Master of Legal Practice (coursework)
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.
- Course title
- Master of Legal Practice (coursework)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by coursework only
- current / 2019
- Administered by
- Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
- 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.)
- 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
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 2 years
- Time limit
- 5 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Natalie Skead
- 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.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2019; 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 2020 or 2021.
Take unit(s) to the value of 48-96 points, as approved by the School, and as required by the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia::
|NS||LAWS4101||Foundations of Law and Lawyering|
|S2||LAWS4108||Foundations of Public Law|
|S2||LAWS4109||Legal Theory and Ethics|
|S1||LAWS5103||Equity and Trusts|
Take remaining unit(s) to a total of 96 points::
|NS||LAWS5111||Corporate Governance for Resources Companies|
|NS||LAWS5114||International Environmental Law|
|N/A||LAWS5117||Advanced Evidence and Proof|
|S2||LAWS5132||Income Taxation Law|
|S1||LAWS5144||Mining and Energy Law|
|S1||LAWS5150||Intellectual Property Law|
|S2||LAWS5165||Public International Law|
|N/A||LAWS5175||Heritage Governance: from Global to Local|
|N/A||LAWS5179||Law of the Sea|
|S1||LAWS5181||Health Law and Policy|
|N/A||LAWS5182||Indigenous Peoples in International and Comparative Law|
|N/A||LAWS5208||Oil and Gas Project Development Law|
|NS||LAWS5210||Working with China: Business in a Socio-legal Context|
|NS||LAWS5219||International Criminal Law|
|NS||LAWS5220||International Humanitarian Law|
|NS||LAWS5223||Theories of Justice and Punishment|
|NS||LAWS5226||International Human Rights Law|
|NS||LAWS5252||International Trade Financing|
|N/A||LAWS5253||International Shipping Law|
|S1||LAWS5254||World Trade Organization Law|
|N/A||LAWS5305||Mediation: Practice and Skills|
|N/A||LAWS5378||Government Accountability—Law and Practice|
|S2||LAWS5503||Conflict of Laws|
|N/A||LAWS5507||International Oil and Gas Law|
|NS||LAWS5521||Climate Change Law and Emissions Trading|
|N/A||LAWS5528||Unjust Enrichment and Restitution|
|NS||LAWS5532||Oil and Gas Agreements|
|N/A||LAWS5540||Environmental Protection Law|
|N/A||LAWS5541||Equity Capital Markets & Securities Regulation|
|NS||LAWS5576||International Commercial Arbitration|
|NS||LAWS5589||Australian Oil and Gas Law|
|NS||LAWS5590||Water Resources Law|
|S1, S2||LAWS5694||Research Paper I|
|S1, S2||LAWS5695||Research Paper II (12 points)|
|NS||LAWS5813||Legal Issues for Not-for-Profit Entities|
|N/A||LAWS5820||Legislation in Practice|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The http://handbooks.uwa.edu.au/postgraduate/student-procedures'>student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
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).
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.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 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 Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
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 ACE 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.
10. 10.(1) Part-time students, or those commencing mid-year, who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 in their first year of enrolment are assigned the progress status of 'On Probation' by the Faculty.
(2) Students other than those covered by (1) who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 are assigned the progress status of 'Excluded' unless the Faculty determines otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances.
. 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.
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.