Law School

Opportunities and Engagement


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UWA Law School (M253)

35 Stirling Highway
Crawley, Perth
Western Australia 6009


(+61 8) 6488 2945


Public Lectures - Sarah Murray

Visiting Scholars - Juan He

Clinical Legal Education - Penny Carruthers

Student Exchange - Juan He

CPD - Andrew Townsend

Law Buildings and Lawn

The Law School is continuously enhancing its local, national and international community engagement through a diverse range of programs, and welcomes both collaboration and visits to the School.

    1. Public Lectures
    2. Visiting Scholars
    3. Clinical Legal Education
    4. Student Exchange
    5. Legal CPD and Executive Education
    6. Alumni

    Public Lectures

    The Law School hosts a range of exciting public lectures:

    The George Winterton Memorial Lecture is an annual event co-hosted with Sydney University and held in Perth every third year. It commemorates the life and work of Professor George Winterton, a constitutional law scholar. In 2018 the Lecture will be held at UWA.

    The John Toohey Oration is held every two years to recognise the outstanding achievements of the Honourable Dr John Leslie Toohey AC QC who, after graduating from UWA Law School, went on to become one of the State's outstanding legal practitioners and subsequently one of the country's eminent jurists.

    Visiting Scholars Program

    The UWA Law Schools Visiting Scholars Program hosts academics from around Australia and overseas to undertake research and to participate in the communal life of the Law School.  Approved visiting scholars are provided with a workspace, IT access and a computer where possible and library access.  They are encouraged to participate in the academic life of the Law School and University including seminars and public lectures.

    Application Process

    Prospective visitors should email the following to the Visiting Scholars Coordinator at least three months prior to their intended visit:

    1. A brief curriculum vitae that includes details of academic employment, qualifications and publications.
    2. A 1-2 page proposal outlining the research project, planned collaboration with UWA Law staff and any other activities intended during the visit.
    3. A copy of a letter from your home university confirming that you are an academic (not a student) and
      will be taking sabbatical leave for the duration of your visiting academic appointment and confirming that you will be returning to full-time employment when the visiting appointment ceases.
    4. Copy of bio data page (photograph page) of passport (if available).  An appropriate visa must have been obtained to allow commencement of this appointment.

    Applications are considered in advance of the proposed visit and all applicants will be notified as soon as possible after a decision is reached. Any further information that is required to implement the decision will be sought at this point.

    The Visiting Scholars Program receives many applications from prospective visitors and unfortunately not all can be supported.


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    Clinical Legal Education and Enhanced Law Access Program

    The Law School provides a Clinical Legal Education program through which our students can participate in legal internships with law firms, courts, government agencies and non-governmental organisations.

    The focus is upon social justice and commercial placements. A range of internships through the CLE Program, both locally and internationally.

    In addition, the Law School also works with the Law Society of Western Australia for the provision of the Enhanced Law Access program which is located within the Law School precinct.

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    Student exchange

    The Law School is expanding its student exchange partners, facilitating opportunities for our students, and those of our partners, to spend time at an overseas university.

    UWA Law students are currently able to undertake exchange opportunities in 18 countries at over 40 institutions. The School is working continually to further expand these opportunities and welcomes contact from potential partners whose research and teaching goals and programs are aligned with ours.

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    Legal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Executive Education

    The Law School is a provider of Legal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Executive Education for the legal profession and beyond. Legal practitioners and scholars are also encouraged to engage with us through our taught programs – as guest lecturers, workshop presenters and tutors.

    In addition, the School works in partnership with the Law Society of Western Australia in the provision of CPD and co-hosts a series of CPD events – the Academic and the Practitioner – which focus on bringing together academic scholarship and legal practice on current issues. The School is also open to other opportunities for collaboration in the provision CPD, as well as executive education and short course suggestions.

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    The Law School values its Alumni and encourages all former students and staff to remain in touch with us. We understand that contact details change from time to time and we encourage you to update these directly. Alumni receive information from the University about The Law School will also send you our bi-annual Newsletter, invitations to public events and updates.

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