Wash U Law Alliance with University of Queensland
Washington University School of Law recently launched a formal alliance with the University of Queensland (UQ), one of Australia’s premier learning and research institutions. The law school and UQ’s TC Beirne School of Law have been offering a four-year combined degree program since fall 2011.
The program allows U.S. students to study at both Washington University’s and UQ’s law schools. Upon completing the degree program, the U.S. graduates will earn a J.D. from Washington University and an LL.M. from UQ. Australian participants will enter the LL.M. program at Washington University after completing the UQ LL.B. program.
JOINT DEGREE PROGRAM
“Our alliance with the University of Queensland helps prepare students from both universities for successful careers in an ever globalized world,” says Kent Syverud, law dean and the Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor. “The TC Beirne School of Law is one of the elite law schools in Australia, with a global reputation for attracting the top students from Queensland and from across Australia. In addition, the ambitious global vision of the law school and its faculty complements that of Washington University.” Exchange opportunities also are available for Washington University law faculty and students, and the schools are exploring future joint research collaborations.
UQ, known as a leader in discovery and translational research across a broad spectrum of disciplines, is the oldest university in Queensland and has produced almost 197,000 graduates since opening in 1911.