The 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. You can also take advantage of study abroad opportunities and gain credit towards your Griffith degree for approved courses taken at international universities. 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.
With the world now a global community, international trade has an even more important role than it has had in the past as countries compete with each other for export income. Legal advice in companies trading internationally is pivotal to their ability to be successful.
The combined nature of the program ensures that you will develop a sound understanding of both disciplines and the complex relationship between legal and commercial business practices specific to the major in which you choose to specialise.
The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) encompasses 30 credit points of research dissertation.
As well as the opportunity for career and skill advancement, the Honours program creates a pathway for Law students to move to Higher Degree Research (HDR) studies via the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs.
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.
|1464||Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business||Nathan||Trimester 1 and Trimester 2|
|1465||Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business||Gold Coast||Trimester 1 and Trimester 2|
|1507||Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Business||Nathan||Trimester 1 only|
|1508||Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Business (this program)||Gold Coast||Trimester 1 only|
Note: Progression to the Honours program is dependent upon satisfying eligibility requirements.
The program will be offered on-campus on a full-time basis to Domestic and International students using the in-person mode of delivery every trimester.
Some law electives are based at Nathan campus, South Bank and some at the Gold Coast. A few law electives are run in intensive mode including in trimester 3. 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.
From 2017, to be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.
Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.
Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.
The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) provides the opportunity for optional work-integrated learning through its variety of Clinic courses.
A law degree from Griffith University is your passport to the world and is recognised as a qualifying degree for admission into the legal profession in many countries around the world.
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 will 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.
To be eligible for admission as a solicitor, a person must complete an approved law degree (undertaken approved practical legal training via a practical legal training course of Supervised Traineeship at a Law firm) and be able to satisfy the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board and the Supreme Court of their fitness to practise.
Griffith University's law degree is accepted 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. You must ensure you complete the five Canadian Law courses to help you prepare for the NCA exams while gaining credit towards your law degree.
Students from Sabah or Sarawak who have a Griffith law degree and wish to return to Sabah or Sarawak to practise law may do so providing they gain admission to practice in an Australian jurisdiction first and then fulfil additional requirements upon their return to Sabah or Sarawak.
Depending upon your choice of Business major, you may be eligible for admission to one or more of the following professional bodies:
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
|Year of study||Fee category/Band||Fee per CP||Tuition fee 80cp|
|2019||Fee Band 28.0||$350.00||$28,000.00|
|2018||Fee Band 28.0||$350.00||$28,000.00|
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.