Under its 2018-2021 Strategic Plan, the UQ Pro Bono Centre is committed to environmental sustainability through legal work (Goal 5.3). Under this strategic goal, the Centre has established a student-led Climate Justice Initiative.


The aims of the Climate Justice Initiative are to:

  • Create a community of practice for law students passionate about climate justice;
  • Generate pro bono research on climate justice. This may involve research to support pro bono litigation, internal capacity building for the legal assistance sector and/or law reform;
  • Strengthen the Pro Bono Centre’s engagement on climate justice, both within UQ and externally with the broader legal profession.

How to join?

Students interested in joining the Climate Justice Initiative are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) by email to 'probono@law.uq.edu.au'. The EOI should contain a one-page A4 statement outlining:

  1. Why the role appeals to you;
  2. Your eligibility to join; and,
  3. An idea that you would like to see the Climate Justice Initiative address.

Join the Climate Justice Initiative