Justice and Law Society (JATL)
JATL, a UQ Union affiliated club, is a student society that aims to promote student discussions about the intersection between the law and social justice, whilst providing opportunities for professional networking and career development.
We host a diverse range of events throughout the year primarily focused on social justice initiatives and career development. Our Social Justice Team has a rich tradition of delivering multiple forums throughout the year which aim to facilitate discussion about topical legal issues. The team also organise multiple fundraising events including our Social Justice Gala which over $10,000 for the Refugee and Immigration Legal Service (RAILS) last year. In addition, the Social Justice Team organised a Trivia Fundraiser to support the work of the LGBTI Legal Service.
Our Careers Team remains focused on delivering our our Beyond Eagle Street programme. This event series will emphasise networking with barristers, magistrates and judge’s associates, exploring mid-tier, boutique and rural firms, international opportunities, as well as government and in-house departments, among many other legal career avenues. In addition, JATL also produces an annual academic journal Pandora’s Box and an online blog Pandora’s Blog, both of which are accessible via our website.
We hope to see you at some of our events throughout the year!