The TC Beirne School of Law is the oldest and the most prestigious law school in Queensland. It is also one of Australia’s leading research-intensive law schools. As educators they offer the students high quality, professionally attuned degree programmes that educate them in and about the law. The learning experience offered by law school is distinguished by its rigour, depth, and conceptual sophistication, and by an emphasis on the development in students of skills in analytical reasoning that enable them to continue the educational journey long after they left the law school.
There are over 2000 students enrolled in the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate programs which include the LL.B. and postgraduate programs for both law graduates and non-law graduates. The Law School attracts students from all over the world, including Canada, France, Germany, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, China, Singapore, Sweden, the United States of America and, of course, Australia.
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
The TC Beirne School of Law offers one undergraduate program, the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), which can be taken as a single, graduate-entry or dual program. Students gain a thorough understanding of the concepts, principles, policies and values of the law, both in Australia and other jurisdictions, and develop outstanding skills in critical analysis, thought and argument.
Master of Laws (LL.M.)
An integral part of the legal community is actively involved and in touch with local and international needs. So when law graduates in the workforce asked for a more flexible Master of Laws program and more courses, they developed an LL.M. that meets the demand. Study is flexible and can be completed over 12 months or spread over a number of years. And specialist legal areas include Commercial, Corporate, Litigation, Government, Natural Resources and International Business.
The School offers a suite of programs in applied law which are designed for non-law graduates who would find some legal background useful in their careers, or who have a special interest in law but do not seek admission to legal practice. Applied law students come from a diverse range of industries and professions including accounting, education, engineering, foreign affairs, industrial relations, management, medicine, politics, taxation, insurance and others.
The Walter Harrison Law Library is located in the Forgan Smith Building, adjacent to the T.C. Beirne School of Law. The Law Library holds the University’s main collection of Statutes and Law Reports for Australia, the United Kingdom and selected other jurisdictions. The collection supports teaching and research in the Faculty of Business Economics and Law. The law library has collection of over 51,000 e-Journals, 400,000 e-Books, and over 976 databases. Access to the global body of information is available through the internet.
The TC Beirne School of Law is an internationally recognised centre of research excellence that creates and disseminates leading- edge research across a wide range of legal fields. The academic staff of the School are a diverse and energetic community of scholars who seek to make significant and lasting contributions to the understanding and development of law nationally and internationally, adding both to the effectiveness of law as a discipline and to a better understanding of its relationship with other disciplines such as science, philosophy, economics, sociology, politics, business, and social policy.
TC Beirne School of Law
Forgan Smith Building, Level 3
The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia
Ph: +61 7 3365 2206
Fax: +61 7 3365 1454