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 $2170 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
  • Society comprises individuals. While there are many things people do for themselves by individual effort or by exchange with others, certain needs can be addressed more conveniently by collective action. These include the protection of life, liberty and property, and the provision of essential public goods.
    Next course: 22 March 2021 Semester long - 1 day/week
    UQ St Lucia
  • Next course: 26 August 2021 4 days: Thursday 26 August to Sunday 29 August 2021
    UQ St Lucia
  • This course is an introductory level examination of the general law and statutory protection of intellectual property in Australia, while also placing it in an international context.
    Next course: 1 March 2021 Semester Long - Mondays 5-8pm
    UQ St Lucia
  • Competition/antitrust law plays a significant role in the economy of individual countries and their welfare. At the same time, it has an enormous impact on the ways in which companies and other entities, including multinational corporations, conduct their businesses. It also impacts consumers.
    Next course: 18 March 2021 Intensive - 4 days
    UQ St Lucia
  • This course deals in depth with the process of international commercial arbitration, which is one of the major growth areas of legal practice and the most widely used dispute resolution method in international business.
    Next course: 8 April 2021 Intensive - 4 days
    UQ St Lucia
  • The course will provide an overview of the system of public international law and the major international institutions and their role in dispute settlement, before considering various forms of dispute settlement in greater detail.
    Next course: 2 March 2021 Semester long - Tuesdays 2-5pm.
  • In every legal system, statutes are a main source of law and their interpretation is a central mode of legal reasoning, a mastery of which is essential to legal practice. This course reflects on how judges and others interpret statutes, and addresses key questions concerning the nature of sound statutory interpretation.
    Next course: 6 March 2021 Intensive - 4 days
    UQ St Lucia
  • This course provides an introduction to a number of important and topical issues in international law and comparative constitutional law, through the thematic lens of law in relation to states undergoing transition.
    Next course: 9 March 2021 Semester long - 1 day/week
    UQ St Lucia
  • An examination of the regulation of international trade by member states of the World Trade Organization, including trade in goods and services, investment, intellectual property and dispute settlement.
    Next course: 2 March 2021 Semester long - 1 day/week
    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.