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Discover Your Place in Law

The UWA Law School produces world class research with impact for local, national and international communities. We lead the scholarship of learning and teaching in law and provide a well-recognised world class legal educational experience across undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree programs.

Undergraduate (your first degree)

Start your pursuit with a flexible undergraduate degree that allows you to combine subjects that match your career goals and personal interests.

Juris Doctor (qualifying degree)

Postgraduate law degree which leads to admission to practice as a lawyer. A graduate level law degree that builds on a discipline other than law.

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

This graduate diploma is intended for overseas-trained graduates and lawyers to complete the further academic study required to practise locally.

Postgraduate Coursework

Graduate Diploma and Master's level qualifications suited to both lawyers and non-lawyers who want to advance their career in areas that interact with the law.

Higher Degrees by Research

Degrees intellectually curious - those who seek to advance scholarship and develop complex ideas in a chosen field through advanced research.

Doctor of Judicial Science SJD

A research doctorate in law and equivalent to the Ph.D., primarily aimed at training professors, legal scientists, and other scholars in law.