In recent years, UNSW Law has attracted unparalleled national and international recognition through competitive research funding and awards:
- Year after year, UNSW Law has consistently been either the most successful or among the top two most successful Australian law schools in attracting prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) funding to support ground-breaking research
- UNSW Law academics have been named Australian Law Academic of the Year in the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards in successive years and have featured prominently in The Australian Financial Review Women of Influence awards, including as overall winner and winner in the global category
- UNSW Law academics have received other prestigious awards, including the Calouste Gulbenkian Prize for Human Rights, the Dennis Leslie Mahoney Prize in Legal Theory and Fulbright Scholar Awards at the postdoctoral and Senior Scholar levels.
- A significant number of UNSW Law academics have been recognised for their research leadership through fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia and the Academy of Law