UQ Law hosts various events independently, in conjunction with UQ, industry, and corporate and government partners, to further knowledge for and about the law. 

For legal practitioners

Interested in attending events that contribute to your professional development? View listing of events that are eligible to earn CPD points

Townsville District Court

District Court of Queensland: 60 years new

4 June 2019 8:30am30 August 2019 4:30pm
2019 marks the 60th anniversary of the restoration of the District Court of Queensland. This curated historical display contains many items that explore the court’s first year of operation.

Rethinking Public Entities & Revenue Generation: A New Interdisciplinary Regulatory Model

28 August 2019 8:00am9:00am
Presenter: Emirenciana (Tyas) Nyantyasningsih, PhD Candidate, TC Beirne School of Law.
Technology and the Future of the Legal Profession Lecture Series

Demystifying Artificial Intelligence: What Lawyers Really Need to Know About Technology

29 August 2019 6:00pm7:00pm
The automation of various aspects of legal services delivery, from discovery and due diligence to predictive analytics, have raised questions for university and continuing legal education. To work effectively alongside technology, lawyers will need to understand it, not by learning to code, but by grasping the underlying logics.
Students mooting

Court in Session with UQ Law School

3 September 2019 9:00am1:00pm
Interested to know what students can do with a Law degree? Join us for our Court in Session day to get an exclusive preview of what it’s like to study at UQ Law.
Students walking

The Big Law Tour

4 September 2019 9:00am3:00pm
Ever wondered what it is really like inside some of Australia's largest law firms? Join us for a tour of Herbert Smith Freehills, McCullough Robertson and Minter Ellison.
Pro Bono 10th Anniversary

UQ Pro Bono Centre 10th Anniversary

5 September 2019 5:30pm8:30pm
Featuring a panel of established and emerging leaders in the Queensland legal profession talking about the role of service in creating a great leader, why service matters now more than ever, and the future of leadership in the legal profession.
Young professional

Career Pathways for Law Students

9 September 2019 10:00am11:30am
Presented by the BEL SET team, learn more about the many different career pathways available to law students.
hospital corridor

The Right to Health in the new Human Rights Act of Queensland - Crash Course

11 September 2019 9:00am12:00pm
In 2019, Queensland’s Parliament passed the Human Rights Act of Queensland (HRAQ), which will make Queensland the third Australian State/Territory to implement rights legislation. Delivered by Dr Claire E Brolan
Open plan office

Law Firms of the Future

12 September 2019 1:00pm2:00pm
Kim Trajer (Chief Operating Officer, McCullough Robertson) and Milan Gandhi (Innovation Ambassador, McCullough Robertson/Founder of The Legal Forecast) will explore the basics of how and why modern day law firms are pushing to innovate, and what this actually means in practice particularly for those seeking to enter the profession within the next few years.

The Regulation of Corporate Ethics: Governance in an Age of Inquiries

13 September 2019 11:00am4:00pm
Half-day interdisciplinary seminar to discuss the challenges of regulating corporate ethics, governance in an age of Inquiries.



Criminal Law

22 August 2019 5:00pm6:45pm
Speaker: Professor David Hamer, University of Sydney
Chair: The Honorable Justice Soraya Ryan, Supreme Court of Queensland
Commentator: Benedict Power, Barrister- at-Law

Protecting the media in an age of terror

21 August 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh; Professor Peter Greste; Mr Richard Murray and Professor Katharine Gelber (UQ).
Julie Fragar painting

Next Witness by Julie Fragar panel discussion

20 August 2019 1:00pm1:45pm
Have you visited the Next Witness by Julie Fragar art exhibition yet? Join us in the library as the artist and a panel of experts discuss the paintings and explore the intersection of law and art.

Coffee Conversations with Shaun Restorick-Barton

20 August 2019 10:15am11:30am
August Coffee Conversations with Shaun Restorick-Barton, Law Squared.
Research Seminar Series

Competition law models fit for transplantation? The US, EU, and China

16 August 2019 3:00pm4:30pm
Presented by Professor Mark Furse (University of Glasgow) and Doctor Wendy Ng (University of Melbourne)
Geneva promo

Geneva Conventions are turning 70

12 August 2019 6:00pm7:30pm
In Brisbane, Australian Red Cross is hosting a free seminar to explore why the Geneva Conventions are more relevant than ever. The seminar will bring together four panellists with direct experience.

New Lawyering for A2J

7 August 2019 9:00am12:30pm
A workshop mapping the future of social justice lawyering.
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Self-determination and the Implications of the Chagos Advisory Opinion

6 August 2019 4:30pm
This MASLU/CPICL/ILA (QLD brand) presentation assesses the resonance of the sources used, and the more radical contentions advanced, during the Chagos Case – for the exercise of the right to self-determination in the colonial context and for international law more generally.

Coffee Conversations with Jodi Palmer

6 August 2019 10:15am11:30am
August Coffee Conversations with Jodi Palmer, General Counsel at Volvo Group and UQ alumnus.
Law library

Indigenous Cultural Competency in Legal Education: Time for Top-down Reform

2 August 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Dr Simon Young - Professor of Law and Justice (USQ), Adjunct Professor (UWA), External Fellow (UQ Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law).

2019 Rodney Wylie Lecture in Brisbane

1 August 2019 6:00pm8:00pm
Join us for the 2019 Rodney Wylie Eminent Visiting Fellowship Lecture followed by a networking reception. Internationally renowned speaker and global business leader, Dominic Barton, presents on 'Why businesses must change to thrive in the age of disruption'.

World Legal Summit 2019

1 August 2019 9:00am5:00pm
Join your colleagues in the profession and world-leading experts to consider best practice legislation and regulatory structures for dealing with emerging technologies in a global context.

2019 Rodney Wylie Lecture in Sydney

31 July 2019 6:00pm8:00pm
Join us for the 2019 Rodney Wylie Eminent Visiting Fellowship Lecture followed by a networking reception. Internationally renowned speaker and global business leader, Dominic Barton, presents on 'Why businesses must change to thrive in the age of disruption'.

2019 Rodney Wylie Lecture in Melbourne

30 July 2019 6:00pm8:00pm
Join us for the 2019 Rodney Wylie Eminent Visiting Fellowship Lecture followed by a networking reception. Internationally renowned speaker and global business leader, Dominic Barton, presents on 'Why businesses must change to thrive in the age of disruption'.

Community engagement project work in Indonesia (PEATLI) - information session

26 July 2019 3:00pm4:00pm
Transdisciplinary opportunity with remote community in Indonesia, for current undergraduate students at UQ.

The Off-taste of Trademark: Packaging, shelf-life, and food science in the early US peanut industry

25 July 2019 3:00pm3:30pm
Presenter: Tad Brown, PhD Candidate, TC Beirne School of Law

Priority, Authority, Property and the Kakadu Plum

25 July 2019 2:30pm3:00pm
Presenter: Jocelyn Bosse, PhD Candidate, TC Beirne School of Law

Debunking the 'Market Substitution Assumption' in Queensland

23 July 2019 5:30pm7:30pm
The 'market substitution assumption' has been widely used in Queensland Courts and by policy-makers more generally as a rationale for permitting coal mines to proceed. This seminar will analyse how this argument has been used in Queensland. Presented by Sean Ryan, Principal Solicitor, Environmental Defenders Office Qld.
Data mining rig

The Resilience of Contract Law in Light of Technological Change

18 July 2019 6:00pm7:00pm
While the Internet hardly creates academic excitement anymore, a number of internet-related technologies seems to challenge the principles of contract law and may, finally, test their ability to withstand technological change.

Postgraduate meet and greet session

15 July 2019 5:00pm6:30pm
New postgraduate law students are invited to join fellow students and academic staff at an orientation evening.
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Postgraduate international advising session

15 July 2019 1:00pm2:30pm
This is a compulsory session for international postgraduate law students commencing in Semester 2, 2019.
Scene from the Tichborn criminal trial (Regina v. Castro), which took place in 1873–74 at the Court of Queen's Bench, London. The Claimant (probably named Arthur Orton) is the bearded man in the lower centre of the picture, facing left; he is sitting in front of his lawyer, Edward Kenealy, who is leaning against the desk.

Young Lawyers Queensland present: Ethical Conundrums

12 July 2019 8:30am10:15am
Drawing on a number of short videos dealing with classic ethical conundrums facing criminal lawyers, lawyers in this session will discuss how best to respond.

Overturning terra nullius - NAIDOC Week 2019

7 July 2019 8:30am14 July 2019 4:30pm
To celebrate NAIDOC Week (7–14 July 2019), Supreme Court Library Queensland (SCLQ) is running exclusive guided tours of their exhibition—Overturning terra nullius: the story of native title.
Queensland Tax Researcher Symposium

Queensland Tax Researcher Symposium

3 July 2019 8:30am4:00pm
Join us as we bring together academics, research higher degree students, tax practitioners and ATO professionals to present and discuss their research.