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About the school

Sarah DerringtonThe TC Beirne School of Law brings together leading national and international scholars, distinguished alumni and leaders of the legal profession to provide students with an outstanding legal education which will equip them for a wide variety of careers, both within Australia and internationally.

Professor Sarah Derrington
Head of School and Dean of Law
TC Beirne School of Law

Queensland's premier law school

Boasting a long and proud heritage, our school has built on its prestigious history to forge a modern, future-proof legal institution.

Queensland's premier law school

History & heritage
Proudly Queensland's oldest law school, the TC Beirne School of Law has a long and proud heritage, educating some of Australia's finest legal professionals.
Mission & strategy
Achieving national and international recognition as one of the top law schools in Australia through research, education and social responsibility.
Looking to the future
The re-imagination of the TC Beirne School of Law's home will ensure our current and future students are ready for a new age of global legal practise.

TC Beirne School of Law ranked #45 in the world in 
QS World University Rankings

Graduates in demand

We cultivate exceptional legal thinkers and leaders who use their discipline, ingenuity and initiative to change and enrich the world. Since welcoming our first students in 1936, we have earned a distinguished reputation as Queensland’s leading provider of legal education, producing highly sought-after alumni. Discover how our graduates have created chance in the legal profession locally and abroad.

Pushing boundaries

Our School’s expanding international outlook combines innovative research with advanced teaching and learning. Our highly collaborative learning environment will challenge and stimulate you to develop a comprehensive understanding of the law while cultivating excellence in critical reasoning and lateral thinking. Find out why the TC Beirne School of Law is the premier choice for your legal education.

Lifelong learning

The University of Queensland Law Graduates Association (UQLGA) was established in 1994 to foster links between graduates and the Law School. It provides a valuable forum through which members can maintain links with other graduates or forge new ties with others in the profession. As a graduate of our School, you are welcomed as a UQ alumnus and are can become a member of the UQLGA.

Our people

Meet the award-winning academics, researchers, and professional staff whose commitment to excellence makes TC Beirne School of Law one of Australia's leading law schools.