If you are looking for a career where your knowledge of the law can make a difference to your community, your country, or the world, then a QUT Law degree is the perfect place to start.

Our future-focused mindset, industry connections, and emphasis on practical learning enables our graduates to develop the tools to thrive in their first career and beyond.

Why QUT Law

Industry bonds

Our law degree is designed with industry partners, ensuring you develop the skills needed for an evolving legal career.

Flexible modules

Study in-person or online, and tailor your degree to specialise in the area of the law you're passionate about.

Work placements

Undertake practical placement options, including in a legal practice, community organisation, government body or overseas organisation.

Our focus

Hear from Professor Judith McNamara on how the School of Law prepares students for real-world success by placing a strong focus on law and technological innovation, award-winning teaching, and integrating practical learning experiences.

What sets us apart

Real-world experience

'I participated in the Cherbourg-QUT project to assist the Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council with their development of a youth council. This project involved cultural immersion in the Cherbourg community. This increased my cultural awareness, something I believe is a vital for any professional. The community lawyering that was undertaken through this project also broadened my perspective of what it meant to be a lawyer and the options that are available after graduation.'

Joanna Bielby

Hands-on learning

'I chose QUT because their law program was progressive and focused on practical outcomes. The modern delivery of coursework gave me the freedom to study at my own pace while balancing multiple jobs throughout my course. Lecturers and tutors helped foster my critical thinking skills, while constantly encouraging me to apply the things I had learnt in a practical manner. This has helped me tremendously in my early career.'

Shaun Restorick-Barton

Real-world lecturers

Dr Anne Matthew is an award-winning senior lecturer in the School of Law that is actively involved in the industry as a consultant with Corrs Chambers Westgarth Lawyers, Director of UNCCA Ltd, and Chair of the Expert Advisory Group on Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises for the UNCITRAL National Coordination Commission, Australia.

Dr. Matthew’s students will glean insights from her research in innovation, entrepreneurship and regulation, and benefit from her passion in supporting the ongoing success of start-up culture development. Her students can take part in a 54-hour ‘hackathon’, in which lawyers and students collaborate to generate new ideas seeking to advance legal practice through technology and innovation.

Career outcomes

  • Barrister
  • Chief financial officer
  • Corporate executive
  • Court registrar
  • Crown Law officer
  • Digital economy lawyer
  • Government officer
  • In-house counsel
  • Lawyer
  • Legal academic
  • Legal publishing
  • Legal risk manager
  • Legal technology specialist
  • Ministerial policy adviser
  • Policy officer

Explore our law courses

Our courses are designed in consultation with industry, giving a strong foundation of law knowledge, understanding and experience.

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Bachelor of Laws (Honours) - Graduate Entry

Combine your passions

A QUT double degree can help you gain a competitive edge and prepare you for a changing world.

Double degree options