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 / 2024
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 2024 – may be available in 2025 or 2026
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 LawyeringNoneThis unit is taught intensively. Students must attend classes in person (on campus) from 8:30am to 5:00pm every weekday from 12-23 February 2024. Attendance at each session is mandatory. A full schedule with session times and venues will be released via the unit's LMS page by mid-January.
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 22 and 23 February 2024 and 18-19 July 2024. 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 LawyeringNoneThis unit is taught intensively. Students must attend classes in person (on campus) from 8:30am to 5:00pm every weekday from 12-23 February 2024. Attendance at each session is mandatory. A full schedule with session times and venues will be released via the unit's LMS page by mid-January.
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 Law
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
Enrolment in
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
Successful completion of
LAWS4110 Legal Interpretation
and 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
Successful completion of
LAWS4110 Legal Interpretation
and 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 LAWS5103 Equity and Trusts LAWS4110 Legal Interpretation
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
Successful completion of
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
and LAWS4102 Criminal Law
and LAWS4110 Legal Interpretation
4 hours per week
NSLAWS5108Professional and Ethical 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 12 February to Friday 23 February 2024, workshops from 9-4 weekdays. Tutorials (2 hours/week) will run during the intensive period and for the week immediately following.
NSLAWS5109Ethical Dispute Resolution
Prerequisites
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
Incompatibility
LAWS4105 Dispute Resolution
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 12-23 February 2024. 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

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

Group C
AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
N/ALAWS5111Corporate Governance for Resources CompaniesNone
N/ALAWS5114International Environmental Law
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and five Unit(s) ( LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
) )
Incompatibility
Enrolment in
LAWS6114 International Environmental Law
NSLAWS5117Advanced Evidence and Proof
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and five Unit(s) ( LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
) )
or for all other students: LAWS3310 Evidence
Incompatibility
LAWS3327 Advanced Evidence and Proof
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 2 to 5 April 2024. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
S2LAWS5118Family Law
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and five Unit(s) ( LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
) ) For all other 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
Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and five Unit(s) ( LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
) ) For all other students: no prerequisites
Incompatibility
LAWS3370 Consumer Law
4 hours per week
N/ALAWS5132Income Taxation Law
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and five Unit(s) ( LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
) ) For all other students: no prerequisites
Incompatibility
LAWS3362 Income Taxation Law
lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 5 x 2 hours
S1LAWS5144Mining and Energy Law
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and five Unit(s) ( LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
) ) all other postgraduate 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
Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and 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
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
For all other students: No prerequisites
Incompatibility
LAWS3338 Introduction to Intellectual Property
3 hours per week
S2LAWS5165Public International Law
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and five Unit(s) ( LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
) )
Incompatibility
LAWS3354 Public International Law
3 hours per week
N/ALAWS5167Comparative Legal Method
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and five Unit(s) ( LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
) )
Enrolment in
42580 Master of Public Policy
or 42280 Graduate Certificate in Public Policy
and 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 16,18,23,25 October 2024. Please refer to the timetable website for session times and venues. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
S2LAWS5181Health Law and Policy
Prerequisites

Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
and 30 points ( LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
) ) for all other students LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law
Incompatibility
LAWS3324 Medicine and the Law
3 hours per week
NSLAWS5219International Criminal Law
Co-requisites
Enrolment in
Unit(s) LAWS5224 Foundations of Public International Law
Enrolment in
or Unit(s) LAWS5165 Public International Law
Students must attend every day of the intensive 11, 12, 14, 15 November 2024.
NSLAWS5220International Humanitarian LawNoneStudents must attend every day of the intensive period 6,8,10,13,15 May 2024. Pre reading will commence 8 April. Refer to the timetable website for further information. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
NSLAWS5223Theories for Contemporary Criminal Justice
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 unit will run . Attendance at all sessions is 5,12,19,26 August. Attendance Compulsory
NSLAWS5226International Human Rights Law
Co-requisites
Enrolment in
LAWS5224 Foundations of Public International Law
Enrolment in
LAWS5165 Public International Law
This unit will run 5-9 August 2024. Students must attend every day of the intensive period.
N/ALAWS5254International Trade Law
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and five Unit(s) ( LAWS4102 Criminal Law LAWS4103 Contract LAWS4104 Property LAWS4106 Torts LAWS4107 Land Law LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
) )
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 5-9 February 2024. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
N/ALAWS5305Mediation: Practice and SkillsNone
N/ALAWS5358Innovations in Lawyering
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
, LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law
, LAWS5109 Advanced and Appellate Family Law
, LAWS5101 Constitutional Law
, LAWS5103 Equity and Trusts
, LAWS5104 Corporations Law
, LAWS5105 Remedies and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
)
Students must attend every day of the intensive period.
N/ALAWS5360Employment Law
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
and 30 points ( LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
)
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)
S2LAWS5503Conflict of Laws
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and five Unit(s) ( LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
) )
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 30 October - 1 November 2024. 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 17-19 July 2024. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
N/ALAWS5528Unjust Enrichment and Restitution
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and 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
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
)
Incompatibility
LAWS3392 Unjust Enrichment and Restitution
Students must attend every day of the intensive period.
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 28-30 May 2024. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
NSLAWS5540Environmental 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 29 July. Interactive classes will be held 27-29 August 2024. Attendance at these sessions is mandatory. Refer to the LMS page for further information,
N/ALAWS5541Equity Capital Markets & Securities Regulation
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
and 30 points ( LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
)
NSLAWS5576International Commercial Arbitration
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and five Unit(s) ( LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
) )
Incompatibility
LAWS3307 International Commercial Arbitration, LAWS6576 International Commercial Arbitration
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 24-28 June 2024. 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.
N/ALAWS5590Water 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
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.
NSLAWS5813Legal Issues for Not-for-Profit Entities
Prerequisites

Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and five Unit(s) ( LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
) )
or for all other students one Unit(s) LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS5103 Equity and Trusts
or equivalent
This unit runs intensively 3-6 September. Students must attend every day of the intensive period.
N/ALAWS5891Principles and Practice of General Insurance LawNone

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 minimum 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 minimum 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.