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. It is a law school whose mission, focus, and culture are distinguished by four features. First it offers students high quality, professionally attuned degree programmes that educate them in and about the law. Secondly, the TC Beirne School of Law is distinguished by a commitment to “discovery” – to the generation of new ideas and perspectives by undertaking leading edge research. Thirdly, it seeks to engage with the legal profession and the wider community for the betterment of society through their teaching and research. Finally, it is distinguished by its staff. The staff are leaders in their respective fields.
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.
Master of Laws (LL.M.)
The Master of Laws (LL.M.) program is designed to meet the needs of law graduates in the workforce. The program delivers highly transportable knowledge and skills, enabling one to succeed in the increasingly competitive global legal and business environments. The UQ LL.M. gives a professional advantage with the indepth knowledge in the area of legal specialisation, enhanced theoretical and practical expertise, independent and critical thinking, and research skills.
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.
Business Law Course
The Law School offers a number of Business Law courses each year.
Research Centres & Strengths
Whilst individual scholars’ research projects span a very broad intellectual spectrum, within the School there are a number of current and emerging areas of strength and specialisation.
The University of Queensland Law Journal is one of Australia’s premier law periodicals. Established in 1948, it is arguably the oldest university law journal in Australia. The Journal’s Editorial Committee comprises of an international panel of academics to ensure the Journal’s high quality is maintained. Editorial control rests with an academic editor of the TC Beirne School of Law at The University of Queensland.
The Queensland Law Student Review (‘QLSR’) was established by the TC Beirne School of Law at The University of Queensland (‘UQ’) in 2007 to encourage and publish high-quality, in-depth research on contemporary legal and justice issues by undergraduate and postgraduate students at UQ.
The LAWASIA Journal is published within the Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law at the TC Beirne School of Law. The Editorial Board includes prestigious scholars and members of the judiciary from the Asia- Pacific region.
TC Beirne School of Law
Forgan Smith Building
The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072
Telephone: +61 7 3365 2206
Fax: +61 7 3365 1454