About the society


The UQLS is a student society that has become an integral part of the Law School at The University of Queensland. Founded by former Chief Justice of Australia Sir Harry Gibbs in 1937, we have a long and proud history of fulfilling the academic and extra-curricular needs of law students and the broader UQ community.

Since that time, the UQLS has sculpted the educations of jurists like Patrick Keane AC to notable public figures like Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO to outstanding social citizens like Out for Australia CEO Luke Furness.

The UQLS is distinguished by the broad range of activities it offers, through which we have created a tight-knit but exceptionally diverse community of law students. In order to serve our over 4,500 active annual members, the UQLS provides services and runs events across ten portfolios: Internal & External Competitions; Education; Diversity & Wellbeing; Socials; L Card®; Sponsorship & Careers; Sport; and Design & Communications.

These services and events are planned and executed by our 30-member strong volunteer Management Committee and Executive. With such a large presence on campus, the UQLS has become a significant source of opportunity, learning and support for students across all stages of their law degree. 

In 2019, we aim to foster an inclusive and collaborative environment in the UQ Law School. We plan to encourage students to maximise their use of the new library’s facilities as well as the events and opportunities available to them throughout their degrees. This year, we also want to be more approachable and receptive to the interests of students and firms with the aim of bridging the gap between university and the profession.