16 April 2014
The University of the Sunshine Coast’s first cohort of Law students has wasted no time in forming a USC Law Students Association (LSA).
Students recently elected a six-member executive and started planning events that are likely to include an annual Law Ball, networking activities and mooting competitions.
The association is also supporting USC’s 100 Law students by organising study groups, particularly for those new to the Coast and those who have young children.
About 60 people are expected to attend the association’s first event tomorrow (Thursday 17 April) – a social gathering and trivia contest starting at 4pm at USC’s UniClub.
USC LSA vice-president for events Courtney Moloney said the association was open to Law students and academics as members and other USC students and staff as associate members.
“It’s really exciting to have a Law Students Association formed so soon after Law was introduced at USC,” she said.
Ms Moloney said the LSA’s networking events would help connect Law students with local law firms, boosting employment opportunities.
USC this year introduced a suite of nine Law degrees – a Bachelor of Laws for undergraduates and postgraduates, and combined degrees in Arts, Business, Commerce (Accounting), Creative Writing, Journalism, Science and Social Science.
The University’s inaugural Professors of Law, Professor Neil Rees and his wife Professor Anne Rees, are both formerly Deans of Law at the University of Newcastle.
— Terry Walsh