Academic Requirements for Admission

For the legislative provisions relating to academic requirements refer to Section 21 of the Legal Profession Act 2008 and the Legal Profession (Admission) Rules 2009

Western Australian law students and law graduates:

The following law degrees are approved as academic qualifications for admission to the legal profession in Western Australia:

  • if the Board is satisfied that in attaining the qualification the individual completed coursework covering all the areas of knowledge described in the Model Admission Rules 2015 Schedule 1, and

  • if the law school did not grant advanced standing for any of the units approved by the Board as covering the areas of knowledge described in the Model Admission Rules 2015 Schedule 1, and

  • if the law degree was completed within 5 years of applying for admission.

Curtin University

Bachelor of Laws

Edith Cowan University

Bachelor of Laws

Murdoch University

Bachelor of Laws

The University of Notre Dame Australia

Bachelor of Laws

The University of Western Australia

Juris Doctor

For contact details for the above universities click here .

If the academic qualification has been completed more than 5 years before applying for admission, the academic qualification will be considered under rule 6 of the Legal Profession (Admission) Rules 2009. It is possible that additional study will be required. Prospective applicants for admission who have completed an Australian law degree more than 5 years ago, may write to the Board, enclosing an original or certified copy of the academic transcript, querying whether the academic qualifications meet admission requirements.


Following completion of the law degree you may commence practical legal training and then apply for admission .


 

Australian law graduates

The current policy is to accept any Australian law degree as a “corresponding academic qualification” if the law degree is approved for admission purposes in the Australian state or territory in which it was completed and if all of the 11 prescribed areas of knowledge referred to in Schedule 1 of the  Model Admission Rules have been completed.

Following completion of the corresponding or approved academic qualification you may commence practical legal training and then apply for admission .


 

Overseas qualified applicants – click here