Griffith University

Bachelor of Laws Honours

Undergraduate

Details

University Location Gold Coast, Queensland
City Population 630,000
Student Population 55,000
Int'l Student Population 8,500
Main Campus Gold Coast
Program Campus Gold Coast
Program Duration 4 years
Estimated Annual Tuition AUD$35,500 (2024 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake March & July
Next Available Intake July 2024
Application Deadline No set deadline*
CRICOS 00233E
TEQSA PRV12076

Overview

When you study law at Griffith, you are studying among the world’s best. Griffith University ranks first in Australia for the area of Law in the ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023.

Canadian Law Students’ Association
Hosted at the Gold Coast campus, the Canadian Law Students’ Association is a small but active group. Past events include Thanksgiving dinner and a night at a hockey game. As a Griffith Law student, you’ll receive support and advice from the Canadian Law Student Association and enjoy regular mentoring meetings with Dean Therese Wilson. Ms. Wilson makes a point of keeping in regular contact with the Canadian cohort and catching up regularly with those who are interested.

Griffith Law School is ranked among the world’s top law schools and offers a dedicated graduate program for Canadian students pursuing a career in Australia or Canada.

Griffith offers a professional legal curriculum that focuses on core areas of legal practice and the legal skills that lawyers must have. You’ll have the opportunity to choose law electives based on your interests, including clinical courses that emphasize practical legal skills, insights, and experience.

Griffith Legal Clinic Program
The Griffith Legal Clinic Program offers one of the broadest range of clinics of any Australian law school. In fact, Griffith helped pioneer clinical legal education in Queensland, paving the way for legal placements to be included in law degrees. Griffith’s years of research and experience mean they understand the needs of their industry partners and their law students.

Griffith offers a diverse selection of clinics through collaborations with industry partners.

  • Innocence Project
  • Advanced Legal Writing
  • Criminal Advocacy
  • Culturally Principled Practice
  • Advanced Family Law clinic
  • Caxton General clinic
  • Refugee Law and Policy clinic
  • Social Justice Lawyering clinic
  • Community Lawyering clinic
  • Employment Law clinic
  • Internship / Trimester in Practice
  • Volunteering opportunities: e.g.,: My Community Legal, Bayside Community Legal

Canadian Law Students’ Association
Hosted at the Gold Coast campus, the Canadian Law Students’ Association is a small but active group. Past events include Thanksgiving dinner and a night at a hockey game. As a Griffith Law student, you’ll receive support and advice from the Canadian Law Student Association and enjoy regular mentoring meetings with Dean Therese Wilson. Ms. Wilson makes a point of keeping in regular contact with the Canadian cohort and catching up regularly with those who are interested.

International Mooting Experience
Each year, Griffith law students travel to either to Hong Kong or Vienna, to compete against teams from prestigious law schools across the globe in the International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Griffith teams are always top-ranked, and students competing in the competition have also won numerous awards at the competition year after year.

Moot Courts
Griffith Law School equips you to deal with contemporary issues with a perfect balance of legal theory and practice, right from the first year of study. The teaching facilities and moot courts provide law students with the opportunity to solve real legal problems in front of a judge and jury by engaging in a simulated court proceeding.

Griffith offers a range of flexible and innovative international field trips, study tours, and global internships that get you out of the classroom and into the field. Each year, law students compete for coveted spots on international mooting teams at annual competitions including the Phillip C Jessup Moot Court Competition and the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.

Program

The Bachelor of Laws Honours (LLB) at Griffith University offers a professional legal curriculum that focuses on core areas of legal practice and the legal skills that lawyers must have. You will have the opportunity to choose law electives based on your interests, including clinical courses that emphasize practical legal skills, insights and experience.

Practical Experience
Griffith Law School degrees are built on practical experience from first year, so you’ll be welcomed into the profession from the start and graduate with an in-depth knowledge of legal principles, plus the critical practical skills for a rewarding legal career. You’ll gain extensive hands-on experience through local, national and international 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 placement options for an Australian law school.

Through Griffith University’s wide range of practical legal clinics, you can experience the legal profession firsthand and sharpen your skills by working with real clients and cases. Law students will also attend organized networking events with Queensland’s legal community.

Canadian Law Electives
Griffith offers elective Canadian law courses at the Gold Coast campus that count toward your degree and prepare you for the NCA exams. You will learn from experienced lecturers who can guide you through what’s involved and give you personalized advice on how to prepare.

  • Foundations of Canadian Law
  • Canadian Criminal Law
  • Canadian Constitutional Law
  • Canadian Administrative Law
  • Canadian Legal Professional Responsibility

If you complete the five Canadian Law courses you will eligible for entry into the legal profession in Canada’s common law provinces, when accompanied by a Certificate of Qualification from the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.

**Griffith offers an accelerated option for this degree (3 years). Please contact OzTREKK for more information.

Admission Requirements

Completed high school diploma
You must have a high school diploma with a 76% average in your final year or best 6 courses (Ontario).

Admission Timeline

*While there is no set application deadline, you are encouraged to submit your application a minimum of 3 months prior to the program start date.

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“Prepare to grow as a person”

[I like the] campus and its services, location of the campus. Everything is great! I would say in some cases, the instructors could be really hard markers. Class size is great! depending on class taken some course material is overwhelming. Prepare to grow as a person while studying, getting comfortable with the discomforts of life (social and personal aspects)

Elnaz P
Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
Griffith University, 2022