UNSW Indigenous Strategy
The UNSW Indigenous Strategy represents a powerful vision for the future of UNSW: as a place committed to educating the next generation of First Nations leaders, celebrating the cultural heritage of our campus and country and, more broadly, advancing the rights and progress of Australia’s First Peoples.
UNSW Law is a top-ranking Law School and a global leader in legal education and research, having set the pace in Australia for more than 40 years.
The pre-eminence of our teaching, research excellence and our outstanding student support are the characteristics that continue to attract the most talented teachers, researchers and students from Australia and internationally.
UNSW’s Law School ranked 14th in the 2020 QS World University Rankings, and 15th position in the Employer Reputation category of the Rankings. In research excellence, UNSW received an ERA rating of 5, the highest possible score, in the most recent round of rankings.
Traditional areas of law sit alongside new and emerging topics in our comprehensive and innovative selection of degrees, allowing students to tailor a program to their own professional requirements.
Our teaching is student centred, research-based and outward looking, never losing sight of law’s impact on how we live now. Our graduates have flexible skills, critical perspectives and broad horizons. Our research is interdisciplinary, collaborative and leads to real change in public policy and the law.
We offer legal education for all career stages: undergraduate law double degrees, Juris Doctor for graduates, postgraduate coursework, postgraduate research and continuing legal education short courses.
Grounded in black-letter skills and inspired by principles of justice, we study law in action and make a difference in this world.
UNSW Law's Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) consolidates the achievements of UNSW Law’s strong commitment and dedication to reconciliation. It is built on the historical and enduring commitment UNSW Law has made to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and represents the beginning of the next stage of the journey towards reconciliation. Our RAP will continue to evolve to allow us to accomplish positive and exciting outcomes at UNSW Law, and in the community.
Teaching law in an interactive, respectful, collaborative, innovative, intellectually and doctrinally rigorous manner with a practical emphasis.
Seeing law differently through challenging assumptions, welcoming diversity, encouraging interdisciplinary perspectives, facilitating reflective practice and advocating justice for all in accordance with our commitment to social justice.
Researching law in a manner that is reform oriented, visionary, feeds into teaching, is practical and interdisciplinary, and shows passion and enthusiasm for intellectual inquiry.
Modelling law in a way that is pluralistic, tolerant, respectful and receptive to changes in community views, educational practice and the needs of the profession, public sector, community and business.
Living law with passion, professional excellence, idealism and high ethics, engaging in current legal issues, prioritising Indigenous issues and engaging with the profession, public sector, community and business.
Working together in a culture of teamwork, collegiality, respect, independent thought, integrity, accountability and leadership.
|Juris Doctor students||667|
|Postgraduate students (research)||97|
|Permanent academic staff||112|
UNSW Law offers two law degrees that lead to professional practice:
- Juris Doctor (JD) for graduates
- Bachelor of Laws (LLB) for undergraduates
- Practical Legal Training (GDLPP)
The UNSW JD, LLB and GDLPP degrees are accredited by the Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB) and satisfy the academic component for admission to practice as a solicitor and barrister of the Supreme Court of NSW.