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University of Queensland Law School in Australia

Program Overview - Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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University and Faculty: University of Queensland
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
Program: Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
University Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
City Population: 2.3 million
Student Population: 52,331
Campus Location: St. Lucia, Brisbane
Program Duration: 4 years
Semester Intake: February each year
Next Avail. Intake: February 2020
Est. Indicative Annual Tuition: $41,600 AUD (2019)

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 offering 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:

  • The Barristers Work Experience Program
  • The Aurora Native Title Internship Program
  • The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) Work Experience Placement Program
  • The Practitioner-in-Residence Program

Taken as a double degree, students can study the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) with

  • Arts
  • Business Management
  • Commerce
  • Economics
  • Journalism (under review)
  • Science


Professional Certification/Accreditation Information

If you complete a UQ 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.


Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

Admission to the UQ LLB (Honours) is extremely competitive. Applicants must have a high school diploma with a minimum cumulative GPA of 94%. 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.


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: Kati Gorbachyova

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