Research and publications

The Sydney Law School’s research performance received the highest possible rating of 5 which is ‘well above world standard’ in the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) outcomes report released by the Australian Research Council in December 2012.

ERA assesses research quality within Australia's higher education institutions using a combination of indicators and expert review by committees comprising experienced, internationally-recognised experts. It identifies the research strengths of individual universities and of the sector as a whole.

Sydney Law School is noted for the volume, depth and diversity of its legal scholarship and publications. A member of the Group of Eight research universities, Sydney has by far the largest cohort of doctoral and other higher degree research students in the country. It hosts a variety of specialist research centres and faculty members regularly win major research grants to further their areas of research interest and specialty, covering both doctrinal, theoretical and inter-disciplinary fields of scholarship.

In recognition of the breadth, relevance and international standing of this work, the Law School is represented in many of the University's research strengths, in addition to the groupings of staff which comprise the areas of special faculty research strength.

Professor Matthew Conaglen
Associate Dean (Research)