We challenge the rules

Griffith Law School pioneered teaching law within its social context and offering legal clinics that gives students, hands-on experience in a structured environment. We were founded upon and remain committed to social justice and the law as an instrument of change.

When you study law with us, you are studying among the world's best. Griffith is the highest ranked Australian university for Law in the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

#1 FOR LAW IN AUSTRALIA

Griffith's ranking boosted in latest Academic Ranking of World Universities

We challenge the rules

Abiding by laws, regulations and rules is central to a lawyer's way of thinking. But Griffith thinks differently.

It could be our age: as a young law school, we break with tradition. Or it could be our unique commitment to social justice and global change.

Either way, at Griffith, we understand the power of law and know that sometimes you need to challenge the rules, to break them apart and put them back together.

WE PRACTICE WHAT WE TEACH

Associate Professor Susan Harris Rimmer has progressed gender equality through her work with the G20 and as one of Australia's representatives for the W20.

She's been shortlisted for the Australian Financial Review's 100 Women of Influence, Women's Agenda Leadership Award and the Global Thinkers Forum Award for Excellence in Women's Empowerment.

WE ACHIEVE REMARKABLE THINGS

Lecturer Kate van Doore has changed the lives of vulnerable children globally through advocating for the legal recognition of orphanage trafficking as a form of modern day slavery.

In 2017, her incredible work was celebrated with the prestigious Freedom Award from Anti-Slavery Australia.

WE LEAD BY EXAMPLE

Griffith Law School has retained its progressive approach while accumulating international expertise

Celebrating 25 years of Griffith Law School

The Honourable Margaret McMurdo AC (pictured with Dean and Head of School Prof Pene Mathew) charts our history of teaching and research excellence and its impact on legal education in Australia. Address delivered at the 2017 Griffith Law School Gala.

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Griffith legal clinics

Experience law beyond the classroom

Legal clinics are work placements or internships with our industry partners in community legal centres, law firms and government.

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Opportunities

Remarkable opportunities

We offer exciting opportunities to expand your studies with networking events, global exchanges and our Judge in residence.

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Research

Fearless interdisciplinary research

Griffith's reputation for interdisciplinary research in law is world-class.

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Featured alumni

Chris Flynn

"Griffith Law School allows you to embrace the law as a means of improving society and making a contribution towards achieving better outcomes for everybody"

Chris is a partner at top tier law firm Gilbert + Tobin, an independent commercial law firm renowned for their pioneering pro bono work. Chris has played a lead role in some of Australia's recent most high-profile cases, including heading the legal team response for the sucessful release of journalist Peter Greste, who was detained in Egypt for 400 days and supporting the council assisting in the Chan and Sukumaran capital punishment cases.

Kara Cook

Kara Cook

Griffith has such a strong emphasis on social justice, something that's critically important to me and practical learning through legal clinics

Kara is director and principal solicitor of COOKLEGAL, the first private expert Domestic Violence law firm in Australia. Her firm is committed to giving back to the community and in particular to services that assist women and children who have been subjected to domestic violence. Kara’s legal work and community service has been recognised by the Lawyers Weekly Top 30 under 30 list and by the Law Council of Australia who named her Australian Young Lawyer of the Year.