Juris Doctor Units : Law School : The University of Western Australia

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The Juris Doctor course consists of units to a total value of 144 points. Students are to take all Juris Doctor core units (102 points). Option units to a total value of 42 points are to be taken from Groups A and B including at least one unit from Group B.  See Course Structure rules.

Visit the UWA Handbook for information about the Juris Doctor (JD) applicability of the Student Rules, polices and procedures. (Rules tab).

If you change your mind about a unit selected make sure you withdraw by the census date.

Option Unit Selection

The following options units will be available in 2018*

Semester One

Mining and Energy Law

Intellectual Property Law

Legislation in Practice

Environmental Law

Indigenous Peoples in International and Comparative Law#

World Trade Organisations Law#

Law Review


Semester Two

Family Law

Consumer Law

Income Taxation Law

Succession Law

Conflict of Laws

Public International Law#

Comparative Law# 


Law Review 

Legal Internship


Supervised Research 



Advanced Evidence and Proof - 25-29 September

Negotiation and Mediation** - 16-20 July

Employment Law - January and February

Government Accountability - 31 January and 1,2,5,6 February 

International Commercial Arbitration - 25-29 June

Mergers and Acquisitions - 25-28 September

The Global Lawyer - 9,11,13,16,18 July

Engagement Tour of China#** - TBA 



* Units that do not meet the minimum requirement of enrolled students may be cancelled.

Application to take a Master's level unit

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  to the Law Student Office.

LAWS5512 Supervised Research

Students wanting to enrol in Supervised Research should complete the form and submit at least a week before the last day to add a unit.