Our law school in the city
The Curtin Law School city campus will allow law students to undertake some of their studies in close proximity to the main courts. You’ll have the opportunity to gain applied industry experience via the John Curtin Law Clinic within the school and benefit from simulated court proceedings in our moot court facility.
“I decided to go into a Bachelor of Laws because I’ve always wanted to do something justice-wise, either with human rights or the environment. I want to have the power to make change. I interned with Greenpeace in Washington DC for three months last year. I worked with the toxics department looking into chemical safety legislation, and we basically argued that it wasn’t effective enough. We attended a meeting with the White House to lobby for a strengthening of the regulations. It was an awesome experience. It was great to be there with other environmental representatives and listen to their views. It was surprisingly less intense than I expected; it was just people talking to people and everyone was so respectful of one another.”
- Sarah Flynne
Fast-tracked course structure
The four- year Bachelor of Laws degree satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practice law. However, after first year subjects are taught in trimesters rather than semesters, which means you can study a full load in each trimester and graduate in only three calendar years. You can also progress at a slower more standard pace and combine study and work.
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Browse to the course that interests you for information on the course content and entrance requirements.
The Curtin undergraduate law degree is fully accredited and satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise as a lawyer.
The Business Law and Taxation majors within the Bachelor of Commerce allow you to underpin your Commerce degree with a legal background.
European summer law program
Get the most out of your degree by studying abroad through Curtin’s Ghent Summer Law Program in Belgium. This program gives participants a ‘once in a life time’ opportunity to learn international law at a reputed European university. The program blends academic value with an unforgettable student experience at the heart of Europe. You will have an unforgettable month while boosting both your academic education and your professional credentials!
The John Curtin Law Clinic gives students the opportunity to put their legal skills into practice and build confidence in carrying out professional activities. Under the supervision of experienced legal practitioners, students will meet with and prepare advice and information for eligible small businesses.
Access to industry connections
The Curtin Law School is fortunate to be richly endowed with industry and professional connections, and has an Advisory Board chaired by the Chief Justice of Western Australia, the Hon Wayne Martin AC. Our Advisory Board members use their knowledge and experience to help shape course content, create learning opportunities and ensure your course remains relevant to industry.
Law grad credits ‘invaluable’ double degree to career success
Madisen Scott enrolled in a double degree at Curtin, specialising in law and international relations. Working at the brand-new John Curtin Law Clinic was a highlight for the budding lawyer.
“Any time I get asked about my time at Curtin, I chew people’s ears off, bragging about how great working at the clinic was!” She says.
“The clinic staff were supportive and provided such great expertise and assistance. I was able to develop confidence and faith in my abilities with their support. It was the best decision I made in my law degree.”
- Madisen Scott
Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (International Relations)
Where can a Curtin Law Degree take you?
Curtin’s Bachelor of Laws can lead to your admission into the legal profession, enabling you to give legal advice, perform legal work and appear in court as a lawyer.
The Excellence Scholarship is offered to domestic students who have selected Curtin as a first preference into an eligible degree and achieved an ATAR of 96 or higher in 2017. The value of the scholarship will vary in accordance with your ATAR score.
If you achieve an ATAR between 96 – 96.99 and meet the other relevant criteria you will receive a one year scholarship valued at $5,000. If you receive an ATAR of 97 or above and meet the other relevant you will receive a three year scholarship valued at $15,000.
Curtin also offers a range of other scholarships for prospective students.
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