Discover the power of legal thinking and earn the trust of the community you serve. Our pathways, programs and teaching excellence ensure we continue to educate remarkable graduates and global citizens.
Study at a world top 100 university and be taught by practising legal professionals, take part of your degree abroad and join a warm, creative and passionate community in the UWA Law School.
More than 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)
Majors and popular combinations
Tailor your degree by exploring your career path or interest area in your first year, before selecting one or two majors in your second year. It's a unique feature of our course model and the best part is, it won't cost any extra or take longer to complete your degree.
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
Successfully completing an honours degree not only prepares you for higher-degree study at master’s and PhD level, but demonstrates to prospective employers a higher capacity for independent learning and research.
We offer graduate diplomas and master's qualifications suited to lawyers and non-lawyers who want to advance their career in a range of areas that interact with the law.
The Law and Society major offers an insight into what law is all about. The units are engaging and interesting where tutors and lecturers give their firsthand experiences into their previous careers and the law profession. I chose the Law and Society major as my first preference because I have always been interested in the justice system and from watching crime shows a lot as a child. After completing my undergraduate degree, I hope to study the postgraduate Juris Doctor to attain the qualifications I need to become a lawyer. Marwat, Bachelor of Arts (Law and Society) student
Studying Business Law provided valuable insight into the legal aspects of running a company while offering diverse employment opportunities in various fields. The supportive environment and student life were incredibly valuable throughout my studies and I’ve had internship opportunities in the areas of advisory, contracts and procurement. Julia, Bachelor of Commerce (Business Law) graduate
UWA is renowned as being one of the top universities in Australia, and the UWA Law School has a strong history of legal education with acclaimed teaching and research staff and has produced notable and highly regarded legal practitioners throughout the years.
More importantly, despite its prestige and size, UWA provides a tailored education and maintains a strong link with its students. Given the demanding and complex nature of the Juris Doctor program, this strong emphasis towards student wellbeing and catering towards various needs and interests has been very welcoming and places emphasis on the commitment UWA has towards its students. Raphael, Juris Doctor student
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Learn from the best
UWA Law School comprises more than 50 scholars. You’ll be taught by passionate educators who are continually evolving to meet current and future predicted challenges, inspiring just and innovative approaches to global challenges of the 21st century.
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
Dr Joe Clare
Dr Joe Clare is a criminologist researching emergency first responders and prevention-focused policies at UWA’s Law School.Read more
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