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Curtin law students learning in law clinic


See both sides, stand for one

Join the next generation of lawyers and make your stand with Curtin’s Bachelor of Laws.

You’ll benefit from extensive industry connections and have the unique opportunity to study at the only university law school based in the Perth Central Business District.

Enjoy a future-focused law degree

Law students in a court trial

Complete a 4-year law degree in 3 years

Our Bachelor of Laws satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practice law and would normally take four years to study. However, after your first year, you will be taught in trimesters rather than semesters.
This means you could graduate in just three calendar years.
Once you graduate, you can then continue on to our Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, which satisfies the practical requirements to become admitted as a lawyer in Western Australia.

Get career-ready at our moot court

You’ll have opportunities to participate in simulated court proceedings at the Jeanette Hacket Moot Court at our Perth city law school.

The court will help you test your debating and legal skills in a supportive environment, before taking your skills out into global student mooting competitions and then into the workplace.

Work on real cases at our law clinic

The John Curtin Law Clinic will give you the opportunity to put your legal skills into practice and build your confidence in a professional setting.

Under the supervision of experienced legal practitioners, you will prepare advice and information for eligible individuals, small businesses, start-ups, social enterprises, and not-for-profits.

Boost your CV with a global LLB experience

Boost your CV with a global LLB experience

Want a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to learn international law at a reputed European university?

Get the most out of your law degree by studying abroad through the  Ghent Summer Law Program in Belgium. This one-month program will boost your academic education, your professional credentials and give you an unforgettable cultural experience.

Customise your law experience 

Hear what our students have to say

Female Curtin law student in her 20s

Tamara Molan, Law and Psychology double degree

“My course combines both my passions and interests, meaning that I get to learn about what I love every day. I’ve always loved reading about law and psychology-related topics, but now with a more educated perspective my interest for those two topics has grown.

My own experience with the family court inspired me to help fight for a worthy cause. With my double degree, I plan to enter into criminal or family law after I graduate so that I can make a positive change through my work.”

Giovanna Bongiorno on the Curtin campus

Giovanna Bongiorno, Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)

“My course has been preparing me for my chosen career paths since day one, through the units I’m studying and through Curtin’s committees, including the Curtin Law Society Committee. Studying Law and Finance has been an incredibly rewarding journey and has enabled me to achieve things I never thought I could. The course is practical and empowering in that it’s equipping me to step into a graduate position across a variety of industries and to make smarter decisions in my everyday life.

Curtin also does an incredible job of partnering with industry and firms to connect their students with employers and empower graduates to step into their dream jobs.

I’d love to work as a lawyer in a commercial law firm and eventually become a partner. I also dream of working in the realm of finance for a designer fashion brand and becoming the company CFO.”

Malen Curtin Law studewnt in his 20s standing outside at Curtin campus

Zack de Ruyter, Law and Commerce double degree

“I chose my Curtin degree because it offered a pathway to legal practice that was 18 months shorter than other institutions. Two semesters in, it feels like the right choice.

I find the classes are very engaging, especially if you’re a person who has even a slight interest in politics. As you would expect in a law classroom, you can get some really good debate going back and forth. I also found a law degree to be a key that unlocks a lot of doors, because law graduates can go on to work in many areas outside a law practice.”

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