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We're helping lead the way to a fairer future

Our School of Criminology and Criminal Justice is one of the largest communities of criminology and criminal justice students in the world. The Griffith Law School is also highly acclaimed, ranked in the top 100 globally. 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.

Study criminology and law at Griffith

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 and ranked #1 by Brisbane law students in the QILT Student Experience Survey 2015/2016. This survey also rates us above the national average in teaching quality, skills development, learning resources and student support.

Gain a global perspective

Our School of Criminology and Criminal Justice is one of the largest and fastest growing communities of criminology and criminal justice scholars in the world. The School 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—ranked among the world’s top 100 law schools, according to the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject. 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

Principal Solicitor of Women's Legal Service Qld

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Kara Cook - Griffith law graduate

September 29, 2017

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Key dates

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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 — Sunday 22 October

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 — Sunday 22 October

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.