6 tips to become a top performing Law student
From internships to clubs and societies, make the most of the #utslife by networking, mooting, and meeting like-minded people.
Get involved and maximise your UTS Law experience.
Be the change you want to see
Go beyond the academic curriculum and develop your leadership skills with our Brennan Justice Program. Think volunteer work such as tutoring school students, mentoring Indigenous youth and helping compile information for NGOs. Students who complete the required service hours will qualify for the Brennan Justice and Leadership Award.
Study a law tech major and be ready for the future of work
The profession of law is changing. And so is the way we teach it. The Legal Futures and Technology major will equip you with the skills to work with disruptive technologies – like bitcoin, blockchain and smart contracts – and understand its impact on the law.
Join the UTS Law Student Society
Be part of the largest student-run society on campus. You’ll have the chance to meet fellow law students outside of the classroom and gain some serious social cred at events like the Law Cruise, First Year Orientation Camp and Law n’ Ball. They even offer a range of services like a buddy program, mooting competitions, networking workshops and clerkship series.
We’re living in a complex world and organisations today are facing increasing challenges to stay in business. Top tier law firm, King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) and UTS offer the #breakinglaw Hackathon. Designed for go-getter students who are passionate about solving legal and commercial problems through innovation, you’ll work in teams and pitch ideas to a panel of judges. Not only is it a great experience to add to your resume, but you’ll also get first-hand insight into what law firms are looking for in future lawyers.
Compete in International Moot Courts
This is your chance to take a step into the courtroom and put those practical skills to the test. Sharpen your mooting techniques through a range of competitive-entry, international moots against other law students around the world. If you’re after a local competition, the UTS Law Students’ Society run junior level competitions to get your mooting off the ground.
Don’t limit yourself to the UTS campus. Nearly 25 per cent of our undergrad students complete some of their studies overseas. From student exchange and study abroad opportunities in more than 40 countries to global studios and international leadership programs with UTS BUILD, the only thing standing between you and la vida loca is… well, you!