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Welcome to the Law School.

Online study resources for students enrolled in the Business Law major or the Law and Society major. The Law School's professional team is your point of contact for questions about your progression and navigating degree requirements. If you cannot find what you are looking for contact the Law School's professional support team through the medium of UWA's student correspondence portal, askUWA.

Academic conduct and ethical scholarship

Academic misconduct, including plagiarism, is covered by the University's guidelines on academic conduct. There is further information about ethical scholarship on the UWA My Course student support webpage.
  • Cheating in tests or examinations, such as copying from another student, or taking unauthorised materials into the test or examination room.
  • Plagiarism is presenting another's work as though it were one's own; for instance, quoting or paraphrasing someone else's opinions, arguments or research findings, whether published or unpublished, without clear acknowledgement of the source. (No source need be given for commonly accepted matters of fact.)
  • Falsifying results of experiments or research studies.
  • Collusion - for example, writing an assignment jointly and submitting it as the work of one individual unless it is clearly designated a group project.
  • Helping someone else to commit any dishonest act such as those listed above.
The consequences for misconduct can be severe, including exclusion from the University.

Disclosure - important note to students who wish to be a Lawyer
Academic dishonesty or misconduct may have to be reported to the authorities responsible for admission to the legal profession and will be taken into account in deciding whether a person is suitable for admission as a legal practitioner.

Assignments, assessment and examinations


  • Check your unit outline for the method of handing in an assignment.


  • You are responsible for checking when and where your exams are held. You can do this by checking your timetable in studentConnect. On the Current Students website, you will find detailed information on results, appeals, deferred examinations, exam clashes, exam papers, rules and who to contact for further information about exams.
Policies and good practice.
  • The following policies are grouped under headings to reflect your student lifecyce.
Admission and enrolment
Fees and charges
Assessment and examinations
Academic performance
Honours award
Higher degree by research
Student conduct
Appeals and complaints

Credit for previous study

The University may grant advanced standing in undergraduate degree courses through the transfer of credit for work completed elsewhere in the higher education sector and in TAFE colleges, and through the recognition of prior learning from professional and other courses and related work experience. For more information see the Policy on credit transfer in the Further information. Procedure

Cross-institutional study

Students may be permitted to undertake studies on a cross-institutional basis at another post-secondary institution (host institution) for credit to their degree course at this University (home institution). Procedure

In the first instance, approval must be obtained from the Faculty Student Adviser and then from the institution at which students seek to enrol.

Enrolment and unit availability

Unit enrolment is an online process via studentConnect. it is recommended that you enrol in units for both semesters of the academic year.

Visit the UWA Handbook for unit codes and availability.

Your unit may have a lecture and a tutorial, the UWA class allocation system (CAS) will be used to register for classes. Information is provided by Student Services for first-time users.

INVALID units need to be corrected. There are a number of reasons your enrolment in a unit may show up as “INVALID”. Check to ensure you meet all the prerequisites. If you do not meet all the prerequisites you should either withdraw from the unit or seek special approval. You should still attend lectures and tutorial classes for the invalid units until you have received advice from the School.

If you are unable to withdraw from a unit online, the census date may have passed and you will need to complete a Change of Enrolment form (available from Student Central, in person or via ask UWA.

To add a unit late, fill out a Special Approval form and submit the form via askUWA to the Law School for approval. You then need to take the signed approval form to Student Central to process a Change of Enrollment form and pay the late fee.

Important note: if you withdraw from a unit after the academic withdrawal date, for the purposes of calculating the GPA and WAM a withdrawal FN equals zero, and will bring your GPA and WAM down.
You should make yourself familiar with the UWA Census Dates and be aware of this when considering withdrawing or submitting a Change of Enrolment form. Census dates and academic withdrawal dates explained. Teaching periods, census and withdrawal dates.

Withdrawing from enrolment. Before withdrawing from your course, you should discuss your intention with your faculty adviser as other options may be available. You might also consider applying for approved leave. Detailed information

To ensure parity in marking standards, units in the Law and Society and Business Law Majors will be subject to profiling with the award of distinction and higher distinction being awarded to no more than 50 per cent of students in each unit. 

Email, internet and student device support

All students currently enrolled at UWA are automatically assigned an email address. It is important to use this email address, as the University sends your official and general correspondence to that address. UWA Student E-mail system, a comprehensive student communications and collaboration suite.

UWA offers a range of online and person-to-person help so students can make the most of their email and network access and technical support, including audio visual equipment. IT Student Support.

Learning Resources

UWA has a wealth of resources available to support your student learning. Click here for information about:

Academic Conduct Essentials (ACE): compulsory online module for all students about ethical scholarship and the expectations of correct academic conduct that UWA has of its students.
Course Materials Online (CMO): Find out the course materials identified by your lecturers as important for your unit.
Information resources: locate library services, including the library OneSearch, and access IT Help.
Learning Management System (Blackboard): Use the LMS to access the online information, resources and activities specific to your units.
Lecture Capture System (LCS): Listen to lecture recordings for your units.
Dates and deadlines: Keep track of teaching periods, withdrawal and census dates.
Handbook: Find out about UWA courses, majors, units and schedules.
StudySmarter: Access resources to improve study, communication, maths, writing and research skills.

Law Library
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Learning and Teaching

Responsibility for the quality and delivery of law education lies with the Law School. We design and deliver courses and units, and are accountable for quality of teaching and student satisfaction with their educational experience.

Our School is strongly focused on providing a rich and rewarding learning experience. It has identified three key objectives to do this: enhance the student experience, improve teaching quality and to continue to build links between teaching and research. For more information.

Equity and Diversity at the Law School.

Attributes and skills: expected outcomes

Teaching and Learning Awards 2016

Review and appeals

In accordance with the University Policy on Review and Appeal of Academic Decisions Relating to Students, a student may request a review of an academic decision relating to them, and to appeal if they are dissatisfied with the outcome of that review. Review and appeal procedure.

Scholarships and Awards

Information regarding undergraduate scholarships and awards can be found online.

Special Consideration

If you think your study has been severely affected by serious illness or other factors outside your control, you can apply for special consideration.

An application for extension must be submitted before the assessment due date via askUWA or hand-in at the Arts and Law Student Office. All requests for special consideration, including the application for assignment extension, must be made using the form and the appropriate supporting documents. Application form and required documentation.

A student should not wait for their results to come out before applying for special consideration.

Applications for special consideration will be assessed, where possible, within three (3) University working day of submission. Notification of the outcome of any application will be communicated by email to the student’s university email address.

Detailed information.

Student exchange and study abroad

Student life

The Law School is host to the law students' society, Blackstone Society. Joining the Blackstone Society puts you in contact with people that share common interests and are going through a similar experience. For more information visit the society's webpage. Involvement with Blackstone goes a long way to ensuring that you get the most out of your University education. It provides:

  • a wide range of social events including the Law Dinner Debate, Annual Law Ball and cocktail evenings
  • legal competitions
  • equity and social justice initiatives such as the Women in Law Mentoring Scheme and the Blackstone Volunteering Program
  • a catalogue of different publications
  • career fairs, workshops and seminars
  • as well as representation and advocacy within the Law School, the University and nationally within the Australian Law Students Association

The UWAstudents YouTube has many videos that can assist you.

STUDYSmarter provides online services that promote writing, research and study skills.

Things to know and places to go. Free University services and social activities.

UWA has a wealth of resources available to support your student learning.

Study Plans

Your undergraduate course offers a wide range of choices when planning your enrolment. Study plans are designed to demonstrate how to complete your course and give you ideas to explore and develop when choosing your major(s) and units. UWA Handbook Study Plans. Create your Study Plan. Should you require assistance, contact your student office via askUWA and attach your draft study plan.

What’s next?

There are many opportunities available to UWA graduates: