Law School

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice


Further information

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This course is for overseas qualified lawyers. It is provided primarily for those people who have fulfilled the requirements of an undergraduate 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 structure and Units of Study

Students will take units within the Juris Doctor program on the recommendation of the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia:

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a Juris Doctor or Bachelor of Laws, or equivalent as recognised by UWA;
(b) an assessment of this qualification by the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia that outlines which units are required to practice.

Gain a world-class degree

  • UWA is a World Top 100 University and one of the leading universities in Australia (Group of Eight member)
  • UWA is member of the Worldwide Universities Network of 16 member universities from across four continents and is also a member of the Matariki, an international network of high-quality universities across seven nations.
  • The Faculty of Law has over eighty years of academic excellence – we have produced over five thousand successful graduates who now work across the legal, government, education, business and the not for profit sectors.
  • Strong links with the broader legal community including the judiciary and private legal practice, as well as the corporate, public interest, government, not for profit, rural and international legal communities.


For further course information please contact askUWA which provides answers to common questions. 

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