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December 2016
Alumnus recognised as influential social change-maker   View Summary
16 December 2016
Phillip ChanWell done to Alumnus Philip Chan (B Arts (Media & Communications)/B Law '15) - a Pro Bono Australia Impact 25 Award Winner for 2016.
Professor Martin Krygier winner of the Dennis Leslie Mahoney Prize in Legal Theory   View Summary
13 December 2016
Professor Martin KrygierThe Julius Stone Institute of Jurisprudence at the University of Sydney is delighted to announce that the Dennis Leslie Mahoney Prize in Legal Theory for 2016 has been awarded to Professor Martin Krygier.
A Trifecta of victories for Team Australia   View Summary
9 December 2016
A Trifecta of victories for Team AustraliaFor a third time, a team from Australia has won the Intercollegiate Negotiation and Arbitration Competition in Tokyo.
Balancing work and family in Australia - the focus of new postgraduate intensive   View Summary
7 December 2016
Work, Care and GenderThree primary issues - balance, care and equality - underlie a new and thought-provoking labour law postgraduate unit of study.
Law School in the Media: November 2016   View Summary
1 December 2016
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November 2016
Apply now to become a Justice Peter Hely Scholar   View Summary
28 November 2016
Apply now to become a Justice Peter Hely ScholarApplications are now open for one of Sydney Law School's most prestigious scholarships, the Justice Peter Hely Memorial Scholarship.
International Legal Expert to deliver ground-breaking intensive unit   View Summary
21 November 2016
International Legal Expert to deliver ground-breaking intensive unitOne of the world's most famous Criminal Law scholars is set to teach an innovative postgraduate coursework unit of study as part of Sydney Law School's 2017 Postgraduate Program.
Your gateway to Oxford   View Summary
10 November 2016
Your gateway to OxfordStart that new chapter in your career and apply now for the Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholarship.
Sydney Law School Enjoys Research Success   View Summary
5 November 2016
Research SuccessThe recent announcement of the Australian Research Council's grants for 2017 highlighted Sydney Law School's diversity and strength in legal research.
Testing the new Food and Grocery code   View Summary
3 November 2016
Testing the new Food and Grocery codeSydney University LLB and Juris Doctor students in the Commercial Dispute Resolution course conducted a mock mediation and arbitration in the Law School Moot Court during late October.
Sydney Law School student wins 2016 Governor-General's Prize   View Summary
2 November 2016
Timothy SmarttCongratulations to final year Juris Doctor student Timothy Smartt on being awarded joint winner of the 2016 Governor-General's Prize.
October 2016
Law School in the Media: October 2016   View Summary
31 October 2016
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Arts/Law student selected as winner of international essay competition   View Summary
21 October 2016
Tallulah BurArts/Law student Tallulah Bur was one of 60 students chosen from a pool of over 3,600 entrants as a winner of the 2016 Many Languages, One World international essay competition.
2017 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Research Scholarships   View Summary
16 October 2016
2017 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Research ScholarshipsApply now for our 2017 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Research Scholarships.
Sydney Law School Postgraduate Information Evening   View Summary
13 October 2016
Sydney Law School Postgraduate Information EveningRegister now for the Sydney Law School Postgraduate Information Evening.
Opinion: Time to protect Antarctica again   View Summary
10 October 2016
A large group of penguins in AntarcticaIn 1991, Australia proved it was an environmental world leader with the Antarctica agreement and now we need to do it again, writes Professor Tim Stephens.
Professor Richard Vann receives IFA Honorary   View Summary
7 October 2016
Professor Richard VannCongratulations to Professor Richard Vann, recipient of honorary membership of the International Fiscal Association (IFA).
September 2016
Law School in the Media: September 2016   View Summary
30 September 2016
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Advance your career   View Summary
28 September 2016
Advance your careerMake sure you attend tomorrow's Information Session with the Business School to discover more about the LLM and other specialist degrees in Business Law, Commercial Law and Corporate, Securities and Finance Law and Taxation Law.
2017 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Scholarships   View Summary
28 September 2016
Apply now for our 2017 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Coursework Scholarships.Apply now for our 2017 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Coursework Scholarships.
New Colombo Plan Scholar, Sally Andrews shares her experiences   View Summary
22 September 2016
New Colombo Plan Scholar, Sally Andrews shares her experiencesFinal year LLB student, Sally Andrews shared her experiences following her receipt of a New Colombo Plan scholarship to work and study in the Indo-Pacific for 18 months.
2017 Juris Doctor Scholarships   View Summary
19 September 2016
2017 Juris Doctor ScholarshipsApply now for our 2017 Sydney Juris Doctor Scholarships.
2017 Himalayan Field School   View Summary
14 September 2016
2017 Himalayan Field SchoolTake part in a life-changing experience and apply now for the 2017 Himalayan Field School.
A challenging and rewarding experience in the Top End   View Summary
6 September 2016
A challenging and rewarding experience in the Top EndSydney Law School students recently participated in the University of Sydney Kakadu Service Learning Hub pilot program in Jabiru, the Northern Territory.
2017 Sydney Law School Undergraduate Guide   View Summary
5 September 2016
2017 Sydney Law School Undergraduate GuideTransform your future and discover more about Sydney Law School's Undergraduate Program.
An End to AIDS by 2030   View Summary
2 September 2016
An end to AIDS by 2030Master of Health Law student, Natasha Naude returned from the International AIDS Conference 2016 in Durban, South Africa to share her experiences.
August 2016
Law School in the Media: August 2016   View Summary
30 August 2016
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2016 Juris Doctor Information Session   View Summary
20 August 2016
2016 Juris Doctor Information SessionTake control of your future and apply for the University of Sydney's flagship graduate entry law degree, the Juris Doctor.
Congratulations to the Sydney Law School's National Torts Moot Team   View Summary
16 August 2016
Congratulations to the Sydney Law School's QUT National Torts Moot TeamThe Sydney Law School team has finished runner-up in this year's National Torts Moot Competition.
2016 Shanghai Winter School   View Summary
16 August 2016
Shanghai Winter SchoolApplications are now open for the 2016 Shanghai Winter School.
July 2016
Law School in the Media: July 2016   View Summary
31 July 2016
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Justice Peter Hely Scholar excels at Oxford   View Summary
25 July 2016
Justice Peter Hely Scholar excels at OxfordCongratulations to Daniel Fletcher (LLB'14) on winning the Vinerian Scholarship Proxime Accessit, a prize awarded to second place in the Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) exams at the University of Oxford.
Sydney health law student to join the IDLO delegation in South Africa   View Summary
4 July 2016
Master of Health Law candidate Natasha NaudeMaster of Health Law candidate Natasha Naude will join a delegation from the International Development Law Organisation (IDLO) attending the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, on 18-22 July.
June 2016
Law School in the Media: June 2016   View Summary
27 June 2016
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Queen's Birthday Honours 2016   View Summary
27 June 2016
Arthur EmmettCongratulations to our alumni and friends who were represented in this year's Queen's Birthday honours.
Applications for Semester 2 2016 closing soon   View Summary
25 June 2016
Applications for Semester 2 2016 closing soonApplications and enrolments for Semester 2 2016 are still open and Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) awarded to domestic students on merit are now available in the Master of Laws (LLM).
Social Justice In Action: My time at the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC)   View Summary
25 June 2016
Social Justice In Action: My time at the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC)While studying at the University of Sydney is good at teaching you how the law should be, a stint at the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) teaches you how it really is.
International Sports Law   View Summary
24 June 2016
International Sports LawExamine how professionalism, internationalisation, and commercialisation have resulted in an increasing intersection of the law with sporting activity in this early August postgraduate intensive.
Opinion: Many vote with their wallets, but our hearts and consciences should be heard   View Summary
23 June 2016
Professor Ben SaulThe protection of human rights is a basic test of a government's decency, writes Professor Ben Saul in the Sydney Morning Herald.
Outstanding Achievement By Final Year Student During Cambridge Pathways Program   View Summary
23 June 2016
Mitchell CleaverCongratulations to final year Arts/Law student, Mitchell Cleaver on achieving First Class Honours and Fourth in the order of merit for the Master of Laws (LLM) at the University of Cambridge.
International expert on law and technology to visit Sydney Law School in August 2016   View Summary
22 June 2016
Christopher S. YooSydney Law School is delighted to announce the visit of one of the world's leading authorities on law and technology, Professor Christopher S. Yoo, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Sydney Law alumni gather for dinner in New York   View Summary
17 June 2016
Sydney Law alumni gather for dinner in New YorkSydney Law School recently held an informal function for a group of alumni living and working in New York City.
Law Without Walls (LWOW) 2016: Our students collaborate with overseas partners   View Summary
15 June 2016
Law Without Walls (LWOW) 2016: Our students collaborate with overseas partnersOur two students chosen to represent Sydney Law School at the exclusive Law Without Walls (LWOW) program for 2016 have returned to share their experiences.
Social Justice in Action: Mentoring Program Launch   View Summary
14 June 2016
Social Justice in Action: Mentoring Program LaunchThe Sydney University Law Society (SULS) recently launched its first ever Social Justice and Public Interest Careers Mentoring Program.
Dr Garner Clancey winner of 2016 Adam Sutton Crime Prevention Award   View Summary
10 June 2016
Dr Garner ClanceyCongratulations to Dr Garner Clancey MCrim (2000) PhD (2014), recipient of the 2016 Adam Sutton Crime Prevention Award from the ANZ Society of Criminology (ANZSOC) for his paper in Crime Prevention and Community Safety.
Alumnus appointed to Federal Court   View Summary
7 June 2016
Alumnus appointed to Federal CourtCongratulations to the Hon. Justice Stephen Burley, SC (LLB 1987) on his appointment to the Federal Court of Australia.
Social Justice In Action: My Time at the Courts of Cambodia   View Summary
7 June 2016
Courts of CambodiaHannah Solomons (JD 2015) recounts her experiences as an intern at the Courts of Cambodia
May 2016
Law School in the Media: May 2016   View Summary
30 May 2016
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Contractual Damages   View Summary
26 May 2016
Contractual DamagesApplications are now open for Contractual Damages, taught at Jesus College, Cambridge during late September.
Opinion: Saying sorry isn't enough for Indigenous children   View Summary
26 May 2016
Professor Judy CashmoreAll children should be supported to be safe in their families and communities, writes Professor Judy Cashmore in the Sydney Morning Herald.
Opinion: Sacked Uber driver case shows driver vulnerability under law   View Summary
20 May 2016
Professor Joellen Riley, Dean of the Sydney Law SchoolA case of an Uber driver from Perth suing the company because his contract was terminated may show how protected drivers are under law, writes Professor Joellen Riley, Dean of the Sydney Law School, in The Conversation.
2016 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Information Evening   View Summary
18 May 2016
Register now for the 2016 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Information Evening.Register now for the 2016 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Information Evening.
2017 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Guide   View Summary
18 May 2016
2017 Sydney Law School Postgraduate GuideThe 2017 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Guide is now available to download.
Plain English in Legal Writing   View Summary
17 May 2016
Plain English In Legal WritingThe Sydney Law School in Europe program offers a unique opportunity for Postgraduate students to undertake a fully - accredited Sydney Law School unit of study in Cambridge.
Communications/Technology Regulation   View Summary
17 May 2016
Communication/Technology RegulationExamine the way in which communications networks in general and the Internet in particular are regulated in this August postgraduate intensive.
2017 Sydney Law School Juris Doctor (JD) Guide   View Summary
17 May 2016
2017 Sydney Law School Juris Doctor (JD) GuideDownload or order your copy of the 2017 Sydney Law School Juris Doctor (JD) Guide now.
New Social Justice Initiative with NSW Police enhances ethical and social understanding   View Summary
16 May 2016
Social Justice In ActionStudents and staff from Sydney Law School recently collaborated with the NSW Police Force to put their knowledge of evidence law into practice.
Law Alumni recognised with the best in 30 Under 30   View Summary
13 May 2016
Law Alumni recognized with the best in 30 Under 30Congratulations to Sydney Law School Alumni who are finalists in the Lawyers Weekly30 Under 30 Awards.
2016 Prize Giving Ceremony   View Summary
12 May 2016
Melissa Chen at the 2016 Prize Giving CeremonyOn 5 May 2016, Sydney Law School held its annual Prize Giving Ceremony to celebrate the academic achievements of its outstanding students.
Alumnus appointed as Human Rights Commissioner   View Summary
11 May 2016
Ed SantowCongratulations to Ed Santow BA (2001), LLB (2003), appointed as the new Human Rights Commissioner for the Australian Human Rights Commission.
Professor Chester Brown nominated to International Law Commission   View Summary
9 May 2016
Professor Chester BrownCongratulations to Professor Chester Brown, nominated for election to the International Law Commission (ILC).
2016 RG Menzies Scholarship to Harvard   View Summary
5 May 2016
Sibella Matthews B.EcSocSc (2011) LLB (Hons I) (2013)Congratulations to Sibella Matthews B.EcSocSc (2011) LLB (Hons I) (2013), recipient of a prestigious RG Menzies Scholarship to Harvard for 2016.
2016 Justice Peter Hely Scholar   View Summary
3 May 2016
Kate Lindeman BA (Hons) (2011) LLB (2013)We are pleased to announce that the 2016 Justice Peter Hely Scholar is Kate Lindeman BA (Hons) (2011) LLB (2013).
April 2016
Law School in the Media: April 2016   View Summary
29 April 2016
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2016 University of Sydney Alumni Awards   View Summary
28 April 2016
2016 University of Sydney Alumni AwardsCongratulations to Nina Ubaldi (BA 2013, LLB 2015) and Adam Fovent (BSc (Adv) 2011, JD 2016), recognised as part of the 2016 University of Sydney Alumni Achievement Awards.
Signing the Paris Climate Agreement is easy - what comes next for Australia will be hard   View Summary
21 April 2016
Professor Tim StephensAustralia will be one of more than 160 nations formally signing the Paris climate agreement in New York this week. But delivering on those promises is what really counts, writes Professor Tim Stephens in The Conversation.
2016 Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholarship Winner Announced   View Summary
21 April 2016
news/docs_pdfs_images/2016/Apr/Peter_Cameron_2016_News.jpgCongratulations to Nicholas Condylis BA (2012) LLB (Hons I) (2014), our 2016 Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholar.
Vis Moot Team great ambassadors for Sydney Law School   View Summary
5 April 2016
Vis Moot Team great ambassadors for Sydney Law SchoolSydney Law School's Vis Moot team did us all proud in Vienna, progressing to the Quarter-Finals of the Vis Moot Competition before bowing out.
March 2016
Law School in the Media: March 2016   View Summary
31 March 2016
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Applications now open for postgraduate scholarships   View Summary
24 March 2016
Applications now open for postgraduate scholarshipsApply now for the Ross Waites Parsons Scholarship or the John O'Brien Memorial Scholarship.
Sydney Law School climbs higher in the 2016 QS World University Rankings for Law   View Summary
22 March 2016
Sydney Law School climbs higher in the 2016 QS World University Rankings for LawThe Sydney Law School's global reputation for excellence in legal research and education was once again highlighted today with the release of the 2016 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World Subject Rankings.
Making banking and finance law: a snapshot   View Summary
22 March 2016
Making banking and finance law: a snapshotMaking banking and finance law: a snapshot is a collection of working papers written by members of the Academic Committee of the Banking and Financial Services Law Association.
Vis Moot Team wins 2016 Brussels Pre-Moot Competition   View Summary
16 March 2016
Vis Moot Team wins 2016 Brussels Pre-Moot CompetitionCongratulations to our team of of Penina Su, Brendan Hord, Andrew Bell, and John Tsaousidis who defeated the Jagiellonian University from Krakow, Poland, in the Final.
Treaties under the spotlight: our experts weigh in on parliamentary scrutiny process   View Summary
15 March 2016
Parliament House of AustraliaProfessor Ben Saul and Professor Tim Stephens will join a host of Australian academics participating in discussion sessions as part of the 20th anniversary of establishment of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) on 18 March at Parliament House, Canberra.
Transcending Borders: Global Cooperation on Emerging Challenges in Asia   View Summary
11 March 2016
Current Master of International Law Student, Trishan PonnamperumaCurrent Master of International Law Student, Trishan Ponnamperuma, recently attended the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) Conference between February 12-15, 2016.
Principles of Oil and Gas Law   View Summary
8 March 2016
Principles of Oil and Gas LawFor the very first time, Norway will be a location for the Sydney Law School in Europe program.
Our Latest Fulbright Scholar   View Summary
7 March 2016
Hannah RyaWell done to Hannah Ryan BA (Hons) (2012) LLB (Hons) (2014), our latest Fulbright Scholar.
Staff named among Australia's Best Lawyers   View Summary
3 March 2016
Australia's Best LawyersExperts in Insolvency Law, Banking and Finance Law, Immigration Law, Labour Law and Corporate Law received recogntion among a list of more than 2850 lawyers.
Opinion: Is a constitutional challenge to Senate voting reforms likely to succeed?   View Summary
2 March 2016
Professor Anne TwomeyA suggested constitutional challenge to the Senate reforms through the High Court is unlikely to succeed, writes Professor Anne Twomey in The Conversation.
February 2016
Law School in the Media: February 2016   View Summary
29 February 2016
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Alumna receives National Council of Women NSW Australia Day Award   View Summary
29 February 2016
Clare SullivanCongratulations to Clare Sullivan BA (Media&Commun) 2014, LLB 2015, recipient of a National Council of Women NSW Australia Day Award.
An International Perspective on Commercial Law   View Summary
22 February 2016
An International Perspective on Commercial LawLearn from international experts and industry leaders by joining our Postgraduate Program in Commercial Law for 2016.
Opinion: The lockout law review mustn't be so close-minded   View Summary
16 February 2016
Professor Murray LeeLet's hope the recently announced review into Sydney's lockout laws can actually look dispassionately at the evidence and the levels of harm done both to people and our once vibrant nightlife, writes Professor Murray Lee in an opinion piece for ABC's The Drum.
Innocence project will review claims of wrongful conviction   View Summary
15 February 2016
Not Guilty projectA new innocence project at the University of Sydney will combine forensic psychology with legal expertise to investigate claims of wrongful conviction.
CrimNet   View Summary
15 February 2016
CrimNetThe Sydney Institute of Criminology has recently upgraded its e-newsletter CrimNet to a new and improved format.
Sydney Law School Alumni acknowledged on Australia Day   View Summary
2 February 2016
Australia Day Honours 2016Sydney Law School extends warm congratulations to all alumni who have been recognised for their outstanding contributions in a broad range of fields.
Media Law in Practice   View Summary
1 February 2016
Media Law in PracticeThis new postgraduate intensive unit of study will explore how the law can impact on what the media can print, broadcast or disseminate.
January 2016
Law School in the Media: January 2016   View Summary
30 January 2016
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2016 Postgraduate Program   View Summary
19 January 2016
2016 Postgraduate ProgramBroaden your career and apply now for Sydney Law School's postgraduate program.
Gender Inequality and Development   View Summary
15 January 2016
Gender Inequality and DevelopmentAcquire a solid understanding of the patterns and constraints of gender inequality around the world through this new postgraduate unit of study.
The Definitive Book on Australian Defamation Law   View Summary
8 January 2016
Congratulations to Associate Professor David Rolph on his new book, Defamation LawCongratulations to Associate Professor David Rolph on the publication of his new book, Defamation Law.
Law Without Walls (LWOW) 2016   View Summary
7 January 2016
Law Without Walls (LWOW) 2016Sydney Law School will once again send two outstanding students to take part in the exclusive Law Without Walls (LWOW) program for 2016.