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How to Apply for the Juris Doctor


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    Apply for the JD

Applications for admission into the Juris Doctor commencing in 2017 are now closed

Applications for 2018 will open in March 2017.


In order to establish a core body of theoretical and skills based knowledge at the commencement of the JD, Foundations of Law and Lawyering is delivered intensively.  This class will run in the first two weeks of semester one (commencing Monday 27th February 2017) from Monday to Friday.  All applicants should ensure that they are able to attend this class.  Applicants who believe that they may have difficulty attending this class should contact the Associate Dean (Students) to discuss further.


2017 JD Orientation activities will take place during the intensive unit, Foundations of Law and Lawyering.  All students, particularly those new to UWA, are encouraged to attend the UWA Postgraduate Orientation in the week before semester starts.


Applicants applying to transfer into the JD should complete the standard application from and include all information from their JD studies, including links to unit outlines.  Applications for transfers will be considered on a case by case basis as and when they are received. Students are able to transfer into the course mid year.

Equity and Diversity Pathway

Applications for the Equity and Diversity Pathway for 2017 are now closed.