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We're helping lead the way to a fairer future

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

As a criminology or law student at Griffith, you'll benefit from our industry-informed learning and gain valuable experience working on real cases and clients during your studies.

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Pave the way to a rewarding profession.

Practice makes perfect

You’ll graduate with real-world skills dealing with a range of cases, governments, agencies and projects. Studying law, you’ll gain practical experience from your first year through moots, court visits and industry networking. Studying criminology and criminal justice, you’ll gain hands-on experience in policing, custodial and community corrections, youth justice, security agencies and more.

Learn from the best

You’ll learn from award-winning teachers and staff who are considered international leaders in their field. Our cutting-edge research also feeds into our degrees, giving you the most up-to-date study content and best skills for an employment edge.

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 provides a quality educational experience as you will be studying with a university rated 5-stars by the Good Universities Guide 2018.

Gain a global perspective

Our School of Criminology and Criminal Justice is internationally renowned for ground-breaking research, innovative and flexible teaching ,and close collaboration with practitioners and employers. Our Griffith Law School is highly acclaimed and will connect you with exceptional alumni and legal professionals in a wide range of fields. Through courses in global law, exchanges to partner universities in North America, Europe or Asia, and numerous opportunities to participate in international competitions, you’ll graduate with valuable international experience.

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Career opportunities

Our criminology and law degrees span a variety of legal and criminology careers. Depending on your degree and specialisation, you may find roles in law, welfare or politics, or policing and government agencies.

Student story

Kara Cook

Griffith law graduate

2014 Australian Young Lawyer of the Year

Formerly the Principal Solicitor of Women's Legal Service Qld, Kara is currently the Councillor for the Morningside Ward in the Brisbane City Council

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Kara Cook - Griffith law graduate

28 May 2021

Griffith subjects secure top spots in 2021 ShanghaiRanking

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12 May 2021

Griffith partners with QCS to shed light on incarceration

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