As a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) student you will join a long tradition of legal scholarship at the TC Beirne School of Law, developing knowledge and skills that can be used to shape societies, governments and, ultimately, the world.

  • The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is a four-year program designed to develop a high-level understanding of the law, along with personal and professional skills transferable across a wide range of careers.
  • Develop outstanding skills in critical, rational and analytical thinking, and learn how to craft clear and persuasive arguments. The program also meets the academic requirements for admission as a legal practitioner in Australia.
  • Benefit from a strong co-curricular program that includes real-world experience in the legal profession; holistic events to help you stay healthy, engaged and motivated; and national and international mooting competitions.
  • Graduate with an internationally respected honours qualification, with advanced knowledge and skills that will set you apart in a competitive job market and provide a pathway to future research or learning.

Be part of a law school that offers professional networks, an innovative environment, and the broadest of employment outcomes. Join a class that includes some of Australia's brightest and most promising minds.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    The TC Beirne School of Law is an international leader in teaching and research. The school was also ranked 48th in the world in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject – the only Queensland law school to be ranked in the top 50.

  • In the classroom

    Personalised teaching experience

    Our courses are taught in small group settings and informal learning spaces in the Forgan Smith building, refurbished specifically for law students. You'll have the opportunity to test your knowledge with your peers and professors in an active learning environment.

  • Why study

    About UQ Law

     

  • Alumni
    UQ has a well-earned reputation in Australia and around the globe, so it means something to graduate from this law school. Law is an increasingly international practice, so graduating from a degree that has international recognition is a massive advantage. Mark McKechnie, LLB / BCom graduate (2006)
    Barrister-at-Law, Queensland Bar Association

Career outcomes

Many of our graduates enjoy employment in the legal profession and complete further training to work as barristers or solicitors, public prosecutors, community lawyers or government and military legal officers.

But don't let that limit you. A law degree also opens up opportunities in:

  • diplomatic and intelligence services,
  • State and Federal Government policy research,
  • specialist negotiation and dispute resolution,
  • policing,
  • advising international NGOs such as the World Bank, or
  • PhD scholarships.

We support our students to start thinking about their career early. Once you have identified a career of interest, our award-winning Student Employability Team – judged by the Australian Financial Review as the best in Australia – will help you map out a plan to get there.

  • Beyond the classroom

    National and international mooting

    During your studies, you'll have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of national and international mooting competitions to develop your professional skills. UQ mooting teams have a strong reputation for their high performance.

  • Alumni
    The mooting program is the closest thing students can experience to professional practice – you have a real problem to solve and students work together to find a solution. John McKenna QC, LLB (Hons I) / BA (Economics) graduate (1984) and Rhodes Scholar
    President, University of Queensland Law Graduates Association
  • Campus Life

    Participate in a vibrant culture

    Student organisations give you plenty of opportunities to socialise and build relationships outside of the classroom. Choose from over 150 groups, catering to a huge range of interests from music to professional networking. Join the active UQ law societies and network with your peers and the profession.

  • Beyond the classroom

    International experience – UQ Abroad

    We strongly encourage our students to spend time abroad with one of our international partner universities to diversify their knowledge and experience. Partner universities include the University of Wisconsin, University College London, and the National University of Singapore.

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  • Professional experience

    Link up with industry and the profession

    The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law's award-winning Student Employability Team (SET) helps students develop their careers with a range of professional opportunities. These include internships, mentoring programs, inspirational guest speakers and career planning advice.

  • Professional experience

    Research opportunities

    During semester breaks, UQ's Summer and Winter Research Programs provide you with research experience working alongside some of the university’s leading academics and researchers. You just need to find a project relevant to your interests and apply.

Summary

  • Program code
    2359
  • 718001
  • Faculty
  • Duration
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
  • Program level
    Undergraduate
  • Units
    64
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Laws (Honours). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Honours

Honours is awarded to all graduates of this program. Honours is awarded in the following classes:

  • Class I
  • Class IIA
  • Class IIB
  • Class IIIA
  • Class IIIB

Class of honours depends on your GPA. For details refer to the Program Rules.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Bar Association of Queensland
  • Queensland Law Society

Accreditation body

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is accredited by:

  • Legal Practitioners Admissions Board

Dual programs

Dual programs let you study two degrees at the same time. Each dual program has a single set of Program Rules.

The following dual programs are available with the Bachelor of Laws (Honours):

Concurrent diplomas

A concurrent diploma is a diploma-level qualification (AQF 5) that you can study alongside your bachelor's program.

All diplomas are made up of 16 units. You can spread these units across the duration of your bachelor's program, or you can complete these units in an accelerated period.

Concurrent diplomas are available in:

Further study options

Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Courses and Programs

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