Griffith Law School offers a professional legal curriculum that focuses on the core areas of legal practice together with legal skills that lawyers must have. It also provides you with opportunities to choose law electives that are aligned with your own particular interests, including clinical courses that emphasise practical legal skills, insights and experience. You can also take advantage of study abroad opportunities and gain credit towards your Griffith degree for approved courses taken at international universities.
You'll also simultaneously study within a number of special subject areas called `vertical subjects'. These subjects allow and encourage you to make connections between the discipline of law and the areas of ethics, legal theory, Indigenous issues, and internationalisation. Through the study of these and other areas, the curriculum encourages interdisciplinary understandings of law and legal work.
Griffith Law School staff are committed to a set of values which guide their teaching and research, as well as their relationships with students. These values are summarised as Scholarship, Character, Responsibility and Respect.
The Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) is offered full-time on campus at the Nathan campus. You may choose to study courses at other campuses if or where the program structure allows.
As a full-time student you will generally attend 10-15 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the semester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.
Some law electives are based at Nathan campus, some at the Gold Coast. A few law electives are run in intensive mode, including in 'Summer' semester. Intensive mode means that classes may be compacted over a week, or over several weekends. Some law electives are 'clinics' which typically involve work off campus. Law electives are not normally done until the final two years of your law degree.
To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each semester. This may affect your entitlement to Centrelink benefits. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program are 38 credit points.
The career opportunities available to Griffith Law School graduates are so vast that the only issue after graduation may be narrowing down the field of opportunities. Today, employers from a wide range of disciplines value the skills our graduates possess.
You'll be prepared for a rewarding career as a solicitor or barrister, after gaining professional recognition. Opportunities also exist within the business and government realms in such disciplines as academia, administration, banking, finance, industrial relations, management and marketing.
The Griffith Law School Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree satisfies the academic requirements for admission to legal practice. Completing your LLB is the first step towards being admitted as a legal practitioner. Graduates wishing to be admitted must undertake additional legal training and meet the requirements of the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board of the various Australian states and territories.
The Griffith University Legal Practice Centre offers postgraduate programs that satisfy the practical training requirement for admission as a legal practitioner in Queensland. Courses are offered in full-time (on-campus) and part-time (online) modes.
Graduates, who intend to practise in another state, territory or overseas, are advised to confirm the admission requirements in the particular jurisdiction in which they wish to practise.
|Year||Fee category/Band||Fee per CP||Tuition fee per EFTSL (100 cp)|
|2015||FPUG Band 1||$136.00||$13,600.00|
|2014||FPUG Band 1||$131.00||$13,100.00|
|2013||FPUG Band 1||$126.00||$12,600.00|
Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.