Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Government and International Relations

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

The Griffith Law School offers a professional legal curriculum that focuses on the core areas of legal practice together with legal skills that lawyers must have. It also provides you with opportunities to choose law electives that are aligned with your own particular interests. You can also take advantage of study abroad opportunities and gain credit towards your Griffith degree for approved courses taken at international universities. Griffith Law School staff are committed to a set of values which guide their teaching and research as well as their relationships with students. These values are summarised as Scholarship, Character, Responsibility and Respect. In the Government and International Relations component, you will focus on core concepts in your first year. From your second year onwards, you will focus on specialised courses. You will complete your studies with a parliamentary internship or a work placement. The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) encompasses 30 credit points of research dissertation. As well as the opportunity for career and skill advancement, the Honours program creates a pathway for Law students to move to Higher Degree Research (HDR) studies via the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs. If you complete the five Canadian Law courses you will eligible for entry into the legal profession in Canada's common law provinces, when accompanied by a Certificate of Qualification from the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.


  • Administrative Law
  • Civil Procedure
  • Conservatorium Ensemble Studies
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts 1
  • Contracts 2
  • Corporations and Associations
  • Crime 1
  • Crime 2
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Practice
  • Evidence
  • Foundations of Law
  • Global Law
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia
  • Governments, Markets and Communities
  • Honours Thesis Completion
  • International Relations
  • International Relations Theory
  • Introduction to Political Philosophy
  • Introduction to Politics
  • Legal Research Methods
  • Power and Policy Making
  • Property 1
  • Property 2
  • Solving Policy Problems
  • The Mechanics of Power
  • Theories of Law
  • Thesis Work in Progress
  • Torts 1
  • Torts 2

Standard entry requirements

<p>Year 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Government and International Relations and 5.5 GPA in Laws component</p>


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

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