Bachelor of Laws

Graduate Entry

Program code

1455

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$28,000.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Non-law degree with 4.0 GPA minimum

    (more)

7.0

IELTS (Academic) (more)

Offered in

Trimester 1

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.

 

For the award of Bachelor of Laws (LLB), you must successfully complete 240 credit points, made up of the core courses AND

  • 60 credit points of law electives.

Canadian Accreditation Accelerated pathway

To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Laws (LLB), you must successfully complete 240 credit points as specified in the course list.

Other program requirements

You must successfully complete:

  • no more than 100 credit points of Level 1 courses (the first digit of a course code denotes the level);
  • at least 60 credit points of Level 3 courses or higher.

This degree/s may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words 'This award was achieved with Distinction' will be recorded on the testamur and will appear below the conferral date of the award.

Alternatively, if you would like to undertake Honours, you are advised to apply for an internal transfer to the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (1526) at Nathan or Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (1527) at the Gold Coast prior to graduating from this program.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.

Note: Students must check the prerequisite and incompatible requirements before selecting any course within this program.


Program options

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1   Standard program (see Note 1) 240
OR
Tri 1   Canadian Accreditation pathway (Accelerated) (completed over two years) 240

Note 1: Students may accelerate their studies by undertaking courses offered in Trimester 3. Students should contact the Program Director for advice.

Standard program

Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 1031LAW Foundations of Law  10
Tri 1 1029LAW Contracts 1  10
Tri 1 2019LAW Crime 1  10
Tri 1 2021LAW Torts 1  10
Tri 2 1028LAW Global Law  10
Tri 2 1030LAW Contracts 2  10
Tri 2 2020LAW Crime 2  10
Tri 2 2022LAW Torts 2  10

Note: Students must have successfully completed all courses in the first year before proceeding to second year courses.

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,3 3016LAW Constitutional Law  10
Tri 1 3014LAW Property 1  10
Tri 1 4024LAW Equity and Trusts  10
Tri 1,3 5194LAW Evidence  10
Tri 2 3017LAW Administrative Law  10
Tri 2 3015LAW Property 2  10
Tri 2 4025LAW Corporations and Associations  10
Tri 2 5195LAW Theories of Law  10

Eligibility to transfer to the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (1526) or Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (1527) after Year 2 will be determined by the Program Director and will be subject to the following criteria:

  • completion of Years 1 and 2 of the Bachelor of Laws (1454 or 1455) with an overall achievement of a GPA of at least 5.5
  • the suitability of the proposed dissertation topic
  • the resources available to support the candidature including availability of appropriate supervision.

Note: Entry is competitive and will be determined by order of academic merit and is subject to available supervisory resources.

Students who do not achieve the standard necessary to transfer to the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (1526) or Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (1527) will be required to remain in the Bachelor of Laws (1455 or 1454) and complete the following courses.

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 5193LAW Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Practice (capstone course) 10
Tri 1 5210LAW Civil Procedure  10
Tri 1,2,3   Listed Law electives  60

Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 1031LAW Foundations of Law  10
Tri 1 1029LAW Contracts 1  10
Tri 1 2019LAW Crime 1  10
Tri 1 2021LAW Torts 1  10
Tri 2 1028LAW Global Law  10
Tri 2 1030LAW Contracts 2  10
Tri 2 2020LAW Crime 2  10
Tri 2 2022LAW Torts 2  10
Tri 3 5250LAW Foundations of Canadian Law  10
Tri 3 5253LAW Canadian Constitutional Law  20
Tri 3 3016LAW Constitutional Law  10

Note: Students must have successfully completed all courses in the first year before proceeding to second year courses.

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 5193LAW Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Practice (capstone course) 10
Tri 1 3014LAW Property 1  10
Tri 1 4024LAW Equity and Trusts  10
Tri 1 5210LAW Civil Procedure  10
Tri 2 3017LAW Administrative Law  10
Tri 2 3015LAW Property 2  10
Tri 2 4025LAW Corporations and Associations  10
Tri 2 5195LAW Theories of Law  10
Tri 3 5251LAW Canadian Criminal Law  15
Tri 3 5254LAW Canadian Administrative Law  10
Tri 3 5256LAW Canadian Legal Professional Responsibility  5
Tri 3 5194LAW Evidence  10

The elective interest groups are provided to assist you in choosing electives that align with your career interests. You are not limited to selection from any one group - you can select from across the elective interest groups.

The offering of elective courses is subject to sufficient student enrolment numbers and staff availability. Not all courses will run every year. The elective list will be updated before each trimester.

Law: Clinical and Professional Legal Practice
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 or 3 5328LAW Extended Internship Clinic (see Note 1) 20
Tri 1,2 or 3 5339LAW Internship Clinic (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1,2 5238LAW Community Lawyering Clinic (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1,3 5027LAW Family Law  10
Tri 2,3 5126LAW Domestic and Family Violence (GC: Tri 2; NA: Tri 3 from 2019) (not offered in T2-2019) 10
Tri 2 5029LAW Workplace Law  10
Tri 2 5163LAW Succession  10
Tri 1,2 5125LAW Refugee Law and Policy Clinic (see Note 1) 10
Tri 3 5035LAW Health Care Law  10
Tri 3 5212LAW Sports Law  10
Tri 1 5241LAW Prison Law  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 5334LAW Career Planning Research Elective (not offered from 2019) 10
Tri 2 5337LAW 21st Century Legal Practice: Professions, Disruption, and Technology (not offered from 2019) 10

Note 1: Entry to this course is via a successful application only.

Law: Clinics
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 or 3 5328LAW Extended Internship Clinic (see Note 1) 20
Tri 1,2 or 3 5339LAW Internship Clinic (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1 5022LAW Legal Clinic (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1 5036LAW Alternative Dispute Resolution - Clinic (see Note 1) (not offered from 2017) 10
Tri 1 5064LAW Social Justice Lawyering Clinic (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1 5057LAW Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Oral Competition) (see Note 2) 10
Tri 1 5170LAW Environmental and Social Advocacy  10
Tri 1,2 5238LAW Community Lawyering Clinic (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1,2 5166LAW Innocence Project Clinic (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1,2 5167LAW Innocence Project 2 (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1,2 5125LAW Refugee Law and Policy Clinic (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1,2 or 3 5333LAW International Experience Clinic (see Note 1) 10
Tri 2 5203LAW HKIAC Internship Clinic (not offered from 2017) 10
Tri 2 5031LAW Trimester in Practice Clinic (see Note 1) 10
Tri 2 5176LAW Street Law: Community Legal Education Clinic (see Note 1) 10
Tri 2 5174LAW Negotiating Legal and Commercial Disputes (not offered from 2017) 10
Tri 2 5240LAW Criminal Advocacy (see Note 1) 10
Tri 2 5340LAW First Peoples Students Moot (see Note 1) 10
Tri 2,3 5061LAW Advanced Family Law Clinic (see Note 1) (offered Nathan only) 10
Tri 3 5056LAW Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Written Competition) (see Note 1) 10
Tri 3 5239LAW Jessup International Moot (see Note 1) 20
Tri 3 5278LAW Law Without Walls International Clinic (not offered from 2017) 10

Note 1: Entry to this course is via a successful application only.

Note 2: Only students who have successfully completed 5056LAW (and also selected by the Convenors) may enrol in this course.

Law: Environment and Social Justice
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 3 5327LAW Wild Law: The Theory and Practice of Earth Jurisprudence  10
Tri 3 5330LAW Wrongful Conviction: Journeys to Freedom  10
Tri 1 5237LAW International Environmental Law and Policy  10
Tri 1 5173LAW Environmental Law  10
Tri 1 5170LAW Environmental and Social Advocacy  10
Tri 2 5020LAW Urban Planning Law  10
Tri 2 5069LAW Animal Law  10
Tri 2 5233LAW Environmental Justice  10
Tri 3 5065LAW The Law and Practice of Native Title  10
Tri 1 5332LAW International and Comparative Native Title Law (not offered from 2019) 10
Tri 1 5241LAW Prison Law  10
Tri 2 5182LAW Food Law and Policy  10
Law: Global Law and Governance
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 3 5329LAW Arts, War and International Law (not offered in 2019) 10
Tri 1 5331LAW EU Law: Understanding the Fundamentals (not offered from 2018) 10
Tri 1 5237LAW International Environmental Law and Policy  10
Tri 1 5124LAW Immigration and Refugee Law  10
Tri 2 5325LAW Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes  10
Tri 3 5156LAW International Human Rights Law (not offered in 2018 & 2019) 10
Tri 1 5223LAW Law in the Aftermath of Mass Atrocity  10
Tri 2 5046LAW International Litigation (not offered in 2018) 10
Tri 2 5177LAW International Arbitration (offered online from 2019) 10
Tri 1 5045LAW Public International Law  10
Tri 3 5196LAW Introduction to Maritime Law (not offered in 2019) 10
Tri 3 5041LAW International Trade Law  10
Tri 2 5182LAW Food Law and Policy  10
Tri 3 5178LAW International Mining and Natural Resources Law (not offered from 2019) 10
Tri 3 5335LAW International Humanitarian Law/Law of Armed Conflict  10
Tri 1 5332LAW International and Comparative Native Title Law (not offered from 2019) 10
Law: Law and Commerce
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 3 5021LAW Competition and Consumer Law  10
Tri 1 5189LAW Insurance Law  10
Tri 1 5226LAW Securities Regulation and Corporate Takeovers (not offered from 2017) 10
Tri 2 5023LAW Principles of Intellectual Property Law (see Note 1) 10
Tri 3 4013LAW Property Law 3: Regulation of Proprietary Interests (see Note 2) (not offered from 2017) 10

Note 1: This course will run in intensive mode and classes may be held intensively prior to Week 1 of the relevant trimester.

Note 2: This course is only for students who completed Property Law 2 prior to 2014.

Law: Research
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 3 6000LAW Law Reform  10
Tri 2 6039LAW Cultural Legal Studies (not offered in T2-2019) 10
Tri 2 5030LAW Law Research Elective (not offered from 2019) 10
Law: Theories and Contexts of Law
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 5338LAW Law and Synthetic Biology  10
Tri 2 5218LAW Gender and the Law  10
Tri 2 5245LAW Legal Histories  10
Tri 2 6039LAW Cultural Legal Studies (not offered in T2-2019) 10
Tri 3 5326LAW Law, Culture and Anthropology  10
Tri 3 5336LAW Legal Science: Roman Law in Contemporary Perspective  10
Law: Canadian Accreditation courses

Note: The Canadian Accreditation courses are offered at the Gold Coast campus. Nathan students can travel to the Gold Coast campus if they wish to enrol in these courses.

The following elective courses are recommended for students who wish to practice law in Canada.

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 3 5250LAW Foundations of Canadian Law  10
Tri 2,3 5253LAW Canadian Constitutional Law (Tri 2 in 2019 only) (see Note 1) 20
Tri 2,3 5251LAW Canadian Criminal Law (Tri 2 in 2019 only) (see Note 1) 15
Tri 3 5254LAW Canadian Administrative Law  10
Tri 2,3 5256LAW Canadian Legal Professional Responsibility (Tri 2 in 2019 only) (see Note 1) 5

Note 1: These courses will only be offered in Trimester 3 from 2020.

Law: Electives offered by other Schools

You can choose electives (from other disciplines) from the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,3 2513LHS Media Law  10
Tri 2 2613LHS Islamic Law in a Changing World (not offered from 2019) 10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3106AFE Revenue Law: Theory and Policy in Action (see Note 1) 10
Tri 2 2019GIR Politics of International Law and Organisations  10
Tri 2 3108AFE Taxation Planning (see Note 1) 10
Tri 2 3026CCJ Fraud and Cybercrime  10

Note 1: 3106AFE is a prerequisite for 3108AFE.