Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Environmental Science

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

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 componentYou 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.


  • Administrative Law
  • Biological Systems
  • Chemistry 1A
  • Chemistry I
  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts 1
  • Contracts 2
  • Corporations and Associations
  • Crime 1
  • Crime 2
  • Earth Systems
  • Economics and the Environment
  • Environmental and Energy Economics
  • Environmental and Social Futures
  • Environmental Anthropology
  • Environmental Capstone
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Politics and Policy
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Practice
  • Evidence
  • Foundations of Law
  • Global Law
  • Intro to Digital and Spatial Analysis
  • Introduction to Environmental Sustainability
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Listed electives and/or Free-choice electives
  • Policymaking and Planning for Climate Change
  • Property 1
  • Property 2
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Statistics
  • The Government Business Nexus: Intervening, Lobbying and Responding
  • Theories of Law
  • Torts 1
  • Torts 2
  • Work Integrated Learning Placement

Standard entry requirements



Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast Campus International: $192,500 No
  • Full-time : 5.5 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Nathan Campus International: $192,500 No
  • Full-time : 5.5 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

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