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Curtin Law School (CLS) offers a range of programs including a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) taught by highly qualified and experienced legal academics, a professionally relevant Business Law major taught within the Bachelor of Commerce and a suite of tax programs taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Academic staff within the school are committed to high levels of industry relevant research as well as dedicated, professional and stimulating teaching methods.

Industry connections

A law school cannot and should not function in isolation from the profession. It is expected that members of the legal profession will participate in the life of the law school as teachers, mentors, and fellow researchers. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia the Honourable Wayne Martin AC QC is the Chairperson of the school’s advisory board. The advisory board consists of distinguished representatives of the legal profession, industry, secondary schools and the legal academy. It plays an important role in charting the future course of the school, in relation to strategic initiatives, relations with the profession, and the development specialities, themes and clinical programs.

Curtin Law School follows the same industry-connected ethos of Curtin Business School, drawing on deep industry connections to create real world learning opportunities for our law students.

Professional recognition

Curtin Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

The Curtin Bachelor of Laws (LLB) is an approved qualification under Rule 8 of the Legal Profession (Admission) Rules 2009 (WA) and satisfies the academic requirements for admission to legal practice in Western Australia. Graduates will be eligible for membership of the Law Society of Western Australia.

Business Law Major & Taxation Major- Bachelor of Commerce

Completion of a Business Law or Taxation Major within Bachelor of Commerce meets the increasing need of government, industry and the accounting profession for graduates who do not wish to enter into professional legal practice but still possess a strong background in law and business studies.

Graduates have the opportunity to seek membership of a range of professional bodies, including:

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John Curtin Law Clinic

The John Curtin Law Clinic aims to enhance the education of Curtin Law students and improve access to justice through supervised professional experience. The Law Clinic offers services to eligible Western Australian small businesses in a clinical legal education environment.

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Ghent Summer Law Program

The Ghent Summer Law Program gives participants a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to learn international law at a reputed European university. It blends academic value with an unforgettable student experience at the heart of Europe.

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