During their studies UWA Law students are expected to develop and demonstrate attributes and skills that are essential for professional competence.
An understanding of fundamental legal concepts and principles and an ability to make connections between them, as well as an appreciation of the relationship between - and an ability to integrate knowledge across - the various areas of law.
An appreciation of the broad framework of law and generic legal knowledge, applicable beyond a particular area.
An awareness of the historical, ethical, political, social, economic and philosophical dimensions and significance of law and the rule of law.
The ability to make and assess recommendations for law reform.
The acquisition of comparative law perspectives, including an appreciation and understanding of the significance of different principles and rules relevant to common issues in interstate, state and federal, foreign jurisdictions and the potential impact of international developments on domestic law.
The ability to critically interpret, analyse and comment on legal issues and principles, primary and secondary resources and contextual debates about the law.
Engagement in comprehensive and independent legal research.
The ability to draw on and apply knowledge across a range of areas in solving substantive and procedural legal problems and providing relevant advice.
These graduate attributes are integrated progressively into the undergraduate curriculum at year level (one, two, three and four) and are consistent with and reflect the Educational Principles of UWA.