Reimagining the way we think about law in the 21st Century

The rapid innovation of the modern world demands a new way of thinking. Our legal profession is being redefined as we experience new technologies, climate change, international trade and mass migration.

At the Law Futures Centre, we connect an extensive array of multidisciplinary international scholars and policy makers to solve these problems. Our members are committed to outstanding collaborative research that is responsible for global change.

Feature event

Professional Futures Conference: Challenges and opportunities for 21st Century professions

The conference will examine the range of challenges and opportunities faced by many or most professions – comparing the nature of those challenges and the various responses of the professions, regulators and clients.

The conference will be of great interest to Professional Associations, Regulators of the professions, academics in professional disciplines and professionals interested in the challenges and opportunities for their professions and their professional life.

Register here

"Griffith University has developed a full range of professional courses over the last 26 years starting with accounting, law and some specialized areas of engineering and moving to include medicine, dentistry, nursing and midwifery, allied health, architecture, a full complement of engineering qualifications, and journalism. We are now assisting in efforts to professionalize banking and finance. Some of these professions are ancient and have been taught in universities for hundreds of years, while some are more recent. All professions, however, are rapidly changing in the face of multiple reinforcing challenges in which change is measured in years rather than centuries. More recently established professional schools are particularly aware of those challenges and have the flexibility to structure themselves to address those challenges and recognize opportunities for the professions and the communities they serve.

The presence of so many new professional schools makes Griffith a natural and proud host for a Professional Futures Conference in which the professions and their futures are considered and compared by Australian and international academics, practitioners and regulators. I look forward to greeting them and all of those attending in February in my first week at Griffith".

- Professor Carolyn Evans, Vice Chancellor Elect, Griffith University

Centre programs

Law and Nature

Find out more

Law, Governance and Global Change

Find out more

Law, Risk and Innovation

Find out more

Lawyering, Legal Education and Law's Future

Find out more

Connect with us

Get in touch

Discover more about working, studying or collaborating with us