Thrive at law school

Joining the School of Law means you are now part of a vibrant and accomplished community of alumni and fellow students. Each journey through law school will be unique, but we’ve asked alumni and senior students for their tips on how to succeed in law school.

Click on the images below for more video tips about law school from those who have gone before you.

What I wish I'd known in first year

“There are real advantages in getting to meet your peers and working with them collaboratively.” 

- James Semit, recent graduate (Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Laws (Honours))


“It’s ok not to get a seven… It’s going to be ok.” 

- Georgina Morgan, current student (Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws (Honours))


Advice and tips for first years

“Hang in there! There is no doubt that in the first year the study of the law can be a bit overwhelming.”

- John Story AO, former Chancellor of The University of Queensland


“It’s not just about attending lectures… taking good notes… It’s about allowing yourself to develop into the person that is going to the be the professional for the rest of your life.”

- Justice Martin Daubney


UQLS study survival tips

Study tips for day 1
Helpful tips that follow will give an insight into how to actually read a case or research for an assignment.

So you've got an assignment...
Writing a good paper is an essential skill for any law student. Read up on tips and suggestions for effective assignment-writing.

Exam (not so secret) secrets
Tips and advice for revision and exam preparation.

Let us help you: Notepool
Access notes for various law courses from previous students.

UQLS first year survival guide
Advice from students and legal professionals on surviving your first year at law school.

Helpful links

Student resources
Resources for current students including assessment information, referencing & writing advice and timetables.

Law library
Access the Walter Harrison Law Library collections, location and opening hours.

The latest news from the TC Beirne School of Law, Australian and international law fields.

Upcoming law school events for students, alumni and law professionals.

Starting at UQ
UQ's guide to take you through the first critical steps of your UQ journey.