Are you new to UQ Law? We’ve put together our top recommendations for starting your law journey with us.

Take a look at the comprehensive checklist below and step through the tasks that appeal to you. The list below highlights a number of ways to get involved and take the pressure off in your first-year, as well as a number of considerations that we recommend you keep in mind earlier than later.

tick boxAttend a court visit

Each year, our new students are invited to attend a unique tour of the Supreme Courts of Queensland where you’re introduced first-hand to the Queensland Legal System and get to meet some notable Judges and Barristers. Often, this tour the first touchpoint into the industry for commencing law students – and often settles some nerves. Commencing students are directly invited to this event during orientation week of first Semester. If you missed out let us know and we can squeeze you in the following year.

staff and students outside the Supreme Court, 2020.

tick boxWatch out for the In re TCB

As you continue with UQ Law we’ll be in touch regularly via our student communications email; In re TCB. There's no need to subscribe, we'll come to you.

You will receive a number of highlights directly to your inbox including upcoming events, scholarships, prizes, society news and more. Plus, if you’ve got something other law students would want to know about, you can request we share it via our online submission form.

tick boxDiscover The Hub

The Hub is your online bulletin board full of the latest news and events, just for current UQ law students. Job opportunities, podcasts, events, recent articles and more are all housed on The Hub in a short, snappy format making the wealth of opportunities available to you that little bit easier to digest. Don’t forget, be sure to check back regularly as we’re making updates every day.

tick boxJoin a Society

UQ Law has a number of student societies on campus often offering a diverse range of extra-curricular activities including events and sporting matches. At UQ there are four law societies you can join, each boasting an inclusive and like-minded community to connect with.

UQLS students at BELfest
UQLS students at BELfest


tick boxDiscover the L-Card

Founded by The University of Queensland Law Society (UQLS) in collaboration with a number of other universities, the L Card is one of Queensland’s largest discount cards and will save you money on things like cafes, movie tickets and more. Please note, you don’t need to be a member of UQLS (or even studying Law) to purchase an L Card, however you will become a member by completing the transaction.

tick boxBecome familiar with your Student Employability Team

As a law student, you are part of the Business, Economics & Law faculty (BEL for short). As a faculty, we are lucky enough to have a dedicated team of employability specialists here to help you with all things careers. The BEL Student Employability Team (BEL SET) are available for personal consults, events to boost your skills, workshops, internships and more. We recommend you reach out and discover their services as soon as you can and hit the ground running – after all your career doesn’t need to wait until you graduate!

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tick boxFind a Buddy!

Starting law at UQ can be an overwhelming experience. First-years initially receive a lot of information on a range of new things – from ratio decidendi to eduroam. Luckily, there are a number of programs designed to pair you with a buddy who has done it all before! Find your own buddy by reaching out to the UQLS Buddy Program, or if you're an international student, join the BEL Global Mates program today.

BEL Buddies arriving for orientation.