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.

This course will introduce the international legal rules, principles and institutions of the World Trade Organization.
Next course: 26 February 2019 Semester-long
Facilitator(s): Dr Peter Blanchard
UQ St Lucia

This course focuses on selected topics in the law of war (or international humanitarian law).
Next course: 2 March 2019 4 days
Facilitator(s): Associate Professor Rain Liivoja
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.
Next course: 6 March 2019 Semester-long
Facilitator(s): Professor Nicholas Aroney
UQ St Lucia

This course undertakes a detailed examination of relevant legislation and practice with respect to natural resources law in Australia and internationally.
Next course: 7 March 2019 4 days
Facilitator(s): Professor Jonathan Fulcher
UQ St Lucia

This course examines the various non-judicial and judicial processes and institutions used in settling disputes in public international law.
Next course: 7 March 2019 4 days
Facilitator(s): Mr Pat Cavanagh
UQ St Lucia

An examination of the law, practice and policy issues most commonly arising in disputes involving deceased estates.
Next course: 9 March 2019 4 days
UQ Brisbane City

This course deals in depth with the full range of mechanisms available for international commercial dispute management.
Next course: 14 March 2019 4 days
Facilitator(s): Mr Malcolm Holmes QC
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.
Next course: 23 March 2019 4 days
Facilitator(s): Professor Anthony Cassimatis
UQ St Lucia

This course is an introductory level examination of the general law and statutory protection of intellectual property in Australia.
Next course: 25 March 2019 4 days
Facilitator(s): Mr Thomas Joyce
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.
Next course: 28 March 2019 4 days
Facilitator(s): Mr Pat Cavanagh
UQ St Lucia

This course focuses on international anti-corruption law, policy and practice from an Australian perspective.
Next course: 28 March 2019 4 days
Facilitator(s): Professor Simon Bronitt
UQ St Lucia

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.
Next course: 4 April 2019 4 days
Facilitator(s): Professor John Swinson
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.
Next course: 22 July 2019 Semester-long
Facilitator(s): Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh
UQ St Lucia

This course critically examines international and regional laws (treaties and case-law), and domestic laws (legislation and case-law) and politics, relating to forced migration.
Next course: 22 July 2019 Semester-long
Facilitator(s): Associate Professor Peter Billings
UQ St Lucia

Cultural Heritage Law explores the interface between law and cultural heritage.
Next course: 22 July 2019 Semester-long
Facilitator(s): Professor Craig Forrest
UQ St Lucia

The course will look at a range of national laws and systems and will not be any national law specific.
Next course: 25 July 2019 4 days
Facilitator(s): Professor David Hodson OBE MICArb
UQ Brisbane City

This course addresses legal issues relating to online contracting, jurisdiction in cyberspace and the introduction and adoption of various forms of electronic commerce.
Next course: 25 July 2019 4 days
Facilitator(s): Dr Alan Davidson
UQ St Lucia

This course introduces students to the legal system of the European Union.
Next course: 27 July 2019 4 days
Facilitator(s): Emeritus Professor Gabriel Moens
UQ St Lucia

This course provides an overview of native title law in Australia.
Next course: 1 August 2019 4 days
Facilitator(s): Professor Jonathan Fulcher
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.
Next course: 3 August 2019 4 days
Facilitator(s): Associate Professor Rain Liivoja
UQ St Lucia

This course provides a unique opportunity to understand and analyse Chinese contract law through the lens of the common law of Australia.
Next course: 4 August 2019 4 days
Facilitator(s): Associate Professor Qiao Liu
UQ Brisbane City

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

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 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 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

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Feb 2019
Start date Course name Topic Duration Cost Venue
26 Feb Law of the World Trade Organization International Economic Law Semester-long $2060 UQ St Lucia Enrol
Mar 2019
Start date Course name Topic Duration Cost Venue
2 Mar Laws of Armed Conflict Public International Law 4 days $2060 UQ St Lucia Enrol
6 Mar Comparative Constitutional Law Transnational Legal Issues Semester-long $2060 UQ St Lucia Enrol
7 Mar Mining and Natural Resources Law Commercial Legal Practice 4 days $2060 UQ St Lucia Enrol
7 Mar International Dispute Settlement Dispute Resolution 4 days $2060 UQ St Lucia Enrol
9 Mar Estate Litigation Other 4 days $2060 UQ Brisbane City Enrol
14 Mar International Commercial Arbitration Law Dispute Resolution 4 days $2060 UQ St Lucia Enrol
23 Mar Principles of Global Law (March) Public International Law 4 days $2060 UQ St Lucia Enrol
25 Mar Intellectual Property Law Commercial Legal Practice 4 days $2060 UQ St Lucia Enrol
28 Mar Mediation (March) Dispute Resolution 4 days $2060 UQ St Lucia Enrol
28 Mar Transnational Crime and Corruption Transnational Legal Issues 4 days $2060 UQ St Lucia Enrol
Apr 2019
Start date Course name Topic Duration Cost Venue
4 Apr Business in a Borderless Environment Commercial Legal Practice 4 days $2060 UQ St Lucia Enrol
Jul 2019
Start date Course name Topic Duration Cost Venue
22 Jul Law, Terrorism and Human Rights Public International Law Semester-long $2060 UQ St Lucia Enrol
22 Jul Refugees, Asylum Seekers & the Law - Rights & Realities Public International Law Semester-long $2060 UQ St Lucia Enrol
22 Jul Cultural Heritage Law Other Semester-long $2060 UQ St Lucia Enrol
25 Jul International Family Law Other 4 days $2060 UQ Brisbane City Enrol
25 Jul Electronic Commerce Law International Economic Law 4 days $2060 UQ St Lucia Enrol
27 Jul European Union Law Public International Law 4 days $2060 UQ St Lucia Enrol
Aug 2019
Start date Course name Topic Duration Cost Venue
1 Aug Native Title Law and Practice Commercial Legal Practice 4 days $2060 UQ St Lucia Enrol
3 Aug Principles of Global Law (August) Public International Law 4 days $2060 UQ St Lucia Enrol
4 Aug Chinese Contract Law International Economic Law 4 days $2060 UQ Brisbane City Enrol
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
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.