University of Western Australian (UWA) Law School
University of Western Australia (UWA) Law School
The University of Western Australia (UWA) offers Juris Doctor law degrees through the Law School at their Crawley campuses. They do not offer undergraduate Bachelor of Law degrees, but they do offer undergraduate pathways to the Juris Doctor program.
In 2017, UWA had 60 Indigenous students gain entry to the Juris Doctor program.
UWA Law School Entry Requirements
If you’re a high school leaver or haven’t been to university before, an undergraduate Bachelor of Laws is for you. University graduates can study a postgraduate Juris Doctor degree. To learn more about the different types of law degrees, see our Law Degrees Explained page.
High school leavers can apply to study a Bachelors degree before applying for the Juris Doctor program.
For an assured spot in the JD course, high school leavers need a minimum ATAR of 96.00, and must complete one of the following undergraduate courses:
- Arts (UL001)
- Commerce (UL002)
- Science (UL004)
- Philosophy [Honours] Assured Pathway (UL005)
- Philosophy, Politics and Economics (UL012).
Undergraduate students must maintain a GPA of 5.5 to be considered for the program.
For more information about applying to UWA as a high school leaver, click here.
Mature age students can apply to study an undergraduate degree by applying directly to UWA. Click here to find out more.
UWA offers alternative entry pathways for high school leavers interested in pursuing the JD program.
WACE/Year 12 Pathway to Law
Students should apply for WACE through TISC for a place in Arts, Commerce, Science, Biomedical Science or Philosophy. The ATAR for direct entry to all undergraduate degrees (except Philosophy) is 80.
Indigenous students who complete WACE and achieve an ATAR of 70 – 79, can gain entry to an undergraduate degree at UWA through the Provisional entry scheme (School of Indigenous Studies’ alternative pathway).
Studying law at UWA law school
UWA operates on a two calendar. A full-time study load is 8 subjects per year.
To see a full time study plan structure for the JD program, click here.
Support for First Nations law students
Indigenous Support Centre
The School of Indigenous Studies is the Indigenous Support Centre at UWA.
Law school contacts
Mel Thomas – Law Coordinator, The School of Indigenous Studies
T:(+61 8) 6488 2973
Indigenous tutoring program
UWA operates the ITAS (Indigenous Tuition Assistance Scheme) for all First Nations students.
Aboriginal Women’s Legal Education Scholarship
John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship
Australian Government-Rio Tinto NTRB Scholarship
David Mack Indigenous Residential Scholarship
Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship (ICECS)
Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarships (ICAS) – rural/regional students
For a list of various scholarships for undergraduate degrees, click here.
Practical Legal Training (PLT)
UWA does not offer a PLT program.
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