As a nationally recognised leader in the development, promotion, and provision of student pro bono legal work, The University of Queensland Pro Bono Centre inspires students to understand the value and importance of access to justice. It is our aim that students graduate from law school with a lifelong professional commitment to pro bono legal service.


  • Offer diverse pro bono opportunities to UQ students, providing them with high quality support and supervision, and a wide range of learning opportunities.
  • Build and sustain pro bono partnerships, providing organisations with additional capacity and an opportunity to invest in student training and development, inspiring the community lawyers and volunteers of the future.
  • Increase access to justice for the wider community through pro bono student contributions.


The UQ Pro Bono Centre values and actively promotes:

  • Service: Learning through service.
  • Fairness: Supporting access to justice and the creation of a fair society.
  • Inclusion: Encouraging the participation of law students from all backgrounds.
  • Partnerships: Working collaboratively with all stakeholders.



In 2022, the Centre received a commendation in the category of Excellence in Community at the UQ Excellence Awards.

In 2016, the Centre was the winner of an Australian Award for University Teaching.

Pro Bono Centre Award