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
LAWS7868 International Commercial Arbitration Law Malcolm Holmes QC Closed Closed
LAWS7977 Advanced Administrative Law Dr Geoff Airo-Farulla Closed Closed
LAWS7855 Electronic Commerce Law Dr Alan Davidson Closed Closed
LAWS7713 Law, Terrorism & Human Rights Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh Closed Closed
LAWS7708 Intellectual Property Law Tom Joyce Closed Closed
LAWS7851 Mediation Mr Pat Cavanagh Closed Closed
LAWS7853 Law of the World Trade Organization Michelle Healy Closed Closed
LAWS7704 Estate Litigation Dr John de Groot Closed Closed
LAWS7805 Natural Resources Law Prof David Percy Closed Closed
LAWS7710 Principles of Global Law Prof Anthony Cassimatis Closed Closed
LAWS7930 Conflict Coaching Hon Prof Nadja Alexander Closed Closed
LAWS7711 Laws of War Matthew Osborne Closed Closed​

CPD points

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

Course Presenter Dates Time
LAWS7714 International Law, Refugees & Migration A/Prof Peter Billings Semester long 10am – 1pm on Wednesday
LAWS7814 International & Comparative Copyright Law Tom Joyce Semester long 5pm – 7pm on Tuesday
LAWS7828 Cultural Heritage Law Prof Craig Forrest Semester long 9am – 12pm on Tuesday
LAWS7970 Comparative Criminal Law A/Prof Ann Black and Dr Melanie O’Brien 27, 28, 29, 30 July 9am – 5pm
LAWS7884 Civil Litigation The Hon Dr Glen Williams AO QC and Mr John McKenna QC 29, 30 July; 19, 20 August 9am – 5pm
LAWS7908 Native Title Law A/Prof Margaret Stephenson 3, 4, 5, 6 August 9am – 5pm
LAWS7710 Principles of Global Law Dr Vincent Cogliati Bantz 3, 4, 10, 11 August 9am – 5pm
LAWS7850 Equity in Commercial Law: An International Perspective Prof Ben McFarlane 10, 11, 12, 13 August 9am – 5pm
LAWS7987 International Law and Development Prof Frank Garcia 17, 18, 19, 20 August 9am – 5pm
LAWS7841 Theories in Dispute Resolution Serge Loode 21, 28 August; 4, 11 September 9am – 5pm
LAWS7851 Mediation Mr Pat Cavanagh 31 Aug; 1, 2, 3 September 9am – 5pm
LAWS7876 Carriage of Goods by Sea Prof Nick Gaskell 21, 22, 23, 24 September 9am – 5pm
LAWS7865 Maritime Law The Hon JLB Allsop, Drew James, & Peter McQueen 9, 10, 16, 17 September 9am – 5pm
LAWS7998 Tribunals – Procedure and Practice A/Prof Peter Billings 27, 28, 29, 30 September 9am – 5pm

CPD points

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

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 1 2017 has closed. Please check back soon for Semester 2 courses. 



Coordinator, Academic Programs

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