LLM Information and Networking Evening 

  Wednesday 30 November 2022: 5:30–7:30pm

In-person event. 293 Queen Street Brisbane City


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.

The session will be hosted by the Academic Dean and Head of the Law School, Professor Rick Bigwood, and include presentations from leading academics and legal practitioners, including John McKenna KC, who teach into the program. 

The event concludes with canapes and networking. 

What to expect: 

  • Learn about key features of the UQ LLM, including fees, part-time study and flexible delivery options, new courses available to study and more
  • Hear from your future teachers including practitioners and legal academics about the best courses on offer in 2023 for practitioners
  • Learn about the new Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG), Business and the Law course that is available to students in 2023
  • Meet LLM alumni, who will share insights into life as a postgraduate law student and answer your questions.

Registration essential

Register now

Dr Frederik Von Briel, UQ Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program Leader


At our in-person event, you'll have the chance to network with like-minded peers and presenters who teach into the LLM program over drinks and canapés.

Professor Rick Bigwood

Professor Rick Bigwood’s principal teaching and research interests lie in the areas of contract and property law. He was formerly a Senior Solicitor and Acting Principal Solicitor with the Federal Attorney-General's Department in Canberra (Office of Commercial Law). He has published widely in leading international journals on subjects within contract, equity and property law. In 2023 he teaches Advanced Studies in Contract in the LLM program.

John McKenna KC

John McKenna KC 16 Quay Central Chambers and President of the University of Queensland Law Alumni Association (UQLA) has been in practice at the commercial bar in Queensland for over 30 years, including over 18 years within the ranks of senior counsel. He has a particular interest in appellate and legally complex matters and is also a Nationally Accredited Mediator, with over 15 years of experience in the mediation and expert determination of commercial disputes. He teaches Interpretation of Statutes and Instruments in 2023.

Professor Craig Forrest

Professor Craig Forrest teaches and undertakes research in maritime law, private international law and cultural heritage law. He has published widely in these areas and contributed directly to national and international public policy developments and directly to the drafting of national legislation and international law. In the LLM degree he teaches three courses: Cultural Heritage Law, International Maritime Trade Law, and International Admiralty and Maritime Law.

Professor Peter Billings

Professor Peter Billings is the Director of Postgraduate Programs. He is an expert on administrative law, immigration and refugee law, social welfare law and human rights law. Professor Billings has continually won teaching excellence awards including the Australian Award for University Teaching - Award for Programs that Enhance Learning in 2016. (Pro Bono Centre).

Dr Allison Fish

Dr Allison Fish is an interdisciplinary scholar whose research lies at the intersections of law, socio-cultural anthropology, and science and technology studies. She was an Assistant Professor in the School of Informatics & Computing at Indiana University, before completing her juris doctor in law at joining UQ. She teaches Intellectual Property Law in the LLM degree.  

Dr Vicky Comino

Dr Comino's main research area is corporate law, and in particular the regulation of corporate misconduct. Before commencing an academic career, she practised as a solicitor working at a top tier law firm in the fields of corporate law, leasing, commercial and residential conveyancing, strata development, securities and opinion work.

Mr Gary Campbell 

Gary Campbell practises energy and resources law, international business law and commercial dispute resolution in both Australia and the United Kingdom. He is ranked as a leading practitioner in the Legal 500 (UK) and has significant international negotiation and comparative law deal experience, across several different types of legal systems. In 2023, Gary will be teaching International Commercial Dispute Resolution in the LLM degree.

Ms Rosemary Gibson

Ms Gibson is an experienced commercial litigator and PhD candidate at the Law School. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons), a Bachelor of Arts, and a Master of Laws from the University of Queensland. In 2015, upon completing her Master of Laws, she was awarded the Faculty of Business, Economics & Law Dean’s Honour Roll Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence.





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