Future Students

Blackstone doesn't only represent LLB and JD students, but also Pre-Law students - both those undertaking one of the undergraduate law majors or with a direct pathway into the JD.

Direct Pathway | LSAT | Information Sessions | Undergraduate Law Majors

 

DIRECT PATHWAY INTO THE JURIS DOCTOR

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • The standard minimum ATAR for a direct pathway into the JD is 96.
  • There are 100 direct pathway places available. 
  • More information is available online here.

APPLYING FOR YOUR DIRECT PATHWAY

  • Details on applying for the Juris Doctor are online here
  • The entry requirements for the Juris Doctor are explained here.
  • Information about the Juris Doctor is online here, in the UWA.

TAKING UP YOUR DIRECT PATHWAY

  • Details for taking up direct pathways at UWA, including for the Juris Doctor, is online here.

 

LSAT EXAM

What is THE LSAT?

  • The LSAT is an independent, international test administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), which sends results directly to the UWA Law School.

  • All applicants for the UWA JD are required to sit the LSAT prior to applying. Only UWA Direct Pathway Students and those applying via the Indigenous Pathway are exempt from sitting the LSAT.

how do i sit the lsat?

  • Applicants should consult the LSAC website to confirm all registration and test date information as dates may vary depending on the centre location. Applicants who have taken the test within the last five years may use those results for admission purposes. 

how DO I PREPARE FOR THE LSAT?

  • The LSAC website includes information on LSAT Preparation Materials, providing links to sample questions with explanations and a couple of sample LSAT tests.
  • The Law School runs LSAT Information Sessions several times a year - check their Facebook page for details about upcoming sessions.

WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION?

  • Information about the LSAT is on the Law School website here.

 

FUTURE STUDENT MENTORING

The Education and Pre-Law portfolios have developed an academic mentoring program targeted at undergraduate students who are contemplating or have decided to undertake the Juris Doctor at UWA.

Further details are available on the Pre-Law Blackstone Academic Mentoring page or the Blackstone Facebook page.

 

UNDERGRADUATE LAW MAJORS

There are no pre-requisite courses or units for entry into the Juris Doctor, and you will not be at a disadvantage for not having done law before. However, many students like to get a taste of what law is like by taking units, or enrolling in majors, in either Business Law (in the Bachelor of Commerce) or Law & Society (in the Bachelor of Arts). 

BUSINESS LAW

  • Business Law is a major within the Bachelor of Commerce and focuses on the fundamental relationship between law and business and is ideal for those planning careers in a wide range of business areas including professional accounting, business management, international trade and industrial relations. 

    • NOTE: students will not be able to enrol in some Juris Doctor electives if they have previously completed some particular Business Law units. If you're concerned about this make sure to check the online Handbook for further information. 

  • For more information on the major and units within it go to the UWA Handbook online. 

LAW & SOCIETY

  • Law & Society is a major within the Bachelor of Arts and covers broad theoretical issues about the nature of law and society as well as how the relationship plays out in particular fields of legal and social policy at both domestic and international levels.

  • For more information on the major and units within it go to the UWA Handbook online.

If you have any questions regarding the Undergraduate Law majors or units you can contact the Pre-Law Vice-President Sharni Cutayar at prelawvp@blackstone.asn.au.