Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Government and International Relations

Program code

1522

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

5.5 years full-time
8 years part-time

Credit points

440

Indicative fee

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Admission requirements

  • Year 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Government and International Relations and 5.5 GPA in Laws component

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Offered in

Trimester 1

Why choose this program?

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.

In the Government and International Relations component, you will focus on core concepts in your first year. From your second year onwards, you will focus on specialised courses. You will complete your studies with a parliamentary internship or a work placement.

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.

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
1472 Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Government and International Relations Nathan Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
1473 Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Government and International Relations Gold Coast Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
1521 Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Government and International Relations Nathan Trimester 1 only
1522 Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Government and International Relations (this program) Gold Coast Trimester 1 only

Note: Progression to the Honours program is dependent upon satisfying eligibility requirements.

Attendance information

This 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.

Student Income Support

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.

Work-integrated learning

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) provides the opportunity for optional work-integrated learning through its variety of Clinic courses.

Students have the opportunity to complete 3101GIR Work Placement (Political Practice) or 3004GIR Parliamentary Project as part of the Government and International Relations component.

My career opportunities

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.

Professional recognition

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.

Canada

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.

Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak)

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.

Pathways to further study

Graduates with the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) may be eligible to apply for Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Government and International Relations (1522)

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
FEE-HELP

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.

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