UQ Pro Bono Centre

Public interest practice is a key professional value of lawyers. The School of Law would like all its law students to recognise the value of pro bono work, and to commit to undertaking pro bono work both while they are students and in their professional careers.

Established in 2009, the principal purpose of the Centre is to create diverse and meaningful opportunities for students to participate in the delivery of pro bono legal services. It is the only resource of its type in an Australian law school.

Pro bono activities undertaken by students do not attract academic credit. Pro bono, by definition, is work for no reward. The benefits to students lie in the work experience, the professional networks formed, as well as the knowledge that they are working in the public interest for the benefit of the community.

The activities of the Centre are conducted under the direction of the Centre Director Monica Taylor. Read more about the governance of the centre

Recent publications

Pro Bono Values Project (June 2016)

This report details the findings of a 2014 empirical study into the personal values and motivations of lawyers who do pro bono legal work in Queensland, Australia.
 

Giving to UQ Pro Bono Centre

The kind donations of our supporters enable the Centre to continue to help the most disadvantaged in our community to access justice and teach our students the value of pro bono work.

Information for

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Students
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Community groups
Find out about our partner services and request support for your organisation.
Legal profession
Save your own time; assistance available for your pro bono matters.