Information for UTS: Law students
The Brennan program consists of Reflections on Justice and Service through Leadership components. In order to complete the program and qualify for the Brennan Justice and Leadership Award, student participants must accrue 100 Reflection points and 200 hours of Service.
Law students participating in the Beyond UTS International Leadership Development (BUiLD) program can receive dual recognition for some activities. The Brennan program will also be integrated with the Social Leaders@UTS -So(U)L upon its implementation.
Read the testimonials of students and organisations involved with the Brennan program to learn about its impact.
To be a part of the Brennan Justice and Leadership program, register here.
The Reflections on Justice component is designed to stimulate an intellectual engagement with the idea of justice to continue across the student’s law program and beyond, and generate a group conversation about justice among students.
Students may attend both internal UTS and external lectures on justice and join discussion groups to reflect on the idea of justice in general intellectual and specific social contexts. Lectures and discussion groups are assigned points; most lectures will be worth 5 points unless otherwise stated and documented; participation in 5 discussion group meetings will be worth 20 points. Brennan participants must accrue a total of 100 Reflections points to be eligible for the Brennan Justice and Leadership Award.
There will be several Program events run on campus at UTS each semester, but students can also count their attendance at external events provided they check with the program administrator by email.
In the Leadership through Service component students undertake voluntary roles with a service and leadership element. Volunteering may be done in either legal or non-legal contexts.
A detailed list of volunteering options is available to enrolled students on the Announcements page on UTS Online and you can also visit www.sye.org.au to find a list of local volunteer opportunities. Students may also choose their own volunteering work within the program criteria for credit towards the Award.
Examples of how Brennan students are making a difference through their volunteer work include:
- The Sudanese Australian Integrated Learning (SAIL) Program,
- The Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience
- National Pro Bono Resource Centre: Brennan students helped compile information for the publication of Social Justice Opportunities: A Career Guide for Law Students and New Lawyers. This resource is now available to law students and graduates throughout Australia.
- ASX100 General Counsel Report: 10 Brennan students under the supervision of the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association conducted research on gender balance among General Counsel of ASX100 companies. The report can be accessed here and the findings will be of interest to governmental and regulatory organisations, the wider legal community and the media.