About The Course
By studying the Juris Doctor at The University of Western Australia , you will benefit from our Law School’s longstanding and deep links with the legal profession. These ties contribute to consistently high rates of employment for our graduates. You'll also have the opportunity to learn from the very best of the legal profession as well as academic staff recognised nationally for excellence in teaching and research. You can participate in practical skill-building programs, including mooting (legal advocacy) competitions and internships, and build lifelong friendships with a talented, diverse and vibrant cohort of future leaders.
After completing the JD, you'll enter the competitive graduate market with an edge, armed with both an undergraduate degree and the JD, which is a prestigious qualification offered by institutions such as Harvard, Yale and Columbia universities. You'll join the ranks of nationally and internationally renowned UWA Law School graduates, including Rhodes Scholars; the members of the Judiciary and legal profession; as well as leaders at the highest level of business and government.
Although the practice of law (lawyer, solicitor, barrister, in-house counsel or judge) is the most common career progression for law graduates, the JD also equips you to head into other areas such as politics, international relations, leadership positions and legal publishing.
The Juris Doctor is accredited by the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia and equips students with the knowledge and skillset to pursue a career in law. Graduates of the JD programme can apply for admission as a lawyer with the Legal Practice Board of WA. Law students can apply for membership of the Law Society of WA whilst at university.
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- Foundations of Law and Lawyering
- Criminal Law
- Land Law
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- 36 months
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DisciplinesPublic Law Legal Studies View 8 other Masters in Legal Studies in Australia
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
CRICOS CODE: 089786C
To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have:
- a relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent as recognised by UWA;
- the equivalent of a UWA grade point average (GPA) of at least 5.5;
- Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score within five years prior to applying for admission to the course.
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International44900 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 134700 AUD for the full programme during 36 months.
Living costs for Perth
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.