Study Law @ JCU

You can seize the opportunity to study at JCU towards a Bachelor of Laws, whether your passion is for criminal law, property law, taxation, corporate, bankruptcy or insolvency law, environmental law, business and commercial law or family law.

Law at James Cook University aims to produce multi-skilled, versatile and ethical graduates who have the knowledge and skills to work in a broad range of law-related sectors.

JCU’s law program provides students with a solid foundation in traditional law subjects, along with a broad-ranging elective program. Law graduates benefit from a practical approach and are valued by the profession throughout northern Queensland. JCU also offers a Graduate Bachelor of Laws program for existing degree holders who wish to gain a legal qualification.


Law at JCU’s commitment to serve regional, national, international and particularly Asia-Pacific communities in the Tropics is central to our purpose. We are focused on student-centred teaching in both university and work integrated learning environments, fostering culturally competent professionals with diverse skills, notably in managing and resolving conflict, and research contributing significantly to the intellectual, cultural and social challenges of our region.


Law at JCU will achieve a recognised position of leadership in legal education, research and scholarship. We will embrace innovative, flexible and diverse methods in both the content and delivery of our courses, be both proactive and responsive to the needs of our students and forge new ways in which our students can achieve their goals.

Whilst continuing to produce law graduates with an appreciation of the rule of law, the highest ethical standards and with a commitment to community service, we will broaden our student base through links to the business and community sectors by enhancing development of professionals from a range of vocations. We will internationalise our comparative perspective and establish a focus on tropical communities and cultures, with an emphasis on the tropical Asia-Pacific region.


We are student focused and seek to achieve excellence in teaching, research and scholarship.

  • We commit to developing and operating with high levels of collegiality and a supportive culture.

  • We support and contribute to strong and effective leadership.

  • We value and operate with transparency and consultation in decision making.

  • We embrace high ethical standards and conduct ourselves with integrity and accountability.

  • We are dedicated to serving the community.

  • We are supportive of and responsive to diversity within our staff, students and the broader community.

  • We believe in and observe the principles of social justice and cultural competency.

  • We recognise and demonstrate the principles of sustainability.

  • We commit to embracing and advancing our place in the tropics.

Our Strategic Priorities

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