Make a difference in the world by defending the rights of others or prevent and solve crime to create a safer and better society for people to live in.

Where could law and criminology degree take you?

Learn how to make the world a better place.

You could find yourself following in the footsteps of other Murdoch free thinkers: a federal minister for justice, a crime specialist that's re-thinking the jail system, or a lawyer defending the rights of children, protestors and inmates. 


SCALES Law Clinic

Gain experience and provide vital legal services to the community at Murdoch’s real legal practice, SCALES Law Clinic.

Moot at Murdoch

Develop your practical legal skills in a real-life setting through our mooting program.

Solve real cold cases

Help solve real-life homicide and missing persons cases through our Cold Case Review initiative.


Why study law and criminology at Murdoch?

Studying law or criminology at Murdoch will ensure a hands-on approach to the way you learn.

Our law courses give you practical experience through clinical legal work and hands-on training in our mooting court room – the largest in WA.

You will be taught by leading experts in the criminology field like Associate Professor Guy Hall, who previously treated notorious prisoners on the inside. Our other criminology academics have had extensive experience in policing, crime prevention, interrogation, prisons and criminal behaviour. You could also take part in Murdoch’s ‘Cold Case Review’, where you will have the chance to progress real-world, unsolved homicide and missing persons cases.

If you’re trying to choose between courses, why not consider a combined degree or double major? Where you can expand on your career prospects even further.

Find out more in our law and criminology study guide

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Murdoch Law School

Murdoch Law School is committed to excellence in legal education and offers a range of courses in a $3.7 million world-class learning environment. The School is home to over 1,700 students participating in the undergraduate law or combined law degree, graduate law degree and postgraduate programs.


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