Copyright, road rules, and renting a house

How times have changed! Check out the moustaches on these politicians at the Waterford Courthouse in Ireland more than 100 years ago!

Chances are you haven’t committed a major crime but, whether you realise it or not, the law is always around us. It governs our driving, our downloads, our interactions with others, our behaviour in public, our housing and much more.

National Law Week runs from May 11-15 to promote public understanding of the law and its role in society.

Two of our staff chilling out in the Law Library and enjoying some food while they’re at it – that fairy floss looks delicious!

The good news is that you don’t have to be studying at QUT to find out about what our legal boffins are up to:

So next time you want to complain about a noisy neighbour or download a copy of Dallas Buyer’s Club, think about us and all our amazing resources or contact the Department of Justice for legal advice.

Study Hacks in the Library!

Hack (noun), a clever solution to a tricky problem

Study Hacks

  • What’s the best piece of study advice you’ve ever received?
  • What do you wish someone had told you when you first started uni?
  • What are your study hacks?

Over the past few weeks, QUT students answered these questions and have shared many clever solutions to tricky study problems. You can see these online and around campus during semester.  The latest pop-up will be at the Law Library on Level 5 from Week 7.

Don’t forget that there are many services who can assist with study and assignments at QUT, including:

  • Study Solutions: one-on-one help with your study skills and assignments
  • ALLS: develop your English language skills, understand your assessment task, and improve your reading, writing and speaking.
  • STIMulate: get assistance with skills in maths, science and IT

A full list of all tools, resources and people who can support your learning is here.

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