Pro bono work is a great way to gain practical experience while studying. Pro bono legal services are vital to the community and are important in providing assistance for those who may not otherwise have access to justice. Learn more about pro bono work

Eligibility

You must have completed eight (#8) units of LLB LAWS courses.  Some opportunities will require #20 or more LAWS courses.

Expectations

Please read the expectations of students on the UQ Pro Bono Centre Roster and the Centre's constitution (PDF, 160KB).

Joining the student roster does not commit you to anything except receiving notifications of opportunities that arise. You are not committed until you specifically apply for something. You will be notified of specific opportunities that you can choose to apply for. 

How to join

It's easy! Sign up online. Please note: Clinical Legal Education (LAWS5180) opportunities are run separately and have their own application process each semester.

Join the Pro Bono Centre Roster


Want to know more? 

You can explore pro bono placements by looking at current pro bono opportunities on Studenthub (UQ login required) or read on to find out more about the pro bono teams you can join.

  • Law Education and Outreach

    Research, write and deliver lessons and seminars to the community as a member of this team. You will be challenged to present legal material in a way that makes the law accessible to non-lawyers, and promotes greater understanding of laws designed to protect vulnerable families and individuals.
  • Students at Caxton Legal Centre

    Manning St Project

    Undertake law reform and public interest research under supervision on issues identified in a partnership between us, the Caxton Legal Centre and other community legal centres.
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    Climate Justice Initiative

    Join a community of practice, generate pro bono research and strengthen engagement on climate justice within UQ and the broader legal profession.
  • Barrister Assistance Team (BAT)

    Senior law students, preferably with demonstrated research experience, are encouraged to apply to join this team. Placements arise at short notice and are to high standards and strict deadlines.

What our students say

Juliet Walker

Get involved as much as you can – there’s a huge range of opportunities available and each experience allows you to learn more about yourself.

Juliet Walker

Balawyn Jones

The activities I was involved in shaped my understanding of the law as being less about ‘the law’ and more about people.

Balawyn Jones

Zoe Chan

There are so many ways to support social justice in the community during your career no matter what area of law you practice.

Zoe Chan