Corporations Law
and LAWS5105 Remedies
and LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law
and LAWS5101 Constitutional Law
and LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics
and LAWS4105 Dispute Resolution
or LAWS5109 Dispute Resolution
Co-requisites
LAWS5102 Administrative Law

Take remaining unit(s) to a total of 96 points::

Group C
AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
N/ALAWS5111Corporate Governance for Resources CompaniesNone
NSLAWS5114International 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
Incompatibility
Enrolment in
LAWS6114 International Environmental Law
16 Jan Online Seminar (11am-12pm); 30, 31 January and 1 Feb 2023 Compulsory Attendance required (9am- 5pm)
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
Incompatibility
LAWS3327 Advanced Evidence and Proof
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 27 to 30 June 2023. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
S2LAWS5118Family 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
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)
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)
Incompatibility
LAWS3362 Income Taxation Law
lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 5 x 2 hours
N/ALAWS5135Select 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
Incompatibility
LAWS3383 Insurance Law
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
Incompatibility
LAWS3371 Mining and Energy Law, LAWS5517 Mining Law
Lectures: 12 x 2 hour lectures Tutorials: 5 x 2 hour tutorials
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
or LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
Incompatibility
LAWS3338 Introduction to Intellectual Property
3 hours per week
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
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.
Incompatibility
LAWS3331 Comparative Law
3 hours per week
N/ALAWS5175Heritage Governance: from Global to LocalNone
NSLAWS5179Law of the SeaNoneTeaching dates for this unit are 17-26 October 2023. Please refer to the timetable website for session times and venues. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
NSLAWS5181Health 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
Incompatibility
LAWS3324 Medicine and the Law
LAWS5181 Health Law and Policy will run in the second half of first semester in 2023, on the last six Fridays of semester one (21, 28 April 5,12,19,and 26 May), from (approximately) between 9.30 and 4.30.
NSLAWS5219International Criminal Law
Co-requisites
for Master of International Law (coursework) (21520) and Graduate Diploma in International Law (21320) students: LAWS5224 Foundations of Public International Law or equivalent.
for students in other courses: none
October Intensive. Attendance Compulsory on 3,5,10 & 12 October 2023
NSLAWS5220International Humanitarian LawNoneStudents must attend every day of the intensive period 2-9 August 2023. Refer to the timetable website for further information. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory and pre reading including recorded lectures must be completed before these dates.
NSLAWS5223Theories of Justice and Punishment
Prerequisites
For Master of Public Policy
or Graduate Certificate of Public Policy students without a recognised Law degree: LAWS4227 Foundations of Law and Legal Institutions.
August Intensive. 7-28 August 2023. Attendance Compulsory
NSLAWS5226International Human Rights Law
Co-requisites
for Master of International Law (coursework) (21520) and Graduate Diploma in International Law (21320) students: LAWS5224 Foundations of Public International Law or equivalent.
for students in other courses: none
Students must attend 3 days, face-to-face: Monday 29th May 2023, Wednesday 31st May 2023 and Friday 2nd June 2023.
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
Incompatibility
LAWS5511 International Trade Law, LAWS6719 International Trade Law, LAWS6254 WTO Law, LAWS3319 International Trade Law
3 hours per week
NSLAWS5261Planning LawNoneThis unit will run intensively 6-10 February 2023. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
N/ALAWS5305Mediation: Practice and SkillsNone
NSLAWS5358Innovations in Legal Practice Management
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
and LAWS4102 Criminal Law
and LAWS4103 Contract
and LAWS4104 Property
and LAWS4106 Torts
and LAWS4107 Land Law
and LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law
and LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
and LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics
and LAWS5109 Dispute Resolution
and LAWS5101 Constitutional Law
and LAWS5103 Equity and Trusts
and LAWS5104 Corporations Law
and LAWS5105 Remedies
January Intensive 28/29 Jan, 4/5/11 Feb 2023 - Attendance compulsory
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
NSLAWS5378Government 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)
January Intensive 18-24 Jan 2023 Attendance Compulsory
S2LAWS5503Conflict 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
N/ALAWS5507International Oil and Gas LawNoneThis unit will next run in 2023.
NSLAWS5517Mining Law
Incompatibility
LAWS3371 Mining and Energy Law (formerly 200.371 Mining and Energy Law 371), LAWS5144 Mining and Energy Law
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 25-27 October 2023. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
NSLAWS5521Climate Change Law and Emissions Trading
Prerequisites
For Master of Public Policy and Graduate Certificate of Public Policy, the unit LAWS4227 Foundations of Law and Legal Institutions is recommended as a pre-requisite for students who do not have a legal background.
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 12-14 July 2023. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
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
Incompatibility
LAWS3392 Unjust Enrichment and Restitution
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 6-10 February 2023. See the timetable for exact times.
NSLAWS5532Energy Agreements: Oil and Gas, Alternative Energy and Sustainability
Incompatibility
Enrolment in
LAWS6727 Oil and Gas Agreements
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 18-20 July 2023. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
N/ALAWS5540Environmental Protection Law
Prerequisites
For Master of Public Policy and Graduate Certificate in Public Policy students: LAWS4227 Foundations of Law and Legal Institutions
This unit will run online with pre-reading from 1 August. Interactive classes will be held 6-8 September. Attendance at these sessions is mandatory. Refer to the LMS page for further information,
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)
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
Incompatibility
LAWS3307 International Commercial Arbitration, LAWS6576 International Commercial Arbitration
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 20-24 November 2023. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
N/ALAWS5589Energy Regulation: Sustainable Oil and Gas and Alternative Energy ProductionNoneStudents must attend every day of the intensive period 15-17 August. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
NSLAWS5590Water Resources Law
Prerequisites
LAWS4227 Foundations of Law and Legal Institutions for students who do not have a legal background, except for Master of Environmental Planning students will be required to undertake online learning modules as directed by the Unit Coordinator
September Intensive. 5-7 September 2023 Attendance compulsory
S1, S2LAWS5694Research Paper I
Prerequisites
For Master of Public Policy
or Graduate Certificate of Public Policy students without a recognised Law degree: LAWS4227 Foundations of Law and Legal Institutions.
This research unit involves unstructured contact with a supervisor throughout the semester.
S1, S2LAWS5695Research Paper II (12 points)
Incompatibility
LAWS5696 Research Paper III Part 1,
and LAWS5697 Research Paper III Part 2
This research unit involves unstructured contact with a supervisor throughout the semester.
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
N/ALAWS5820Legislation 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
Incompatibility
LAWS3320 Legislation in Practice
3 hours per week

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).

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

(2) Applicants presenting with the IELTS Academic require an overall score of at least 7.0 and no band less than 6.5.

(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 B (75%) in the final CELT examination, with no band less than 70%.

Admission requirements

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

(a) a Juris Doctor or Bachelor of Laws, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) an assessment of this qualification by the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia that outlines which units are required to practice.

Admission ranking and selection

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

Articulations and exit awards

6.(1) This course has the following exit award:

  • 20350 Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (48 points including up to 24 points of advanced standing points)

(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Legal Practice course before completing it, but after completing the requirements of the Graduate Diploma, may apply to the School to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 96 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 a student must pass units to a point value greater than 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) A student who makes satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances—

(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'.

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. This rule is not applicable to this 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
Non-Common Law Jurisdiction

14. Students who have a qualifying degree from a non-common law jurisdiction must complete LAWS4101 or LAWS4227, as advised by the Law School, before taking any other units in this program.