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Ranked #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 2018 Academic Rankings 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. Like Professor Penelope Mathew, who addressed the United Nations on the topic of refugees and Kate van Doore, who has helped changed international laws associated with child trafficking.

At Griffith Law School, we're preparing the legal experts of tomorrow to tackle the unique challenges of the future. It's a big job but we're dedicated to helping our students make their mark. We believe in the law as a powerful instrument of change and give you the progressive practical experience, support, international opportunities, networks and theory to shape your ideal legal career — whether that's in traditional law or beyond. You’ll be ready to join the ranks of successful Griffith Law School graduates creating change for good.

*Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2018

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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.

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.

Practical experience from your first year

Griffith Law School emphasises skills and real-life experience from the first year, so you'll graduate with the in-depth knowledge of legal principles, plus the 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.

Your future’s sorted with Griffith Law School

At Griffith Law School you'll have the opportunity to 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 provide you with access to the resources essential to graduate success.

You’ll also have access to Griffith Law School graduates, who are leaders in a variety of sectors and working across the globe. Many of our graduates are employed in top tier law firms and we have award-winning alumni changing people's lives.

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 is officially rated higher than other Brisbane universities by law students in overall educational experience.

Chris Eigeland

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.

Chris Eigeland

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

Our programs equip you with in-depth knowledge of legal principles, plus the core skills to pave the way to a rewarding and satisfying career. Griffith law graduates are at work in Australia's top tier law firms:

  • Allens
  • Ashurst Australia
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Clayton Utz
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • King and Wood Mallesons
  • Minter Ellison
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
An increasing number of graduates use their degree to gain entry into careers in sectors as diverse as politics, international finance, 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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Monday 5 February — Friday 21 December

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Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover admission pathways to university.   Find out more

Saturday 15 December — Thursday 20 December

Explore Your Options - Online

Chat online with our expert study advisers after you have received your entry score, to discuss your study options. Find out about admission pathways, entry requirements and program options, plus what you can do if your OP or ATAR score was higher or lower than expected.

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Sunday 11 August — Sunday 11 August

Open Day 2019

With 240 information sessions, activities and tours across our Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses, discover what’s possible at Griffith. Find out more