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We're helping lead the way to a fairer future

Our School of Criminology and Criminal Justice is one of the largest communities of criminology and criminal justice students in the world. The Griffith Law School is also highly acclaimed, ranked in the top 100 globally. 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 one of the largest and fastest growing communities of criminology and criminal justice scholars in the world. The School 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—ranked among the world’s top 100 law schools, according to the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject. 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

14 Feb 2019

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27 Nov 2018

First year law student ‘disrupts’ legal industry

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Key dates

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Monday 18 February — Friday 22 February

Trimester 1: Orientation

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

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Monday 25 February — Saturday 8 June

Trimester 1: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Monday 27 May to Saturday 8 June.

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Sunday 7 April — Monday 8 April

Adelaide Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo

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

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Thursday 2 May — Sunday 5 May

Melbourne VCE and Careers Expo

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

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Monday 13 May — Thursday 16 May

Mature Student Open Evenings

If you’re considering further study, get the right advice and information you need at our January 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.

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Thursday 23 May — Thursday 23 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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Tuesday 11 June — Tuesday 11 June

Discover Griffith

Get a taste of university life at our Discover Griffith event. Designed for Year 12 students, their parents and families, this event helps answer questions about what to expect on your journey to university and deciding on the right study path.

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Thursday 13 June — Thursday 13 June

Discover Griffith

Get a taste of university life at our Discover Griffith event. Designed for Year 12 students, their parents and families, this event helps answer questions about what to expect on your journey to university and deciding on the right study path.

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Monday 1 July — Friday 5 July

Trimester 2: Orientation

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

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Monday 8 July — Friday 4 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Tuesday 8 October to Saturday 19 October.

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Monday 8 July — Friday 12 July

Q&A Sessions

Do you have questions about studying at Griffith? Book a personalised 30-minute Q&A session with one of our expert study advisers to get advice about your study options, available scholarships and support services.

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Saturday 20 July — Sunday 21 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 23 July — Tuesday 23 July

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

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

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Monday 5 August — Monday 5 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 11 August — Sunday 11 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 9 September — Tuesday 10 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

If you’re considering further study, get the right advice and information you need at our January 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.

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Thursday 12 September — Thursday 12 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

If you’re considering further study, get the right advice and information you need at our January 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.

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Monday 23 September — Friday 4 October

Q&A Sessions

Do you have questions about studying at Griffith? Book a personalised 30-minute Q&A session with one of our expert study advisers to get advice about your study options, available scholarships and support services.

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Monday 21 October — Friday 25 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

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

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Tuesday 29 October — Thursday 31 October

Application Support Nights

Need help with your university application? Receive personalised advice and assistance from one of our expert study advisers to start and/or complete your university application.

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Monday 16 December — Thursday 19 December

Explore your options

If your OP or ATAR result changes your direction, chat online with our expert study advisers to explore your study options. Find out about admissions pathways, entry requirements and changing your preferences.

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