High school students challenge law at Griffith

Dr Chris Butler and Ms Heron Loban at the 2019 High School Legal Conference
Dr Chris Butler and Senior lecturer Heron Loban welcomed Year 11 Legal Studies students to Griffith

Griffith Law School welcomed over 350 Year 11 and 12 high school students from around Brisbane, for a two-day legal conference held this week.

Legal studies students and their teachers attended workshops exploring contemporary legal issues ranging from copyright in social media, cybercrime, laws on teenage parties to refugee law.

Senior lecturer Ms Heron Loban opened the conference with a keynote address on whether Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander laws exist.Griffith’s legal experts joined other industry guest speakers to share their knowledge and passion for the legal profession.

Griffith’s Dr Chris Butler hopes students will take away new ideas about the areas of laws that interest them, potentially for their own career.

“They get to experience how Griffith approaches law, which is based on thinking independently about the connections between law and a diverse range of social issues,” he said.

Griffith is ranked number 1 in Australia for Law* and hosts the conference with the Business Educator’s Association of Queensland.

*2018 Academic Rankings of Worldwide Universities