The University of Queensland Law Alumni Association (UQLA) is a registered charity, which is operated by alumni of UQ’s TC Beirne School of Law. The UQLA is the incorporated successor of the University of Queensland Law Graduate Association, which was founded in 1992.
The UQLA seeks to support the highest standards of legal education at UQ through a series of programmes in which all alumni can participate.
These programmes have been developed, in close consultation with the Law School, to seek to provide students with the best possible preparation for legal practice and to build closer links between the academic staff of the Law School, the judiciary and the legal profession.
These programmes begin, for first year students, during Orientation Week. All students are invited to join a small group programme, conducted in the Supreme and District Court complex, where they have an opportunity to hear about the practical working of the legal system from Judges and leading barristers and solicitors and see the courts in action.
This programme is only the beginning of a process which continues throughout the students’ years at UQ. Through a range of programmes, students have the opportunity to become involved in the life and work of the profession - with the profession similarly involved in the life of the Law School.
The UQLA also supports a number of programmes to assist disadvantaged students in completing their studies.
To support this work, all alumni are encouraged to join the UQLA and participate in its programmes and events.