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Discover the power of legal thinking and learn alongside others who share your passion for justice and upholding the law. Start your journey to becoming an expert and explore areas such as criminology, human rights, commercial law, mining and energy law, taxation law and more.


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If you desire to perform a valuable role in your community, seek justice and make a difference in society, law could be for you. The importance of law is present in an array of industries, providing you with the opportunity to deliver real change in Australia and around the world. Build a global career and create positive, lasting change.

Our Law School provides a Clinical Legal Education program where you can participate in legal internships with law firms, courts, government agencies, non-governmental organisations and the UWA Mediation Clinic, preparing you for the workplace.

You’ll also develop your practical skills and experience in a real-life setting through our Moot Court. Working with leading independent law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth, you could take on Legal APPtitude, a unit where you’ll team up with a lawyer to develop artificial intelligence solutions to some of the not-for-profit sector’s most pressing problems. 

Join the UWA Law School and our successful alumni, including High Court judges, Queen's Counsel and Senior Counsel barristers, solicitors, academic lawyers, Rhodes and Fulbright Scholars, and former prime minister Bob Hawke. 

  • Enjoy accreditation and international recognition 
    The Juris Doctor is accredited by the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia and recognised in China, Malaysia and Singapore. 
  • Our grads get jobs 
    83% full-time employment rate four months post-completion of course (Postgraduate, GUG, 2021). 
  • Learn from award-winning, practising legal professionals 
    Our highly respected educators are regularly nominated for and recipients of UWA and national teaching awards. 
  • In the top 100
    World top 100 Law School (QS 2021, THE WUR 2021) with 90+ years leading law education. 
  • Graduate career-ready
    Our postgraduates report 83% satisfaction rate for learning resources and 82% satisfaction rate for skills development (Good Universities Guide, 2021).
  • Global study opportunities
    Benefit from international partnerships, with the chance to study at the University of Oxford, University of Denver, University of Toronto and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
 

A seat at the United Nations

Hear from UWA student Adil Cader, who is studying a Master of International Relations and Master of International Law. Adil talks about his internship with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and what he loves about studying at UWA.

Law is the vehicle through which you can make changes happen and make our society a better place to live in. Choose law to be the change.

Alessandro Silvestri
Master of International Law and Master of International Relations (2018)
Alessandro Silvestri 

Where our graduates go

Ebony Back
Ebony Back
Bachelor of Arts (2015) and Juris Doctor (2018)
Lawyer, Allens

"During my law degree, I was fortunate enough to study overseas, completing an international law unit at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. I also had the opportunity to undertake a number of internships for course credit, including an internship with the United States Congress in Washington DC.

"After graduating from my law degree, I worked as an Associate at the Federal Court of Australia where I assisted with hearings, judgments and the day-to-day management of the Court. I subsequently joined the law firm, Allens, where I have worked in the Disputes and Investigations and the Projects teams.

"My studies taught me the value of hard work and persistence. Outside the classroom, I was surrounded by a dazzling array of legal talent: academics, mentors, friends and members of the profession who inspired me and have informed my professional life ever since."


Christa Queern
Christa Queern
Master of Legal Practice

"I believe UWA’s reputation for academic excellence and rigour has opened career opportunities that I may not otherwise have been afforded at another university. Following the clerkship process last year, I was fortunate to receive my top choices for clerkships and to receive multiple graduate position offers.

I recently accepted my first choice at a top-tier firm in Perth. While my prior experience was no doubt a factor, I also feel being a UWA student was an equally critical factor in this ideal outcome."


Andrew Giorgi
Andrew Giorgi
Master of Taxation Law (2018)
Lawyer at Hall & Wilcox

"The Taxation Law course at UWA was practical, comprehensive and taught by subject matter experts. The units are conducted efficiently and in a manner that allow full-time professionals to come to classes and complete the assessments without jeopardising their work-life balance.

"The master's is very well regarded in the industry and has led to work engagements, invitations to present at business events and even the opportunity to lecture in taxation."

Industry snapshot

A degree in law offers you the education required for both traditional careers in the legal profession and a wide range of related careers for government, business and community organisations.

Lawyers of the future will be integral in areas such as cyber security and digital technologies, financial technology, international rights, privacy, consumer law, intellectual property and more.

From joining a legal practice and shaping national policy, to becoming an educator or starting your own business to address global challenges, you can mould your future career to the type of law that interests you most.

Potential jobs

  • Barrister
  • Commercial lawyer 
  • Diplomat
  • Foreign affairs and trade officer
  • Legal adviser
  • Legal consultant
  • Magistrate
  • Policy analyst
  • Politician
  • Prosecutor
  • Solicitor

Job growth in this industry

Job growth in Law. Attorney and/or Lawyer +15.9%, Solicitor and/or General counsel +16.9%. Attorney and/orLawyer +15.9% Solicitor and/orGeneral counsel + 16.9%
Source: Seek via Labour Market Information Portal.

Undergraduate courses

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