The AEL group encompasses creative and performing arts, law, education, criminology, social science and humanities

We are the largest and most diverse academic group in the University, and our presence across all six Griffith University campuses focuses on developing programs to prepare students for a changing world. We are proud to foster an environment where research intensity can flourish, with our academic community undertaking outstanding scholarship and research that makes a major contribution to society.

Professor Paul Mazerolle, Pro Vice Chancellor

What can I study?

Arts, Education and Law programs and courses

Arts, Education and Law Research

Our Arts, Education and Law researchers undertake outstanding scholarship and ground-breaking research that makes major contributions to society. Their work supports social change and development across the world. Professor Paul Taçon is leading a national campaign to save Australia's rock art, which has been dated back to 39,000 years ago.

Teaching excellence

The AEL group has Australia's best teachers

Our teachers have won more Australian Government awards, citations, fellowships and grants than any other university, including two Arts, Education and Law staff being named Australian University Teacher of the Year.

Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet

Through her work in the development of innovative practices and community engagement initiatives in music learning and teaching, Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet was named the 2014 University Teacher of the Year.

Associate Professor Halim Rane

Associate Professor Halim Rane developed the University's unique suite of Islamic Studies with a contemporary, secular focus on Islam-West relations. He is Griffith's third recipient of the prestigious Australian University Teacher of the Year award, acknowledging the quality teaching and outstanding contributions made to student learning at Griffith.

World rankings

Griffith is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide

Remarkable alumni

Queensland Conservatorium graduate, renowned vocalist and composer Katie Noonan is synonymous with Australian music. Explore some of our remarkable Arts, Education and Law Alumni.

Featured Alumni from Arts, Education and Law

Chris Eigeland

Global shaper

Chris Eigeland

Law / Arts

Chris Eigeland is a serial entrepreneur, international lawyer and was Australia’s Youth Representative to the United Nations for 2016.

Dami Im

Pop icon

Dami Im

Music

Queensland Conservatorium graduate Dami Im has soared to international fame and is one of Australia’s most iconic pop idols.

Michael Zavros

Award-winning artist

Michael Zavros

Visual and Creative Arts

Winning prestigious art awards and exhibiting in art museums across the world, Michael Zavros is living the dream of a successful visual artist.

Rebecca Johnson

Educator extraordinaire

Rebecca Johnson

Education

Primary school science teacher Rebecca Johnson has published over 80 educational books and has won national awards for curriculum design.

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November 18, 2018

Are professions merely a set of outcomes? Where Susskind got it wrong.

By Professor John Flood Professor of Law and Society Griffith Law School Richard Susskind has recently published a short paper arguing people don’t want professionals, they want solutions and answers. The paper then criticises professions for being more concerned with themselves than the peopl...

November 08, 2018

Griffith experts to prepare Human Rights Bill submission

Griffith’s law experts will meet next week to discuss the impact of the proposed Human Rights Act in Queensland.

November 08, 2018

Condon forecasts bright future for next generation of journalists

Award-winning novelist and journalist Matthew Condon has joined Griffith’s School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences as journalist-in-residence.

November 07, 2018

Dr Taeko Imura wins 2018 Teacher of the Year

Japanese lecturer Dr Taeko Imura has won the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Griffith University Teacher of the Year.

November 06, 2018

Photography lecturer recognised for work in Cambodia

For Griffith students studying abroad, the destination isn't a place, but a new way of seeing things. One of the university's most successful short-term mobility programs is the annual photography in-field trip to Cambodia, where students spend time on assignment with local NGOs to capture the count...

November 05, 2018

Griffith Law School academics welcome Qld’s Human Rights Act

Griffith Law School academics welcome Queensland’s Human Rights Act Bill and are available for comment  Associate Professor Sue Harris-Rimmer, Australian Research Council Future Fellow says: “This is an important bill for Queensland, especially remote and regional Queensland. This bill will fo...

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