School of law

Welcome to Murdoch School of Law

Murdoch Law School is Western Australia’s premier undergraduate law school, with a world-class learning environment and a resolute commitment to excellence in legal education.

The School is home to over 1,700 students, participating in a range of degrees, who learn about the practice of law in a $3.7 million purpose built facility.

The building houses a 130-seat lecture theatre, two tutorial rooms, two computer labs and the state-of-the-art Herbert Smith Freehills Electronic Moot Court, a mock court where hypothetical cases are tried for the training of law students. The Herbert Smith Freehills Electronic Moot Court also educates students in the application of new technologies in the courtroom.

Proud in tradition, the School has produced a Rhodes Scholar, a Fulbright Scholar, a Lionel Murphy Scholar and several winners of the Rotary Graduate Fellowship in its first five graduating classes.

Murdoch Law School enjoys strong ties to the West Australian legal and business community, with a number of organisations supporting the School’s drive to provide a rigorous and intellectually challenging legal education to its students.

More about Murdoch School of Law

Murdoch University Moot Court Bench (MCB): MCB is a student body dedicated to encouraging mooting activities around the law school. Mooting gives students the opportunity to orally present a legal issue against an opposing party before a judge. It is invaluable in developing the professional acumen necessary for a career in law. MCB aims to foster the mooting culture at Murdoch University and develop students’ advocacy, research and writing skills.

Research: Research is one of the pillars of Murdoch Law School, nourishing the intellectual atmosphere and the reputation of the School to the outside world. Research interests of our academic staff are varied and range from social justice issues to Celtic legal history to intellectual property to criminal law to family law to legal theory and much more.

Southern Communities Advocacy Legal and Education Service (SCALES): SCALES is a community legal centre and the site of the Murdoch University legal clinic. SCALES provides free legal advice, information and representation to low income people living in the Kwinana and Rockingham areas. The centre deals with clients predominantly in the following areas: criminal law; domestic violence; family law; public housing and tenancy; immigration and refugee law; Centrelink; criminal injuries compensation, equal opportunity claims, consumer, contract, debt and civil law.