Application for direct pathway to the Juris Doctor (JD)

How do I apply for a direct pathway to the Juris Doctor as a current student?

Students must submit an application before completing their first 48 points at UWA. Applications should be submitted before the official release of results for the semester when you expect to complete your 48 points (ie. students studying full-time should submit an application before the release of results for second semester of their first year).

Applications from second and third year students may be considered but students who apply after completing more than 48 points must also have a current GPA of at least 6.0. Students in the final semester of their undergraduate degree cannot apply for a direct pathway.
 
Applications are open all year round and assessed in two rounds at the end of each semester. The 2019 assessment dates are listed below:
  • Students who submit an application between 7 December 2018 and 4 July 2019 will receive an outcome by 22 July 2019.
  • Students who submit an application between 16 June 2019 and 2 December 2019 will receive an outcome by 20 December 2019.
 

Click here to submit your application

 
 

Frequently asked questions

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Is this open to both international and domestic students? Yes, applications are open to all undergraduate students and there is currently no quota for domestic or international cohorts. If a quota is applied each application will be ranked on academic merit.

Can I apply if I have only completed 24 points?

Yes, provided you are also currently enrolled in 24 points. Your application will be assessed after you complete a total of 48 points.

Can I apply if I have completed more than 48 points?
Yes, but to be eligible for the direct pathway you will also need to have achieved a GPA of at least 6.0 within your first 48 points and also have a current GPA of at least 6.0. 
Students in the final semester of their undergraduate degree cannot apply for the direct pathway and should instead submit an application for admission to the Juris Doctor.

I have a direct pathway to another course, can I keep this and have the direct pathway to the Juris Doctor?

No, you can only hold one direct pathway at a time at UWA

How long have I got to take up my direct pathway place after I complete my undergraduate degree?

You have 3 years to take up your direct pathway place to the Juris Doctor.

Does the 48 points completed for eligibility include any credit?

No, the 48 points must be all units completed at UWA. For example, if you have a GPA of 6.0 and have completed 48 points in your course but 12 points of that were for credit from previous study then you are not eligible to apply. To obtain a direct pathway you must not have been enrolled as a student at another institution (this excludes cross institutional enrolment).

Will I have the option to apply for the Juris Doctor at a later date?

You can only apply for a direct pathway once. However, if your application is not successful you can still submit an application for the Juris Doctor upon completion of your undergraduate degree.
Will I need to maintain a GPA of 6.0 (after my first 48 points) to keep my direct pathway to the Juris Doctor? No, but you will need to meet the minimum academic admission requirements for the Juris Doctor upon completion of your undergraduate degree.
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