Located in Perth, the University of Western Australia (UWA) is globally recognized as a research-intensive institution. It was founded in 1911 and has since then evolved into one of the world's top 1% universities by various ranking organizations such as the Shanghai-Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities. UWA also boasts of being one of the ten universities awarded by the QS Stars University Ratings with a Five Star Plus rating.
UWA's Law School was founded in 1927. It is Westerns Australia's oldest law school and the 5th oldest in Australia. The Law School is proud of its 90 years of excellence in research, legal education and scholarship. It currently offers six LLM programs, including a General LLM program that allows a student to gain further specialization in any of the following legal fields:
- Dispute Resolution
- Taxation Law
- Mining and Natural Resources Law
- Law and Policy
- International Commercial Law
- Public International Law
The other LLM programs are as follows:
- LLM in International Law
- LLM in International Commercial Law
- LLM in Commercial and Resources Law
- LLM in Mining and Energy Law
- LLM in Law, Policy and Government
All LLM programs may be taken full-time for one year or part-time for two years, on-campus. Applications are accepted all throughout the year and will be considered for next intake based on when the application has been completed and the availability of space.
Those interested in maximizing their next two years with the most amount of legal education may opt to take any of the two dual LLM degrees offered by UWA Law School, i.e., the combined Master of International Relations and Master of International Law, and the combined Master of International Commercial Law and Master of Commerce. The former is a cross-disciplinary offering of the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Arts while the latter is offered through the cooperation of the Law School and the Business School.