Welcome to the school of...

...Innovation

A university’s law school is not necessarily the place you’d expect to find innovators. Or scientists.​ The University of Queensland is not your usual university.

Instead of simply concentrating on traditional law, our programs will prepare students for the major changes arising from new technologies which will impact the legal profession of tomorrow.

So whatever unknown the future holds, our graduates will own it.

...Collaboration

We’ve deliberately transformed our law school to create more opportunities and environments where students, staff, legal professionals, community and academics can benefit from working closely together.

With smaller enrolments, new learning spaces and more face-to-face time with lecturers who have global and interdisciplinary research collaborations, our students don’t get lost in the crowd. And when it comes time to graduate, our students can draw on the networks they’ve developed with professionals and alumni throughout their studies to advance their employability.

Our law students don’t just learn about the law, they influence it. Through a dedicated UQ Pro Bono Centre, the only program of its kind embedded in an Australian law school, our students provide legal support for a range of organisations to truly improve access to justice in our community.

In contrast to most other law schools, our newly re-imagined school is designed around small class sizes and collaborative learning environments.
UQ Pro Bono Centre connects our students with community legal centres to improve access to justice for the community's most vulnerable.

...Inventiveness

New ideas and technologies are opening up new ways of practising law. Together with scientists and technology experts, we’re looking at underexplored areas of research to tackle global issues such as food security, climate change and the regulation of international electronic commerce.

We’re doing this in many ways including…

  • harnessing intellectual property law to help boost agricultural yields to feed millions of starving people around the world.
  • contributing our legal expertise to the United Nations, impacting the way trillions of dollars of international trade are processed electronically.
  • spearheading the formation of an international network of experts in law, science and technology to enable great minds to transfer knowledge to address ethical challenges.

The School has established a Law, Science and Technology Program to support interdisciplinary research and teaching on a range of topics.
The School is at the cutting-edge of legal research and is a global centre of research excellence that undertakes research across a broad range of legal fields.

...Futurism

We’re pioneering research and teaching in the areas of law, science and technology to future-proof our curriculum. As a result, our graduates will future-proof their career during a time of continuous digital disruption.

Among our new initiatives, we have courses on technology and the law, a major lecture series in 2019 for students and lawyers on Technology and the Future of the Legal Profession, and guest speakers from science and technology disciplines. Our aim is to equip current and future legal minds with the know-how to make future legal decisions with confidence.

Since meeting during their studies, two graduates have overcome the unknowns of a burgeoning industry to found one of the country’s most exciting AI companies.
The School has introduced courses in technology and the law, giving students an insight into how AI and digital disruption are impacting the profession.

Take your next steps at one of Australia's most prestigious law schools.

Undergraduate

Maximise your potential by studying law through one of six dual program combinations, or through our single LLB(Hons).

Dual combinations include arts, business management, commerce, economics, journalism and science.

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Postgraduate

Advance your career with world-class postgraduate study through one of our masters programs or individual courses.

Supercharge your international or business career through one of our dual master's programs.

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Continuing professional development

Build knowledge through courses counting toward Queensland Law Society Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

Register today to be the first to receive our 2019 CPD course offerings and enrolment information.

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Higher Degree by Research

UQ Law provides every advantage to succeed and ensures graduates are recognised as international experts in their fields.

Our diverse range of research strengths and unrivalled research expertise prepares you for your journey into the unknown.

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