UWA Jessup team 2016/2017

UWA law students reach semi-finals of Jessup competition

Monday, 27 February 2017

A team of five budding lawyers has tackled a complex case of international public law, reaching the Australian semi-finals of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

Indigenous students

UWA congratulates graduating Indigenous students

Monday, 21 November 2016

The University of Western Australia congratulates a record number of Indigenous students who received their degrees at UWA’s Winthrop Hall at the weekend.

Kate Offer, Penny Carruthers, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Natalie Skead (left to right)

National recognition keeps coming for Law School

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Penny Carruthers ’contribution to teaching has been recognised with a national citation from the Federal Education Department’s Office of Learning and Teaching.

Professor Erika Techera

UWA Law Dean wins national academic honour

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

The University of Western Australia’s first female Law School Dean has been named Academic of the Year at the Lawyers Weekly 2016 Australian Law Awards held in Sydney.

George Ford

UWA student and alumni chase Olympic Glory

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

The University of Western Australia celebrated its Rio Olympic representatives at a breakfast event last week with former Hockeyroo and Olympic gold medallist Sally Carbon among a panel of special guests.

WA Governor Kerry Sanderson

Graduates and staff earn Queen's Birthday Honours

Monday, 13 June 2016

Western Australia’s Governor, a Supreme Court judge, an Australian hockey legend and one of Perth’s leading businessmen are among 18 graduates and a staff member of The University of Western Australia who have been recognised in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Kim Beazley

Kim Beazley returns to UWA after six years as US Ambassador

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

The University of Western Australia and the Perth USAsia Centre have welcomed the return of former federal defence minister Kim Beazley to his alma mater after serving as Australia’s Ambassador to the United States for six years.

Dr McGivern appointed Chair of the WA Reproductive Technology Council

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

UWA Law School’s Deputy Dean Dr Brenda McGivern has been appointed as chair of the Western Australian Reproductive Technology Council (RTC). Having served on the Council since 2005, Dr McGivern will succeed the inaugural Chair, Professor Con Michael AO, who has led the Council since its inception in the late 1980s.

Jonathon Leek

Best in profession joins UWA Law School

Monday, 29 February 2016

UWA Law School’s newest Honorary Fellow, Jonathon Leek, has further cemented his position as one of Australia’s foremost tax lawyers after being named Best Tax Lawyer Perth 2016 by the Australian Financial Review.

Professor Harry Blagg

Calls for justice for young FASD offenders

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia Law School concerned about juvenile offenders battling foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are working with communities in Broome, Derby and Fitzroy Crossing on law reforms that will benefit offenders, the courts and government agencies delivering services.

Professor Ken Shao with tour participants

Cultural immersion learning experience provides law students with competitive edge

Thursday, 21 January 2016

A group of 27 students Law School students selected from a highly competitive field of applicants have participated in a unique cultural immersion experience designed to develop Chinese cultural literacy. The experience, undertaken as part of the Graduate Diploma of Chinese Business Law, was led by Professor Ken Shao, expert in Chinese Business Law and Chinese culture and course director. Professor Shao designed the elective unit to instil in students an understanding of the key, yet frequently misunderstood concept of cultural literacy.

Convocation cultural excellence awards

Joint winners for cultural excellence awards

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

A PhD psychology candidate who is passionate about mental health and education and a law graduate who runs the WA Debating League have taken out this year’s Bryant Stokes Matilda Award for Cultural Excellence at The University of Western Australia.

Emily Gordon

UWA law graduates win scholarships to Cambridge

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Two young law graduates from The University of Western Australia are heading to the UK’s Cambridge University after winning prestigious scholarships to continue their studies.

Teaching Innovation Pays Off

Friday, 18 September 2015

Kate Offer loves teaching Law. More than that, she loves to experiment with how she teaches Law. The Assistant Professor’s passion – and experiments – will be recognised later this month with a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning from the Federal Education Department’s Office of Teaching and Learning.

Kate could not be more delighted with the award, which recognises those who have made a significant contribution to the quality of student learning over a sustained period.

UWA Associate Professor Judith Fordham and business partner Steve Roast

Success at 2015 Telstra WA Business Awards

Friday, 17 July 2015

Perth Barrister and Associate Professor from The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Forensic Science Judith Fordham and her business partner Steve Roast are celebrating after taking out the prestigious title of 2015 Telstra WA Micro Business Award for their unique, multi-disciplinary law practice, Fordham and Roast.

Zoe Bush

2015 Ciara Glennon Scholarship awarded

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

A final-year Law/Arts student with a passion for social justice and particularly Indigenous issues has been awarded this year’s Ciara Glennon Memorial Law Scholarship.

Law School Alumna Michelle Gordon appointed to High Court of Australia

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

The Federal Government has appointed Law School Alumna Michelle Gordon as the next justice of the High Court of Australia.

Honorary Doctor of Laws conferred to Ms Sarah Beshar

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

The University Western Australia Law School has conferred an Honorary Doctor of Laws to Ms Sarah Beshar BJuris, LLB W.Aust, BCL Oxf, the first such honour since 2011.

UWA law students bound for Washington

Monday, 9 February 2015

A team of law students representing The University of Western Australia is on its way to Washington after a great performance in one of the most prestigious competitions for law students.

World renowned legal advocate for sex equality to give Perth public lecture

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

The University of Western Australia Law School presents a unique opportunity for members of the public to hear from globally renowned scholar and advocate for women Professor Catharine A. MacKinnon.