By studying the Juris Doctor program from The University of Western Australia , you'll 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 Juris Doctor 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.
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- Law and Lawyering
- Criminal Law
- Land Law
- Public Law
- Legal Theory and Ethics
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- 36 months
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DisciplinesCivil & Private Law Public Law Legal Studies View 7 other PhDs 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 bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
- the equivalent of a UWA grade point average (GPA) of at least 5.5*.
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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.
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.