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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.

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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.

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.

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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Scholarships

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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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22 Jul 2019

Two Griffith University staff recognised for online teaching excellence

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08 Jul 2019

Vice Chancellor awards recognises research excellence

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Key dates

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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 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.

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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 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.

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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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