If you would like to enhance your employment opportunities, advance your knowledge and skills in a specialist area of Law and build valuable research skills, USQ's Bachelor of Law (Honours) is the only graduate Honours program for a law degree in Australia.
Under the guidance of our lectures you will study legal research methods, complete two major research projects in areas of law you are passionate about and make a difference to society in a meaningful way. Collectively, our lecturers have a wealth of experience in a diverse range of backgrounds, including, criminal law, human rights, international and comparative law, ethics, family and succession law, environmental and natural resources law, commercial and taxation law, and public law and policy.
Our Law degrees have been developed with an Advisory Committee of senior judges and lawyers who have all given it their enthusiastic endorsement. Our lecturers have strong connections with legal practice and understand the contemporary needs of the legal profession.
Already completed your practical legal training?
If you've already completed your Practical Legal Training (PLT) program (at another institution), we will give you credit from that PLT program to half your Honours degree (namely the Honours electives half ). You will complete an Honours degree in law in 4 years, including your Practical Legal Training – a great thing to have on your CV.
Explore a career in the public service, government, politics, non-government organisations and private enterprise with your skills gained at USQ.
The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) articulates from the Bachelor of Laws. The Bachelor of Laws has been accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board, Queensland, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland as an approved academic qualification under the Supreme Court (Admission) Rules 2004 (Qld). This will partially satisfy the requirements to practise as a solicitor or barrister in Queensland, or as a legal practitioner elsewhere in Australia. Intending solicitors and barristers must also complete an approved practical legal training course in order to become admitted to practice..