Continuing Professional Development

We offer a series of professional legal courses through our Continuing Professional Development program.

UQ Law continuing professional development (CPD) courses are suitable for both 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.

Our small seminar-style teaching groups offer CPD participants one-on-one interaction with our leading academics and industry experts.

CPD participants receive normal instruction but do not undertake course assessment and cannot use the course for credit towards a degree program. Our courses count toward Queensland Law Society CPD points if you can demonstrate relevance to your legal practice.

Enrolment closes two weeks prior to the course start date. 

​Note: Due to the COVID-19 dates and offerings are subject to change. Please contact prior to registering.


1. Browse

Explore the range of courses available below and click through to find out more and enrol.

2. Enrol and pay

Click enrol to find out more and register for CPD. You'll receive an email with instructions for payment. Each course costs $2,260 incl GST.

3. Attend

Our CPD courses are delivered at UQ's St Lucia and Brisbane City campuses, in state-of-the-art learning facilities.

Upcoming courses

  • This course will examine select topics in the formation, modification, vitiation and termination of commercial contracts, including remedies for breach of contract.
    Next course: 5 August 2021 4 days
    UQ St Lucia
  • Next course: 31 July 2021 4 days (31 July & 1 August, 18 & 19 September)
    Facilitator(s): Mr Samuel Walpole
    UQ St Lucia
  • Next course: 3 August 2021 Semester long - 1 day/week
    Facilitator(s): Professor Nicholas Aroney
    UQ St Lucia
  • Next course: 2 August 2021 Semester long - 1 day/week
    Facilitator(s): Associate Professor Ann Black
    UQ St Lucia
  • The effective and efficient governance of corporations is crucial to their success as vehicles for the creation of wealth. The course will explore the legal, regulatory, and market-based mechanisms by which corporations are governed and how governance rules and practices can contribute to superior decision making by corporate boards.
    Next course: 27 July 2021 Semester long - 1 day/week
    Facilitator(s): Dr Vicky Comino, Dr Thea Voogt
    UQ St Lucia
  • Next course: 3 August 2021 Semester long - 1 day/week
    Facilitator(s): Professor Craig Forrest
    UQ St Lucia
  • This course will examine contemporary issues arising in the legal profession.
    Next course: 29 November 2021 24 hours of classes consisting of; six seminars (2hrs each), and two full days.
    UQ St Lucia
  • Next course: 26 August 2021 4 days: Thursday 26 August to Sunday 29 August 2021
    UQ St Lucia
  • The topic for Current Issues in International Law (Private) in Semester 2, 2021 is International Family Law
    Next course: 3 August 2021 Semester long - 1 day/week
    Facilitator(s): Professor David Hodson OBE MICArb
  • The course explores the sources, key rules, and principles of international human rights law, including their development, scope, and enforcement, as well as related institutional frameworks.
    Next course: 4 August 2021 Semester long - 1 day/week
    Facilitator(s): Dr Joseph Lelliott
    UQ St Lucia


Terms and conditions

Use of IT and library facilities

Continuing Professional Development participants are not entitled to the use of the University’s facilities, apart from individual electronic course Blackboard sites and 'in-library' use of resources.

Refund of registration fees

All cancellations must be in writing to the Dean. Substitutions may be permitted as approved by the Dean.

No refund will apply after course commencement.


Courses may be cancelled due to insufficient enrolments or other unforeseen circumstances. If this occurs you will receive a 100% refund of the full course fee. We are not responsible for any expenses (e.g. books, travel, accommodation charges) which may have been incurred in relation to attendance at the course.