UQ Law School welcomes PNG judicial delegation

30 Jun 2016
L to R: Monica Taylor, Sir Salamo Injia CJ, Justice Berna Collier, Executive Dean Professor Iain Watson

On Thursday 23 June, the Law School welcomed a visit by a delegation of PNG judicial staff, including Sir Salamo Injia, Chief Justice of the PNG Supreme and National Courts of Justice. As part of the visit, the Law School and PNG Courts discussed the provision of pro bono research opportunities for law students through the UQ Pro Bono Centre.

Centre Director Monica Taylor said that the Pro Bono Centre was committed to developing a strong public service ethos in law students. “Activities with the PNG Courts will help our students gain a deeper understanding of the legal system of our closest regional neighbour,” Ms Taylor said.

Future student engagement with PNG will align with the Law School’s ongoing research interest in South Pacific law and legal pluralism, led by Professor Jennifer Corrin.