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Juris Doctor (JD)
Juris Doctor (JD)

Juris Doctor (JD)

  • ID:UWA610174
  • Level:Doctoral Degree (Phd, M.D., ...)
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$42,400.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$10,180.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$42,400.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$10,180.00
Estimated Total/program:
$157,740.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  1. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have:
    • (a) a relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent as recognised by UWA;
    • (b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 65 per cent*; or
    • the equivalent of a UWA grade point average (GPA) of at least 5.5*
  2. To be considered for admission to this course an indigenous applicant must have:
    • (a) met the general admission requirements under 4.(1); or
    • (b) (i)a bachelor's degree via the UWA Indigenous Assured Entry Pathway; and (ii)the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 60 per cent*; or (iii)The equivalent of a UWA grade point average (GPA) of at least 5.0*; or
    • (c) (i) an Advanced Diploma in Indigenous Legal Studies of this University; and (ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 65 per cent;
    • (d) (i)a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and (ii) a School of Indigenous Studies Law Admission Test score.
  3. To be considered for admission to this course via the Equity and Diversity Pathway an applicant must have—
    • (a) (i) held a protection, refugee or humanitarian visa within seven years prior to applying for admission to this course; or (ii) experienced significant personal, medical, social, educational, cultural or financial disadvantage or hardship, including any disadvantage or hardship resulting from an applicant's sexual orientation or gender identity that has had an effect on their prior academic studies; and
    • (b) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
    • (c) (i)the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 60 per cent; or (ii)the equivalent of a UWA grade point average (GPA) of at least 5.0;
  4. To be considered for transfer to this course an applicant must have:
    • (a) at a minimum, completed the equivalent of a full semester of the UWA Juris Doctor course at an Australian University; and
    • (b) achieved the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 60 per cent in that Juris Doctor course.
  5. Prior to admission, international students must obtain a criminal record check from their country of origin or recent residence.

Note: *All completed tertiary studies will be used when calculating the WAM and GPA. The GPA and WAM may be calculated by disregarding the lowest 4 results in the applicant's undergraduate studies, provided that the final calculation is based on a minimum of 16 units.

English requirements

  • Qualification through WACE, TEE or equivalent
    • Pass in English, English Literature, or English as a Second Language
  • GCE O-level (GCSE and IGCSE)
    • Minimum grade C / C6 in English, English Language, English (First Language) or English Literature.
    • Minimum grade A in IGCSE English as a Second Language, with grade 1(One) in Oral/Aural Communication.
    • Must be endorsed by CIE, OCR, Edexcel, AQA or other UK authority (independent and school-assessed O-levels are not sufficient).
  • TOEFL (paper-based)
    • 570 with a Test of Written English (TWE) of no less than 4.5
    • Scholarship applicants require 580, with 45 in the Test of Spoken English (TSE) and 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE)
  • IBT TOEFL (Internet-based test score)
    • 82 with 22 for writing, 20 for speaking, 20 for listening, and 18 for reading
  • IELTS (Academic)
    • 6.5 (no band lower than 6.0)
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
    • C pass
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
    • B grade
  • CELT Bridging Course
    • Overall score of 70% with a minimum of 65% for each section
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic)
    • Overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 64 in the Reading and Writing sections, 59 in the Speaking section and 54 in the Listening section.
    • The Law School requires an overall score of 70 with a minimum score of 70 in each section.

Other requirements

Higher English scores are required for admission to higher degrees in some faculties at UWA:

  • Law: overall IELTS of 7.5, with a minimum score of 7.5 for reading and writing and a minimum of 7.0 for speaking and listening.
  • Education: overall IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing.
  • Dentistry: overall IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing.
  • Business: overall IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing.

Course Information

By studying the Juris Doctor at UWA, you'll benefit from our Law School’s longstanding and deep links with the legal profession. These ties contribute to consistently high rates of employment for our graduates. You'll also have the opportunity to learn from the very best of the legal profession as well as academic staff recognised nationally for excellence in teaching and research. You can participate in practical skill-building programs including mooting (legal advocacy) competitions and internships, and build lifelong friendships with a talented, diverse and vibrant cohort of future leaders.

After completing the Juris Doctor you'll enter the competitive graduate market with an edge, armed with both an undergraduate degree and the JD, which is a prestigious qualification offered by institutions such as Harvard, Yale and Columbia universities. You'll join the ranks of nationally and internationally renowned UWA Law School graduates including Rhodes Scholars, the members of the Judiciary and legal profession, as well as leaders at the highest level of business and government.

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