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Ranked among the world's best

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

At Griffith Law School, you’ll learn to understand the power of law, and how to challenge the rules to create a new legal paradigm. You’ll gain extensive practical experience, support, international opportunities, networks and theory to shape your ideal legal career — whether that's in traditional law or beyond.

If you’re studying a Bachelor of Laws (Honours), you can study it alongside areas as diverse as criminology, commerce and environmental science. Choose from nine double degrees and graduate with two degrees in as little as five and a half years.

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9–15 August

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Griffith Law School Opens Doors

Our law graduates reflect on their careers and share their thoughts on what it takes to be a good lawyer and why it is rewarding to them. Our Dean of Law also explains why we treat our commencing students as lawyers in training.

Study your way

You can tailor your law studies to fit with your existing commitments, with the flexibility of studying part-time or full-time, over two or three trimesters. Depending on your degree, you can also study online and may be able to start in February, July or October. You can also choose from nine double degrees, including psychological science, arts, and government and international relations.

Built on practical experience

Griffith Law School degrees are built on practical experience from first year, so you'll be welcomed into the profession from the start and graduate with an in-depth knowledge of legal principles, plus the critical practical skills for a rewarding legal career. You'll gain extensive hands-on experience through local, national and international moots, court visits, industry networking, and legal clinics, working on real cases and policy issues. The Griffith Legal Clinic Program offers one of the broadest ranges of clinical placement options for an Australian law school, and includes the Innocence Project.

Challenge the rules

Abiding by laws, regulations and rules is central to a lawyer's way of thinking. But 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 ensure our students don't only understand the law, but have the knowledge and skills to challenge it.

Networks and connections

Our Griffith Law School community opens doors that lead you to your future career. Our global network of graduates are leaders in a variety of sectors and regularly coach students for moots, offer career advice, and provide internships in their workplaces. At Griffith Law School you can also build your networks with a cross-section of the legal community at regular events. Throughout your degree, our industry liaison and graduate placement officer will help you identify your career goals and ensure your law degree will take you where you want to go.

Griffith Law School also has two very active student associations. These student associations support law students in all aspects of their academic, personal and professional development.

Study to suit your lifestyle

Whether you’re balancing work, family or just life in general, we understand that study isn’t your only commitment. That’s why Griffith Law School’s online degrees have been developed to be flexible, so you can fit your degree into your busy schedule. Study full-time or part-time, online, on-campus or a combination of both. Plus, as life gets busy, you’ll have the flexibility to accelerate or slow down your study to make your university life easier and more enjoyable.

Online study gives you access to the same high-quality content, the same academics, plus the option to study anywhere, anytime, with dedicated support when you need it. Of course, even if you choose to study online, you can still come to campus to take advantage of all the great facilities we have to offer. Explore the three ways to study online at Griffith and find out how you can mix-and-match to suits your needs.

Accelerate your online study

Accelerate your online study At Griffith Law School, you can choose to fast-track your study by completing our accelerated online degrees the Graduate Certificate in International Law or the Master of International Law. Ideal for busy people, each course is 100% online and takes six weeks to complete, so you can focus on one subject at a time and still graduate in up to two years. With six intakes every year, you can start almost straight away and gain your qualification sooner.

The accelerated online experience at Griffith includes:

100% online content

No matter where you are based in Australia, our courses are 100% online so all learning materials and assessments are accessible wherever you choose to study.

Accelerated learning

Our accelerated online programs are fast-tracked, so you study one course every six weeks to gain your qualification sooner.

Dedicated advisors

From your initial enquiry and application to graduation, we’ll support you with a dedicated Student Advisor team for the whole journey.

Digital networking

Engage with a community of like-minded, experienced professionals in an interactive and collaborative digital learning environment.

Start straight away

With six intakes a year, you can virtually start whenever you’re ready.

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Dean Clifford-Jones

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts

Dean Clifford-Jones was the first person in his family to attend university and has achieved remarkable success in the legal profession. He became a judge’s associate in his first year after graduating and has achieved remarkable success in the legal profession as a Crown Prosecutor, a senior child protection lawyer and now serving as a full-time member of the Queensland Parole Board.

Dean is the founder of Pride in Law, Australia’s first national LGBTIQ+ Law Association and in 2020 Dean won the Law Council of Australia’s 2020 Australian Young Lawyer of the Year Award. The national award recognises his outstanding contribution to the profession through pro bono work and advocacy.

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Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships for new and continuing students.

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Career outcomes

Your passport to work in a wide range of fields

Griffith law graduates are leaders in their field and very highly regarded in Australia and overseas

Studying law at Griffith will open up a range of careers within and beyond the legal sector:

  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • Courts and tribunals
  • Government
  • Consulting
  • Public or professional services
  • Banking and financial services
  • International law
An increasing number of graduates use their degree to enter careers in sectors as diverse as politics, sports, diplomacy, health, the media and environmental protection.

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Key dates

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Monday 12 July — Friday 20 August

Open House

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Sunday 8 August — Sunday 8 August

Open Day

Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses

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Thursday 19 August — Thursday 19 August

Year 9 and 10 Parent and Student Information Webinar

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Monday 13 September — Monday 13 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 15 September — Wednesday 15 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 16 September — Thursday 16 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 17 December — Thursday 23 December

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