The journey through law school and the transition to legal practice is a challenging time for students, but can be made easier by establishing connections with the profession before graduation.
By joining the UQ Law Mentor Program, undergraduate law students are able to connect with members of the legal profession for guidance on the realities of legal practise, study techniques, career choices, and how to locate job opportunities. This can be in the form of a question posted on our online mentoring forum, or on a face-to-face basis with an individual mentor chosen by the student.
The program is particularly helpful for students from rural areas, students from non-English speaking backgrounds, and older students, who often do not have personal connections to the local legal profession.
Since its launch in 2007, over 400 students have benefitted from mentoring provided by more than 100 local, interstate and international solicitors, barristers, judges, associates, registrars and academics.
If you are a current mentor, or a member of the legal profession wanting to find out how to join the program as a mentor, please click here.
If you are a University of Queensland law student interested in taking part in the UQ Mentor Program please click here.