Continuing Professional Development

We offer a series of law professional development courses through our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program.

UQ Law School CPD courses are suitable for both law graduates and professionals with an interest in contemporary legal issues and practice. Most courses are run intensively, as short courses 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 instruction but do not need to take assessments. They also 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: Offerings are subject to change and availability. 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 $2,370 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: 1 September 2023 4 days, Fridays 9am-5pm
    Facilitator(s): Professor Rick Bigwood
    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 practices can contribute to superior decision making by corporate boards.
    Next course: 25 July 2023 Semester long - 1 Day/Week, Tuesdays 5pm-7pm
    Facilitator(s): Dr Vicky Comino
    UQ St Lucia
  • The course seeks to develop students' knowledge of cultural heritage law, raise awareness of the role law plays in the protection of cultural heritage and develop an ability to solve complex legal problems associated with the protection of cultural heritage.
    Next course: 25 July 2023 Semester long - 1 Day/Week, Tuesdays 8-11am
    Facilitator(s): Professor Craig Forrest
    UQ St Lucia
  • LAWS7725. This innovative new course in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles will be taught online by several practitioners drawn from the offices of international law firm White and Case LLP. This unique course will enable students to discover and develop knowledge of the key concepts, drivers and context of ESG in the law and business. It will promote students capacity to analyse authentic case studies and to appreciate and anticipate future developments– critical to the fast-moving nature of ESG. And the course will inspire students to query existing paradigms, demonstrate creative solutions, and to apply their acquired understanding to contemporary problems.
    Next course: 10 August 2023 Semester long - 1 Day/Week, Thursdays 5pm-8pm; or Saturday 8am-11am
    UQ St Lucia
  • This course examines the international regulation of ships from registration and flag state regulation to port state control and the enforcement of admiralty actions. These include a broad range of maritime legal issues, such as liabilities arising from incidents such as collisions at sea, salvage, wreck and marine pollution liability. All these areas of maritime law are covered by International Conventions, adopted for the most part through the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
    Next course: 24 July 2023 Semester long - 1 Day/Week, Mondays 5pm-8pm
    Facilitator(s): Professor Craig Forrest
    UQ St Lucia
  • 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: 2 August 2023 Semester long - 1 Day/Week, Wednesdays 11am-2pm
    Facilitator(s): Dr Joseph Lelliott
    UQ St Lucia
  • This course will examine the role of international law in the growth and economic evolution of developing states. Issues of international investment, international trade, globalization, and human rights will be considered.
    Next course: 10 August 2023 4 days; Thursdays and Fridays, 9am-5pm
    Facilitator(s): Professor Frank Garcia
    UQ St Lucia
  • This course provides an advanced introduction to the study of the law of international sale of goods, with a particular focus on: the impact of international conventions, transnational model laws and uniform principles on international sales law; the relationship between international law and domestic law relating to sales transactions; and jurisdiction, choice of law, and cross-border litigation issues that may arise in the context of international sales transactions.
    Next course: 24 August 2023 6 days, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun (24, 25, 26, 31 Aug; 2, 3 Sep) 9am-1pm
    Facilitator(s): Dr Luca Castellani
    UQ St Lucia
  • The course involves an advanced examination of the legal environment in which electronic business transactions take place, including transactions such as electronic data interchange, electronic banking, transnational electronic business transactions, electronic sale of goods and verification and other protective measures against electronic fraud.
    Next course: 25 August 2023 Semester long - 1 Day/Week, Fridays 10am-1pm
    Facilitator(s): Dr Alan Davidson
    UQ St Lucia
  • This subject considers and critiques Australia's approach to fighting terrorism, with a particular focus on the positive and negative human rights implications of anti-terrorism law. Students will be introduced to key aspects of Australian anti-terrorism law, situated within a theoretical and comparative context.
    Next course: 31 July 2023 Semester long - 1 day/week, Mondays 10am-12pm
    Facilitator(s): Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh
    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.