The University of Queensland

Bachelor of Laws Honours

Undergraduate

Details

University Location Brisbane, Queensland
City Population 2.3 million
Student Population 56,278
Int'l Student Population 20,982
Main Campus St Lucia
Program Campus St Lucia
Program Duration 4 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $44,848 AUD (2022 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake 2023
Application Deadline November 29 each year*

Overview

The UQ School of Law is the #1 law school in Queensland and #43 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2021, Subject: Law).

The law school aims to achieve national and international recognition as one of the top law schools in Australia through its commitment to the rule of law, dedication to excellence in research, the education of outstanding, socially responsible lawyers, and the improvement of the law and legal institutions through our extensive and valued government, professional and industry relationships.

Forgan Smith Building
The re-imagined Forgan Smith Building is a state-of-the-art and progressive teaching, research, and practical facility that incorporates the latest technology to future-proof learning at the law school.

Students require practical learning experience to augment their rigorous theoretical legal foundation, and this is found in the blend of teaching methods and learning spaces at the law school. The re-imagination has focused on enhancing structured learning spaces with informal small group environments to encourage collaboration and interaction. Students and academics will have the opportunity to linger, discuss and debate in new state-of-the-art break out rooms, lounges, and seminar facilities.

As the hub of the law 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, its greatest transformation is underway.

The library is evolving into a more contemporary learning and study space, a key part of the public realm of the building. The entire ground floor has become a Student Learning Lounge, seamlessly integrating with the arrival space of the school. Book-lined seating nooks provide places for interactions and extend existing building motifs into contemporary settings.

A program of comprehensive reform has been initiated to instill the highest standards of legal rigour and discipline. The reform includes a revised curriculum, reviews of the teaching quality, smaller yearly cohorts of only 200 students and broadening the student experience to include opportunities such as international study experiences, mooting, and professional networking.

Program

Students require practical learning experience to augment their rigorous theoretical legal foundation, and this is found in the blend of teaching methods and learning spaces at the law school.

The UQ Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is a four-year program designed to develop a high-level understanding of the law, along with personal and professional skills that can be transferred across a wide range of careers.

Courses are taught in small group settings and seminar-style learning spaces, specifically refurbished for law students. You’ll have the opportunity to test your knowledge with your peers and teachers in an active learning environment.

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 networks, and enviable opportunities through UQ’s comprehensive co-curricular program and events.
  • You can volunteer with the UQ Pro Bono Centre and provide support to a range of legal organizations and truly improve access to justice in the community.
  • You may combine study in law with other programs.

National and International Mooting
As an undergraduate law student, you’ll be invited to join in legal advocacy competitions as an extracurricular activity.  Moot competitions are a tradition in law schools—they provide the opportunity for you to learn from experienced legal professionals and bring out the best advocate in you.

As a mooter, you will join a team that will argue a hypothetical case on appeal in a simulated courtroom against another student team. Each team researches their case and presents written and oral submissions, with feedback and advice from your coach along the way. Other arbitral and negotiation experiences are also available to students. UQ and other Australian law schools have a proud history of success in international competitions. In the later years of your undergraduate degree, you can participate in a selection of international competitions.

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

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

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.