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
Estate Planning Adjunct Prof John de Groot 26 - 29 April
Intellectual Property Law  Tom Joyce Registration closed
Principles of Global Law Prof Anthony Cassimatis Registration closed
Laws of Armed Conflict Dr Rain Niijova Registration closed
Constitutional Government and Public Power Emeritus Prof Suri Ratnapala Registration closed
Mediation  Mr Pat Cavanagh Registration closed
Law of the World Trade Organisation Mr Peter Blanchard Registration closed
International Commercial Arbitration Law Mr M. Holmes QC Registration closed
Pacific Comparative Law Prof Jennifer Corrin Registration closed
Cross-Border Mediation Law and Practice Prof Nadja Alexander 12 - 15 April
Fundamentals of the Common Law A/Prof Ann Black Registration closed
Comparative Constitutional Law Prof. Nicholas Aroney Registration closed
International Trade Finance Law Dr Alan Davidson Registration 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 registration, 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 1 2018 is open.

Please register by completing this form, and we will send your further information regarding payment details.