UQ Law Alumni

As a graduate, student or staff member of The University of Queensland's TC Beirne School of Law you are automatically considered a UQ Alumni and are eligible for membership with the UQ Law Alumni.

The UQ Law Alumni is the official alumni group for law graduates and provides a valuable forum through which you can maintain links with other graduates or forge new ties with others in the profession.

Benefits and opportunities of the UQ Law Alumni

  • Regular updates on activities at the school
  • Invites to exclusive events
  • Opportunities to network with other law professionals
  • Help with organising class reunions
  • Opportunities to help current students

How to become a member

Graduates, students and staff members of the TC Beirne School of Law can become members of the UQ Law Alumni by providing their contact details online.

Executive Committee

The UQ Law Alumni is administered by an Executive Committee which is comprised of prominent legal practitioners, Law School staff, and student representatives from the University of Queensland Law Society (UQLS), the Justice and the Law Society (JATL) and the Australian Legal Philosophy Students Association (ALPSA).




John McKenna QC


Margaret Brown


Christian Jennings


Jonathan Fulcher, Marc McKechnie, Florence Chen, Matt Floro, Bianca Kabel, Michelle Delport, Andrew Wydmanski, Josh McGeechan, Lucinda Brabazon and Luke Furness

Recent Alumni Chapter

Josh Rendall

Head of Law School

Sarah Derrington

UQ Law Society President

Kate Cincotta

Justice and the Law President

Jocelyn Bosse


For many years graduates and friends of the Law School advocated the creation of an alumni association. On 6 January 1993 the then Head of School, Professor Geoff de Q Walker, called a preliminary meeting of the Association. The first meeting of a Steering Committee was held on 27 January 1993.

The first function hosted by the Association was a dinner for graduates on 1 July 1994, the guest speaker for which was Mr Campbell McComas, a prominent Victorian lawyer and comedian. The UQLGA was formally launched on 16 August 1994 at a well-attended Vice Chancellor's reception at the UQ Centre.

The inaugural Patron of the Association was Mrs Leneen Forde, former Queensland Governor (LLB 1970), whilst the late Sir Harry Gibbs (LLB 1939; LLM 1946; Hon. LLD 1980) and the late Sir Walter Campbell (LLB 1948) were Vice Patrons. The foundation President was The Hon. Mr Justice Connolly (LLB 1949) and the Vice President was the late Justice Robert Douglas RFD (LLB 1968) of the Supreme Court. The current President is John McKenna SC (BA/LLB first class honours).

The Association has held regular functions since its inception and operates under a Constitution which was adopted on 19 April 1993. The UQLGA was fundamental in the establishment of the Law School’s first Summer Program which ran from 24 January to 18 February in 1994. 

In 2007 the UQ Law alumni, in conjunction with the Law School, launched the very successful UQ Law Mentor Program which matches LLB students with legal professionals who provide practical advice and guidance about studying and practising law.

Events and other alumni activities

There are no upcoming UQ Law Alumni events.

Please visit the Law School's Calendar of Events page for more events.

Alumni of the TC Beirne School of Law can also take advantage of a range of events and programs run by the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law.

UQLA Textbook Scheme

From this semester, the UQ Law Alumni Association has, with the generous financial support of alumni and Thomson Reuters, commenced a new scheme providing multiple copies of key texts for the high use section of the Law Library. It is hoped that the texts will ease the burden on students who cannot afford to acquire their own copies of these texts, and encourage study and collaboration in the newly renovated Library.

For now, we purchased five copies each of the texts for contract, property and criminal law. These are available in the high use section from today. The collection of texts will be expanded as the year progresses.

If you have any thoughts, ideas or request for particular texts to be purchased in the future, please email Samuel Walpole on samuel.walpole@uq.net.au.