EDIT: This event has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. The UQLS hope to announce a new date soon.


The UQLS invites you to the 2018 MinterEllison Sir Harry Gibbs Lecture.

Noel Pearson will deliver the lecture this year. Mr Pearson comes from the Guugu Yimidhirr community of Hope Vale on south eastern Cape York Peninsula. He is a lawyer, and Founder and Director of Strategy of the Cape York Partnership. Mr Pearson also co-founded the Cape York Land Council, and helped to establish Apunipima Health Council, Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation and Indigenous Enterprise Partnerships. Mr Pearson served as a member of the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians and the Referendum Council.

Please register for the lecture on the following link: https://form.jotform.co/82148957012862

About UQLS Sir Harry Gibbs Lecture

The Sir Harry Gibbs lecture is organised by the University of Queensland Law Society and the TC Beirne School of Law.  It is delivered to UQ students and staff by a prominent legal, political or community figure speaking on important contemporary issues.

The Society, the largest independent student organisation in Queensland, was founded in 1937 by Sir Harry Gibbs. The Society aims to enrich the law school experience for our members, many of which have gone on to achieve great success as community leaders, legal practitioners, political figures and members of the judiciary.

In keeping with that mission, the annual Sir Harry Gibbs Lecture was established in 2012 to engage prominent legal and political figures to address students and staff of the UQ Law School on important contemporary issues. Past speakers include Mr Julian Burnside AO QC, Professor Graeme Orr, the Honourable Justice Patrick Keane and the Honourable George Brandis QC, Attorney General for Australia. The popularity of the lecture has grown since its creation, with approximately 400 attendees at the 2016 lecture given by the Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG.


Abel Smith Lecture Theatre (# 23)
The University of Queensland
St Lucia