Credit for prior study (JD) : Law School : The University of Western Australia
 
 

Law School

Credit for prior study (JD)

Further Information

University Policy on credit transfer, advanced standing and recognition of prior learning
Policy No. UP11/34

 

The following sets out the circumstances in which the Law School may grant advanced standing towards the JD.

The Law School may, in the exercise of its discretion, grant advanced standing for credit for core subjects in the JD, if:

Such units were completed at a masters level (AQF level 9) in a degree leading to admission to legal practice in Australia or its equivalent;

  • Such units are JD units at UWA undertaken for non-degree purposes.
  • Such units were completed within the five years prior to admission to the UWA JD;
  • Such units are, in the opinion of the Law School substantially equivalent in that they offer equivalent content and are of an equal standard to core units offered in the UWA JD.

The School may, in the exercise of its discretion, grant credit towards the option component of the JD, if:

  • Such law units were completed at a masters level (AQF level 9) or its equivalent;
  • Such units were completed within the five years prior to admission to the UWA JD;
  • Such units are, in the opinion of the Law School, of an equal standard to option units offered in the UWA JD.
  • Units completed as part of a degree that has been conferred will not be credited to the JD.


The maximum advanced standing awarded in the JD is 12 subjects (or 72 points).

Applications for advanced standing can only be made once a student has secured a place in the JD course. 

Applications must be made by submitting the application form together with certified or original copies of academic transcripts and detailed unit descriptions to the Law Student Office. The form is located on the UWA Student Administration web page.

 

In addition to the above, The Law School may, in the exercise of its discretion, grant approval for credit for one option unit from any UWA Law Masters.  Applications can be made by submitting the application form below to the Law Student Office.