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Legal Studies

Legal Studies will provide you with an excellent understanding and grounding in legal issues and can provide the opportunity to work in the field of justice studies or law at the sub-professional level.  Increase your knowledge of law and governance, criminal justice, human rights, international law, and theories of law and justice.

  • Study Legal Studies at USQ to explore the exciting world of law and its applications in society including common legal processes, human rights law and Australia’s historic and contemporary relations on a global scale.
  • You will learn how to analyse cases, debate key legal concepts, be introduced to legal research, and study possible methods of resolving conflicts.
  • If you are looking at becoming a solicitor or barrister or work in another legal field, the Legal Studies major is a great pathway into USQ’s Bachelor of Laws.

Career opportunities

With a major in Legal Studies, careers include paralegal work with law practices, commercial and property corporations, Government departments, media and publishing industries, lobby groups, trade union management and community organisations.

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