The objectives of the Centre are to encourage, promote and support innovative and important scholarship including teaching, research, consultancy and advocacy in all areas of health law, including health policy and bioethics. These objectives will include work both within the University of Sydney, with other Centres in Australia and overseas, with the legal profession more generally, and the wider community both in Australia and internationally. Its activities may include:

  • Sponsoring conferences, seminars, workshops, lectures and other similar activities;
  • Arranging visits of distinguished scholars from Australia and overseas;
  • Supporting high quality postgraduate study in the field, including the Master of Health Law, Graduate Diploma of Health Law, and Graduate Diploma of Public Health Law, and supervision of postgraduate research by thesis or dissertation;
  • Advising upon and contributing to the development of the undergraduate curriculum in health law at the University of Sydney;
  • Engaging in innovative research and inquiry into the impact of health law on Australia;
  • Undertaking a range of external advice, opinion work, consultancies and projects, including some on a pro bono basis, in the area of health law, within Australia, the Asia Pacific, and other parts of the world;
  • Fostering collaborative links across institutions and across fields related to health law;
  • Arranging the publication of papers, reports and other works, as well as supporting other means of dissemination of scholarly publications;
  • Supporting the activities, and collaborating with professional associations and societies engaged in promoting health law;
  • Doing all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objectives or any of them.