About the Law School

The first Law School to be established in Australia, Sydney Law School's strong history is matched by its innovative approach to education and professional practice. Its many features are underpinned by its commitment to excellence in legal education.

This innovation is reflected in the reputation of its undergraduate programs and the extensive range of postgraduate programs. The Law School places special emphasis on international and comparative law, maintains a strong profile in taxation, corporate and criminal law, and delivers programs in specialist areas such as environmental and health law.

The Sydney Law School moved into its new state-of-the-art building in February 2009. The new Law School is a flagship building, creating a new gateway to the University from the city via Victoria Park and representing a new era for law teaching at The University of Sydney. It provides prestigious and well-equipped accommodation as befits one of Australia’s leading law schools and offers the highest quality teaching and learning and research facilities for students and staff.

The building consists of seven levels and accommodates the academic and administrative staff, together with a range of research centres and institutes. It incorporates collaborative spaces, meeting and conference rooms. There are a total of 23 teaching spaces within the building ranging from 300 and 100 seat lecture theatres, through to 60, 56, and 24 seat seminar facilities to suit a wide range of teaching requirements. It also accommodates a Moot Court facility, the Law Library and a spacious Forecourt.

We hope this website gives you the information you need, whether you are a prospective or current student, staff member, or simply want to find out more about Law at Sydney.