Student membership

Student membership is available to those who are currently undertaking any study that is designed to qualify them for admission as an Australian lawyer. It is available to currently enrolled university law students, recent law graduates or graduates who are undertaking practical legal training.

As a student member access resources, networks and insights you need to build the legal career you’ve been striving for. 

QLS offers student members the opportunity to join the Student Ambassador Program. This program provides the exclusive opportunity for outstanding and engaged students to share their knowledge and provide information relating to the Society, student membership and careers in law within their peer networks. Student ambassadors make a significant contribution to the law student community whilst developing advanced personal, professional and leadership skills.


First to know

You don't know what you don't know

At QLS, we want to ensure our future lawyers are equipped with the knowledge they need to succeed. Whether it's substantive law, the practice of law, or legal workplace culture, we want you to be the first to know. This includes:

  • Free and discounted face-to-face, livecast and on-demand events
  • Proctor (QLS online magazine)
  • QLS blogs LawTalk and First Reading

Support

QLS understands that most students juggle multiple obligations while in school.

We partner with your academic institutions to ensure you have the support you need to thrive in your career. This includes:

  • Legal Career Expo - where you can explore all your career options
  • Campus visits
  • Wellbeing events (online and face-to-face

Education

Whether you aspire to be a commercial litigator or want to pursue a career in academia, we want to ensure you have the right information to help you choose the right legal career for you.

Choose how you want to learn with options including:

  • Face-to-face continuing professional development (CPD) programs, livecast sessions and on-demand resources
  • Modern Advocate Lecture Series: Practical advocacy and collegiality

Guidance

QLS offers ethical guidance, practice support and information for the profession and the public. Whatever the issue, we’re here to help our members navigate their way to a solution.

We recognise that student members have unique needs. That's why we have a custom service available to you, with more to come!

  • A dedicated Relationship Manager who will be your first point of contact for any questions you may have about QLS, our services or navigating your legal career.
  • Guidance statements – discrete wisdom on ethical issues

Connection

The Society offers plenty of opportunities to network and connect within the industry throughout the year. These opportunities help members to socialise, stay anchored to the industry, build their practice and learn from others.

You can choose from an array of opportunities to connect:

  • QLS Legal Careers Expo
  • International Women’s Day
  • Minds Count lectures and other wellness events and wellness breakfasts
  • Cybersecurity events.

These and many more networking opportunities allow you to connect with specialist accredited practitioners, mediators, arbitrators and young professionals.

A voice for all

With an ever-changing political, social and legal landscape, QLS offers a professional voice in the media, the community and with government when matters of legal policy and reform arise. We also champion diversity and reconciliation.

Get ahead of the curve and find out how you can participate in some of the initiatives below:


Recognition

QLS recognises hard work, sacrifice and commitment of our members.

  • Preview the awards available to our student members
  • Opportunities to submit articles to the Proctor magazine  
  • Member Rewards program

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the Student Membership offering, please do not hesitate to contact the Relationship Manager – Future Lawyers, Future Leaders at students@qls.com.au.

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