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.

 

Over 90 years of excellence

Ranked in top 100 law schools in the world (QS and Times Higher Education 2020)

Research rated above world standard (ERA 2018)

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.

In response to the outcome of the High Court of Australia’s investigation into the sexual harassment of six Judges’ Associates by former High Court judge, Dyson Heydon, the UWA Law School issued this statement on sexual harassment in law.

Welcome from the Dean

Discover your place in Law

Over 90 years of excellence in legal research, education and service.

Read about our history

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.

Our research areas

Our almost 60-strong faculty comprised of teaching and research staff bring with them a wealth of experience from a vast breadth of areas of expertise. Browse our research strengths below.

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Commercial and Corporations Law

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Law and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

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Law and Society

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Mining, Energy and Natural Resources Law

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Public International and Human Rights Law

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Research entities

Our remarkable students

Congratulations to our student award winners

We recognise the hard work and dedication you give to your studies and wish to celebrate your achievement with you. We also thank our generous donors for their continued support. 

View the full list of UWA Law School 2019 prize winners and 2020 scholarship recipients and a selection of video messages. 

Courses

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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Indigenisation of the Juris Doctor

Through the Indigenisation of the Juris Doctor project, the UWA Law School is incorporating Indigenous cultures, knowledges and perspectives throughout Juris Doctor (JD) degree. The project is a joint initiative of the Law School and the School of Indigenous Studies, and is overseen by a Reference Group of legal and cultural experts.

Global study opportunities

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 2018

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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. 

Obiter Dicta - our news

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UWA Law Review

Engagement and opportunities

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

News and events

UWA Law School (M253)

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Location

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Access

Opening hours: 8.30am – 4pm