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 $2310 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

  • With the scope of legal regulation no longer limited to national territories, there is a need for a framework that recognises law as a global phenomenon with fluid boundaries.
    Next course: 13 August 2022 4 Saturdays 9am-5pm, 13, 20, 27 August; 10 September
    Facilitator(s): Mrs Yvonne Breitwieser-Faria
    UQ St Lucia
  • Next course: 4 August 2022 Thursdays 5-8pm. 4, 11, 18, 25 August; 8 September; 13, 20 & 27 October
    Facilitator(s): Associate Professor Sarah Jane Kelly
    UQ St Lucia
  • This course develops an understanding of the various forms of intellectual property and intangible assets that may require protection. It also examines the preconditions for protection and remedies for any infringement.
    Next course: 26 July 2022 Tuesday 10am-1pm, 26 July - 4 October 2022 (10 weeks)
    Facilitator(s): Dr Alan Davidson
    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: 2 August 2022 Tuesdays 11am-2pm, 2 August - 11 October (8 weeks)
    Facilitator(s): Professor Peter Billings
    UQ St Lucia
  • Next course: 9 August 2022 Tuesdays 2-6pm, 9 August - 18 October 2022 (8 weeks)
    Facilitator(s): Dr Serge Loode
    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.