Denis, Denise and Una Glennon with Catherine Graville

2014 Ciara Glennon Scholarship awarded

Monday, 26 May 2014

A Law/Arts student with a passion for social justice has been awarded this year's Ciara Glennon Memorial Law Scholarship.

Professor Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith appointed as Winthrop Professor of Law at UWA

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Former foreign affairs and defence minister Stephen Smith has returned to scholarship at The University of Western Australia as Winthrop Professor of International Law.

Jessyca Hutchens

Indigenous student chooses between Oxford and Cambridge

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

An Indigenous graduate of The University of Western Australia has been accepted into both Oxford and Cambridge universities and has had to choose between them.

Associate Professor Alex Gardner

Drying climate leads to push for water law reform

Friday, 28 March 2014

Despite the Water Corporation's heavy investment in desalination, groundwater replenishment and changes to groundwater management, important water law reforms are required to respond to pressure from climate change and population growth on the State's invaluable groundwater resources, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Professor Eileen Webb

More older women facing homeless future

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have confirmed what advocates have been warning for some time - increasing numbers of older women are becoming homeless.

Ms Laura Vincent

UWA student wins 2014 John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship

Friday, 21 March 2014

A 21 year-old Indigenous Law/Arts student at The University of Western Australia is one of two national winners of the Law Council of Australia's 2014 John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship.

Irina Cattalini, Chief Executive Officer of WA Council of Social Service

Young guns shine in 40under40 Awards

Thursday, 20 March 2014

The University of Western Australia congratulates the 11 alumni named in this year's 40under40 Awards.

Dr Richard Pestell

UWA alumni named Australia's most innovative global leaders

Friday, 14 March 2014

Two outstanding graduates from The University of Western Australia were last night recognised for their commitment to effecting change at the 2014 Advance Australian Global Awards in Sydney.

Joanna Vincent and Jean-Paul Hobbs at the Fulbright Awards ceremony

Fulbright Scholarships awarded to three from UWA

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

An internationally recognised plant nutrition expert, an Arts/Law graduate and a postdoctoral fellow from The University of Western Australia have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships for 2014, joining an elite worldwide group that includes Nobel Laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners in its ranks.

Law Summer School attracts leading legal practitioners

Law Summer School attracts leading legal practitioners

Thursday, 27 February 2014

The Law Summer School is a WA legal professional development conference organised and run by the Law Society of WA and co-hosted by UWA Law School.

Law Summer School marks a special date on the Western Australian legal calendar because it brings many local, national and international practitioners together.

Jessup Moot trial at the Supreme Court of WA

Jessup Moot team to compete in the international round of the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Monday, 24 February 2014

For the fifth time in six years, a team of students representing the UWA Law School will compete in the international round of the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition after successfully competing in the national round of the competition held in Canberra.

Hon Nicholas Hasluck AM, QC and Professor and Dean of Law Erika Techera

Bridging the gap between law and literature - UWA celebrates Former Judge and UWA Honorary Fellow Nicholas Hasluck’s new book Legal Limits

Monday, 24 February 2014

In the District Court of Western Australia in late December 2013, the Faculty of Law launched Nicholas Hasluck’s latest book - Legal Limits - in a star-studded event featuring: the Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia Robert French; Chief Judge of the District Court of Western Australia, Peter Martino; Dean of UWA Law School Professor Erika Techera; and leading academic Dr Peter Johnston as well as many other high profile members of the legal community including the Chief Justice of the Supreme Cou

Aurora Milroy and Rebecca Hutchens

Indigenous cousins take honours in law and medicine

Monday, 13 January 2014

First cousins Aurora Milroy and Rebecca Hutchens have not only just finished their professional degrees at the same time at The University of Western Australia - they have also become the first Indigenous students to be awarded, respectively, First Class Honours in Law and the Australian Medical Association Prize, which is the top prize in Medicine.

LawyerEd Newsletter

LawyerEd Newsletter (October - December 2013)

Thursday, 19 December 2013

The Faculty of Law was founded in 1928 and since then has established a reputation for outstanding legal education. 

LawyerEd is the Faculty of Law's quarterly newsletter which captures news about our achievements, new courses, research developments and alumni updates on a quarterly basis.

Professor Erika Techera, Dean of Law at The University of Western Australia

Dean presents IAS lecture on oceans law

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Professor Erika Techera, Dean of Law at The University of Western Australia presented the development of the Law of the Sea from ancient origins to modern challenges at the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) in October.

Photo:  Pippin Drysdale

Death and taxes a certainty for artists; UWA educates art community on rights after death

Thursday, 5 December 2013

The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Law in association with UWA Cultural Precinct and Artsource hosted a unique ‘Art after Death Symposium' at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery in October 2013.

Sir John Forrest (1847-1918)

Top lawmaker to discuss founding father and favourite son

Friday, 23 August 2013

Australia's 12th Chief Justice, His Honour Chief Justice Robert French of the High Court of Australia - an alumnus of The University of Western Australia - will give a free public address in Mandurah about a big man who left a big mark on his State and his nation - Sir John Forrest.

Leon Firios

Law graduate wins prestigious Harvard Fellowship

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

A leading law graduate and lecturer from The University of Western Australia plans to repay his good fortune in winning a prestigious scholarship to Harvard University by teaching what he learns to others.

Grey Nurse (Sand Shark)

Shark conservation holds key to healthy marine ecosystem

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Researchers at The University of Western Australia and Macquarie University will investigate how international laws can be reformed to improve shark conservation and management.

Roxanne Moore

UWA Fulbright scholar to focus on human rights

Monday, 25 March 2013

A former Principal Associate to WA Chief Justice Wayne Martin AC who aims to pursue a career in human rights has been awarded a 2013 Fulbright Western Australia Scholarship to undertake research in the United States.