90 years of excellence
Ranked in top 100 law schools in the world (QS 2019)
First law school in WA and fifth in Australia
Highly acclaimed teachers and researchers
UWA Law School comprises more than 50 scholars. Our staff are continually evolving to meet current and future predicted challenges, and we celebrate their international expertise and multidisciplinary areas of study. Our world-class researchers inspire just and innovative approaches to global challenges of the 21st century.
Associate Professor Sarah Murray
Sarah Murray’s legal and professional career is underpinned by her interest and expertise in community justice and using the law to create a positive impact on society. Practising first as a commercial and community lawyer, Sarah Murray is Associate Professor at UWARead more about Associate Professor Sarah Murray
Dr Sagi Peari
Dr Sagi Peari is a teacher and researcher in UWA’s Law School in the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education.Read more about Dr Sagi Peari
Dr Ian Murray
Dr Ian Murray is a Senior Lecturer at the UWA Law School, researching in the areas of resources taxation, not-for-profit tax law and corporate governance.Read more about Dr Ian Murray
Assistant Professor Kate Offer is a lecturer within UWA’s Law School in the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education.Read more about Kate Offer
Professor Michael Blakeney
Michael Blakeney is a UWA Law School Winthrop Professor and an international authority on intellectual property and agriculture.Read more about Professor Michael Blakeney
Professor Natalie Skead
Professor Natalie Skead is UWA’s Dean of Law. She is a national award-winning teacher and prolific researcher in aspects of private law, proceeds of crime and legal education.Read more about Professor Natalie Skead
Dr Marco Rizzi
Dr Marco Rizzi is an academic lawyer and senior lecturer with the Law School in the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education.Read more about Dr Marco Rizzi
Dr Joe Clare
Assistant Professor Dr Joe Clare is a criminologist researching emergency first responders and prevention-focused policies at UWA’s Law School.Read more about Dr Joe Clare
Nicole Wilson-Rogers is a lecturer and researcher in the UWA Law School in the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education.Read more about Nicole Wilson-Rogers
Penny Carruthers is a lecturer and Deputy Head of Learning and Teaching at UWA Law School, with a specialisation in property law. She aims to make law education engaging and inspiring for students.Read more about Penny Carruthers
The Juris Doctor
The Juris Doctor (JD) is a world-renowned and internationally recognised three-year postgraduate qualification designed to meet the needs of modern legal practice. Undertaken after the completion of a bachelor's degree in any discipline, successful completion of the JD leads to entry into legal practice.
A successful career in a demanding profession requires comprehensive training. The JD prepares you with the knowledge and skills necessary to become the lawyer you want to be and that the world needs.Find out more
The UWA Law School is a community full of dedicated and passionate people who foster an environment of encouragement and acceptance. Studying Law at UWA has opened up countless opportunities for both my individual development and to make an impact in the community.Joshua Sanchez-Lawson
Blackstone Society President
The Juris Doctor is a very challenging Masters level professional law degree, requiring significant commitment over several years. To complete the Juris Doctor is an accomplishment in itself, to have done so with within the top 15% of the cohort is outstanding. The Dean's List recognises those students who have achieved this honour as well as those students who have completed Advanced Legal Research by Invitation and therefore who have demonstrated the ability to undertake sustained and independent legal research of the highest calibre.
Academic Excellence/Research by Invitation
Graduates on this list completed in the top 15% of their cohort and also completed Advanced Legal Research.
Graduates on this list completed in the top 15% of the cohort and did not complete Advanced Legal Research.
Mary-Rose Chan-Mee Bright
Zaccary Molloy Mencshelyi
Research by Invitation
Graduates on this list completed Advanced Legal Research but were not in the top 15% of their cohort.
The Law School hosts a number of events over the year, open to the general public.
2019 Ciara Glennon Scholarship awarded
Tayu Wilker, a third-year Law student with a passion for helping others, has been awarded this year’s Ciara Glennon Memorial Law Scholarship.Read more
Tribute to Bob Hawke
The University of Western Australia mourns with the nation the passing of one of its most outstanding graduates, the Honourable Dr Bob Hawke, LLB, BA, DLitt.Read more
Congratulations to the Dean and Head of School, Natalie Skead
Professor Natalie Skead is now a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), following the success of her application to Advance HE for Principal Fellowship at the recent Recognition Panel.Read more
Success in-house requires support, passion and knowledge
WaterNSW regulatory and corporate strategy adviser Dr Madeleine Hartley has reflected that her own success as a legal counsel has resulted from a three-fold approach.Read more
Over the decades, we’ve produced graduates who have become influential and notable figures in Australian law and politics. Here’s a sample of our inspirational alumni who have made a difference.Find out more