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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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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.

Chris Eigeland

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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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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.

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.

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Wednesday 15 November — Saturday 23 September

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 — Saturday 23 September

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.