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We're helping lead the way to a fairer future

Griffith is ranked No.1 for Law in Australia, and we have one of the largest criminology academic communities in the world.

As a criminology or law student at Griffith, you'll benefit from our industry-informed learning and gain valuable experience working on real cases and clients during your studies.

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Study criminology and law at Griffith

Pave the way to a rewarding profession.

Practice makes perfect

You’ll graduate with real-world skills dealing with a range of cases, governments, agencies and projects. Studying law, you’ll gain practical experience from your first year through moots, court visits and industry networking. Studying criminology and criminal justice, you’ll gain hands-on experience in policing, custodial and community corrections, youth justice, security agencies and more.

Learn from the best

You’ll learn from award-winning teachers and staff who are considered international leaders in their field. Our cutting-edge research also feeds into our degrees, giving you the most up-to-date study content and best skills for an employment edge.

Best for overall educational experience

We know that studying law can be a challenge and choosing where to study is a big decision. You can feel confident that Griffith provides a quality educational experience as you will be studying with a university rated 5-stars by the Good Universities Guide 2018.

Gain a global perspective

Our School of Criminology and Criminal Justice is internationally renowned for ground-breaking research, innovative and flexible teaching ,and close collaboration with practitioners and employers. Our Griffith Law School is highly acclaimed and will connect you with exceptional alumni and legal professionals in a wide range of fields. Through courses in global law, exchanges to partner universities in North America, Europe or Asia, and numerous opportunities to participate in international competitions, you’ll graduate with valuable international experience.

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Career opportunities

Our criminology and law degrees span a variety of legal and criminology careers. Depending on your degree and specialisation, you may find roles in law, welfare or politics, or policing and government agencies.

Student story

Kara Cook

Griffith law graduate

2014 Australian Young Lawyer of the Year

Principal Solicitor of Women's Legal Service Qld

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Kara Cook - Griffith law graduate

29 Jan 2020

Griffith representatives recognised with Australia Day Honours

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18 Dec 2019

Top diplomat honoured with Griffith DUniv

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Monday 24 February — Monday 24 February

Trimester 1: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 28 May to Friday 6 June.

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Friday 8 May — Saturday 9 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Monday 11 May — Thursday 14 May

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Wednesday 13 May — Thursday 14 May

Gold Coast Careers Festival

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Gold Coast Careers Festival to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Thursday 21 May — Thursday 21 May

Cairns Youth and Careers Expo

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Monday 22 June — Wednesday 24 June

Trimester 2: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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Monday 29 June — Saturday 10 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.

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Saturday 18 July — Sunday 19 July

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO)

TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.

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Tuesday 21 July — Tuesday 21 July

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

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Monday 3 August — Monday 3 August

Townsville Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Townsville Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Sunday 9 August — Sunday 9 August

Open Day

On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.

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Monday 14 September — Thursday 17 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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