Giving to the School of Law

We have a long and proud tradition as the premier law school in Queensland, educating many of the State’s most senior and influential practitioners.

Since our inception, our alumni and supporters have helped strengthen our position as a world-class law school that honours its history whilst embracing innovation.  

With the help of our supporters, we continue to create change for our students and the wider community.

There are many ways that your gift can make a difference.

Giving destinations

Give to the UQ Pro Bono Centre

The University of Queensland’s award-winning Pro Bono Centre prepares law students to be compassionate, empathetic and highly skilled legal graduates.  With Pro Bono Centre support, law students work directly with vulnerable clients, engage in public interest legal research, and support access to justice initiatives – all under the careful guidance and supervision of legal academics and/or practitioners.  The benefits to students lie in the work experience, the professional networks formed, and the knowledge they are working ‘for the public good’.  

Donors to the UQ Pro Bono Centre fund innovative learning programs including the Health Advocacy Legal Clinic offered in partnership with LawRight and the Mater Hospital located within the Mater Young Adults Clinic, and the Culturally Competent Legal Clinic which places law students under supervision of an Indigenous solicitor in Logan to learn, through doing, how to best meet the legal needs of culturally diverse young people facing criminal charges.  Our work with refugee clients is also only possible with the support of our generous donors.  More than 80% of donor funds are expended directly on supervision for students doing face to face client work within community legal centres.

GIve to the UQ Pro Bono Centre


Give to our Law Science and Technology Initiative

Computer screenEncourage entrepreneurship and innovation by providing operating funds for the School’s Law, Science and Technology Initiative. Students, as part of the co-curricular program, focus on novel applications for technology in legal practice, have access to visiting legal and industry experts and engage in activities that encourage creativity, legal analysis, practicality and potential impact.

Give to the Law Science and Technology Initiative


Give to our Mooting Program

UQ Law Moot CourtYou can support students to develop their research, written and advocacy skills and to build their confidence in public speaking.  Mooting is the presentation of legal and factual arguments against an opposing counsel and before a judge, tribunal member or arbitrator. It resembles the experience that a student can expect to have in a court, tribunal or in arbitral proceedings after qualifying as a lawyer.

Students involved in the mooting program benefit from a unique learning opportunity that encourages them to step outside their comfort zone and challenge themselves. Mooting can enhance a student’s employment opportunities as a legal professional, help to build confidence in public speaking, and assist in developing research and presentation skills. Your contribution to the Mooting Program helps our students meet the cost of travel to national and international competitions.

Give to Mooting

Give to the Leadership, Excellence and Diversity (LEAD) Scholarship

UQ graduatesGifts to the LEAD fund will assist students aspiring to study law at The University of Queensland who may be discouraged because of their social, educational or economic circumstances. For rural or regional students it can be especially difficult given the additional costs and effects of separation from their support network. Your gift can help these students gain access to a high-quality legal education

The LEAD Scholarship is offered annually to diverse students who would like to study an undergraduate law program at UQ. Since its inception in 2017, 27 students have benefited from this program. The scholarship offers:

  • $8000 per year for up to five years to help with living and study expenses
  • a dedicated academic mentor
  • a support network through non-residential membership of a UQ college
  • priority access to internships and career planning assistance.

Give to the LEAD scholarship