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Make your mark with the #1 for law in Queensland

When you study law at Griffith, you’re studying among the world’s best. Griffith is the highest ranked Queensland university for law in the 2017 Academic Rankings of World Universities, and is ranked third in Australia and 38th in the world. You’ll learn from award-winning teachers and researchers, who have been recognised nationally and internationally for their outstanding work. Like our Dean, Penelope Mathew, who recently addressed the United Nations in Geneva on the topic of refugees. You can also join the ranks of successful Griffith Law School graduates changing the lives of others – including Australia’s Youth Representative to the United Nations for 2016, Chris Eigeland, and former Young Lawyer of the Year, and Director of COOKLEGAL, Kara Cook.

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You can talk to us about your study options just about anytime.

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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.

Law with conscience

At Griffith Law School, we're preparing the legal experts of tomorrow to tackle the unique challenges of our modern, high-tech, globalised society. It's a big job but we're dedicated to helping our students make their mark and create change. We are committed to social justice and believe in law as a powerful instrument of change. Our students don't only understand the law, but have the knowledge and skills to challenge it.

We 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 equipped with knowledge of the world beyond our borders. Through courses in global law, exchanges to overseas partner universities, and opportunities to participate in international competitions, you'll graduate with a global perspective that will enable you to create change - on a local, national and international scale.

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 perfect mix of theory and practice to maximise your career opportunities. You'll gain extensive hands-on experience through 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 options for an Australian law school.

Your future's sorted with Griffith Law School

Our law degrees equip you with in-depth knowledge of legal principles, plus the practical skills to pave the way to a rewarding legal career. Griffith Law School graduates are leaders in a variety of sectors and are in demand in Australia and internationally. Many of our graduates are employed in Australia's top tier law firms and we have award-winning alumni changing people's lives.

At Griffith Law School you'll have the opportunity to network with a cross-section of Queensland's 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.

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. We also rate higher than the national average in teaching quality, skills development, learning resources and student support (QILT 2015/2016).

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.

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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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Key dates

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Monday 5 February — Friday 21 December

Ongoing 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 26 February — Saturday 23 June

Trimester 1

Our first teaching trimester starts on Monday 26 February 2018 . Trimester 1 examinations run from Saturday 9 to Saturday 23 June.

Sunday 8 April — Monday 9 April

Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo - Adelaide

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo in Adelaide to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Tuesday 1 May — Friday 23 February

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Lismore

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Wednesday 2 May — Thursday 3 May

Gold Coast Careers Festival

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Gold Coast Careers Festival to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Thursday 3 May — Sunday 6 May

VCE and and Careers Expo - Melbourne

Visit the Griffith University stand at the VCE and Careers Expo in Melbourne to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Wednesday 9 May — Friday 23 February

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Townsville

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Thursday 10 May — Friday 23 February

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Cairns

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Friday 11 May — Saturday 12 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Monday 14 May — Friday 23 February

Pathways to Medicine Information Evening - Gold Coast campus

What you need to know to maximise your chances of gaining a place to study Griffith's Doctor of Medicine.  

Tuesday 15 May — Friday 23 February

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Toowoomba

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Tuesday 15 May — Friday 23 February

Mature Student Open Evening - South Bank campus

If you’re considering returning to university for postgraduate study, or starting for the first time, come along to a Griffith University Mature Student Open Evening to speak to our specialist advisers about pathways to study and support for non-school leavers and mature age students.  

Tuesday 15 May — Friday 23 February

Pathways to Medicine Information Evening - South Bank campus

What you need to know to maximise your chances of gaining a place to study Griffith's Doctor of Medicine.  

Thursday 17 May — Friday 23 February

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast campus

If you’re considering returning to university for postgraduate study, or starting for the first time, come along to a Griffith University Mature Student Open Evening to speak to our specialist advisers about pathways to study and support for non-school leavers and mature age students.  

Monday 21 May — Friday 25 May

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

Tuesday 22 May — Friday 23 February

Parent and Student Advice Night - Nathan campus

Tour the campus and get personal study and subject selection advice with our expert study advisers at this informative on-campus event. Meet current Griffith students and their parents and hear about their experiences of the transition from school to university.  

Thursday 24 May — Friday 23 February

Parent and Student Advice Night - Gold Coast campus

Tour the campus and get personal study and subject selection advice with our expert study advisers at this informative on-campus event. Meet current Griffith students and their parents and hear about their experiences of the transition from school to university.  

Tuesday 29 May — Friday 23 February

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Mackay

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Wednesday 30 May — Friday 23 February

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Rockhampton

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Tuesday 19 June — Friday 23 February

Discover Griffith - Nathan campus

Join us at our Nathan campus for a fun and informative day with family and friends. You'll have the opportunity to tour our campus with a student ambassador, hear from program staff about your preferred degree and chat with our recruitment team about entry requirements and pathways to Griffith.  

Thursday 21 June — Friday 23 February

Discover Griffith - Gold Coast campus

Join us at our Gold Coast campus for a fun and informative day with family and friends. You'll have the opportunity to tour our campus with a student ambassador, hear from program staff about your preferred degree and chat with our recruitment team about entry requirements and pathways to Griffith.  

Monday 9 July — Saturday 20 October

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester starts on Monday 9 July . Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 6 to Saturday 20 October.

Saturday 21 July — Sunday 22 July

TSXPO (Tertiary Studies Expo)

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Tertiary Studies Expo to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Tuesday 24 July — Friday 23 February

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Sunshine Coast Daily Careers and Employment Expo to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Monday 6 August — Friday 23 February

Townsville Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Townsville Careers Expo to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Sunday 12 August — Friday 23 February

OPEN DAY - Nathan, Gold Coast and South Bank campuses

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