10 September, 2023
Legal eagles of the future
Classmates from St Stephens Catholic College were among just over 100 school students who attended the Legal Studies Conference at James Cook University in Cairns recently.
The students attended sessions ranging from criminal law to law reform and the proposed changes to the constitution to allow an Indigenous voice to Parliament.
Associate professor and head of law at JCU Jamie Fellows said the annual event attracted students who were interested in the law, whether as a career or as an important institution.
“Like most of us, school students are interested in how the law works, how it might affect them, and how the law can be changed over time,” he said.
“Students are engaging with legal issues all the time. This year they had lots of interesting questions on current topics, including social media, vaping, and artificial intelligence.”