From an inaugural cohort of just 75 students in 1992, Griffith Law School today is recognised as one of Queensland’s most influential law schools while maintaining the University’s unwavering commitment to social justice.
Dean of Law Professor Pene Mathew said the School can look back with immense pride as it comes together to celebrate at the School’s 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner next week at Brisbane’s Victoria Park.
“We had a mere 5 staff members when we first opened the school in 1992 and our small student intake had access to just the one clinical course which was at the Caxton Community Legal Service.
“Today, our students are exposed to a wide range of clinical courses where they can work with clients and are supervised by lawyers in real world legal situations.”
Ranked in the world top 100 law schools in the latest QS Rankings, Griffith Law School is also recognised as a world leader in the discipline of law in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Rankings).
“The result in 2017 which saw us rank 38th in the world, third in Australia and first in Queensland is spectacular, especially for a school that is only a quarter of a century old” Professor Mathew said.
The 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner has brought together a who’s who of the legal fraternity both locally and nationally.
Senior members of the judiciary and the legal profession will be guests with the Honourable Margaret McMurdo AC taking the stage as the evening’s Guest Speaker.
A host of Griffith law alumni will also be attending, no doubt keen to share stories from their time at the Law School which now teaches across both the University’s Nathan and Gold Coast campuses.