Welcome to the TC Beirne School of Law at The University of Queensland.

The legal profession, like so many other professions, is going through a time of transformation, as new ideas and technologies disrupt outdated and labour-intensive ways of practising law.

For future generations of law students, this provides both a challenge and an opportunity.

A challenge, because it is very likely that there will be fewer traditional legal jobs in the private profession than 20 years ago, and an opportunity, because there will be new ways of practising law, new uses for legal expertise, and new issues for legal regulation.

Our aim at the TC Beirne School of Law is to ensure our law graduates are well-prepared for whatever the future will bring, have the knowledge, qualities and skills that will be attractive to employers, and can own the unknown in times of great change.

In addressing this shift, the School has recently made some major changes to ensure students receive the highest quality and most relevant legal educational experience. These changes include collaborative group learning and seminar style teaching, complemented by a comprehensive co-curricular program.

For students to thrive, a law school must offer more than just knowledge and career prospects.

At UQ law school, you will not just be a number or lost in the crowd. In contrast to most other law schools, we have deliberately kept our enrolment quite small. We offer our students access to lecturers who are academic leaders with global and interdisciplinary research collaborations. We also provide students with access to an extensive and engaged professional and alumni community, through which they can build their networks, seek learning opportunities and develop their graduate employability.

Students enjoy opportunities for practical casework, overseas experiences and internships, one-on-one mentoring, and access to a dedicated wellness program. If you come to UQ, you will belong to an active and social student body. And through the UQ Pro Bono Centre, our students can apply their knowledge to truly improve access to justice in our community.

You will also study at one of the most beautiful campuses in Australia, in a city with a great climate, and in a newly refurbished, award-winning building.

Whether you want to challenge yourself at the undergraduate level by combining law with your other interests through a dual program or focus your skills and knowledge at the postgraduate level, our programs are designed to give you a personalised, innovative and world-leading learning experience.

I invite you to visit our School and explore how UQ can help you go further in every possible future.

Professor Patrick Parkinson AM