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Ranked No. 1 for Law in Australia
When you study law at Griffith, you’re studying among the world’s best. Griffith is the highest ranked Australian university for law in the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities. You’ll join a law school dedicated to social justice and learn from award-winning teachers and researchers, who practise what they teach.
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.
Griffith Law School Opens Doors
Griffith Law School staff and graduates discuss the opportunities with Griffith Law School. This video features: Director and Principal Lawyer of Cook Legal, Kara Cook; Barrister-at-Law, Joshua Creamer; Co-Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens and Queensland Senator, Larissa Waters; former Head of Griffith Law School, Pene Mathew; and President of Griffith University Law Society, Rhys Kasper.
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
At Griffith Law School, you can choose to fast-track your study by completing our accelerated online degrees the Graduate Certificate in International Law Practice 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.
Our accelerated online programs are fast-tracked, so you study one course every six weeks to gain your qualification sooner.
From your initial enquiry and application to graduation, we’ll support you with a dedicated Student Advisor team for the whole journey.
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.
Want to know more about accelerated online study at Griffith?
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts
Griffith graduate Chris Eigeland is a serial entrepreneur, international lawyer and Australia's Youth Representative to the United Nations for 2016. He has founded three international enterprises, each addressing a unique social challenge. Recognised as a 'Global Shaper' by the World Economic Forum, Chris is an ambassador for the international leadership network 'One Young World', and is a contributor at forums such as the G20 on innovation and global challenges. In 2014, Chris was named Australian Young Innovator of the Year, and has previously been acknowledged as a Prime Minister's Australia-Asia Scholar. He has also served as a Director of 'Global Voices', a not-for-profit providing pathways for young Australians to contribute to international diplomacy. Through his experiences, Chris has discovered that the most inspiring entrepreneurs aren't changing the world from Sydney or Silicon Valley, but are on the ground in remote and regional areas - identifying new problems, trying new ideas, and finding solutions.
|Bachelor of Laws (Honours)||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Laws (Honours)||Gold Coast
|Graduate Certificate in International Law Practice||Online
|Graduate Diploma of Australian Migration Law and Practice||Other
|Graduate Diploma of Law Research Studies||Gold Coast
|Juris Doctor||Gold Coast
|Master of Australian Migration Law and Practice||Other
|Master of International Law||Online
|Master of International Law Studies||Nathan
Expand your qualifications and your career options with our range of double degrees. As a double degree graduate, you’ll have a special skill set that will help you stand out with future employers.
|Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Asian Studies||Nathan
|Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Business||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Commerce||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Environmental Science||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Government and International Relations||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of International Business||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Psychological Science||Gold Coast
It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.
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:
- Courts and tribunals
- Public or professional services
- Banking and financial services
- International law
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Griffith research nationally recognised
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Griffith Law School welcomes Judge Bradley Farr SC for a week
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.
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.
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.