April guest 

Michael Kirby is a former Justice of the High Court of Australia, a committed human rights advocate, was the inaugural Chairman of the Australian Law Reform Commission, and was once a student politician. He is one of Australia’s most admired public figures, has won countless prestigious awards, and still works tirelessly trying to make the world a better place.

But in reflecting on his youth, and sharing his wisdom with young people, Justice Kirby  has said, "if I have a resentment, it is that I didn't have much fun when I was young - try to have a lot of fun, because you're only young once."  He is a favourite among law students, for the wit and humour that he often brought to otherwise very formal court proceedings, for his dignity, and his recognition of the importance of love: for liberty, for our communities and for each other.

UQ Law is honoured to have Michael Kirby as our conversation guest in April – register now for what will be a very special cup of coffee.

Important information

Places at the April Coffee Conversation are strictly limited to students in their 3rd year of law or above.  Please do not register for the event unless you are definitely going to attend, otherwise you are taking up someone else’s spot.

Please note the start time of the conversation and arrive on time, ensuring your phone is on silent and kept in your bag.


If registrations are full and you would like to be put on the waiting list in case a space becomes available, please contact Jacqui Lynagh.


About Coffee Conversations Series

Coffee Conversations is a series of great monthly guests working in the law and other related fields sharing their stories with you. They are an informal and relaxed opportunity to converse with professionals who have had interesting lives and careers.

Regardless of what you do beyond university, good conversational skills are critical to learning, generating opportunities, and social fluency. Conversations are integral to effective communication, to relationships and to the exchange of thoughts and ideas. Through conversations, we collaborate, resolve conflict, and create new possibilities.

So come along for a free cup of coffee to meet wonderful people and practice your conversational skills with them and each other. Note - Coffee Conversations are not presentations.  Students are expected to show interest and be curious, actively listen, and respect others.  

Stay tuned for news of the conversation guests, and monthly dates.


St Lucy’s
Blair Drive
The University of Queensland
St Lucia campus

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