Want to stand up and defend the rights of others? Gain the experience you need to make a difference in the world and become a lawyer or legal practitioner.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
Do you believe that all people should have the right to access education, health, justice and opportunities to succeed? This is a concept known as social justice; it is based on a framework of human rights – and it’s what inspires many of our Law students to get the skills and knowledge they need to go out and stand up for the rights of others.
In this degree, you’ll take a hands-on approach to the law and develop strong real-life legal skills through our clinical program with partners such as SCALES Community Legal Centre. In this program, you will work on real cases with real clients and get new insight into the legal system. You will also further develop your reasoning skills in our internationally-recognised mooting program. Mooting is a simulated court proceeding where you will be presented with a legal problem and argue it before a 'judge' in our purpose-built courtroom.
You can complete this degree in just four years or sooner by taking advantage of our summer and winter intensive schedule. We also have mid-year entry available.
12 reasons to study Law
- Get work experience through our Work Integrated Learning program which allows you to intern at real law firms, organisations and clinics.
- Join WA’s largest and most successful mooting program, competing across Australia and the world.
- Make new friends, enjoy some fun social events and build your network as a member of the Murdoch Student Law Society (MSLS).
- Travel while you earn credit towards your degree, with opportunities to study in Italy, Switzerland, India or take on an internship in Germany.
- Earn credit towards your degree with hands on legal training in our award winning clinic working with real clients in areas such as human rights, family law and indigenous issues.
- Shape your degree to suit your specific career goals and aspirations with many electives to choose from.
- Be mentored by a practising lawyer, through our mentoring program.
- Complete a combined degree and graduate with two qualifications, enhancing your career prospects and learning to work across different industries.
- Learn from respected experts in their field who often appear in the media to share their insights on current events and issues.
- Boost your international employment prospects with a degree accredited in Australia, Malaysia, India and Singapore.
- Follow in the footsteps of other Murdoch thinkers who have been involved in High Court cases, even influencing a decision from the UN Human Rights Committee which resulted in state and federal parliamentary enquiries.
- Complete your PLT (practical legal training) on campus thanks to our partnerships with Leo Cussen and College of Law. You’ll have the unique opportunity to complete your PLT while still studying, if you have no more than 2 outstanding electives left to complete. Your PLT is the last step needed to become a practicing lawyer, once you have completed your degree. This means at Murdoch you can get out into the field and start practicing faster.
Some of the things you’ll learn
- criminal law and procedure
- legal protection of international human rights
- refugee and family law
- introduction to mooting
- introduction to legal practice.
Your future career
Studying law can lead to a career in any area or industry, from navigating human rights to exploring emerging fields such as artificial intelligence.
You could work in the public or private sector, fighting for the rights of those who are disadvantaged or unfairly treated, and creating a better society.
Careers could include:
- Solicitor or Barrister
- roles in federal, state or local government
- legal advisor in the corporate sector or a community legal centre
- Legal Analyst.
You don’t have to become a lawyer and there are many other career paths you could pursue. You could become a business law consultant, work in negotiation and conflict resolution, work in government or politics, become a writer or journalist or pursue many other opportunities.
Recommended combined degrees
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
- Bachelor of Business
- Bachelor of Commerce
- Bachelor of Communication
- Bachelor of Criminology
- Bachelor of Global Security
- Bachelor of International Business
- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Science (Psychology).
The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree meets the educational requirements of the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia for admission as a practising lawyer. If you would like to become a practising lawyer, you can complete your practical legal training (known as PLT) on campus thanks to our partnerships with Leo Cussen and College of Law.
This degree is accredited by the Ministry of Law in Singapore, the Malaysian Bar Council and the Indian Bar Council.
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.
- Perth Campus
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
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Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.
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