The TC Beirne School of Law offers a series of professional legal courses through its Continuing Professional Development program.

The courses have been selected from the School’s Master of Laws program and are suitable for law graduates and professionals with an interest in contemporary legal issues. Most courses are run intensively, usually over a four day period, with some offered on a semester-long basis. CPD participants receive normal instruction but do not undertake course assessment and cannot use the course for credit towards an award program. Registration closes 2 weeks prior to the course commencement date. 

Course Presenter Dates Time
International Law, Refugees & Migration A/Prof Peter Billings Closed  
International & Comparative Copyright Law Tom Joyce Closed  
Cultural Heritage Law Prof Craig Forrest Closed  
Comparative Criminal Law A/Prof Ann Black and Dr Melanie O’Brien Closed  
Civil Litigation The Hon Dr Glen Williams AO QC and Mr John McKenna QC Closed  
Principles of Global Law Prof Anthony Cassimatis Closed  
Equity in Commercial Law: An International Perspective Prof Ben McFarlane Closed  
International Law and Development Prof Frank Garcia Closed  
Theories in Dispute Resolution Serge Loode Closed  
Mediation Mr Pat Cavanagh Closed  
Carriage of Goods by Sea Prof Nick Gaskell Closed  
Maritime Law The Hon JLB Allsop, Drew James, & Peter McQueen Closed  

CPD points

UQ Law courses may be endorsed for CPD points. Please consult your professional organisation for details about claiming CPD points.

More information

If you have any questions about any course or the enrolment process, please email

The University of Queensland rules governing enrolment, course fees and withdrawal policies apply to all registrations.

Use of IT and library facilities

Students studying on a Continuing Professional Development basis are not entitled to use the University’s IT or library facilities, apart from individual electronic Course Blackboard sites and in-library use.

Refund of registration fees

All cancellations must be in writing to the Head of School. Substitutions may be permitted as approved by the Head of School.

No refund will apply after course commencement.

Cancellation of event

Courses may be cancelled by The University of Queensland due to insufficient enrolments or other unforeseen circumstances. If this occurs you will receive a 100% refund of the full course fee.

The University of Queensland is not responsible for any expenses (e.g. books, travel, accommodation charges) which may have been incurred in relation to attendance at the course.

Registration for CPD courses in Semester 2 2017 is open. Please register by completing this form, and we will send your further information regarding payment details.  



Coordinator, Academic Programs

+61 7 3365 6657