The University of Queensland

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)



University Location Brisbane, Queensland
City Population 2.5 million
Student Population 55,044
Int'l Student Population 21,000
Main Campus St Lucia
Program Campus St Lucia
Program Duration 4 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $48,160 AUD (2024 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake 2025
Application Deadline November 29 each year*


The University of Queensland Law School is the #1 law school in Queensland and #55 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2022, Subject: Law and Legal Studies).

Since welcoming their first students in 1936, UQ Law School has earned a distinguished reputation as Queensland’s leading provider of legal education, producing highly sought-after graduates. It cultivates exceptional legal thinkers and leaders who use their discipline, ingenuity, and initiative to change and enrich the world.

Through seminar-style teaching in small classes, complemented by a comprehensive co-curricular program, UQ Law School offers a premier legal education. Their national and international outlook combines innovative research with advanced teaching and learning methods. The collaborative learning environment will challenge and stimulate you to develop a comprehensive understanding of the law while cultivating excellence in critical reasoning and lateral thinking.

Academic and Industry World Leaders
UQ academic staff have a wealth of practical expertise in the legal industry as well as being leaders in their field of legal research. UQ Law School provides research-led teaching with a commitment to excellence in teaching underpinned by the latest knowledge in the field of law.

Modern Facilities: Forgan Smith Building
Students require practical learning experience to augment their rigorous theoretical legal foundation. The UQ Law School is located within the beautiful Forgan Smith building that has been purpose built to provide the physical and technological facilities to support an exceptional learning environment.

The building features new state-of-the-art breakout rooms, lounges, and seminar facilities to encourage collaboration and interaction. The informal learning spaces provide a comfortable environment to study alone or in groups. The fully equipped moot court and law library are housed within the same law school building providing a supported and connected student experience.

Walter Harrison Law Library
As the hub of the school, the Walter Harrison Law Library has been integral to the education of generations of law students. Expanded and refurbished over the years to accommodate the changing information delivery and learning needs of students and academics, the library is now a contemporary learning and study space that is accessible to students 24/7.


The UQ Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is a four-year program designed to prepare you for success in the legal profession. Distinguished by rigour, depth, and conceptual sophistication, you’ll develop knowledge and skills that can be used to shape societies, governments, and ultimately, the world.

The program offers a thorough understanding of the concepts, principles, policies, and values of the law in Australia and other jurisdictions. It strives to develop outstanding skills in critical, rational, and analytical thinking, and instils a commitment to the rule of the law and social justice. It will also teach you to craft clear and persuasive arguments—skills that will be valuable in whatever career path you choose.

You’ll graduate with an internationally respected honours qualification that will set you apart in a competitive job market while also providing a pathway to future research or learning.

Program Highlights

  • You’ll study in small classes and inspiring spaces designed to give you a personalized, supportive, and innovative educational experience.
  • You’ll develop practical legal skills, professional network, and enviable opportunities through UQ’s comprehensive co-curricular program and events.
  • Choose from a diverse range of elective courses or double your opportunities by combining your law studies with another program.
  • You can volunteer with the UQ Pro Bono Centre and provide support to a range of legal not-for-profit organizations and truly improve access to justice in the community.

Double Degree Options
Double your skills and your opportunities with a five-year dual degree. You can study the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) as a part of these dual programs:

  • Bachelor of Journalism / Laws (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science / Laws (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Humanities / Laws (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts / Laws (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Commerce / Laws (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Business Management / Laws (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Economics / Laws (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science / Laws (Honours)

National and International Mooting

  • Mooting competitions are mock legal hearings in which legal or factual arguments are presented in a hypothetical case before a judge, tribunal member, or arbitrator.
  • You can participate in a wide range of mooting competitions as extracurricular activities or in some cases for course credit, to further develop your legal knowledge, research and communication skills. UQ students compete in both domestic and international competitions that feature a range of legal issues such as contractual disputes, breaches of constitutional powers, and human rights claims.
  • Coached by academic staff and alumni, UQ’s mooting team have achieved tremendous success in the most prestigious competitions around the globe year after year. These competitions provide you with the opportunity to learn from experienced legal professionals and bring out the best advocate in you.

Admission Requirements

Completed high school diploma
Applicants must have a high school diploma with a minimum cumulative GPA of 90%. For students who have completed some university study, a 4.0/4.0 GPA (approximately 94%) is required. Please note admission to the UQ LLB (Honours) is extremely competitive.

The University of Queensland does not require the LSAT for entry.


Admission Timeline

*UQ Law has a general application deadline of November 29 for the February intake. You are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Late applications may be accepted.