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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.

A law degree with a difference

With access to dedicated learning spaces at Curtin’s main campus in Bentley and in the heart of Perth city, study abroad opportunities, and the chance to gain your degree in three years instead of four, Curtin truly offers a law degree with a difference.

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Complete a 4-year law degree in 3 years

After your first year, you will study in trimesters rather than semesters. This means you could start your career sooner and graduate in just three years instead of the usual four years at other universities.

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.

Practice makes perfect: Hands-on learning

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-world cases

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.

Study in Europe

Study in Europe

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.

Study in the heart of Perth city

The Curtin Law School city campus is the only university law school based in the Perth CBD, allowing you to study in close proximity to the main courts.

The school is fortunate to be richly endowed with industry and professional connections, including the Hon Chief Justice Peter Quinlan SC, who sits on our Law Advisory Board.

Customise your law experience 

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Shape your law degree to your interests

In addition to your core units, you’ll have the opportunity to tailor your study to suit your career interests.

With more than 25 optional units to choose from, you could dive into topics such as forensic advocacy, family law, human rights law, property law, native title law and policy, or even Environmental Law.

Our graduates have found work in various areas including in criminal law, child protection law and capital projects.

Learn more

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Expand your career options with a double degree

Do you want to expand your career prospects, or pursue a highly specialised career, such as a psychologist within the criminal and justice systems?

A double degree increases your skills and knowledge across law and another learning area, giving you more career choices. You’ll study units from both courses, but the condensed program structure means it may take only a year or two longer than a single degree.

Hear what our students have to say

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 also found my degree unlocks a lot of doors, because law graduates can go on to work in many areas outside a law practice.”

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. 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.”

Tamara Molan, Law and Psychology double degree

“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.”

How to apply

Don’t want to wait?
Many of our courses are available for mid-year entry. That means that you can start studying as early as this July! Just choose your preferred start date when you apply. Applications for mid-year entry close Friday 14 July.

Start studying in semester 1, 2024
You can apply from Monday 1 May to start studying with us in 2024. If you’re currently completing year 12, you may be eligible for an early offer to help you secure a place before you even receive your ATAR.

Learn how to apply
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