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 this jurisdiction if the granting of the qualification requires the successful completion of coursework covering all the prescribed areas of knowledge described in the Uniform Admission Rules 2008 Schedule 1 published by the Law Admissions Consultative Committee:

Curtin University Bachelor of Laws
Edith Cowan University Bachelor of Laws
Murdoch University

Bachelor of Laws
Juris Doctor

The University of Notre Dame Australia

Bachelor of Laws
Juris Doctor

The University of Western Australia

Bachelor of Laws
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, further study may be imposed under the stale qualification provisions of the Uniform Admission Rules . 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 complete 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 Uniform Admission Rules have been completed.

If your Australian law degree meets this requirement you may complete practical legal training and then apply for admission .

Overseas qualified applicants – click here