How to Apply
The Juris Doctor (JD) is an internationally recognised, three-year postgraduate qualification that opens up a world of possibilities. Following completion of an undergraduate degree, the JD leads you to a career in legal practice. You can pursue a JD at UWA after completing a bachelor's degree in any discipline. UWA's Law School is the fifth oldest in Australia and ranks in the top 100 law schools of the world, according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016.
About this course
By choosing to pursue a career in law through the UWA JD, you will:
- benefit from the Law School's longstanding and deep links with the legal profession which contribute to consistently high rates of employment for our graduates
- learn from the very best of the legal profession and academic staff recognised nationally for excellence in teaching and research
- join the ranks of nationally and internationally renowned alumni including Queen's Counsel and Senior Counsel barristers, solicitors, academic lawyers and Rhodes and Fulbright Scholars. Six of Australia's High Court judges graduated from the University
- have the opportunity to participate in practical skill-building programs, such as the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, the world's largest of its kind.
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Graduates include six High Court judges
Direct Pathways for high school leavers
- UWLWA (Arts)
- UWLWB (Biomedical Science)
- UWLWC (Commerce)
- UWLWS (Science)
- UWLWP (Philosophy [Honours] Direct Pathway)
- BA + JD
- BBiomedSc + JD
- BCom + JD
- BSc + JD
- BPhil (Hons) + JD
- 100 (Direct Pathway)
250 (standard pathway)
- ATAR only
- Completion of a UWA bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 5.5.
 This pathway is also available through the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours). Students taking this pathway require an ATAR of 98.00.
 Bachelor of Philosophy students will take an additional year to complete this pathway.