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Griffith University Law School

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Griffith University Law School in Australia

Program Overview - Graduate-entry Bachelor of Laws

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University and Faculty: Griffith University
Faculty of Arts, Education and Law
Program: Graduate-entry Bachelor of Laws
University Location: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
City Population: 550,000
Student Population: 44,000
Campus Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Program Duration: 3 years
Semester Intake: February each year
Next Intake: February 2018
Est. Indicative Total Tuition: $84,000 AUD (based on 2017 fees)

Part of the Faculty of Arts, Education and Law, Griffith Law School is one of Australia's leading law schools, recognised for its outstanding scholarship, student-focused learning, interdisciplinary research, and strong commitment to social justice.

Griffith Law School was ranked in the top 100 law schools in the 2014/2015 QS World University Rankings. Griffith students learn from award-winning teachers who have been recognised by the Australian Government's Office of Learning and Teaching for their outstanding teaching quality. In addition to studying the core areas of legal practice, students may choose from a range of exciting electives across five areas: global law and governance; law and commerce; environment and social justice; theories and contexts of law; and clinical and legal professional practice, which includes clinical courses that offer practical legal skills, insights and experiences.

Through Griffith University's wide range of practical legal clinics, students can experience the legal profession first-hand and sharpen their skills by working with real clients and cases. Law students will also attend organised networking events with Queensland's legal community.

The Bachelor of Laws (graduate entry) at Griffith Law School offers a professional legal curriculum that focuses on core areas of legal practice and the legal skills that lawyers must have. You will have the opportunity to choose law electives based on your interests, including clinical courses that emphasise practical legal skills, insights and experience.

Students will make connections between law and ethics, legal theory, Indigenous issues, and internationalisation. Bachelor of Laws students will also develop interdisciplinary understandings of law and legal work.

Courses include Constitutional Law, Legal Theory, Law and the Modern State, Corporate Governance and Regulation, Criminal Law, and Property Law.

Students will generally attend 10-15 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the semester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and early evening throughout the week.


Unique Features of the Program

Canadian Law Electives
The following courses are taught in Year 3 as optional electives to assist students who wish to return to Canada to practice:

  • Foundations of Canadian Law
  • Canadian Criminal Law
  • Canadian Constitutional Law
  • Canadian Administrative Law
  • Canadian Legal Professional Responsibility

Students who have completed these courses as electives at Griffith are able to undertake the corresponding NCA exams on the Gold Coast.

International Mooting Experience
Each year, Griffith law students travel to either to Hong Kong or Vienna, to compete against teams from prestigious law schools across the globe in the International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Griffith teams are always top-ranked, with the 2014 team the top performing Australian team. Students competing in the competition have also won numerous awards at the competition year after year.

Program Convenor
The Program Convenor ensures that the program information as published on this Programs and Courses website is accurate and helpful for students' enrolment and progress. The Program Convenor provides students with guidance on program related matters including making decisions on specific aspects of a student's study program, enrolment, progress, credit and eligibility to graduate.

Student Centres
Student Centres provide advice to students on the structure of programs and degree rules, program and course enrolment, student contribution, tuition and student fees, enrolling via the Griffith Portal, how to find class numbers for online enrolment, understanding the timetable, credit for prior study, important dates for adding and dropping courses, exam procedures, taking leave from your program and applying for withdrawal with special circumstances, policy advice and referral and graduation procedures. Student Centres also provide advice to potential students on study at Griffith University, how to apply to get into university and upgrading and enabling programs.


Professional Certification/Accreditation Information

If you complete a Griffith law degree, you are eligible to apply to practice law in Canada. It is imperative that you understand the requirements and procedures associated with entering the legal profession in Canada. Contact OzTREKK for information about accreditation, as we keep all students who apply directly via OzTREKK updated about the latest accreditation procedures and changes.


Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

Applicants must have a bachelor degree from a recognised post-secondary institution with a minimum GPA of 4.0 on a 7 point scale (or equivalent) and are required to submit an official academic transcript.


Total Number of Places in the Program: Approximately 450

Total Number of Places for International Students: no set quota

Application Deadline: Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply at least three months prior to the program's start date to allow time for the pre-departure process.

OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Shannon Tilston

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