UWA's admission requirements for some postgraduate courses have changed for Semester 2, 2020 to facilitate student access to study during the COVID-19 situation. In many cases, these changes may not be extended beyond 2020. Contact Future Students for more information.

Doctor of Laws

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 overview

Course title
Doctor of Laws
Award abbreviation
Course code
Course type
higher doctorate
current / 2020
Administered by
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education

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
Visit the fees calculator.

Enquiries and course advice

Course advice
Professor Alex Gardner
Graduate Research Coordinator (Law)
+61 8 6488 2483
[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.

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.