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What will I learn?

This degree provides students with a comprehensive grounding in legal practice and legal skills with a focus on the interaction and impact of human societies on the environment.

Students will develop an understanding of environmental economics, environmental ethics, environmental law and governance and the national and international policy context, as they pertain to environmental management.

Law component

Griffith Law School offers a professional legal curriculum that focuses on core areas of legal practice and the legal skills that lawyers must have. You will have the opportunity to choose law electives based on your interests, including high-level research and clinical courses that emphasise practical legal skills, insights and experience.

You will make connections between law and ethics, legal theory, Indigenous issues, and internationalisation. You will also develop interdisciplinary understandings of law and legal work.

You will take courses that cover areas such as crime, contracts, property, corporate law, torts and theories of law.

If you complete the five Canadian Law courses, you will be 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.

Environmental Science component

You will gain knowledge and skills from across the broad environmental science spectrum, exploring environmental issues from social, physical and biological perspectives. Students will also be equipped with the skills required of an environmental practitioner and have the opportunity to undertake capstone projects or an industry placement.

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Environmental Science is offered full-time on-campus at the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses.

As a full-time student you will generally attend 10-15 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and early evening throughout the week.

Some law electives are based at the Gold Coast, Nathan or South Bank campuses. Some electives are offered online and a few law electives are run in intensive mode, including in trimester 3. Intensive mode means that classes may be compacted over a week, or over several weekends. Some law electives are 'clinics' which typically involve work off campus. Law electives are not normally undertaken until the final two years of your law degree.

MY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

A law degree from Griffith University is your passport to the world and is recognised as a qualifying degree for admission into the legal profession in many countries around the world.

As a graduate, you will be prepared to work in areas such as environmental and planning law, government, industry, environmental organisations and development companies.

Which department am I in?

Arts, Education and Law

CRICOS

0100743

Study options

Full Time (5.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,000.00 (17,33,478) per year
The Australian Government has announced that university students receiving certain welfare payments will be eligible for the fortnightly $550 Coronavirus supplement. If you are currently receiving one of the following payments, you will automatically receive the temporary supplement: Youth Allowance for students; Austudy; ABSTUDY.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

8 November 2021

Venue

Griffith University

Gold Coast Campus,

Parklands Drive,

SOUTHPORT,

Queensland,

4215, GOLD COAST, Australia

Full Time (5.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,000.00 (17,33,478) per year
The Australian Government has announced that university students receiving certain welfare payments will be eligible for the fortnightly $550 Coronavirus supplement. If you are currently receiving one of the following payments, you will automatically receive the temporary supplement: Youth Allowance for students; Austudy; ABSTUDY.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

8 November 2021

Venue

Nathan Campus

170 Kessels Road,

NATHAN,

Queensland,

4111, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed ACT with minimum composite score of 24 plus completed Diploma with a minimum grade average of 3.00. Equivalent entry qualification: complete SAT with minimum score of 550 in each band plus completed Diploma with a minimum grade average of 3.00. IELTS: minimum score of 6.5, with no subscore less than 6.0 or TOEFL: a minimum score of 575 or Internet-based (IBT) TOEFL: a score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19) or Pearson Test of English (Academic): an overall score of 58 with no score less than 50 or ISLPR: no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR.

For international students

Standard academic entry to our undergraduate degrees requires completion of secondary school comparable to Australian Year 12 or equivalent academic achievement. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Australia.

The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 7.0 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.5
  • OR a minimum score of 580 on TOEFL
  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 92 (no score less than 22)
  • OR no score less than 4 in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
  • OR a minimum overall score of 185 (no score less than 176) on C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • OR an overall score of 65 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 58.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Algonquin College
  • Sheridan College (Ontario)
  • Confederation College
  • Niagara College
  • Fleming College
  • Durham College
  • Canadore College
  • Open Universities Australia
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About Griffith University

Griffith University campuses are a thriving network of learning and innovation.

  • Ranks in the top two per cent of universities in the world
  • Several of its subjects are placed among the top 50 worldwide
  • World class research in over 50 disciplines
  • Over 200,000 Griffith alumni are spread over 130 countries