Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources Law


The Centre for Mining, Energy and Natural Resources Law (CMENRL) stimulates education and research on legal issues arising from the mining, energy and natural resources sectors of the Western Australian economy.

It has a particular emphasis on collaborative projects, conferences, seminars and workshops conducted in cooperation with the public and private sectors.

Centre Aims:

  • to promote, encourage and publish research in mining, energy and natural resources law;
  • to provide a forum for collaboration between the Law School, industry, government and the legal profession to facilitate research and education;
  • to organise conferences, seminars and short courses. Seminars and short courses provide legal education for the legal profession and industry
  • to assist the development of postgraduate and undergraduate courses in mining, energy and natural resources law.

Annual Reports

Reports and Research Publications

*Hard copies of the Monograph are available on request for $25 plus GST and postage (if required). Please contact ian.murray@uwa.edu.au

Industry Insights

Short courses

Short courses, over 3-5 days, subjects include a range of topics such as oil and gas, corporate governance, environmental law and mining law. For a full list of current on campus short courses and the 2018 program please visit the Law School's Executive Education program.


    The UWA Law School offers a range of seminars for lawyers, barristers and anyone interested in professional development sessions taught by international experts and Western Australian leading industry experts. Current seminar program.

    Degree Study

    Gain a tertiary qualification in resources and commercial law or mining and energy law:

    • Choice of a wide and comprehensive range of subjects which enables you to better match your career objectives with your studies.
    • Enhance your networks within the commercial and resources or mining and energy sectors by engaging with practitioners and academics within these fields.
    • Benefit from UWA's wide ranging and well established connections in the resources law spheres.

    Course Structure and Units of Study

    The Master programs consist of units to the value of 48 points (eight units, one year full-time) and the Graduate Diplomas are a 24 point course (four units, 6 months).