LAW - 2019 UNDERGRADUATE Be Remarkable - Griffith University

 
LAW - 2019 UNDERGRADUATE Be Remarkable - Griffith University
LAW

             Be Remarkable
      2019 UNDERGRADUATE
                study guide
LAW - 2019 UNDERGRADUATE Be Remarkable - Griffith University
Contents
Welcome to Griffith                                                        02

Why choose Griffith?                                                       03
                                                                                           Ranked in the
Industry connections                                                       06
                                                                                           top 3% worldwide
Kick start your career                                                     08

Global opportunities                                                       10

Scholarships                                                               12              Australia’s most
Griffith Honours College                                                   13              awarded teachers
Top reasons to study law at Griffith                                       14

Law degrees                                                                15
                                                                                           Rated 5 stars for
Double degrees                                                             18              student experience
Double degrees with law                                                    20

Griffith Sports College                                                    30

Griffith College                                                           32
                                                                                           Globally connected
Support to help you succeed                                                33

How to apply                                                               34              Industry focused
Key dates                                                                  40

Campuses                                                                   41
                                                                                           50,000 students

Legend
Campuses                                                                                   5 campuses
G      =   Gold Coast
L      =   Logan
M      =   Mt Gravatt
N      =   Nathan
O
S
       =
       =
           Online
           South Bank
                                                                                           200,000 graduates
X      =   External

Applications information
QTAC   =       Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre
UAC        =   Universities Admissions Centre (NSW-based)
OP         =   Overall Position
ATAR =         Australian Tertiary Admission Rank
In this guide, the ATAR is listed only for those degrees offered
through UAC
N/A        =   not applicable
CP         =   credit points
GPA        =   Grade Point Average
All GPAs in this publication are on a seven-point grading scale

Important note
All information is correct as at February 2018, but is subject to change
as content is reviewed and updated. Visit degrees.griffith.edu.au for
the most up-to-date information.

                                                                                Cover image: Bianca Fernandez, Bachelor of Laws
                                                                                (First Class Honours)
LAW - 2019 UNDERGRADUATE Be Remarkable - Griffith University
01

At Griffith,

                 Welcome to Griffith
we believe in,
strive for and
celebrate the
Remarkable.
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Cameron McEvoy
                                                                                 Olympian
                                                                                 Bachelor of Science Advanced (Honours) student

     Welcome to Griffith
     Griffith was created to be a different kind   Since we started teaching, we’ve been
     of university, and we know success often      deeply connected to the Asian region,
     comes from being an exception to the norm     socially conscious and environmentally aware.
     —challenging convention, adapting and
                                                   Ranking in the top 3% of universities globally,
     innovating, creating bold new trends and
                                                   we offer future-focused degrees that are
     pioneering solutions ahead of their time.
                                                   developed in consultation with industry,
                                                   based on cutting-edge research, and taught
                                                   by Australia’s most awarded teachers.

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Why choose Griffith?

We’re known for our high-impact research,
outstanding student experience, commitment
                                                                                                                                                   03
to social justice and welcoming environment.

                                                                                                                                                   Why choose Griffith?
Study in a world-class                       Learn from the best                                  Five stars for
environment                                                                                       educational experience
                                             Australia’s top teachers
                                                                                                  In 2017, Griffith was awarded multiple five
Ranked in the top                            At Griffith, you’ll learn from some of the           star ratings from the Good Universities
3% worldwide                                 best teachers in the country. Three of               Guide, an independent guide to Australian
With highly awarded teaching staff,          our teachers have been named Australian              higher education. These include five stars
expert researchers, a comprehensive          University Teacher of the Year. In the last          for: overall educational experience, staff,
suite of degrees spanning all disciplines,   five years, our teachers have won more               teaching quality, student support, learning
and outstanding campus facilities,           Australian Government awards, citations              resources and skills development.
Griffith is a world-class university.        and fellowships than any other university*.
In three of the largest and most credible                                                         Researchers at
                                             Since 2012, we have won:
world university rankings, we’re ranked                                                           the cutting edge
in the top 300—placing us in the top         • two Australian University Teacher of
                                                the Year awards                                   We regularly work with government,
3% worldwide.
                                             • seven awards for Teaching Excellence               industry and the community to find practical
• Times HE World University Rankings:        • three awards for Programs that                     solutions to some of the biggest problems
  251–300                                       Enhance Learning                                  facing the world today, including climate
• US News Best Global Universities: 265      • 34 Citations for Outstanding                       change adaptation, chronic disease and
• University Ranking by Academic                Contributions to Student Learning                 crime prevention. Our degrees are informed
  Performance: 296                           • seven National Teaching Fellowships.               by this cutting-edge research, which means
                                                                                                  that students gain the latest knowledge,
Young and ambitious                          *	Based on Learning and Teaching results from the   learning alongside people making history
                                                Department of Education and Training.
                                                                                                  in a wide range of specialist research fields.
In university terms, Griffith is young—we
started teaching just over 40 years ago.
Being a young university means we have
the freedom to respect tradition without
being restricted by it, which gives us the
flexibility to adapt to the ever-changing
needs of students, industry and the
community. And we’ve got the numbers to
back this up—we ranked 32nd in the 2018
QS University Rankings: Top 50 Under
50 and 35th in the 2017 Times Higher
Education Young University Rankings.

                                             Griffith teachers have won more national awards and citations than
                                             any other university in Australia in the last five years. Three Griffith
                                             teachers, including Brydie-Leigh Bartleet (pictured above) have been
                                             named Australian University Teacher of the Year.
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We believe in the potential for all people to be
     remarkable—to be courageous, to capture opportunity,
     to make a difference and change the future forever.

     Get the knowledge                           Take control of your study                      Get the support you need
     that matters
                                                 Trimester academic calendar                     We support you in multiple ways:
     Innovative degrees                          At Griffith, we teach across three 12-week
                                                                                                 Scholarships
     Our future-focused degrees are designed     trimesters, rather than two semesters,
     to prepare you for new opportunities in a   each year. Our trimester system offers you      Check if there is assistance for you
     fast-changing world.                        more flexibility and control, with the option   (see page 12)
                                                 to pace your study to suit your needs, or
     We’re constantly innovating, and have                                                       Travel abroad to study and learn
                                                 fast track your degree and get a head start
     introduced Australia’s first degrees in a   on your career.                                 See page 10
     wide range of important areas, including:
     Asian studies, environmental science,
                                                                                                 Griffith Sports College
                                                 Foundation first year
     forensic science, aviation, Australian                                                      If you are a high-achieving sport student
                                                 Your first year of study is foundational        (see page 30)
     Indigenous arts and dental technology.
                                                 and it’s a great time to get to know the
                                                 students you’ll be studying alongside for       Griffith Honours College
     Work opportunities and                      most of your degree.
     industry placements                                                                         If you are a high-achieving academic
                                                                                                 student (see page 13)
     Griffith students put what they learn
     in the classroom into practice, with the    Be part of an
                                                                                                 Griffith College
     opportunity for industry experience         exceptional community
                                                                                                 If you need a different pathway to
     included in many of our degrees.            With more than 200,000 graduates,
                                                                                                 university (see page 32)
     Depending on what you study, you could      Griffith offers you a passport to a
     learn through work placements, overseas     worldwide network of opportunity.               General support
     fieldtrips or industry projects for real    Our graduates can be found in every field       For counselling services, international
     clients. See page 16 for details.           of endeavour, from leading politicians to       students, Aboriginal and Torres Strait
                                                 gold-medal winning athletes, and gifted         Islander students, and students with
     Global connections                          musicians to groundbreaking medical             disabilities (see page 33)
     and overseas study                          researchers. Across the globe, Griffith
     Our degrees have an international focus,    graduates are using their skills, knowledge
     preparing you for work almost anywhere      and passion to make remarkable
     in the world. What’s more, at Griffith      contributions to the world around them.
     you’ll have the opportunity to enrich and
     diversify your degree with an overseas
     study experience or by learning a
     language. See page 10 for details.

                                                                              ‘Griffith provided me with
                                                                              the foundations to build a
                                                                              long and prosperous career
                                                                              filled with highlights that
                                                                              I never thought possible.’

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Career success                                            05
Matthew Williams was named a finalist in the Lawyers
Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards. As one of ten finalists in

                                                          Why choose Griffith?
the category of dispute resolution he was humbled to
be the only Gold Coast based finalist in a nation-wide
competition. A solicitor in the Federal and High Court
of Australia, Matthew attributes his career success
to Griffith’s practical learning experiences and being
taught by lecturers leading in their respective fields.
‘The relationships that I established with staff and
colleagues, who are now also among Queensland’s
leading lawyers, have been invaluable to my career
progression.’ Matthew’s career in law has also
unlocked other opportunities. ‘I have recently opened
a restaurant/bar in Southport with a group of lawyers,
accountants and business people,’ he said. ‘We are
excited by the opportunity to work together in shaping
our city.’ Matthew is currently a Senior Associate
at HW Litigation, Vice President of the Southport
Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the
Gold Coast District Law Association and Australian
and New Zealand Sports Law Association.

Matthew Williams
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of
Business (Finance)
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Industry connections

     Griffith offers a range of amazing learning
     opportunities through our industry connections.

     You’ll put what you learn in the                Industry connections and                        Careers and
     classroom into practice and                     careers from day one                            employment events
     graduate with valuable contacts                 At Griffith Law School, we help connect         A range of industry events and networking
     and the skills, knowledge and                   you to the right people from the start. Our     functions throughout the year gives you
     experience employers want.                      orientation program will introduce you to       the opportunity to meet professionals
     Griffith Law School emphasises                  the profession on day one of your studies.      and potential employers from the field
     skills and real-life experience                 You’ll have the opportunity to hear advice      you hope to enter. At the annual Meet
     from the first year, so you                     from representatives of the Judiciary,          the Profession event, Griffith Law School
     graduate with the perfect mix                   the Queensland Law Society and the Bar          students can network with a cross
     of theory and practice to                       Association of Queensland. Our graduates,       section of Queensland’s legal community
     maximise your employment                        drawn from private practice as barristers,      and gain insights from notable keynote
     prospects and make your mark                    law firms and community legal centres,          speakers. Previous speakers have included
     at the end of your degree.                      will explain the career pathways that are       Queensland’s Chief Justice Catherine
                                                     open to you and how to make the most of         Holmes, former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd
                                                     your study. You’ll also get the chance to ask   and Queensland Governor Paul de Jersey.
     Relevant degrees and                            lawyers and barristers what it takes to get
     industry teachers                               the career you want.                            Our Industry Engagement Officer
     Griffith maintains strong links with industry                                                   gives career advice to students and
     to ensure we develop and deliver relevant                                                       promotes employment opportunities
     courses based on the latest trends and
                                                     Griffith Legal Clinic partners                  and career development activities
     employer demand. When you study with            Griffith helped pioneer clinical legal          throughout the year. The Griffith Law
     Griffith, you’ll gain insights from industry    education in Queensland, paving the             Students’ Association (Gold Coast)
     professionals and learn from teachers           way for practical learning experiences to       and Griffith University Law Society
     and guest lecturers with extensive              be embedded into law degrees. We’ve             (Brisbane) host regular seminars on
     industry experience.                            maintained our diverse clinical options         applying for clerkships with law firms.
                                                     through successful partnerships and             You will hear from Human Resources
     You’ll have the the opportunity to hear         collaborations with dozens of external          managers and partners about what it
     what esteemed judges have to say in             organisations, ranging from the top end         takes to stand out in your interview.
     person during Griffith Law School’s             of town to community legal centres that
     week-long Judge in Residence program.           rely on volunteers. Griffith has decades of     Enhance your profile in your industry
     Griffith Law School graduates play an           experience and research into managing the       before you graduate and give yourself
     important role in shaping the lives of          needs and expectations of both our clinical     the best chance of success.
     our students too, through professional          partners and our students. As a result,         Events are listed at griffith.edu.au/
     mentoring programs and preparing our            we’ve unlocked unparalleled opportunities       careers-employment
     students for domestic and international         to work on real cases and policy issues,
     mooting competitions, such as the               under the supervision of practising lawyers
     Willem C. Vis International Commercial          to learn how the law works.
     Arbitration Moot and the Philip C. Jessup
     International Law Moot Court competition.
                                                             ‘My time at Griffith Law School was
                                                             instrumental in building my skills
                                                             and the understanding needed for my
                                                             role as President of Women Lawyers
                                                             Association of Queensland.’
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Career                                         07
foundations

                                               Industry connections
Completing a law degree at Griffith
established the foundation for the
relationships that Cassandra Heilbronn
now enjoys in her flourishing legal career.
A Senior Associate at MinterElllison,
Cassandra is making her mark in insurance
and corporate law while retaining close
ties with Griffith Law School. ‘Griffith’s
environment was encouraging and helped
shape my view on how we can progress
the legal profession, particularly for women
in law. My time at Griffith Law School
was instrumental in building my skills
and the understanding needed for my
role as President of Women Lawyers
Association of Queensland’.

Cassandra Heilbronn
Bachelor of Laws
LAW - 2019 UNDERGRADUATE Be Remarkable - Griffith University
Kick start your career

     At Griffith, you don’t need to wait until
     you graduate to get started on your career.

     Mentoring                                   Student Associations                          The Innocence Project
     Mentoring is an important part of           Griffith Law School has two very active       The Innocence Project is a pro bono project
     learning at Griffith. Depending on your     student associations—Griffith University      that brings together lawyers, academics
     study area, you may be able to find         Law Society at Nathan and the Griffith        and Griffith law students to work to free
     a mentor to support and guide your          Law Students Association at the Gold          innocent people who have been wrongly
     career development.                         Coast. These student associations             convicted in Australia. Students work
                                                 support law students in all aspects of        under the guidance of academics and
     The Griffith Industry Mentoring Program     their academic, personal and professional     the instruction of legal practitioners
     can support your career development         development through creativity,               from the firm Nyst Legal.
     and improve your chances of landing a job   inclusiveness and integrity.
     when you graduate by connecting you to
     industry professionals around the world.    From an annual Law Ball to a mentorship
                                                                                               eCareerCoach
     Our mentors will help you gain a deeper     program that connects first year students     Our eCareerCoach portal connects
     understanding of your study area, and       with older students, our student law          students with alumni, industry experts
     connect you to a world of opportunity.      associations help ensure that no matter       and resources to give them confidence as
                                                 where Griffith law students are based         they enter their chosen career. Coaches
     The Griffith Law School offers mentoring    they are well connected to both their peers   ‘meet’ students online or in person to
     for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander   and industry opportunities. Visit guls.org    share tips and advice on career choices,
     students by putting them in touch with      and griffithlsa.org.au                        career pathways and the realities of work.
     legal professionals from Corrs Chambers                                                   The eCareerCoach program also provides
     Westgarth to help develop career goals                                                    a forum for graduates to coach and mentor
     and understand the opportunities and                                                      each other for career enhancement.
     support that is available.

                                                          ‘It struck me that Griffith Law School
                                                          was out to achieve something very
                                                          different from other law schools...
                                                          it allows you to embrace the law
                                                          as a means for improving society
                                                          and contribute to achieving better
                                                          outcomes for everybody.’

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Remarkable outcomes                                                     09
Griffith graduate Christopher Flynn’s legal expertise has seen
him provide advice to government and private clients in more

                                                                        Kick start your career
than 50 countries. Chris is now partner at top tier Sydney-based
law firm Gilbert + Tobin, renowned for their significant focus on
social justice. Chris has played a lead role in some of the country’s
recent most high-profile cases, including heading the legal team
responsible for the successful release of journalist Peter Greste,
who was detained in Egypt for 400 days, and supporting the
counsel assisting in the Chan and Sukumaran capital punishment
cases. ‘While studying at Griffith, it struck me that Griffith Law
School was out to achieve something very different from other
law schools. The subjects were different, the course structure
was different, the students were different and even the staff
were different. Little did I know at the time, that in the great
vehicle for change that is the law, we were learning about the
vehicle’s engine, while my friends at other universities were
looking at the dashboard. It became abundantly clear when
I started to practice law that legal problems don’t easily
fit into the tightly structured subject groupings of
traditional law schools, and the education I had at
Griffith Law School allows you to embrace the law
as a means for improving society and making
a contribution towards achieving better
outcomes for everybody,’ Chris said.

Chris Flynn
Bachelor of Laws/
Bachelor of Commerce
Global opportunities

     Enrich and diversify your degree with
     an international learning experience.

     Study overseas                                 Learn in the field                            Griffith law students have developed a
                                                    At Griffith, we offer a range of flexible     strong, supportive network to mentor and
     Challenge yourself, impress potential
                                                    and innovative international field trips,     train students for state and national legal
     employers, learn a new language, make
                                                    study tours and global internships that       competitions. Griffith teams have won
     lasting international connections, expand
                                                    get you out of the classroom and into         the prestigious Kirby Moot in the past and
     your cultural horizons, and discover
                                                    the field. Each year, law students compete    were finalists in the 2016 competition.
     amazing places. Through our Global
                                                    for coveted spots on international            They have also won the QUT Torts Law
     Mobility program, we offer a variety
                                                    mooting teams, where they learn how           Moot and the Administrative Appeals
     of global learning experiences to
                                                    to write a formal document outlining          Tribunal’s Negotiating Outcomes on
     diversify your degree and enhance
                                                    their arguments and are trained in the        Time competition.
     your graduate outcomes.
                                                    oral presentation of those arguments
     As a Griffith student, you may have the        at annual competitions including:             Griffith Mates
     opportunity to spend as little as one week,
                                                    • Willem C Vis International                  Griffith Mates is a vibrant team of current
     or as long as one year, participating in
                                                      Commercial Arbitration Moot—                Australian and international students who
     an overseas program as a part of your
                                                      Successful Vis students travel to either    speak around 30 different languages. The
     study. Across more than 50 countries,
                                                      Hong Kong or Vienna, where they can         team welcomes thousands of international
     the following opportunities are available
                                                      display their legal skills and compete      students each year, helping them adjust
     to eligible students:
                                                      against teams from prestigious law          to university life in Australia through a
     •   trimester, winter and summer exchange        schools across the globe. Griffith law      range of community events and activities.
     •   global internships                           students consistently perform well in       Griffith Mates is a great way to practice
     •   international volunteering                   international mooting competitions          your English, make new friends and find
     •   overseas short courses                       and were the last Australian law school     your way around campus. Find out more
     •   academic-led study tours and field trips     standing in the 2017 Vienna Vis Moot,       and get involved at griffith.edu.au/mates
     •   clinical placements                          finishing in the top 16 out of 340 teams.
     •   research practicums                        • Philip C. Jessup Moot Court                 Add a language
     •   overseas conferences and workshops.          Competition—Jessup moot students            to your degree
                                                      complete in national elimination rounds,
     More information                                                                             At Griffith, you can learn a language while
                                                      with the Australian final held in the
                                                                                                  you’re studying overseas on exchange,
     Find out if you’re eligible, how to apply,       High Court.
                                                                                                  or study a language through the Diploma
     where you can go and what financial
                                                                                                  of Languages, which you can undertake
     assistance is available at
                                                                                                  alongside any bachelor degree.
     griffith.edu.au/go-global

                                                                 ‘As a Griffith Law School student,
                                                                 you have the opportunity to work
                                                                 side by side with leading industry
                                                                 mentors such as academics,
                                                                 entrepreneurs and innovators.’

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representative

                                                 Global opportunities
Griffith Law School student Courtney Rickersey
was a finalist in the 2017 Lawyers Weekly
Women in Law Awards, in the category of
Law Student of the Year. Courtney has always
been interested in law and how people are
shaped by the boundaries that law places
on society. As part of her degree, she
represented Griffith at the international
clinic, Law Without Walls (LWOW), and
was part of the overall winning team for her
social biographical video app concept, Vide.
Vide aimed to increase access to justice and
humanise the sentencing process by building
empathy between the judge and defendant.
‘I had the opportunity to travel to Madrid,
Spain for the LWOW kick-off and to Miami,
USA for the ConPosium—all as part of my
studies,’ she said.

Courtney Rickersey
Bachelor of Laws with Distinction
(Graduate Entry)
Scholarships

     One of our scholarships could help you achieve your dreams.
     They are some of the most rewarding and supportive in
     Australia and make studying at university easier.

                                                   Griffith University law students are          Find a scholarship for you
       Scholarships: 600+                          frequently awarded the prestigious
                                                                                                 Whether you’re starting new in 2019,
                                                   New Colombo Plan scholarship to study
                                                                                                 returning after a break, or continuing
       Type: Academic,                             at leading universities in Japan, Hong Kong
                                                                                                 your studies, there may be a scholarship
       accommodation, equity,                      and China. The scholarships, awarded by
                                                                                                 that’s right for you.
       First Peoples, sport                        the Australian Government, recognise
                                                   high-achieving students who show a            Our website has a filter that will help
       Total value: $40 million+                   commitment to their community and             match you to the right scholarship. You
                                                   potential as a future leader, and are worth   can apply for and receive more than one
       Covers: University fees,
                                                   up to $67,000. Two of the six Griffith        scholarship. To find out how to apply, and
       living expenses                             students awarded the 2018 scholarship         for more details about scholarships, visit
                                                   were Griffith law students.                   griffith.edu.au/scholarships or email
                                                                                                 scholarships@griffith.edu.au
     Each year Griffith University                 School leavers who want to study law
     and its partners provide more                 and have an outstanding academic record       If you are an international student
                                                   with demonstrated leadership in their         studying high school in Australia,
     than $40 million in direct
                                                   community are encouraged to apply for         visit griffith.edu.au/
     financial support to help new and
                                                   the Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship which     international-scholarships or email
     continuing students successfully
                                                   includes membership of the Griffith           finaid-scholarships@griffith.edu.au
     complete their degrees.
                                                   Honours College. Griffith Honours College     for scholarship information.
     With more than 600 scholarships available     law students have been given remarkable
                                                   opportunities during their studies            Make sure you check the closing
     to cover tuition fees, education and
                                                   including attending former President          dates carefully, as these vary between
     living expenses, it is very worthwhile
                                                   Barack Obama’s historic address during        scholarships. Most scholarships are
     investigating whether you might qualify
                                                   the Brisbane G20 summit.                      open mid-July for study in 2019.
     to receive one.

         Elizabeth Dowrie was the proud recipient of the New Colombo
         Plan Scholarship that allowed her to study at China’s Tsinghua
         University for a semester, along with interning with an
         international law firm. ‘Gaining this international perspective
         on my studies has been invaluable for my career,’ she said.
         ‘I wouldn’t be where I am today without the support, network
         and opportunities I’ve had at Griffith. The opportunity to study
         overseas, collaborate internationally on papers and intern has
         allowed me to achieve my goals and obtain a graduate position
         as a Judge’s Associate in the Court of Queensland.’

         Elizabeth Dowrie
         Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Government
         and International Relations

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Griffith Honours College

An extracurricular program
for high-achieving students.
                                                                                                                                            13

                                                                                                                                            Griffith Honours College
If you’re a high-achieving                     • gain a global perspective by studying      • have a score of OP 1–3 (or equivalent
student, the Griffith Honours                    and participating in events or working       ATAR). If you have exceptional personal
College can help you reach your                  overseas for a few weeks, months or          achievement and expect an OP of
full potential.                                  a year                                       4–6 (or equivalent ATAR) you are also
                                               • lead and support local, national and         encouraged to apply.
You’ll have opportunities to enrich              international community events
your university study with mentoring,          • be recognised as a high-achieving
international experiences, leadership roles
                                                                                            How to apply
                                                 student in the Griffith community.
and community engagement activities.                                                        To apply to the Griffith Honours College,
                                                                                            you need to complete the combined Deans’
The Griffith Honours College produces          Eligibility                                  Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship/Sir Samuel
highly sought-after graduates with             Applications to the Griffith Honours         Griffith Scholarship application. Successful
the specialist knowledge and broad             College are open to school leavers and       applicants for the Deans’ Sir Samuel Griffith
management skills needed to become chief       non-school leavers who are undertaking       and Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarships are
executive officers, researchers, educators,    their first undergraduate degree.            automatically given membership to the
creators and community leaders.                International students meeting the           Griffith Honours College.
                                               criteria can also apply.
                                                                                            Applications open on Friday 20 July 2018.
Benefits
                                               To be eligible you must:
As a Griffith Honours College student,                                                      You can apply online at griffith.edu.au/
you will:                                      • have Griffith University as a preference   griffith-honours-college or email
                                                 on your QTAC or UAC application and        honourscollege@griffith.edu.au
• take part in regular one-on-one
                                                                                            for more information.
  sessions with a mentor who’ll guide
  you through university and help you
  achieve your career goals

     New Colombo Plan (NCP) scholar and Honours College student
     Nicholas McLean has a dream to forge a career as a government
     relations specialist in the Asia Pacific region. As part of his NCP
     program, Nicholas travelled to China where he studied cross-
     cultural and border negotiations at the Peking University School of
     Transnational Law. ‘As a Griffith Honours College student there are a
     wealth of opportunities for academic, leadership and extracurricular
     development. Further, the sense of community at Griffith is fantastic.’

     Nicholas McLean
     Bachelor of Laws/Diploma of Languages (Mandarin)
Top reasons to study
     law at Griffith
     griffith.edu.au/law

                 Study among                           Be in                                  Experience
       1         the best
                                              2        demand
                                                                                      3       law beyond
                                                                                              the classroom
     When you study law at Griffith,        Griffith Law School graduates           We equip you to deal with
     you’re studying among the world’s      are making their mark in a variety      contemporary issues through a
     best. Griffith is the highest ranked   of sectors and are in demand in         perfect balance of legal theory
     Queensland university for law in       Australia and internationally. We       and practice, right from your first
     the 2017 Academic Rankings of          have strong graduate outcomes           year of study. You’ll gain extensive
     World Universities, and ranked         and our graduates are employed          practical experience through
     in the top 100 worldwide. Law          in Australia’s top law firms.           moots, court visits, industry
     at Griffith was also awarded           Our law degrees equip you with          networking, and legal clinics.
     five-stars for overall educational     in-depth knowledge of legal             The Griffith Legal Clinic program
     experience and student support         principles, plus the practical skills   offers one of the broadest ranges
     by the Good Universities Guide         to pave the way to a rewarding          of clinical options in Australia.
     2018, so you can be confident          legal career. You’ll also have the      You’ll have an opportunity to
     you’ll not only get the best legal     opportunity to network with a           engage in legal practice, policy work
     education, but you’ll be supported     cross-section of Queensland’s           and community legal education with
     on your journey. You’ll learn from     legal community at regular              our wide-ranging clinic partners.
     award-winning teachers, who            events. Throughout your degree,         You’ll gain hands-on experience
     have been recognised nationally        our industry liaison and graduate       in a structured environment,
     and internationally for their          placement officer will help you         working with real clients and cases.
     outstanding work, and join the         identify your career goals and
     ranks of successful Griffith law       provide you with the resources
     graduates—including recent             essential to graduate success.
                                                                                              Gain an
     Australian Young Lawyer of the
     Year, Kara Cook and Australia’s                                                  4       international
     Youth Representative to the United                                                       perspective
     Nations for 2016, Chris Eigeland.
                                                                                    At Griffith Law School, we are
                                                                                    committed to social justice and
                                                                                    believe in law as a powerful
                                                                                    instrument of change. You’ll be
                                                                                    equipped with knowledge of
                                                                                    the world beyond our borders.
                                                                                    Through courses in global law,
                                                                                    exchanges to partner universities
                                                                                    in North America, Europe or Asia,
     ‘My time studying at Griffith                                                  and opportunities to participate in
                                                                                    international competitions, you’ll
     University was instrumental                                                    graduate with valuable international
                                                                                    experience and a global perspective,
     in preparing me for my career                                                  to help create change both locally
     as a lawyer at MinterEllison.’                                                 and internationally.

     Alana Ryzner
     Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)

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Law
         CODE                                                                                       PREREQUISITES                                                    2018
                                                       Start
  QTAC           UAC         Campus         Duration trimester                           QTAC                                    UAC                       OP        Rank       ATAR

  Bachelor of Laws                                                                                                                                                                         15
                                              4F/8P                                                               Assumed: any two units
 231862        283220             G                              1         English (4,SA)                                                                   8          84       83.75
                                               3F*                                                                of English

                                                                                                                                                                                           Our degrees
                                              4F/8P
 227162           N/A             N                              1         English (4,SA)                         N/A                                       8          84         N/A
                                               3F*

  Bachelor of Laws (graduate entry)
                                                                           Non-law bachelor degree or
 236002           N/A             G            2–3F^             1         equivalent with a minimum              N/A                                      N/A         93         N/A
                                                                           GPA of 4 on a 7-point scale
                                                                           Non-law bachelor degree or
 227212           N/A             N            2–3F^             1         equivalent with a minimum              N/A                                      N/A         93         N/A
                                                                           GPA of 4 on a 7-point scale
* You may choose to fast-track your four-year Bachelor of Laws degree by studying elective subjects in trimester 3, giving you the opportunity to graduate in as little as three years.
^ You may choose to fast-track your three-year Bachelor of Laws (graduate entry) degree, giving you the opportunity to graduate in as little as two years.

What you’ll study                                              You’ll develop in-depth knowledge of                           We also offer five Canadian law courses
                                                               legal principles and practice, while also                      for students seeking admission to practice
When you study with the university that is
                                                               learning essential legal skills in areas such                  in Canada.
ranked #1 for law in Queensland†, you’ll be
                                                               as negotiation, critical analysis of law,
prepared to tackle the unique challenges                                                                                      You’ll have access to practical experience
                                                               written and oral advocacy and legal
of our modern, high-tech, globalised                                                                                          from your first year of study, through
                                                               writing. You’ll study all courses required
society. We’ll give you the progressive                                                                                       moots, court visits, and industry
                                                               for admission to legal practice.
practical experience, support, international                                                                                  networking. You’ll also have the opportunity
opportunities, networks and theory to shape                    You can also choose from a range of                            to gain hands-on experience in a structured
your ideal legal career and make your mark—                    exciting electives across five areas: global                   environment, working with real clients
whether that’s in traditional law or beyond.                   law and governance; law and commerce;                          and cases through the Griffith legal clinic
                                                               environment and social justice; theories and                   program. Griffith offers one of the broadest
We are committed to social justice and
                                                               contexts of law; and clinical and professional                 range of legal clinics in Australia. You can
believe in law as a powerful instrument of
                                                               legal practice, which includes clinical                        engage in legal practice, policy work and
change, so you’ll not only understand the
                                                               courses that emphasise practical legal                         community legal education with our wide
law, but have the knowledge and skills to
                                                               skills, insights and experience.                               range of clinic partners.
challenge it.

† QS World University Subject Rankings.

       An Associate Lawyer in the Dispute Resolution team at MinterEllison,
       Alana Ryzner worked as a Brand Protection Officer for the 2018
       Commonwealth Games. She also worked closely with the embedded
       team resolving commercial legal disputes for the Games. ‘Through my
       studies I had the opportunity to learn from top academics in the legal
       industry who incorporated practical assessments with the theoretical
       components so we could develop skills such as client interviewing
       and mooting as part of the learning experience. My time studying
       at Griffith University was instrumental in preparing me for my career
       as a lawyer at MinterEllison.’

       Alana Ryzner
       Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
Griffith Law School legal clinics include:    Honours                                        The Griffith Law School Bachelor of Laws
                                                                                                  (LLB) is also accepted for entry into the
     • Advanced Family Law: assist people          High-achieving students will have the
                                                                                                  legal profession in Canada’s common
       with family law issues at Caxton            option to complete their final year of
                                                                                                  law provinces, when accompanied by
       Legal Centre                                study at honours level, and will submit
                                                                                                  a Certificate of Qualification from the
     • Minter Ellison Internship Clinic:           a thesis demonstrating advanced,
                                                                                                  National Committee on Accreditation
       assist with work undertaken by the          independent and original research
                                                                                                  (NCA) of the Federation of Law Societies
       property division                           in an area they’re passionate about.
                                                                                                  of Canada. You will need to complete the
     • The Innocence Project: work under           Undertaking honours can advance your
                                                                                                  five Canadian Law courses offered as
       supervision to review cases where a         knowledge in a specialist area of law, build
                                                                                                  electives as part of your degree to help
       person is claiming wrongful conviction      valuable research skills, and enhance your
                                                                                                  you prepare for the NCA exams.
     • Social Justice Lawyering: work              employment opportunities. You’ll also
       with LawRight, a not-for-profit which       qualify to undertake a higher degree by
       coordinates pro bono legal services         research. High-achieving students who          Career opportunities
       for individuals and community groups        do not wish to undertake honours can           This degree opens up a range of career
       in Queensland                               still graduate ‘with distinction’ on the       opportunities within and beyond the legal
     • Refugee Law and Policy Clinic:              basis of a high grade point average.           environment. After gaining professional
       work one day per week during semester                                                      recognition, you’ll be prepared for a career
       for the Refugee and Immigration             Professional recognition                       as a solicitor or barrister. Your degree could
       Legal Service                                                                              also pave the way for work as a lawyer in a
                                                   The Griffith Law School Bachelor of
     • Street Law: provide engaging                                                               law firm or large Australian or international
                                                   Laws (LLB) degree satisfies the academic
       community legal education tailored                                                         corporation, a policymaker or law reformer
                                                   requirements for admission to legal
       to meet the interests of high                                                              working in the government or community
                                                   practice. Completing your LLB is the
       school students                                                                            sector, a human rights defender, or for a
                                                   first step towards being admitted as a
     • Community Lawyering Clinic: work                                                           non-legal career as a journalist, politician,
                                                   legal practitioner. To be admitted, you        investment banker or management
       one day per week during semester at
                                                   must undertake additional legal training       consultant. You could find opportunities
       the Gold Coast Community Legal Clinic.
                                                   and meet the requirements of the Legal         in areas such as academia, administration,
     • Malaysian International Experience:
                                                   Practitioners Admissions Board in the          banking, finance, industrial relations,
       Students cover Malaysian law with
                                                   Australian state or territory in which         management and marketing.
       visits to parliament and law firms, and
                                                   you are going to work.
       run community legal education with
       women prisoners and children at risk,
       with the University of Indonesia.

     You can also opt for an individual
     placement in a variety of legal
     environments through our Trimester
                                                   ‘Griffith University helped me learn the
     in Practice course.                           skill of critical thinking and provided me
                                                   with practical tools which have helped in
                                                   every job I’ve worked in since graduating.’

          Bachelor of Laws graduate Meaghan Scanlon was recently
          appointed to the role of Assistant Minister for Tourism Industry
          Development, making her the youngest woman to ever sit in
          Queensland parliament. Meaghan grew up on the Gold Coast,
          where her mum and dad owned a small business. ‘I chose to study
          at Griffith because I was lucky enough to be able to receive a
          world-class education in my home town. I was raised to believe
          that everyone deserves a good education and equal opportunity.’
          After completing her degree, Meaghan went on to work as a
          solicitor and then a political advisor to a Federal Labor Senator.

          Meaghan Scanlon
          Bachelor of Laws

16   Law 2019 undergraduate study guide
Outstanding
lecturer
Child rights lawyer and Griffith Law School
lecturer Kate van Doore was recognised at
the prestigious 2017 Anti-Slavery Australia
Freedom Awards after more than a year working
to increase awareness about orphanage child
trafficking in developing countries. Kate’s part
                                                    17
in the ongoing fight against orphanage
trafficking had its origins with Forget Me

                                                    Our degrees
Not, a non-governmental organisation she
co-founded with a focus on rescue and
reunification of children from orphanages.
The unique combination of her work in defining
and establishing orphanage trafficking as a
trafficking act, and her direct experience with
children trafficked into institutional care in
Nepal and Uganda have made Kate one of
the clearest and most powerful voices on
this issue. ‘Advocacy is a huge part of my life,’
she said. ‘People all over the world are working
on this issue, and it’s fantastic to be able to
work with them.’

Kate van Doore
Griffith Law School graduate
and lecturer
Double degrees

     Double your degree,
     multiply your opportunities.

     Griffith double degrees                        Why choose a                                        How does it work?
     combine industry-related areas                 double degree?                                      When you study a double degree, you’ll
     to prepare you for opportunities               • Follow your passion—study                         complete the two degrees at the same
     in a fast-changing world.                        what you love along with a                        time, usually over five or six years, saving
     You can choose to combine two degrees            professional qualification.                       you time and money. As a double degree
     from related fields to become a specialist,    • Gain two qualifications—graduate                  graduate, you’ll receive two degree
     or degrees from different areas of               with the skills to work across                    certificates—one for each qualification.
     interest to broaden your options.                different fields.
     With our extensive range of study areas,       • Expand your network—find more                     Final year capstone course
     you’re bound to find a combination that’s        opportunities with a diverse network              In your final year of study, you’ll complete
     right for you.                                   of valuable contacts.                             a capstone course that will bring together
                                                    • Develop a unique skill set—combine                the knowledge and skills you’ve gained in
                                                      two areas of study and gain an edge in            each component of your double degree.
                                                      the job market.
                                                    • Improve your employment                           Hands-on industry
                                                      outcomes—increase your chances                    experience
                                                      of landing a job.*
                                                                                                        Our double degrees are structured to
                                                                                                        include industry internships and work
                                                    * Graduate Careers Australia found in 2015 that
                                                       double degree graduates are more likely to get   placements, so you’ll make practical
                                                       a job than single degree graduates.              connections within and between each
                                                                                                        of your areas of study.

     ‘I truly believe that I have received a world-class
     legal education at Griffith University.’

          Mikayla Kuhne is a lawyer at Corrs Chambers Westgarth working
          in the firm’s Intellectual Property, Technology and Competition
          team. She also provides pro bono legal advice to disadvantaged
          clients through LawRight. ‘I truly believe that I have received a
          world-class legal education at Griffith University and every day
          I get the opportunity to put the skills and knowledge gained
          through my time at university into practice and help my clients
          achieve their goals,’ she said. ‘I am particularly grateful for the
          opportunities given to me by Griffith Law School, including
          awarding me the Kearney International Law Scholarship, that
          enabled me to undertake studies at the University of Oxford.’

          Mikayla Kuhne
          Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours)/Bachelor of Arts

18   Law 2019 undergraduate study guide
Remarkable
entrepreneur
Chris Eigeland is an entrepreneur, international lawyer
and Australia’s 2016 Youth Representative to the
United Nations. He is the co-founder and director
of GO1, an online learning technology start-up with
over 80 staff members across Australia, Silicon Valley
and South East Asia. GO1 cumulatively teaches over
                                                          19
500,000 people around the world and was labelled
as one of the most innovative in its field when it made

                                                          Double degrees
the Disrupt 100 list in 2016. Chris launched GO1
just one year after graduating from Griffith. While he
was still a student, Chris founded The Schoolbag, a
social enterprise that distributes tens-of-thousands
of primary education materials for children in Haiti,
Vietnam and South Africa. An ambassador for the
international leadership network One Young World,
Chris has been recognised as a ‘Global Shaper’ by
the World Economic Forum. A passionate speaker,
Chris is a regular presenter at global forums such
as the G20 on innovation and global challenges.

Chris Eigeland
Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours)
/Bachelor of Arts
Double degrees with law
              CODE                                                                                        PREREQUISITES                                                   2018
                                                            Start
       QTAC           UAC         Campus         Duration trimester                            QTAC                                   UAC                       OP        Rank   ATAR

       Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts
                                                                                                                        Assumed: any two units
      231762        283502             G          5–5.5F*            1/2        English (4,SA)                                                                   8         84    83.75
                                                                                                                        of English

      227402           N/A             N          5–5.5F*            1/2        English (4,SA)                          N/A                                      8         84    N/A

     * You may choose to fast-track your double degree by studying elective subjects in trimester 3, giving you the opportunity to graduate in as little as five years.

     What you’ll study                                              Majors                                                          Griffith’s Bachelor of Laws (LLB) is
                                                                                                                                    also accepted for entry into the legal
     If you want to play a legal role within the                    For the arts component, you’ll have the
                                                                                                                                    profession in Canada’s common law
     arts or the influential media industry, this                   option to choose a major and develop
                                                                                                                                    provinces, when accompanied by a
     double degree will suit you. You’ll learn                      specialist expertise in contemporary fields
                                                                                                                                    Certificate of Qualification from the
     about contemporary culture and society,                        such as journalism, public relations, security
                                                                                                                                    National Committee on Accreditation
     media and the arts, and languages and                          studies or criminal justice. Or, you can study
                                                                                                                                    (NCA) of the Federation of Law Societies
     cultures. You’ll team this with the legal skills               more traditional fields such as sociology,
                                                                                                                                    of Canada. You will need to complete the
     and knowledge needed for a career in law.                      history and literary studies. See page 15 for
                                                                                                                                    five Canadian Law courses offered as
                                                                    a detailed description of the law component.
     On graduation, you may choose to pursue a                                                                                      electives as part of your law degree to
     legal career, combine your skills to work as a                                                                                 help you prepare for the NCA exams.
     specialist media or arts lawyer, or use your                   Professional recognition
     arts qualification to take advantage of a                      Completing the Bachelor of Laws is the                          Career opportunities
     wide spectrum of career opportunities.                         first step towards being admitted as a legal
                                                                                                                                    Your dual qualifications will prepare you
                                                                    practitioner. To be admitted, you must
                                                                                                                                    for a career in legal practice, specialising
                                                                    undertake additional legal training and meet
                                                                                                                                    in media or arts law, other areas of law,
                                                                    the requirements of the Legal Practitioners
                                                                                                                                    or in the arts, media organisations,
                                                                    Board in the Australian state or territory in
                                                                                                                                    business or government.
                                                                    which you are going to work.

              CODE                                                                                        PREREQUISITES                                                   2018
                                                            Start
       QTAC           UAC         Campus         Duration trimester                            QTAC                                   UAC                       OP        Rank   ATAR

       Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Asian Studies
       227912          N/A             N          5–5.5F*             1         English (4,SA)                          N/A                                      8         84    N/A

     * You may choose to fast-track your double degree by studying elective subjects in trimester 3, giving you the opportunity to graduate in as little as five years.

     What you’ll study                                              Professional recognition                                        You will need to complete the five Canadian
                                                                                                                                    Law courses offered as electives as part of
     You’ll develop a broad perspective on Asia’s                   Completing the Bachelor of Laws is the
                                                                                                                                    your law degree to help you prepare for the
     political, economic and cultural environment,                  first step towards being admitted as a
                                                                                                                                    NCA exams.
     teamed with specialist legal skills. In the                    legal practitioner. To be admitted, you must
     Asian studies component, you’ll gain valuable                  undertake additional legal training and meet
     knowledge and understanding of Australia’s                     the requirements of the Legal Practitioners                     Career opportunities
     Asian neighbours and undertake Asian                           Board in the Australian state or territory in                   This exciting and contemporary offering is
     language studies in Chinese, Indonesian,                       which you are going to work.                                    tailor-made for what many are describing as
     Japanese or Korean. In the law component,                                                                                      ‘the Asian century’. Your dual qualifications
     you’ll gain an understanding of law, legal                     Griffith’s Bachelor of Laws (LLB) is also
                                                                                                                                    will prepare you for a career in legal practice,
     systems and ethics.                                            accepted for entry into the legal profession
                                                                                                                                    in the public sector and private enterprise
                                                                    in Canada’s common law provinces,
                                                                                                                                    throughout the Asia–Pacific region.
     See page 15 for a detailed description                         when accompanied by a Certificate of
     of the law component.                                          Qualification from the National Committee
                                                                    on Accreditation (NCA) of the Federation
                                                                    of Law Societies of Canada.

20   Law 2019 undergraduate study guide
International
law expert
Women’s rights and international law expert Associate
Professor Susan Harris Rimmer (pictured middle) was
nominated as an Agenda Setter award finalist for the
NAB Women’s Leadership Awards for her involvement
with G20. As the Australian representative to the
Women 20 (W20) engagement group with a mission
                                                                                     21
to promote gender-inclusive economic growth,
she has formulated concrete recommendations

                                                                                     Double degrees
to advance gender equality in G20 negotiations.
She has represented Australia at W20 Turkey and
W20 China and in 2017 sat on the panel with
Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel (pictured
right) at the W20 Summit in Berlin. Susan is currently
an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the
Griffith Law School. ‘My research on women’s rights
is grounded in the women’s movement in Australia
and the region. I want my work to be useful, and to
generate ideas for advocacy. It is a privilege to make
sure the experience of women and girls surviving
conflict and building peace is recorded, analysed,
and above all, celebrated.’

Susan Harris-Rimmer
Associate Professor

                                                         ©W20 Germany/Martin Funck
CODE                                                                                        PREREQUISITES                                                   2018
                                                            Start
         QTAC         UAC         Campus         Duration trimester                            QTAC                                   UAC                       OP        Rank   ATAR

         Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business
                                                                                                                        Assumed: any two units
         231712     283503             G          5–5.5F*            1/2        English (4,SA)                                                                   8         84    83.75
                                                                                                                        of English

      227602           N/A             N          5–5.5F*            1/2        English (4,SA)                          N/A                                      8         84    N/A

     * You may choose to fast-track your double degree by studying elective subjects in trimester 3, giving you the opportunity to graduate in as little as five years.

     What you’ll study                                              •    Logistics and Supply Chain Management                      You will need to complete the five Canadian
                                                                    •    Management                                                 Law courses offered as electives as part of
     With this double degree, you’ll develop
                                                                    •    Marketing                                                  your law degree to help you prepare for the
     an understanding of the fundamentals
                                                                    •    Real Estate and Property Development                       NCA exams.
     of business and specialised legal skills.
     As a graduate, you’ll be prepared to help                      •    Sport Management
                                                                                                                                    Depending on your business major, you may
     organisations make crucial decisions that can                  •    Sustainable Enterprise
                                                                                                                                    also be eligible for admission into one or
     affect their success. In the law component,                    •    Tourism Management
                                                                                                                                    more of these professional bodies:
     you’ll focus on core areas of legal practice                   See page 15 for a detailed description of
     and crucial legal knowledge. You will have                     the law component.                                              • Australian Human Resources Institute
     the opportunity to gain practical legal skills,                                                                                • Australian Marketing Institute
     insights and experience through clinical                                                                                       • Chartered Institute of Purchasing
     courses. In the business component, you’ll                     Professional recognition                                          and Supply.
     learn about core business concepts before                      Completing the Bachelor of Laws is the
     focusing on your chosen major.                                 first step towards being admitted as a legal
                                                                                                                                    Career opportunities
                                                                    practitioner. To be admitted, you must
                                                                    undertake additional legal training and meet                    The corporate world values graduates in
     Majors                                                                                                                         law and business very highly. As a graduate,
                                                                    the requirements of the Legal Practitioners
     In the business component, you’ll focus                        Board in the Australian state or territory in                   you’ll have knowledge and skills in two
     on your chosen business major from your                        which you are going to work.                                    disciplines that are in strong demand across
     second year. Business majors include:                                                                                          the private and public sectors. You’ll be
                                                                    Griffith’s Bachelor of Laws (LLB) is also                       prepared for a career in professional legal
     •    Asian Business                                            accepted for entry into the legal profession                    practice, commerce and industry, human
     •    Employment Relations                                      in Canada’s common law provinces,                               resources, marketing, management, or the
     •    Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment                      when accompanied by a Certificate of                            public service.
     •    Event Management                                          Qualification from the National Committee
     •    Human Resource Management                                 on Accreditation (NCA) of the Federation
     •    International Business                                    of Law Societies of Canada.

           Tanya Diessel was named Emergent Lawyer of the Year 2017 in the Women
           Lawyers Association of Queensland Annual Awards, and was Gold Coast
           Young Citizen of the Year in 2016. As coordinating solicitor for the Gold
           Coast Community Legal Centre and Advice Bureau, Tanya Diessel works
           with nearly 60 students a year completing clinical placements. She says the
           benefit of undertaking clinical placements is the practical experience gained.
           ‘Getting practical exposure you don’t get through text books or lectures
           can open your eyes to the different ways you can use a law degree to help
           people rather than just make money.’ Tanya will be a baton bearer for the
           Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018 and was selected for her work
           with the Gold Coast Community Legal Centre and service to the community.

           Tanya Diessel
           Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business

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                                                       Start
  QTAC           UAC         Campus         Duration trimester                            QTAC                                   UAC                       OP        Rank   ATAR

  Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Commerce
                                                                                                                   Assumed: any two units of
 231782        283504             G          5–5.5F*            1/2        English (4,SA)                                                                   8         84    83.75
                                                                                                                   English

 227152           N/A             N          5–5.5F*            1/2        English (4,SA)                          N/A                                      8         84    N/A

* You may choose to fast-track your double degree by studying elective subjects in trimester 3, giving you the opportunity to graduate in as little as five years.
                                                                                                                                                                                    23

                                                                                                                                                                                    Double degrees
What you’ll study                                              Professional recognition                                        Depending on your commerce major, you
                                                                                                                               may be eligible for admission into one or
You’ll develop an understanding of law and                     Completing the Bachelor of Laws is the
                                                                                                                               more of these professional bodies:
commerce, learning about the complex                           first step towards being admitted as a legal
relationship between legal and commercial                      practitioner. To be admitted, you must                          • CPA Australia
business practices specific to the major                       undertake additional legal training and meet                    • Financial Planning Association
you choose. In the law component, you’ll                       the requirements of the Legal Practitioners                       of Australia
study courses required for admission to                        Board in the Australian state or territory in                   • The Economic Society of Australia
legal practice. You’ll develop knowledge                       which you are going to work.                                      (Queensland) Inc.
of the core areas of legal practice and
gain the critical skills lawyers need. You’ll                  Griffith’s Bachelor of Laws (LLB) is also
also have the opportunity to gain hands-                       accepted for entry into the legal profession                    Career opportunities
on experience through clinical practice                        in Canada’s common law provinces,                               You’ll be prepared for a career in professional
electives. In the commerce component,                          when accompanied by a Certificate of                            legal practice, commerce and industry or the
you’ll learn about core commerce concepts                      Qualification from the National Committee                       public service.
before focusing on your chosen major.                          on Accreditation (NCA) of the Federation
                                                               of Law Societies of Canada.

Majors                                                         You will need to complete the five Canadian
In the commerce component, you’ll focus                        Law courses offered as electives as part of
on your chosen commerce major from your                        your law degree to help you prepare for the
second year. Commerce majors include                           NCA exams.
Accounting, Economics, Finance and
Financial Planning. See page 15 for a detailed
description of the law component.

      Griffith student Myles Bayliss, the recipient of the Law Council of
      Australia’s 2017 Forsyth/Pose Scholarship for his essay on a Universal
      Basic Income, has always wanted to be a lawyer. ‘I was inspired to
      come to Griffith and study law because of the Innocence Project
      and the story of Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter,’ he says. ‘I decided to study
      a double degree to increase my career prospects and commerce
      seemed to be the most suited to my interests and with the most
      flexibility. I really enjoy studying at Griffith, there’s many great
      teachers and lots of opportunities including mooting.’

      Myles Bayliss
      Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Commerce
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                                                            Start
       QTAC           UAC         Campus         Duration trimester                            QTAC                                   UAC                       OP        Rank   ATAR

       Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
                                                                                                                        Assumed: any two units
      236012        283505             G          5–5.5F*            1/2        English (4,SA)                                                                   8         84    83.75
                                                                                                                        of English

      227202           N/A           M/N          5–5.5F*            1/2        English (4,SA)                          N/A                                      8         84    N/A

     * You may choose to fast-track your double degree by studying elective subjects in trimester 3, giving you the opportunity to graduate in as little as five years.

     What you’ll study                                              Professional recognition                                        Career opportunities
     Criminology deals with the causes of crime                     Completing the Bachelor of Laws is the                          With a Bachelor of Laws you will be
     and the treatment of criminals, making                         first step towards being admitted as a legal                    prepared for a career as a solicitor or
     it highly beneficial to criminal lawyers.                      practitioner. To be admitted, you must                          barrister, after gaining professional
     Criminology draws on insights from many                        undertake additional legal training and meet                    recognition, along with many other options.
     fields of study, including psychology, law,                    the requirements of the Legal Practitioners                     The Bachelor of Criminology will offer
     sociology, politics and social work. In this                   Board in the Australian state or territory in                   you opportunities in policing and security,
     double degree, you’ll develop the academic                     which you are going to work.                                    intelligence, probation and parole, child
     and professional knowledge, along with                                                                                         protection, crime analysis, courts and justice
     the analytical and practical skills, you’ll                    Griffith’s Bachelor of Laws (LLB) is also                       services, crime prevention and regulatory
     need for a professional career in law,                         accepted for entry into the legal profession                    agencies. You will be prepared for a career
     criminology and criminal justice. You’ll also                  in Canada’s common law provinces,                               in areas such as law enforcement, working
     gain an understanding of the complex                           when accompanied by a Certificate of                            directly with offenders in welfare and
     environments in which crime occurs and                         Qualification from the National Committee                       counselling roles, and in criminological
     the changing nature of legal responses.                        on Accreditation (NCA) of the Federation                        research and policy roles. You can
                                                                    of Law Societies of Canada. You will need                       also find opportunities in business and
     See page 15 for a detailed description                         to complete the five Canadian Law courses                       government and in areas such as academia,
     of the law component.                                          offered as electives as part of your law                        administration, banking, finance, industrial
                                                                    degree to help you prepare for the                              relations, and management.
                                                                    NCA exams.

                                                                    As a graduate of the Bachelor of
                                                                    Criminology and Criminal Justice, you’ll
                                                                    be eligible to join the Australian and
                                                                    New Zealand Society of Criminology.

           Law and criminology double degree student Matthew Sharp was awarded
           a New Colombo Plan Scholarship. He spent a semester at the University
           of Hong Kong and worked for the UN in Jakarta. ‘The New Colombo Plan
           was a fantastic opportunity to develop a unique perspective in law and
           criminology. I’ve established strong networks in both Hong Kong and
           Jakarta that will remain throughout my career,’ he said. ‘My experiences
           have increased my interest not only in criminology and law but in justice
           and security.’ Matthew served for six years in the Australian army before
           studying law at Griffith. He co-founded the Australian Student Veterans
           Association to help ex-service personnel of the Australian Defence Force
           transition into higher education through support, advocacy and mentoring.

           Matthew Sharp
           Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

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