Pro Bono Roster
Public interest practice is a key professional value of lawyers. The School of Law would like all its law students to recognise the value of pro bono work, and to commit to undertaking pro bono work both while they are students and in their professional careers.
To this end, the UQ Pro Bono Centre has established a pro bono roster to link student volunteers with law firms and community legal centres seeking student assistance in their pro bono activities. Students opt in to the register by completing a form online. Law firms and community legal centres can then make requests for student assistance to the Centre, and students are linked with these firms and centres according to student availability and interest.
Pro bono activities undertaken by students do not attract academic credit. Pro bono, by definition, is work for no reward. The benefits to students lie in the work experience, the professional networks formed, as well as the knowledge that they are working in the public interest for the benefit of the community.
Community education comprises an integral aspect of the Pro Bono Centre's work and students who are registered on the Roster are afforded the opportunity to join either the Asylum and Refugee Law Project schools program or the International Humanitarian Law schools program (that is supported by Australian Red Cross). Details of the schools programs can be found here.
Monica Taylor, Director of the UQ Pro Bono Centre, is the academic staff contact for the pro bono roster. For all enquiries please contact Ms Monica Taylor on tel. (07) 3346 9351 or email email@example.com