Resources and Support
- Research support units
- Research computer access lab
- Postgraduate common room
- Sydney Law School events program
- Postgraduate research conference
- Annual progress review & training needs analysis
- Postgraduate research law students committee
- Careers Centre
- Research Support
- Social Science Methods, Analysis and Research Training
- Services and support
- What statistics software is available through the University?
- Research training support workshops
To assist research students in planning and executing a thesis project, and to expedite progress, Faculty runs three research support-units, namely, Legal Research 1, 2 and 3.
In recognition of the particular needs of students undertaking research towards a thesis, postgraduate research students are offered exclusive access to a computer lab on Level 5 of the Law School Building. The computer lab contains a number of shared work stations with PCs and a shared printer.
We have designated a light-filled common room in the Law Building for all postgraduate students to relax and prepare refreshments. A kitchenette with fridge, microwave, tea and coffee making facilities plus a range of magazines and newspapers is provided for your convenience.
Sydney Law School produces an exciting program of seminars, lectures, workshops and conferences with expert presenters drawn from Australia and around the world. From informal staff lunchtime seminars to large public lectures by distinguished speakers, the program offers insights, analysis and discourse on a vast range of topics within the field of law. Research students are invited to actively participate in the program with access to discounts or free entry to select events.
As a postgraduate student you will automatically be subscribed to the events e-newsletter to stay informed of all events coming up in the Law School.
The current events program can be found at sydney.edu.au/law/events.
The annual Postgraduate Research Conference, an initiative of Sydney Law School, brings together research students from Australia and New Zealand to facilitate exchanges and provide a forum for the discussion of issues relevant to the experience of starting out as a legal researcher. All postgraduate research students are invited to participate.
Each research student is given an opportunity to discuss their progress and provide feedback to the Associate Dean (Research) and the Review Committee at an annual progress review meeting. The purpose of the annual review is to assist research students to complete their research project within the maximum course duration. The annual review process also helps the Faculty to ensure that satisfactory progress is being made.
The Training Needs Analysis is a tool for managing, reflecting on and helping to promote Higher Degree by Research skills development. To enable the Faculty to identify research student training needs, students should state the opportunities that are available to them, training they may have completed and their training needs on the form.
Please complete both forms:
Due Date: Friday 31 May 2013
Commencing and suspended students will be contacted later in the year.
The Careers Centre provides information and services for current and prospective students, parents and carers, employers and university staff. Please visit the Careers Centre website for the latest information on workshops and career information sessions.
For further information on the types of support provided to research students, please visit the Research Support website
Limited places may be available to first year postgraduate law research students to attend the SSMART workshops organised by the US Studies Centre to enhance their methodological and analytical skills.
Expressions of Interest (including the workshop you wish to attend and how it will enhance your skills required for your research) must be submitted to Postgraduate Team Leader no later than Wednesday 26 June 2013.
If nominated by the Faculty, the applicant will be advised to submit a formal application to the US Studies Centre by Monday 1 July 2013.
We know that starting university for the first time, doing a new course to advance your career or build your skillset can be a big change and a challenge for you and your family, especially if you’re living away from home.
But even before you arrive on campus, you are not alone. We offer a wide range of services to help you get started and to help you get the most out of studying with us. Please visit Services and Support website
The Division of Humanities and Social Sciences offers a series of research training support workshops specifically to research students enrolled in the faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Education and Social Work and Law. Information will be posted here as they become available.