LLB credit for prior study : Law School : The University of Western Australia
 
 

Law School

LLB credit for prior study

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 for credit for units satisfactorily completed at another institution towards the LLB.

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

  • Such units were completed in a degree leading to admission to legal practice in Australia or its equivalent;
  • Such units are LLB units at UWA undertaken for non-degree purposes.
  • Such units were completed within the five years prior to admission to the UWA LLB;
  • 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 LLB.
The School may, in the exercise of its discretion, grant credit towards the option component of the LLB, if:

  • Such units were completed in a degree leading to admission to legal practice in Australia or its equivalent;
  • Such units were completed within the five years prior to admission to the UWA LLB;
  • 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 LLB.

The maximum advanced standing awarded in the LLB is 16 subjects (or 96 points) or for Graduate entry 15 subjects (or 90 points).

Credit may also be given towards the LLB degree for non-common law degree courses in overseas tertiary educational institutions of equivalent status to UWA, whose courses are recognised as qualifications for professional legal practice, on the basis of unspecified elective subjects to a maximum value of 48 points.

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.