This page lists events hosted by UQ Law or events hosted by organisations with which we have an affiliation. 

UQ Law prioritises the health, safety and wellbeing of our people – students, staff, alumni, industry partners and the community – above all else. Due to public health concerns around COVID-19, we are changing the way we bring you events. To make sure you don’t miss out on these updates, opt-in to our Newsletter.

Attending online events

We host and record our online events using Zoom.  If you are new to Zoom, please read our tips for how to set up and use Zoom.


Current Legal Issues Seminars

Current Legal Issues is a high-profile series of seminars on contemporary legal issues. Each seminar has been accredited for CPD purposes by the Queensland Bar Association and Queensland Law Society.

Student Pro Bono and Pizza | UQPBC info session

30 March 2023 5:00pm6:30pm
Join us for a student pro bono panel plus pizza to learn about student pro bono opportunities through the UQ Pro Bono Centre.
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Public Policy in the Private Law of Torts

22 March 2023 1:00pm2:00pm
Professor John Oberdiek, Rutgers Law School, distinguishes between principled and unprincipled appeals to public policy, and makes the case that even in resolutely non-consequentialist, relational accounts of tort law, public policy considerations can play a principled, if limited role.
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35 years in defence of Seed Freedom

7 March 2023 2:30pm3:30pm
Dr Vandana Shiva joins us in our first 2023 instalment of the People, Plants and the Law lecture series where she will discuss people, plants and Intellectual Property Law, specially patents and breeders rights.
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When Staff with Disabilities and Universities Meet: International and Comparative Reflections

6 March 2023 11:00am12:00pm
Please join Professor Lisa Waddington, a Professor in European Disability Law, and International and European Law at Maastricht University as she presents the first Law Matters seminar for 2023.
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Welcome Back Gelato

2 March 2023 4:00pm6:00pm
Take this opportunity to chat with friends and meet other new law students in the Law Library!

Pro Bono Drop-in Session

2 March 2023 3:00pm4:00pm
The UQ Pro Bono Centre is holding a drop-in session before the gelato night to answer student queries about how to volunteer your legal skills to benefit the community. Drop in anytime between 3pm and 4pm to say hello!
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Bachelor of Laws Court Tour

17 February 2023 8:30am4:00pm
Join your fellow first-years for an exclusive UQ introductory welcome experience to the legal profession, beginning from the Supreme Court of Queensland.
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Bachelor of Laws Orientation Session

13 February 2023 3:30pm5:30pm
During this session, you'll hear from teachers, program advisers and fellow students about what to expect in your program. Learn tips to help you have a great study experience at UQ, and use this opportunity to have all your questions answered.
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Postgraduate Law Orientation Session

13 February 2023 11:00am12:30pm
During this session, you'll hear from the Postgraduate Program Director and program advisers about what to expect in your program and the great opportunities you'll have access to at UQ. Learn tips to help you have a great study experience at UQ and use this opportunity to have all your questions answered.
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BEL Faculty Orientation

6 February 2023 9:00am17 February 2023 4:00pm
We can’t wait for you to join us for Orientation at The University of Queensland! Orientation is full of social and academic activities designed to introduce you to life and study at UQ.
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Let’s Talk About Corporations: Launch Event

2 February 2023 5:00pm6:30pm
Join us as we launch ‘Let’s Talk About Corporations’: A New Series of Boardroom Conversations 2023, featuring a keynote address by Professor Rod Sims AO (Crawford School of Public Police, Australian National University).
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The role of law in coastal wetland restoration

7 December 2022 7:00am9:00am
Join the thought-provoking University of Queensland Law Matters series to delve into new and meaningful research with community-wide impact.
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LLM Information and Networking Evening

30 November 2022 5:30pm7:30pm
Join us at our in-person event to discuss how you can tailor the UQ Master of Laws (LLM) to suit your interests and career goals.
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Biocultural Rights, Indigenous Peoples, and Local Communities: Protecting Culture and the Environment

29 November 2022 4:00pm5:30pm
Biocultural community protocols are broadly understood as instruments that set out terms and conditions for the access and use of resources and knowledge owned and controlled by Indigenous and local communities. These protocols are rooted in the customary norms, values, and laws that the relevant communities recognise for the governance of their biological and cultural resources and knowledge.
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Disability action

25 November 2022 12:00pm2:30pm
Join us as we celebrate International Day of People with Disability on 25 November 2022 as part of the Law Matters Series. 
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2022 WA Lee Equity Lecture and Networking Evening

17 November 2022 5:15pm7:00pm
The Honourable Margaret McMurdo AC, Chair of QCF, and Chief Justice Helen Bowskill looks forward to welcoming you to this year's WA Lee Equity Lecture presented by the Honourable Justice Roger Derrington on “The nature of foundational proprietary interests in tracing”.
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Strategy to Combat Transnational Organised Crime

27 October 2022 4:00pm5:00pm
Join Professor Marc Thommen from University of Zürich, who will discuss how substantive criminal law is instrumentalised for the fight against organised crime.
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Comments on Enrichment

24 October 2022 8:00am9:30am
The Honorable Justice Edelman of the High Court of Australia will present a brief paper on the meaning and place of the concept of ‘enrichment’ in the developing law of Unjust Enrichment.
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2022 Richard Cooper Memorial Lecture

20 October 2022 5:30pm7:30pm
The TC Beirne School of Law and the Federal Court of Australia, invite you to the 2022 Richard Cooper Memorial Lecture.
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Novelties, Frauds, and Protections: The Fruit Business in Nineteenth-Century America

18 October 2022 9:00am10:00am
Professor Daniel Kevles discusses the history of commercial plant nurseries and how the market sought to protect their investments in the creation or acquisition of novelties and how to prevent cheats from offering fraudulent plants under branded names.
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Religious Freedom, Religious Discrimination and the Role of Law

13 October 2022 5:00pm
Presented by Professor Carolyn Evans, Vice-Chancellor and President, Griffith University, with Professor Patrick Parkinson, UQ Law, commenting and the Hon Justice Sarah Derrington, Federal Court of Australia, President of the Australian Law Reform Commission chairing.
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UQ Law LEAD Scholarship Information Session 2022/2023

10 October 2022 6:30pm7:30pm
Joint his online information session to understand changes to the LEAD Scholarship, as well as how to apply for 2023.
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Lord Jonathan Sumption OBE Public Lecture: Rule of Law in a Time of Crisis

7 October 2022 5:15pm7:30pm
In this lecture, Lord Sumption will explore the impacts of the pandemic response in the context of the rule of law. The lecture will focus on the events of the past two years and unpack the impact on civil liberties and current threats to liberal democracy
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Tucson's Strategies for Supporting the Producers of its Food Heritage

6 October 2022 3:00pm4:30pm
This lecture will focus on programs developed by the non-profit NGO managing Tucson's UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy designation to support food heritage conservation and local food businesses.