Preparing for change
'We’re preparing our students to adapt and respond to a disrupted legal services market, with courses in new and emerging fields and skills to succeed in a diverse range of careers.'
Associate Professor Judith McNamara,
Head, School of Law
- Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
- Bachelor of Laws (Honours) - Graduate Entry
- Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
- Bachelor of Justice/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
- Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
- Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
- Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
- Bachelor of Communication (Entertainment Industries)/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
- Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
- Bachelor of Creative Industries/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
- Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design)/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Creative Writing)/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film, Screen and New Media)/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
- Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
- Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
Real world learning
With 350 work placement partners on the books, you'll gain real world experience that suits your career goals.
Our Work Integrated Learning (WIL) electives provide practical experience and credit towards your degree. A dedicated placement coordinator offers tailored advice and arranges placements.
Overseas work experience is also available in places like China, Japan, Bhutan and Vanuatu.
'My experience with the Legal Clinic unit was invaluable, particularly in helping me secure a clerkship.
I undertook a placement at the Salvos Legal Humanitarian clinic where I was exposed to a variety of different legal fields, incredible mentors and accomplished colleagues.
Being able to talk passionately and genuinely about my experience provided a strong talking point during interview.'
Mooting at QUT
Moots (mock trials) teach you the art of courtroom procedure and how the law is applied.
Students are coached by lawyers who volunteer their time to share their experience.
Our dedicated courtrooms provide a real-world learning environment.
Students compete in interstate, international and in-house competitions and we host two prestigious mooting competitions.
Our mooting teams have long had a reputation for being strong competitors, in Australia and internationally.QUT placed first and fifth in the 2018 Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) Negotiating Outcomes on Time competition.
Winners Bianca Stringer, Viktoria Naumova and Rhiannon Dudley are pictured with their coach, Dr Lucy Cradduck (second right).
International insolvency moot
The Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot Competition encourages the best and brightest students around the globe to learn about international insolvency law and international commercial litigation.
Our 2018 event took place in Vancouver in collaboration with the International and International Insolvency Institute (INSOL) and the University of British Columbia.
We host the annual QUT Torts Moot, welcoming teams from universities across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.
It's a unique event that provides an insight into the torts practice area.
International experience gives you a career edge, connections and lifelong memories. We support a host of opportunities, including:
- study abroad at a choice of more than 200 partners worldwide, including prestige partnerships for law in China, Canada, UK and Germany
- international work placements
- study tours
- international mooting and case competitions
- conferences and Model United Nations programs.
'Studying abroad has given me the opportunity to make several international connections with students and employers.
I was able to attend events with some of the world’s most respected law and finance firms, which I can continued a relationship with when returning home.'
Making a difference
'Not only did we experience the culture and law of a country where progress is measured by Gross National Happiness, but I had the opportunity to make a difference beyond the general scope of the international placement.'
Harry Jobberns (4th from right), Bhutan National Assembly.
On returning home, Harry arranged sponsorship of digital recording machines for the National Assembly.
Put theory into practice
We understand that law students want to put what they are learning into practice. Our courses include a wide range of authentic assessment tasks that connect your learning and performance to work environments.
Whether it's writing a letter of advice to a client, engaging in dispute resolution in a role place or writing a report on changes to public policy, the assessment is part of your real-world learning experience.
This final year unit draws together all your legal knowledge and skills and equips you to respond to complex, real-world legal problems, so you'll hit the ground running in legal practice.
As a national leader in capstone legal study research, we've created a program that smooths your transition from student to professional.
Real world success
'QUT Law School got me ready for the real world by having that unique blend of practical experience, really good legal theory training and the opportunity to do work placements both in Brisbane and overseas.'
Specialist learning facilities create an immersive experience for our students.
The QUT Law Library offers extensive resources and study spaces.
Our courtrooms provide a realistic setting for students to practice advocacy and courtroom procedure.
Scholarships and prizes
Scholarships and prizes
A range of scholarships and prizes is available to support you throughout your studies with the Faculty of Law.
Scholarships reward excellence and assist students who are experiencing financial hardship to reach their potential.
At our annual Prize Ceremony, we celebrate our students' achievements and community engagement.Find a scholarship
Relieving financial stress
‘The Law Founders’ Scholarship helped to take off financial stress and connected me with mentors who are leaders in their fields, such as the Honourable Judges of the Supreme Court of Queensland.’
New Colombo Scholarships
Law student Tess Van Geelen received her New Colombo Plan Scholarship from Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP. Tess will use her scholarship to investigate environmental law issues in China and Mongolia.
Five law and justice students were awarded the highly competitive New Colombo Plan scholarships in 2017 and 2018.
Law career program
Get workplace-ready with professional advice from our careers and employment adviser, Lee Moy. Lee can help fine-tune your resume, explore job opportunities, and prepare you for those tricky interview questions for an impressive entry into the work force.
Our dedicated Placements Coordinator, Kaylene Matheson, coordinates our Work Integrated Learning placements, both locally and internationally.
You could work in a private firm, not-for-profit organisation, government departments or large organisation, depending on your interests and career goals.
Peer mentors are experienced students who help others with their study and legal practice skills.
Our programs include drop-in sessions and workshops as well as individual mentoring.