Centres and Institutes

Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law

The Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law (ACCEL) (Sydney) is located in the Faculty of Law, University of Sydney. The objectives of the Centre are to encourage, promote and support innovative and important scholarship including teaching, research, consultancy and public interest advocacy in all areas of environmental law and policy. These objectives are pursued within the University of Sydney, with other related Centres in Australia and overseas, with the legal profession, and with the wider community both in Australia and internationally.

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Centre for Asian and Pacific Law

The Centre for Asian and Pacific Law at the University of Sydney (CAPLUS) is a leading centre for the teaching and research of law and legal systems in Asia and the Pacific. The Centre’s members have legal expertise in a wide variety of Asian jurisdictions, including China, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia and India. The Centre offers courses covering a wide variety of legal issues in these countries, holds numerous seminars, workshops and conferences, and hosts visiting scholars from all over Asia.

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Centre for Health Governance, Law and Ethics

The Centre for Health Governance, Law and Ethics aims to promote and support innovative scholarship and teaching in all areas of health regulation including bioethics and health policy.

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Constitutional Reform Unit

The Constitutional Reform Unit (CRU) was established in 2011 to provide objective research and analysis about constitutional reform proposals in Australia at the Commonwealth and State levels. It draws on scholarship across Sydney Law School and the University of Sydney to provide expert analysis to the public and the media on constitutional reform proposals in order to raise the level of public debate on such issues in Australia.

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Julius Stone Institute of Jurisprudence

The Julius Stone Institute of Jurisprudence was established with the assistance of funds raised from and by the alumni and friends of the Law School, in particular, from those who were students of Professor Stone, or who had worked with, or been influenced by him. The Institute serves as a focus for theoretical scholarship in Australia, continuing the Faculty's strong leadership in this field.

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Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law

The objectives of the Ross Parsons Centre are to undertake promote and support innovative and important scholarship, including teaching, research, consultancy and advocacy in all areas of commercial, corporate and taxation law.

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Sydney Centre for International Law

Created with regional international law as its primary focus, the Sydney Centre for International Law (SCIL) specialises in the teaching and research of this area.

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Sydney Institute of Criminology

The Sydney Institute of Criminology is an internationally recognised centre of criminological expertise. The Institute publishes the journal Current Issues in Criminal Justice and a series of books in the areas of crime and criminal justice. Objectives of the Institute include public education and engagement, the presentation of public and professional seminars, the provision of media commentary and the creation and maintenance of research networks. Researchers within the Institute are involved in a broad range of activities from the evaluation of criminal justice and crime prevention interventions to ground breaking original research. The Institute is within the faculty of law, but draws on the academic areas of law, sociology, psychology and cultural studies, as well as on the contributions of members of the legal profession and various government bodies.

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Other networks and associations

Australian Network for Japanese Law (ANJeL)
The Australian Network for Japanese Law is aimed at promoting research, teaching and community engagement with Japanese law. ANJeL is a collaborative initiative of the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney and the College of Law at the Australian National University.

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