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Study at one of the world’s top 100 law schools

At Griffith Law School, we are deeply committed to social justice and believe in law as a powerful instrument of change. That’s why we’re preparing the lawyers of tomorrow to tackle the unique challenges posed by technology and globalisation. Studying law at Griffith will give you in-depth knowledge of legal principles, plus the practical skills that all law professionals need. You’ll gain extensive hands-on experience through moots, court visits, industry networking, and legal clinics. You can also combine your law degree with another area of study such as business or languages to navigate a rewarding, flexible career path.

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Sunday 23 July, 9 am - 2 pm

Study law at Griffith

This video features Griffith Law School staff and alumni, including: 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; Head of Griffith Law School, Pene Mathew; and President of Griffith University Law Society, Rhys Kasper.

Griffith Law School has been ranked in the top 100 law schools by the QS World University Rankings for the past four years.

You’ll learn from award-winning teachers who have been recognised nationally for their outstanding work.

Through a well-judged combination of legal theory and practice, you’ll be well equipped to deal with contemporary issues right from your first year of study.

As you study for your degree, our industry liaison and graduate placement officer will help you identify your career goals and provide you with the resources essential to graduate success.

Australia’s broadest range of practical legal clinics

The Griffith Practical Legal Clinic program offers the most comprehensive range of clinical options in Australia. You’ll have unique opportunities to engage in legal practice, policy work and community legal education with our wide-ranging clinic partners. You’ll gain invaluable experience in a structured environment, working with real clients and cases.

A law degree without borders

Griffith offers an internationalised curriculum through courses like Global Law, giving you the edge as an internationally capable professional. Take advantage of exchange opportunities with our partner universities in North America, Europe and Asia to enlarge your experiences.

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

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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Key dates

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Monday 3 July — Saturday 14 October

Trimester 2

Our second trimester starts on Monday 3 July. Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 30 September to Saturday 14 October.

Sunday 23 July — Friday 21 July

Open Day

Discover what’s possible at Griffith at Open Day. Visit our Gold Coast, Nathan or South Bank campuses to attend information sessions and activities, chat with academics about your preferred degree, find out about services and support and tour our campus. Find out more.

Monday 18 September — Friday 29 September

Q&A Sessions

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 pathways to university.  Find out more.

Monday 30 October — Saturday 17 February

Trimester 3

Our third trimester starts on Monday 30 October. Trimester 3 examinations run from Saturday 10 to Saturday 17 February 2018.

Learn more about studying in Trimester 3.

Wednesday 15 November — Friday 21 July

Postgraduate Information Evening - South Bank

Join Griffith University for a postgraduate information evening and talk to our staff and students about how a postgraduate degree can help you achieve your career goals.

Wednesday 22 November — Friday 21 July

Postgraduate Information Evening - Gold Coast

Join Griffith University for a postgraduate information evening and talk to our staff and students about how a postgraduate degree can help you achieve your career goals.

Saturday 16 December — Friday 22 December

Know Your Options

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