Law Week 2017 Justice Journeys

Law Week 15–21 May 2017

Law Week 15–21 May 2017

Law Week 2017 will take place from Monday 15 May to Sunday 21 May. We are lining up another great program including (for the second year in a row) the Justice Journey’s initiative. There’s also a few new events taking shape – we can’t wait to tell you more. Stay tuned for announcements about what’s to come – revisit this website, follow our JusticeQLD Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube accounts or email the Department of Justice and Attorney-General Communication Services Branch at lawweek@justice.qld.gov.au.

Get involved

If you would like to be involved in Law Week, we would love to hear from you. You can contact the team by email lawweek@justice.qld.gov.au.

Law Week 2016

Law Week is an annual, national event which aims to foster a better understanding of the role law and justice plays in our society.

Last year, we refreshed our approach to Law Week with a new initiative, Justice Journeys. It was incredibly popular. It provided Queensland secondary and tertiary students with a unique opportunity to job shadow various professionals in the justice system.

We had more than 100 nominations from students across Queensland applying to participate. We ended up placing 46 students in a variety of roles across the justice sector. Students then shared their experiences alongside an additional 24 staff, who shared their stories. All these Justice Journeys form a unique insight into careers and the people within the justice sector. The website had more than 22,000 unique page views and our Facebook posts were seen 280,000 times. You can still visit the 2016 Justice Journeys website pages and explore what our students and staff had to share.

Students who participated last year, all said they enjoyed the experience and would recommend it to their friends.

Law Week 2016 also included a huge QPILCH fundraising walk in Brisbane and a number of other events across Queensland including courthouse tours and justice sector displays.