|University and Faculty:||University of Queensland
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
|Program:||Bachelor of Laws (Honours)|
|University Location:||Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|City Population:||2.1 million|
|Campus Location:||St. Lucia, Brisbane|
|Program Duration:||4 years|
|Semester Intake:||February each year|
|Next Intake:||February 2018|
|Est. Indicative Annual Tuition:||$39,616 AUD (2018)|
The TC Beirne School of Law is a leading Australian law school with an illustrious history. The school boasts world-class facilities including Queensland's largest law library, the Sir Harry Gibbs Moot Court and the 24/7 Student Learning Centre. Combining its focus on small-group teaching with a comprehensive co-curricular program, the TC Beirne School of Law offers Australia's premier legal education.
UQ Law School's teaching staff comprises more than 50 full-time academics, most of whom have doctoral or advanced qualifications in their teaching areas. The teaching staff members are complemented by international visiting professors, part-time lecturers and adjunct professors, who provide additional teaching and research expertise.
The TC Beirne School of Law offers the Bachelor of Laws (Honours), which can be taken as a single or dual program. It provides you with a quality education in the law, distinguished by rigour, depth and conceptual sophistication, ensuring your success in the legal profession.
The UQ LLB is a prestigious, honours-level undergraduate program offers a thorough understanding of the concepts, principles, policies and values of the law, both in Australia and other jurisdictions. It develops outstanding skills in critical analysis, thought and argument—skills which will be valuable in whatever career path you choose.
Internships and work experience
As a UQ law student, you can gain valuable work experience by undertaking an internship. Prospective employers value all types of work experience and interning is a great way for you to develop your skills and boost your résumé. These are just some of the opportunities available to you:
Taken as a double degree, students can study the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) with
Undertaking a double degree will equip you for the evolving job market, giving you the flexibility to study two different disciplines in a much shorter time, by studying only the mandatory courses for each program with fewer or no electives.
If you complete a UQ Law degree, you are eligible to apply to practise 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.
Admission to the UQ LLB (Honours) is extremely competitive. Applicants must have a high school diploma with a minimum cumulative GPA of 98%. For students who have completed some university study, a 6.5 out of 7 GPA is required.
The University of Queensland does not require the LSAT for entry. Work experience is not required for admission.
Master of International Commercial Law
The Master of International Commercial Law (MICLaw) is a one-year program with intakes in February and July. The program is designed specifically for graduates of any discipline who have relevant work experience related to the courses offered in the program. This is likely to include those working in banking and financial institutions, in a wide variety of commercial enterprises and also lawyers. The program includes three key courses aimed at increasing existing knowledge and understanding of foundational legal concepts and also aimed at enhancing analytical (legal) reasoning and writing skills.
Master of International Relations/ Master of International Law
Offered for the first time in Queensland from 2017, this unique two-year dual program offers students a rare opportunity to attain two sought-after qualifications through the combined Master of International Relations / Master of International Law. This 2-year program will provide students with a fascinating insight into some of the most compelling issues facing the world today in areas such as business, diplomacy, international policy, advocacy, negotiation and war.
Either the Master of International Relations or the Master of International Law may also be completed as a stand-alone program over 18 months and is suitable for both legal or non-legal professionals.
To be eligible to apply, candidates require an undergraduate degree in law, arts, business, commerce or economics, have completed a minimum of four internationally focused courses, and have a minimum GPA of 5.0 on a 7.0 scale.
For more information about the UQ Master of International Commercial Law and the Master of International Relations/International Law, including entry requirements, please contact OzTREKK.
Total Number of International Places in the Program: no set quota
Application Deadline: November 29 each year; late applications may be accepted.
OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Shannon Tilston