Griffith Law School

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Griffith Law School
Griffith Law School, Gold Coast campus
Parent institution
Griffith University
AffiliationArts, Education and Law
DeanAssociate Professor Therese Wilson[1]
Location, ,
WebsiteOfficial website

Griffith Law School is the law school of Griffith University and is located in Brisbane and the Gold Coast[2]. The school is known for its commitment to social justice, international law and law reform. In the 2018 ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, Law (including Criminology) was ranked 33 in the world, which places Griffith first in Australia.[3]

The Dean and Head of School is Associate Professor Therese Wilson. The Deputy Dean of Learning and Teaching is Dr Kylie Burns and the Deputy Dean of Research is Professor Mary Keyes.[1]

About Griffith Law School[edit]

Established in 1992 with just 75 students and 5 staff[4], Griffith Law School was opened by former Governor-General of Australia, Sir Ninian Stephen on 24 February, 1992.[5]

Griffith Law School offers a range of undergraduate degrees including double degrees, postgraduate degrees and higher degrees by research.[6]

Griffith Law School helped pioneer clinical legal education in Queensland, which gives law students the opportunity to practice their legal skills on real legal matters, under supervision from legal practitioners. One of the most notable legal clinics offered is the Innocence Project, a pro bono clinic where students and lawyers work to free innocent persons who have been wrongly convicted in Australia.[7]

Griffith Law School publishes three research journals:[8] Australian Feminist Law Journal[9], Griffith Law Review[10] and the student run Griffith Journal of Law and Human Dignity[11].

Griffith Law School competes in the Phillip C Jessup Moot Court Competition[12] and the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Griffith students have participated in extracurricular moot competitions and found success in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal's Negotiating Outcomes on Time,[13], QUT Torts Moot[14], Michael Kirby Contract Law Moot[15] and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Moot.[16]

Notable alumni[edit]


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  2. ^ Ngaluafe, Etueni. "Contact us". Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Griffith earns top marks on world stage". Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Griffith Law School celebrates milestone". Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Speech to open Griffith University Law School". Griffith Archive. 25 January 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  6. ^ User, Root. "Law". Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  7. ^ User, Root. "Innocence Project". Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  8. ^ Ngaluafe, Etueni. "Research". Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Australian Feminist Law Journal". Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Griffith Law Review". Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Griffith Journal of Law & Human Dignity". Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  12. ^ Ngaluafe, Etueni. "Opportunities". Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Griffith scores first place in statewide negotiation competition". Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  14. ^ "Moot maestros win national torts competition". Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  15. ^ "Griffith teams clean up in Michael Kirby Moot". Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  16. ^ Lodewyke, Tom (2 August 2017). "Qld students excel in 'hands-on' mooting competition". Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  17. ^ "Griffith Law alumnus receives prestigious national award". Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  18. ^ Kirby, Kevin. "Chris Eigeland". Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  19. ^ Taylor, Fiona (14 September 2007). "Griffith alumnus appointed as Treasurer". Griffith University. Archived from the original on 4 September 2008. Retrieved 27 June 2008.
  20. ^ Rashid, Sabrina. "Senator Brett Mason". Griffith University. Archived from the original on 23 September 2007. Retrieved 27 June 2008.
  21. ^ Griffith University (14 December 2016). "Study Law". Retrieved 9 August 2018 – via YouTube.

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