UQ and UT students and instructors at the Leading as Lawyers course at Emmanuel College UQ

Leading as Lawyers: UQ and UT students with UT Law Professor Doug Blaze (back row, left), UT Law Instructor Brad Morgan (back row, right), UQ Academic Dean and Head of TC Beirne School of Law Professor Sarah Derrington (front row, second from right), and The Hon. Justice Roger Derrington, Emmanuel College Council Chairperson (front row, far right) at the closing dinner

Leading as Lawyers at Emmanuel College

12 January, 2018

Emmanuel College UQ was once again delighted to host students from the University of Tennessee College of Law and The University of Queensland’s TC Beirne  School of Law for the Leading as Lawyers: Trans-Pacific Perspectives course for a fortnight over the new year period.

Leading as Lawyers aims for students to understand the way lawyers are called upon to lead; to develop their own leadership attributes, skills and styles; and to consider the concept of leaving a legacy. The principles and values are explored from a cross-cultural perspective, giving American and Australian law students the opportunity to discuss subtleties in styles and approaches within the two legal systems on either side of the Pacific. The feedback from the UT and UQ students was overwhelmingly positive. Third-year UT law student Katie Yoches said, “We started this program as eight Aussies, ten Mericans, two Professors, and a Dean. We ended this program as one big peachy keen family. The amount of knowledge I gained from this group is insurmountable.”

In an Instagram takeover of University of Tennessee College of Law, Katie applauded the “scrumptious food” Emmanuel College provided during the program, posting “Expanding our horizons. Expanding our pant waists. Feed well is an understatement.” Katie also documented UT students sampling Vegemite, posting “To an Australian, a delicacy to be finely spread over a hot roll. To an American, well we aren’t exactly sure yet.”

Emmanuel College’s conference venues, accommodation and catering are enjoyed by educational, service, sporting and community groups outside of uni semesters (June–July and November–February). Please submit the online form to enquire about hosting conferences and events at Emmanuel College in St Lucia, Brisbane.