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. 

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 $2060 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.

  • The course considers at an advanced level the conduct of civil litigation in the federal and state courts, the impact of the policy objectives of the rules on the conduct of litigation, pleadings, trial preparation, evidence, settlement procedures, disclosure and preservation of evidence, service and jurisdiction, appeals.
    Next course: 10 August 2019 4 days
    UQ Brisbane City
  • This course offers an advanced study on international commercial arrangements and the difficulties that lie within, with a focus on complexities that arise over the internet, doing business internationally, and ancillary international issues.
    UQ St Lucia
  • This course explores the nature of constitutional government by studying how the constitutional arrangements of different states frame and discipline the exercise of public power.
    UQ St Lucia
  • This course offers a comparative and critical investigation into criminal law and criminal justice as it is conceptualised and also how it operates within the main legal traditions of the world.
    Next course: 8 August 2019 4 days
    Facilitator(s): Associate Professor Ann Black
    UQ St Lucia
  • This course is an introductory level examination of the general law and statutory protection of intellectual property in Australia.
    UQ St Lucia
  • This course deals in depth with the full range of mechanisms available for international commercial dispute management.
    UQ St Lucia
  • This course examines the various non-judicial and judicial processes and institutions used in settling disputes in public international law.
    UQ St Lucia
  • This course critically examines the phenomenon of globalisation, and the related changes currently underway in contemporary international economic law.
    Next course: 15 August 2019 4 days
    Facilitator(s): Professor Frank Garcia
    UQ St Lucia
  • This course will introduce the international legal rules, principles and institutions of the World Trade Organization.
    UQ St Lucia
  • This course focuses on selected topics in the law of war (or international humanitarian law).
    UQ St Lucia
  • Maritime Law is a blend of general principles of contract and tort law, specialised maritime laws arising out of the ancient law merchant, international conventions, customary international law and domestic (both Commonwealth and State) law.
    Next course: 24 August 2019 4 days
    Facilitator(s): Mr Gregory Nell SC
    UQ Brisbane City
  • This course delivers a sound knowledge of the analytical models and characteristics of mediation, the ability to analyse its advantages and drawbacks, and distinguish it from other dispute resolution processes.
    Next course: 29 August 2019 4 days
    Facilitator(s): Mr Pat Cavanagh
    UQ St Lucia
  • This course delivers a sound knowledge of the analytical models and characteristics of mediation, the ability to analyse its advantages and drawbacks, and distinguish it from other dispute resolution processes.
    UQ St Lucia
  • This course undertakes a detailed examination of relevant legislation and practice with respect to natural resources law in Australia and internationally.
    UQ St Lucia
  • This course delves into the nature of international law, supranational law, comparative law, domestic law and legal pluralism, and examines where they interconnect and conflict.
    UQ St Lucia
  • This course will provide 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 transitions/regime change.
    Next course: 22 August 2019 4 days
    Facilitator(s): Dr Caitlin Goss
    UQ St Lucia
  • This course provides an introduction to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and an overview of ADR processes including negotiation, mediation, conciliation, case appraisal and arbitration.
    Next course: 24 August 2019 4 days
    Facilitator(s): Dr Serge Loode
    UQ St Lucia
  • This course focuses on international anti-corruption law, policy and practice from an Australian perspective.
    UQ St Lucia
E.g., July, 2019
Aug 2019
Start date Course name Topic Duration Cost Venue
8 Aug Comparative Criminal Law Transnational Legal Issues 4 days $2060 UQ St Lucia Enrol
10 Aug Advanced Civil Litigation Commercial Legal Practice 4 days $2060 UQ Brisbane City Enrol
15 Aug International Law and Development Public International Law 4 days $2060 UQ St Lucia Enrol
22 Aug The Law of Transitions Transnational Legal Issues 4 days $2060 UQ St Lucia Enrol
24 Aug Theories in Dispute Resolution Dispute Resolution 4 days $2060 UQ St Lucia Enrol
24 Aug Maritime Law International Economic Law 4 days $2060 UQ Brisbane City Enrol
Aug 2019Sep 2019
Start date Course name Topic Duration Cost Venue
29 Aug Mediation (August) Dispute Resolution 4 days $2060 UQ St Lucia Enrol

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.

Cancellation

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.