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 / 2022
- Administered by
- UWA Law School
- CRICOS code
- 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
- 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
- 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 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 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::
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|NS||LAWS4101||Foundations of Law and Lawyering||2022 mid year Attendance Date: Monday 11 July to Friday 22 July Refer to the LMS Page for session times and venues.|
|S1||LAWS4102||Criminal Law||4 hours per week|
|S1||LAWS4103||Contract||4 hours per week|
|S1||LAWS4104||Property||4 hours per week|
|S2||LAWS4106||Torts||4 hours per week|
|S2||LAWS4107||Land Law||up to 4 hours per week|
|S2||LAWS4108||Foundations of Public Law||4 hours per week|
|S2||LAWS4110||Interpretation||4 hours per week|
|S1||LAWS5101||Constitutional Law||lectures: 3 hours per week; tutorials: 2 hours per fortnight|
|S2||LAWS5102||Administrative Law||up 4 hours per week|
|S1||LAWS5103||Equity and Trusts||4 hours per week|
|S2||LAWS5104||Corporations Law||up to 4 hours per week|
|S2||LAWS5105||Remedies||4 hours per week|
|S1||LAWS5107||Evidence||4 hours per week|
|NS||LAWS5108||Professional Practice||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.|
|NS||LAWS5109||Dispute Resolution||Students must attend every day of the intensive period 14-25 February. Refer to the timetable for exact class times.|
Take remaining unit(s) to a total of 96 points::
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|N/A||LAWS5111||Corporate Governance for Resources Companies|
|N/A||LAWS5114||International Environmental Law|
|NS||LAWS5117||Advanced Evidence and Proof||Students must attend every day of the intensive period 27 to 30 June. Refer to the timetable website for further information.|
|S1||LAWS5118||Family Law||3 hours per week|
|N/A||LAWS5128||Consumer Law||4 hours per week|
|S2||LAWS5132||Income Taxation Law||lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 5 x 2 hours|
|NS||LAWS5135||Select Topics in Insurance Law||Please refer to the timetable website for session times and venues. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.|
|S1||LAWS5144||Mining and Energy Law||3 hours per week|
|N/A||LAWS5150||Intellectual Property Law||3 hours per week|
|S2||LAWS5165||Public International Law||seminar: up to 3 hours per week|
|S1||LAWS5167||Comparative Legal Method||3 hours per week|
|N/A||LAWS5175||Heritage Governance: from Global to Local|
|NS||LAWS5179||Law of the Sea||Teaching dates for this unit are 4,7,11,14 October. Please refer to the timetable website for session times and venues. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.|
|S2||LAWS5181||Health Law and Policy|
|N/A||LAWS5219||International Criminal Law|
|NS||LAWS5220||International Humanitarian Law||Students must attend every day of the intensive period 6, 7, 13 April. 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.|
|NS||LAWS5223||Theories of Justice and Punishment||Teaching dates for this unit are 1,8,15,22,29 August. Please refer to the timetable website for session times and venues. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.|
|NS||LAWS5226||International Human Rights Law||Students must attend every day of the intensive period 20-24 June.|
|N/A||LAWS5254||International Trade Law||3 hours per week|
|N/A||LAWS5305||Mediation: Practice and Skills|
|NS||LAWS5358||Innovations in Legal Practice Management||Seminars: 5 days (9am - 4pm)|
|N/A||LAWS5378||Government Accountability—Law and Practice|
|N/A||LAWS5503||Conflict of Laws|
|N/A||LAWS5507||International Oil and Gas Law||This unit will next run in 2023.|
|NS||LAWS5517||Mining Law||Students must attend every day of the intensive period 26-28 October Refer to the timetable website for further information.|
|NS||LAWS5521||Climate Change Law and Emissions Trading||Students must attend every day of the intensive period 13-15 July. Refer to the timetable website for further information.|
|NS||LAWS5528||Unjust Enrichment and Restitution||Students must attend every day of the intensive period 7-11 February 2022. See the timetable for exact times.|
|NS||LAWS5532||Energy Agreements: Oil and Gas, Alternative Energy and Sustainability||Students must attend every day of the intensive period 1-3 November. Refer to the timetable website for further information.|
|NS||LAWS5540||Environmental Protection Law||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/A||LAWS5541||Equity Capital Markets & Securities Regulation|
|NS||LAWS5576||International Commercial Arbitration||Students must attend every day of the intensive period 21-25 November. Refer to the timetable website for further information.|
|NS||LAWS5589||Energy Regulation: Sustainable Oil and Gas and Alternative Energy Production||Students must attend every day of the intensive period 5-7 July. Refer to the timetable website for further information.|
|N/A||LAWS5590||Water Resources Law|
|S1, S2||LAWS5694||Research Paper I||This research unit involves unstructured contact with a supervisor throughout the semester.|
|S1, S2||LAWS5695||Research Paper II (12 points)||This research unit involves unstructured contact with a supervisor throughout the semester.|
|N/A||LAWS5813||Legal Issues for Not-for-Profit Entities|
|S1||LAWS5820||Legislation in Practice||3 hours per week|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in 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).
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 School 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 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.
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.