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Griffith University Law School Graduate Entry

  

KOM Consultants are the official Canadian representative of Griffith University in Australia. Canadian applications to Griffith University’s Graduate Entry Bachelor of Laws (Hons) program are submitted directly through KOM Consultants 1-877-318-8203 or info@komconsultants.com.

Overview

Griffith University Bachelor of Laws (Hons) Graduate Entry Overview

Griffith University’s Postgraduate Bachelor of Laws (Hons) program in Australia is a professional legal qualification that has direct entry for students who have completed a 3 or 4 year undergraduate degree. This degree is designed to prepare students for a professional legal career in Australia, Canada, and other international jurisdictions.

Griffith Law School offers a professional legal curriculum that focuses on core areas of legal practice and the legal skills that lawyers must have. You will have the opportunity to choose law electives based on your interests, including clinical courses that emphasise practical legal skills, insights and experience. You will make connections between law and ethics, legal theory, Indigenous issues, and internationalisation. You will also develop interdisciplinary understandings of law and legal work. You will take courses that cover areas such as Crime, Contracts, Property, Corporate Law, Torts and Theories of Law.

A law degree from Griffith University is recognised as a qualifying degree for admission into the legal profession in many countries around the world.  You will be prepared for a career as a solicitor or barrister after gaining professional recognition. Your degree could also pave the way for work as a lawyer in a law firm or large Australian or international corporation, a policymaker or law reformer working in the government or community sector, a human rights defender, or for a non-legal career as a journalist, politician, investment banker or management consultant.  You could find opportunities in business and government in areas such as academia, administration, banking, finance, industrial relations, management and marketing.

This program will be attractive to students who have the ambition to enter the legal profession and who are intent on studying law. It provides students with a comprehensive grounding in law. The program provides the academic training necessary to practice as a lawyer, as well as opening many career opportunities in both the public and private sector.

Griffith’s Grad Entry Law program provides students with opportunities to choose law electives that are aligned with your own particular interests including clinical courses that emphasize practical legal skills, insights and experience. Canadian students can also take advantage of study abroad opportunities and gain credit towards your Griffith Bachelor of Law (Hons) degree for approved courses taken at international universities.

Griffith Law School staff are committed to a set of values which guide their teaching and research as well as their relationships with students. These values are summarized as Character, Responsibility and Respect.

Course Structure

Course Structure (Canadian Accelerated Pathway)

Year 1 (Compulsory courses)

  • Foundations of Law (T1,2)
  • Contracts 1 (T1,2)
  • Crime 1 (T1)
  • Torts 1 (T1)
  • Global Law (T2)
  • Contracts 2 (T2)
  • Crime 2 (T2)
  • Constitutional Law (T1,3)
  • Foundations of Canadian Law (T2,3)
  • Canadian constitutional Law  (T3)
Year 2 (Compulsory courses)

  • Property 1 (T1)
  • Equity and Trusts (T1)
  • Civil Procedure (T1)
  • Ethics and Professional Responsiblity in Practice (T1)
  • Property 2 (T2)
  • Administrative Law (T2)
  • Corporations and Associations (T2)
  • Theories of Law (T1,2)
  • Evidence (T1,3)
  • Candian Criminal Law (T3)
  • Canadian Administrative Law (T3)
  • Canadian Legal Professional Responsibility (T3)

Canadian Highlights

Canadian Highlights of Griffith University

  • This program can be completed in two years by taking courses across each trimester.
  • Griffith is one of Australia’s premier destinations for Canadian students having graduated more than 5,000 Canadian students from various programs
  • Griffith University has a longstanding commitment to promoting diversity, social justice and community engagement
  • Griffith University Law School is the highest ranking Australian Univeristy in the world, sitting in the 29th spot overall,  according to the Shanghai Rankings of World Universities (by subject)  (2019)

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition in Canada

Griffith University’s law degree is accepted for entry into the legal profession in Canada’s common law provinces, when accompanied by a Certificate of Qualification from the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. You must ensure you complete the five Canadian Law courses to help you prepare for the NCA exams while gaining credit towards your law degree.  Federation of Law Societies of Canada

KOM Consultants understands the process and requirements needed to enter the legal profession in Canada. Contact KOM Consultants for more information

All students applying directly through KOM Consultants will be supported with the latest information on the accreditation process.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Award Title:Bachelor of Laws (Hons) Graduate Entry
Length of Program:6 Semesters completed over 3 years / Accelerated option available
Intake:February or July
Prerequisites:Completed 3 or 4 year undergraduate degree in any discipline. Contact KOM for full details
LSAT Score:Not required for Griffith Law School
Interview:Not required for Griffith Law School
Application Dates:Applicants are advised to apply 9 months in advance
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:Law
Country:Australia