Law and Governance

Law and Governance

James Cook University’s (JCU) law program produces multi-skilled, versatile and ethical graduates who have the knowledge and skills to work in a broad range of law-related sectors. Graduates benefit from a practical approach and are valued by the profession throughout northern Queensland.

Students are provided with a solid foundation in traditional law subjects, along with a broad-ranging elective program. Research opportunities and postgraduate degrees in law and conflict resolution are also available for graduates.

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Work experience

Have the opportunity to work in the legal industry, see theory in action and gain valuable real-life experience and networking opportunities.

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Industry links

Join the Law Student Society and attend networking functions and events with other professionals who are working within the legal industry.

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Choice and flexibility

A flexible elective program allowing students to undertake subjects at their own pace in block, intensive and online modes.

Study at JCU

Explore your options by browsing our range of diploma, bachelor and postgraduate courses.


Meet our students

Our students endeavour to make life matter and choose a career path that suits their long-term goals.

Rebecca's Story

Hear why Rebecca chose to study Law at JCU.

Learn more

Still haven’t found what you’re looking for? Browse our complete course guide, organise a campus tour or have additional questions answered on the spot.

Course guide

Course guide

Provides an overview of all the undergraduate courses available at JCU. You'll also find information about on-campus accommodation, campus life, student support, pathway options and more.

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Campus tour

Campus tour

Guided tours are a fantastic way to get a general overview of the campus, main lecture theatres, the library and other facilities. You’ll also get the chance to talk to future and current students.

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