Law undergraduate welcome

Monday 17 to Wednesday 19 February 2020

We’re excited to introduce you to UQ Law and university life at your welcome events!

Kickstart the week and find out what to expect in your program on Monday, have your questions answered, and meet your professors and future classmates.

On Tuesday, get a head start with an exclusive behind-the-scenes introduction to the legal profession with a visit to the Supreme Court of Queensland. You’ll hear from judges and barristers, see the judge’s chambers and even view a court proceeding.

Join us again on Wednesday to discover what being a student in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (BEL) is all about, enjoy exploring the beautiful St Lucia campus with your new mates and follow the road to success at BELfest – a festival to celebrate the beginning of your studies. You’ll also team up with a BEL Buddy, a current student in your program, who will guide you and share their tips for making the most of your university experience.


Registration for O-Week at St Lucia and the city court visit are both compulsory.

Register for O-Week at St Lucia     Register for Brisbane Supreme Courts visit


Monday 17 February

Law lowdown (compulsory)

Time Session

Arrival | Abel Smith (23-101)

Welcome to campus! Head on over to the Abel Smith lecture theatre, check-in and meet your future classmates from UQ Law.

Welcome to UQ Law

You made a great choice, now it’s time to get the lowdown on your Bachelor of Laws (Honours)! Hear from your program leaders and lecturers about the future of law, have your questions answered and gain advice on your program plan.

You’ll also get to meet your new classmates, reps from student societies and BEL Buddies who will talk you through what to expect in your first few weeks of university.  

Tuesday 18 February

Supreme Court of Queensland visit (compulsory)

Brisbane Supreme CourtsSupreme and District Courts Brisbane, 415 George Street, Brisbane | in Google Maps

  • Assemble in the plaza area, outside the main entrance, 15 minutes prior to your session and look out for the UQ events desk to register.
  • Wear formal business attire
  • Bring minimal possessions - just what you can fit in your pocket - so you can get through court security quickly.

In groups of 40, you’ll enter the Brisbane Supreme Courts for a hands-on introduction to the court process and legal profession in Queensland.

On the day, each group will cover:

  1. Introduction to the Queensland Legal System
  2. Judges
  3. Introduction to a criminal trial
  4. Visit to a criminal trial or sentencing hearing
  5. The legal profession: barristers

This is a half-day session. There are various group times available for you to select from: 

  • Group 1 – 8:25am to 1:05pm - Session full
  • Group 2 – 9:05am to 1:50pm - Session full
  • Group 3 – 9:45am to 2:30pm - Session full
  • Group 4 – 10:25am to 3:10pm - Session full
  • Group 5 – 11:05am to 4:15pm - Session full

Please contact to organise your session.

Wednesday 19 February

Welcome to BEL

Time Session

Arrival | Abel Smith Lecture Theatre (building 23)

You’re here! Check-in and meet your BEL Buddy.

9 - 9.30am

Welcome to Business, Economics and Law!

It’s official – you’re a BEL student! We’ll show you what life in BEL is all about and how to make the most of your time here.

9.45 - 10.30am

Coffee catch up

What’s not to love about chats over coffee with your new mates? Use this opportunity to get as many tips as you can from your BEL Buddy and get your bearings on a tour of the Law School.

If you’re a Business/Laws dual program student, please attend your respective program information session instead. You can take it easy and focus on taking it all in! You don’t need to worry about getting around as your incredible BEL Buddy will take you to where you need to go.

Bachelor of Business Management | UQ Centre 27A-220

Bachelor of Commerce | Advanced Engineering Building 49-200

Bachelor of Economics | Sir Llew Edwards Building 14-212

11am - 2pm

Follow the purple brick road to success at BELfest! | UQ Centre (building 27A)

The real fun begins at our BEL festival (BELfest) – your exclusive free first-year welcome event! There’ll be stacks of exciting stalls, food vendors (and free food), live entertainment, competitions, chill out zones, games and more. You’ll meet like-minded friends and also have the opportunity to win plenty of prizes and giveaways. 

BELfest is where you can find out about a range of student associations and societies, support services and events, so you can take advantage of all of UQ’s professional and personal perks. You can also chat with reps from our award-winning Student Employability Team, overseas study team and other students and staff.


Registration for O-Week at St Lucia and the city court visit are both compulsory.

Register for O-Week at St Lucia     Register for Brisbane Supreme Courts visit

Want more O-Week action?

You can find lots more fun activities and events on campus during O-week to help introduce you to life and study at UQ.