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

  • Next course: 3 September 2022 3-4 September and 8-9 October 2022, 9am-5pm (2 weekends)
    Facilitator(s): Mr Samuel Walpole
    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: 11 August 2022 4 days; 11-12 August and 15-16 September 2022, 9am-5pm
    Facilitator(s): Dr Vicky Comino, Dr Thea Voogt
    UQ St Lucia
  • Next course: 26 July 2022 Tuesday 5-7pm, 26 July - 18 October 2022 (12 weeks)
    Facilitator(s): Dr Vicky Comino
    UQ St Lucia
  • Next course: 26 July 2022 Tuesdays 8-11am, 26 July - 18 October 2022 (12 weeks)
    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: 18 August 2022 4 days, Thursday and Friday 9am-5pm, 18-19 and 25-26 August 2022
    Facilitator(s): Professor David Hodson OBE MICArb
    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: 3 August 2022 Wednesdays 2-5pm. 3 August - 5 October 2022 (8 weeks). No teaching on 10 August due to Ekka holiday.
    Facilitator(s): Dr Joseph Lelliott
    UQ St Lucia
  • This course critically examines the phenomenon of globalisation, and the related changes currently underway in contemporary international economic law. Study will focus on the role of international economic law institutions, such as the WTO, IMF and the World Bank, and the impact globalisation has on their responsibilities.
    Next course: 5 August 2022 4 days; 5, 6, 8 and 18 August 2022, 8am-3pm
    Facilitator(s): Professor Ross Grantham
    UQ St Lucia
  • Next course: 2 August 2022 Internal (on campus) stream: Tuesdays 2-5pm, 2 August - 4 October 2022
    Facilitator(s): Dr Alan Davidson
    UQ St Lucia
  • Next course: 3 August 2022 Wednesdays, 8-11am, 3 August - 5 October 2022 (8 weeks)
    Facilitator(s): Professor James Allan
    UQ St Lucia
  • Next course: 25 July 2022 Mondays 5-8pm, 25 July - 17 October 2022 (12 weeks)
    Facilitator(s): Professor Craig Forrest
    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.