University of Queensland Mental Health Law Clinic

The Mental Health Law Clinic is a joint project of QPILCH and the TC Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland. The Clinic commenced in 2009 and is staffed by senior law students under the supervision of an experienced lawyer.

It provides legal advice and assistance to people with a mental illness on issues arising under the Mental Health Act and other legal issues that do not concern criminal or family law.

The clinic also provides outreach services at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

The clinic operates every Thursday during the university semester.


The course limit is 6 students per semester.

Students are required to attend QPILCH offices 1 full day per week (Thursdays) for 13 weeks during university semester.

At times, the clinic hosts lunches (prepared by staff and students) at which visiting academics and legal and health professionals may speak about mental health issues and the law.


The subject is graded on a pass/fail basis.


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