UQ students learn to lead as lawyers in Tennessee

15 Mar 2017

UQ students in TennesseeThis summer, six UQ law students travelled to Tennessee for an opportunity to develop their leadership skills while exploring differences between the Australian and United States legal systems. “Leading as Lawyers” is a collaborative course offered annually by the TC Beirne School of Law and the University of Tennessee College of Law (UT).

Penultimate-year UQ student Nick Pokarier explained, “We spent quite a bit of the course exploring leadership traits in a lot of different contexts – top-tier law firms, academia, the judiciary and in community legal centres. This, to my surprise, really brought home for me that I had already been exposed to some really inspirational people in my life who could see my strengths and weaknesses and develop on them in both a social and professional setting.”

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