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Student reviews put CQUni Law teaching at top of the national rankings

Published:28 October 2019

CQUni Law academics, pictured at their 2019 staff retreat.

The verdict is in: CQUniversity’s Bachelor of Laws is Australia’s number two undergraduate law course for teaching quality, according to The Good Universities Guide 2020.

The CQUniversity course, which is offered entirely online to students across Australia, received five stars for teaching quality (91.7% student satisfaction), and for skills development (88.8% student satisfaction), and got strong results across all student feedback categories.

Based on independent student surveys and graduate outcomes, the new quality ratings ranked CQUniversity Law second only to The University of Notre Dame’s law school in the teaching quality category, and only 0.3% off the top score.

The results are the latest evidence that CQUniversity Law is punching above its weight, with hundreds of graduates successfully entering the legal profession across Australia since the course first launched in 2011.

CQUni’s dedicated academic team includes practising and retired barristers and solicitors, who have built their professional and academic experience across Australia and internationally.

Melbourne barrister and industrial relations expert Dr Victoria Lambropoulos joined CQUni as a senior lecturer in February this year, and said her students appreciated the flexibility of the online course, and the accessibility of professional academics.

“Because we are a smaller law school, students do feel they can contact us directly, and I really value the connection that we build between students and all the CQUni Law team,” Dr Lambropoulos said.

CQUni’s three-year Bachelor of Laws, and associated double degrees and honours programs, have been available entirely online since 2012, with state-of-the-art optimisation for study on portable devices.

Students can study remotely anywhere from CQUni’s Central Queensland base, to Broome, Bourke, and beyond. Many students also access extra-curricular activities and support across CQUni’s national footprint of 20 campuses and study centres, including in all mainland state capitals.

The GUG results saw CQUni Laws students report 86.2% satisfaction with learning resources, and 80.4% satisfaction with overall experience.

Graduates from the course currently achieve a median salary of $58,500, and 80.3 per cent of graduates are employed full-time within four months of course completion.

GUG based its rankings on student satisfaction with overall educational experience, engagement from academics, coursework and assessment structure, and other factors.

With numerous connections to local law firms and practitioners across CQUniversity’s national footprint, many more students also secure professional roles while still completing their studies.

The three-year course includes student placements, with opportunities at Queensland’s Director of Public Prosecutions, community legal centres, and on international humanitarian missions.

CQUni Law is accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board of Queensland, enabling graduates to seek admission as an Australian Legal Practitioner on completion, in their home state.

Get into the legal profession with one of Australia’s top courses, and apply for CQUniversity’s Bachelor of Laws today.