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Join with the oldest Law School in Queensland and support the cultivation of exceptional legal thinkers and leaders who use their discipline, ingenuity and initiative to change and enrich our society.

With your help, we can provide greater access to scholarships, improved student experiences through the UQ Pro Bono Centre and Mooting Program, and more opportunities for our researchers to help answer some of humanity’s enduring legal and ethical questions.

The T.C. Beirne School of Law has a long and proud tradition as the premier law school in Queensland, educating many of the State’s most senior and influential practitioners. Philanthropy plays a critical role in this, providing scholarships to financially disadvantaged or academically gifted students, funding the expansion of UQ’s award-wining Pro Bono Centre into regional, rural and remote areas of Queensland, and developing students’ skills through the Mooting Program.

A $5,000p.a. undergraduate scholarship can make the world of difference to a student balancing their education, work, and living away from home for the first time, allowing them to truly focus on their university experience.

$20,000 will fund UQ Law students and pro bono lawyers to travel to regional, rural or remote areas within Queensland to provide legal education, information and assistance to communities. Funds will encompass transport costs, staffing, accommodation, food and other associated costs.

Give to the UQ Pro Bono Centre

Based within the TC Beirne School of Law at The University of Queensland, the UQ Pro Bono Centre is one of the only university-based centres of its kind in Australia, celebrating ten years of operation in 2019.

Through partnerships with community legal centres, charities and not-for-profit organisations, UQ Law students undertake a wide range of pro bono activities, improving access to justice for the most vulnerable in our community. Activities include clinical placements, completing research projects, law reform submissions, developing community legal education materials, and delivering workshops to high school students.

Throughout 2021, the UQ Pro Bono Centre Philanthropy Committee has been raising much-needed funds, with the aim of expanding activities to rural, regional and remote areas of Queensland. To date, the Committee has raised over $160,000 – a wonderful achievement during our first phase of the campaign and testament to our community.

With your support, we can continue to inspire our students to make a lifelong commitment to pro bono work and improve access to justice in our community.

The Pro Bono Centre Director, partners and students talk about why pro bono work is important (3m:20s, YouTube).

Read more about the UQ Pro Bono Centre and how you can help make an impact.

Give to Pro Bono


Give to the UQ Law Alumni Scholarship Fund

The UQLA Endowed Scholarship Fund has been established by members of the UQ Law Alumni Association to assist students studying, or wishing to study Law at UQ, but who are facing financial hardship. There are a number of these scholarships available annually.

Give to the UQLA Scholarship Fund

Impact of giving

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67 donors supported UQ law School in 2020

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92 law students received philanthropic support in 2020

Thank you for the Forgan Smith refurbishment

With the generous support of donations from alumni,  a historic refurbishment of the Forgan Smith Building was completed in 2017.  The refurbishment created new collaborative research spaces, independent study areas, and facilities for mobile technology and innovative learning for law students. 

Thanks to your support, the re-imagination of Forgan Smith will ensure future generations of UQ law students will continue to enjoy the highest quality and most relevant legal educational experience.

Hear current UQ Law students share their appreciation for the state-of-the-art facilities they now enjoy.

Forgan Smith Re-imagination: Celebrating the transformation of the UQ Law School (2m:46s, Youtube)



Contact a member of the BEL Faculty Advancement team to discuss your relationship with the Faculty, options for giving back to current and future students, partnership opportunities, upcoming events and more.

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