The University of Western Australia

Juris Doctor



University Location Perth, Western Australia
City Population 2.1 million
Student Population 24,500
Int'l Student Population 4,500
Main Campus Crawley
Program Campus Crawley
Program Duration 3 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $44,900 AUD (2021 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake February 2022
Application Deadline November 29*


UWA’s Law School is Western Australia’s oldest law school and the fifth oldest in Australia. Established in 1927, the school developed very close relationship with the legal profession which continues to this day. UWA Law School is also ranked in the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Law.

As a UWA law student, you will have the opportunity to participate in several mooting competitions including the prestigious Jessup International Moot. UWA’s Jessup Moot teams have had remarkable success, representing Australia in the international rounds in 1995–1997, 2001–2003, 2005, 2009–2011 and 2013–2015. UWA won the international Jessup Cup in 2003 and was international runners-up in 1995 and 2002.



The law school’s flagship qualifying degree, the world-renowned and internationally recognized Juris Doctor (JD), is an innovative program that emphasizes rigorous discipline knowledge, practical and professional skill building and critical thinking. By choosing to study the JD at the University of Western Australia, you will

  • benefit from UWA Law School’s long standing and deep links with the legal profession which contribute to consistently high rates of employment;
  • learn from the very best of the legal profession and academic staff recognized nationally for excellence in teaching and research;
  • participate in practical skill-building programs, including mooting (legal advocacy) competitions and internships;
  • study and build lifelong friendships with a talented, diverse, and vibrant cohort of future leaders;
  • enter the competitive graduate market with an edge, armed with both an undergraduate degree and the prestigious JD qualification.

The estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrollment is approximately 46 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.

Blackstone Society
The Blackstone Society is UWA’s law student society. The society focuses on the student experience on campus and runs a range of events across careers, equity, wellness, and competition portfolios. In addition, the Blackstone Society hosts a wide range of exciting and very popular social events as well as legal skill-building competitions in areas such as mooting, client interview, and witness examination.


Admission Requirements

Completed high school diploma
You must have a completed undergraduate degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least 5.5 on a 7.0 scale or above, across all completed university studies.

Admission will be awarded to the highest-ranked applicants who fall within the intake quota for that year.

Admission Timeline

*While the application deadline is November 29, 2021, you are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Please note the UWA JD is not available for online commencement at this time. For more information, contact OzTREKK’s Law Admissions Officer at