Law School

From tradition to innovation, we are the leading Law School in Western Australia.

Our pathways, programs and teaching excellence ensure we continue to educate remarkable graduates and global citizens.

Our research contributes to a fair and just society.

We earn the trust of the communities we serve.

Discover the power of legal thinking. Discover the enduring value of diverse legal minds. Discover your place in law.

Our vision
To be a world-class law school that nurtures diverse legal minds and inspires just and innovative approaches to the global challenges of the 21st century.

Our mission
To provide a creative and supportive teaching, learning and research environment of legal excellence that fosters critical thought, ethical scholarship and practice, and connects with diverse communities.


90 years of excellence

Ranked in top 100 law schools in the world (QS 2019)

First law school in WA and fifth in Australia

Welcome to the UWA Law School from the Dean and Head of School

Discover your place in Law

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.


UWA Law School fosters excellence, integrity and inclusivity in student learning through a diverse and inspiring range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, teaching methods and learning environments. We are leaders in the scholarship of teaching and learning in law, and provide a world-class legal education experiences across all our programs.

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. 

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Executive education and CPD

Catering for busy professionals, our executive education courses give you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills through intensives taught by experts in a variety of fields. 

Meet our students

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

Dean's Circle

Dean's List

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.


Dale Atkinson
Simon Bourke
Monica Brierley-Hay
Zachary Clifford
Alexander Cook
Thomas Durkin
Rachel Eaton
Kayla Lehmann
Thea Lendich
Samuel Lindsay
Felicity Negus
Felicity Perera
Stephen Puttick

Academic Excellence

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
Janelle Sputore


Research by Invitation

Graduates on this list completed Advanced Legal Research but were not in the top 15% of their cohort.


Keahn Sardinha

Australia's oldest law review

Engagement and opportunities

The Law School hosts a range of short courses and a diverse seminar and conference program.


Our history


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.

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UWA Law School is committed to upholding the rule of law, and the promotion of the highest standards of ethical conduct, professional responsibility, and community service.

UWA Law School (M253)

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