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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 a wealth of experience in a diverse range of backgrounds, including criminal law, human rights, international and comparative law, family law, environmental law, property law and commercial law.  

A Law degree from USQ provides the stepping stone you need for a career in a variety of law disciplines. No matter where your passion lies, our nationally recognised and expert-endorsed Australian Law degrees will provide you with the best coverage of material, practical and challenging assessments are preparation for work in legal industries. Our experienced staff use a variety of teaching methods to give students a strong grasp of the concepts and principles underpinning the legal system in Australia. 

The University of Southern Queensland offers a supportive community in which to study, whether you’re completing a Law degree online or on one of our physical Queensland campuses. With a range of undergraduate Law degrees, postgraduate Law degrees and research-based Masters and Doctorates, there’s no better place to study law in Australia. 

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Erin

Law & Criminology
During her time studying Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Laws at USQ, Erin McDonald had the opportunity to fulfil many leadership roles.
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Why study Law?

As well as a necessary part of becoming a practising lawyer, a Law degree can open up a range of career options in a number of fields. From Property Law to public advocacy work, community outreach to Human Rights Law, studying Law gives you a strong foundation, opening the door to a number of high-paying careers in a variety of industries.

What can you do with a Law degree?

If you want to pursue a career as a barrister, solicitor, work in public prosecution, community advocacy, as in-house counsel for the corporate sector or within government, a Law degree can take you there. Within the postgraduate sector, USQ offers Law degrees to broaden your expertise and further your career goals, in the fields of commercial, comparative, international and public Law, as well as sustainable development. 

Can you get a Law degree online?

Yes! USQ offers online Law degrees for Queensland residents, Australian citizens and international students. Whether you live out of state or just need more flexibility when it comes to balancing study with other commitments, our online Law degrees give you the freedom you need to pursue both study and the rest of your life. 

How long does a Law degree take in Australia?

Our undergraduate Law degrees generally take three years of full-time study to complete, with four subjects being undertaken per semester. Both USQ’s Bachelor of Laws and Juris Doctor can be completed in just two years of study with our fast-tracking option.

What are the pathways to studying Law at USQ?

At the University of Southern Queensland, we understand that no two students are the same. Whether you’re a Year 12 student about to graduate, a mature student who completed their studies some time ago, have a VET or TAFE qualification, or something else entirely, USQ can help you find the right pathway to your chosen field of study! Take a look at our pathways to find out more. 

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