Pre-Law alternative entry course

 If you believe in your ability to study law, then we do too.  

We know people take different paths to get into uni and even if they haven’t studied recently, can still be ready to succeed. If this sounds like you, our Pre-Law admissions pathway can provide entry into our Bachelor of Laws if you don’t qualify for standard entry.

Course description

Designed to assess your current ability, rather than fill a gap in your knowledge, Pre-Law allows you to demonstrate that you’ve got what it takes to be a Murdoch Law student.

Pre-Law is delivered as an online evening course and runs for 6 weeks. It equates to about the same contact hours, workload and rigour of a law unit. Throughout the course, you must complete:  

  • 6 online lectures covering substantive law, particularly Law of Contract
  • 5 online tutorials
  • 3 online lectures covering an introduction of the Australian legal system
  • 2 assessable projects
  • an online library tutorial session and library assessment piece
  • a final exam.  

If you achieve 60% or above, you could qualify for admission into our Bachelor of Laws degree. 


The course fee is $750, including GST. Payment is due before the course starts.   

You can withdraw from the course up to 5 working days before the course starts by emailing us at You will be refunded the course fee, minus an administrative fee of $50. After the course has started, refunds will not be provided.  


To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • be a domestic student.
  • have been away from study for at least 12 months.
  • currently not be Murdoch student.

Places are limited to 35 students and approval for admission is at the discretion of the Course Coordinator.

How to apply

Applications are now open and will close early 28 February 2022.

To apply or to express interest in Pre-Law, please email us.

We will then send you an application form which will need to be submitted via our online admissions portal to secure your place.