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.

About Murdoch Law - Student in Moot court


Murdoch Law School is committed to excellence in legal education. Our courses give you practical experience through clinical legal work, work integrated learning and hands-on training in our mooting court room.

We draw upon our strong networks in the West Australian legal profession to support the School’s drive to provide an intellectually challenging legal education to students.

Interested in a degree in law?

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About Murdoch Criminology


Criminology at Murdoch Law School allows you to learn about the science of crime and why people commit crime. You will study areas such as white-collar crime, cybercrime and human trafficking. Our Criminology courses challenge common perceptions of crime and explore ways to reduce and prevent crime. You can gain hands-on experience through our work integrated learning programs. Combine your Criminology degree with another degree to increase your skills and expand your employment opportunities.

Keen to understand what a degree in Criminology could look like?

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Sonia Walker: Head of discipline, Law

At Murdoch Law School, you can expect to receive an excellent education that is both intellectually stimulating and socially rewarding.  Whether you decide to study law, criminology or both, we focus on providing rich educational experiences for our students. Our law degree gives students the opportunity to complete hands on training in mooting and in our nationally acclaimed clinical programs. Work integrated learning opportunities are also available in both criminology and law.

Our close ties with the legal profession and industry ensures our curriculum is continuously revised to meet the expectations and demands of modern society. These connections also provide our students with access to networking opportunities and real-world insights about their chosen careers. We look forward to welcoming you to Murdoch Law School.

Sonia Walker
Head of Discipline, Law and Criminology



Specialised programs we offer

We offer a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across our Law School. All programs have been designed to develop skills in Law and Criminology that fit the rapidly changing workforce.

Clinic at Murdoch: SCALES

Clinic at Murdoch

For over 20 years, Murdoch Law students have provided legal services to the community through the Murdoch Law Clinic in collaboration with SCALES community Legal Centre and more recently Aboriginal Family Law Service.

Our clinical legal program allows you to interview clients, undertake research, develop case theories and formulate advice, providing services to approximately 900 people every year.

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Mooting at Murdoch

Mooting programs

Mooting allows you to prepare written arguments and present before a panel of judges in a real-life court setting. It is the best way to develop practical legal skills as it requires the highest level of legal writing, reading, analysis and communication.

Murdoch Law School participates in a variety of mooting competitions between other law schools domestically, nationally and internationally, including the International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot, which we have run since 2006.

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International Law Programs

International programs

Studying law units internationally not only helps you apply a global perspective to your degree, but it strongly enhances knowledge, skills and differentiation in the legal profession.

Murdoch Law School offers students scholarships to study in India, Germany, Macerata, Italy and Geneva, Switzerland.

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Scholarship opportunities

Our domestic and international students are awarded $2.5 million in scholarships every year, including postgraduate students. Scholarships are available for high-achieving students to those experiencing financial hardship.

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Graduate industry ready


The Murdoch Undergraduate Law degree is accredited with various jurisdictions including:

  • The Legal Practice Board of Western Australia which is the main body responsible for the regulation of all legal practitioners in Western Australia.
  • The Ministry of Law in Singapore which licenses all law practice entities and registers foreign-qualified legal practitioners into Singapore.
  • The Malaysian Bar Council which is the professional body which regulates the profession of lawyers and works to protect the reputation of the legal profession in peninsular Malaysia.
  • The Indian Bar Council which is the main statutory body that regulates the legal practice in India.
Student Lawyers in Moot court
Law Student in Legal Firm

Practical Legal Training

Practical Legal Training (PLT) is designed to help you develop the practical, day-to-day skills you will need as a lawyer and is an essential step to being admitted by the Legal Practice Board of WA as a practising lawyer. Our partnerships with the Leo Cussen Centre for Law and The College of Law allow you to complete your PLT on campus.

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How to apply

Are you ready to kick start your career in law or criminology? Let’s get your university application underway.

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