Aiming to study law but don’t think you’ll qualify through the usual ATAR route? We do things differently at Murdoch because we know people’s circumstances aren’t a direct reflection of their ability to succeed.
If you’re excelling in one or more ATAR subjects with a strong focus on essay writing and communication, our Law Start admission pathway could be for you.
This pathway involves a one-day workshop, followed by a written assessment. The written assessment tests your skills and ability for studying law and is used as a basis for admission, instead of your overall ATAR score or selection rank.
The Law Start workshop runs a number of times throughout the year so if you successfully complete the course and meet all eligibility requirements, you will receive an offer to study a Bachelor of Laws or a combined Law degree at Murdoch University.
To be eligible to apply for Law Start, you need to:
- complete one or more ATAR subjects with a strong focus on communication and essay writing skills. Examples of eligible subjects include English, English Literature, Modern History, Politics and Legal Studies.
- receive at least 70% in one of your subjects in your most recent Year 12 report.
- complete your WA Certificate of Education with satisfactory English language competency requirements for university entry.
- choose law or a combined law degree as any preference on TISC, or apply for your chosen law course directly on the Murdoch website.
- Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
- Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
- Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business
- Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Communication
- Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Criminology
- Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Global Security
- Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Information Technology
- Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
How to apply
Applications open July 1 for a Semester 1 commencement into the Bachelor of Laws or any combined Law degree. When applications open, you need to:
- Apply for admission into a Bachelor of Laws or combined Law degree directly to Murdoch through our online admissions portal or apply through TISC and list the Bachelor of Laws or a combined Law degree as a preference. Take note of your TISC application number or Murdoch application number.
- Gather the below documentation:
- completed Law Start cover sheet (include your TISC or Murdoch application number)
- a personal statement up to 500 words outlining why you want to study law, your experience and personal achievements.
- supporting documentation including:
- your Semester 2, Year 11 report
- your Semester 1, Year 12 report
- optional: a one-page document listing contributions you have made to your school community
- optional: any certificate or prizes received in Years 10, 11 or 12.
- Email your application for the Law Start program
If your application is successful, you will need to:
- participate in the mandatory workshop at Murdoch Law School
- successfully complete a written assessment at the end of the workshop.
If you meet the above criteria, you could be joining us in Semester 1 as you embark on your journey as a free-thinking Murdoch Law student.
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