The following resources are provided for law students as further tools to assist with study:
The USQ library also provides a range of resources for law students.
The National Rural Law & Justice Alliance
The National Rural Law and Justice Alliance was formed in 2013 to achieve justice and equity in the provision of legal system services and outcomes for all rural Australians. The principles of the Alliance revolve around the crucial policy areas of Access and Participation, Advocacy and Engagement, Collaborative Partnerships and Approaches, and Outcomes and Research. The strategies and actions of the Alliance will reflect equitable engagement with relevant legal and social initiatives and services for every person across regional, rural and remote Australia. Ms Philippa Whitman, Chief Executive Officer of The Advocacy and Support Centre, Toowoomba, is a member of the National Rural Law & Justice Alliance Council.
The Advocacy and Support Centre, Toowoomba
District Law Associations
The Advocacy and Support Centre, Toowoomba (TASC) was founded in 1982 as a small legal service for disadvantaged people. Today TASC is nationally known for its innovative delivery of legal, and advocacy services across the whole south-west of the state and most recently, into Ipswich and West Moreton. In particular, TASC’s holistic provision of disability, tenant advocacy, a full suite of legal services, as well as its robust commitment to community development has seen TASC considered by many, including the Queensland Government, other not for profits and academics as the model for the future. Ms Philippa Whitman, Chief Executive Officer of TASC is a member of the National Rural Law & Justice Alliance Council.
The vastness of Queensland has nurtured the growth and strength of 19 district law associations which have the opportunity to communicate as often and as closely with Queensland Law Society as their Brisbane-based colleagues. Involvement by regional solicitors in local law association activities ensures they have access to a network of peers close by to offer assistance when required. The Downs & South West Law Association takes in a number of regional centres including, Toowoomba, Stanthorpe and Dalby. The President is Mr Darren Lewis.