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September 2017
Applications open for Oxford scholarship   View Summary
19 September 2017
Nicholas CondylisApplications are now open for the $35,000 Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholarship.
$500,000 in scholarships for study in 2018   View Summary
13 September 2017
$500,000 in scholarships for study in 2018Sydney Law School is proud to offer our students and graduates more than $500,000 worth of scholarships for study in 2018.
Alumna announced as inaugural recipient of Katrina Dawson Award   View Summary
5 September 2017
Katrina Dawson AwardThe New South Wales Bar Association, in conjunction with the Katrina Dawson Foundation, has announced that Sydney Law School alumna, Claire Palmer, has been awarded the inaugural Katrina Dawson Award.
August 2017
Applications open for Vis Moot   View Summary
16 August 2017
Vis MootSydney Law School is pleased to announce that it will once again be sponsoring students to participate in the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition in Vienna.
2017 Juris Doctor Information Session   View Summary
8 August 2017
JD Info SessionJoin us for an information session on Sydney Law School's flagship graduate entry law degree, the Juris Doctor on Thursday 14 September.
Fundamentals of Regulation   View Summary
2 August 2017
Dr Belinda ReeveFundamentals of Regulation investigates regulatory theory and practice within the context of the regulatory state, and will be of interest if you are a lawyer or other professional engaged in regulatory compliance and enforcement.
July 2017
Changing the way we think about legal education   View Summary
24 July 2017
Simon RiceSydney Law School is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Simon Rice, OAM as its new Director of Professional and Community Engagement.
Celebrating Ross Anderson's 40 years as the most popular lecturer to generations of law students   View Summary
22 July 2017
Celebrating Ross Andersonâs 40 years as the most popular lecturer to generations of law studentsCongratulations to Sydney Law School's esteemed Senior Lecturer, Mr Ross Anderson, who recently celebrated 40 years of full-time service.
Racist Stereotypes, Resistance and Reclaiming Dignity   View Summary
10 July 2017
Racist Stereotypes, Resistance and Reclaiming DignityIt was standing room only as Sydney Law School held a successful public lecture at Redfern Legal Centre to commemorate NAIDOC week.
Pathways program student receives top results at Cambridge    View Summary
7 July 2017
Tim MatthewsSydney Law School LLB graduand, Tim Matthews, has received outstanding results in the Master of Laws (LLM) at the University of Cambridge.
June 2017
Sydney Law School grad changes industry with online business   View Summary
26 June 2017
Sydney Law School grad changes industry with online businessFrom legal firm Allens Arthur Robinson, to a business startup, Jeremy Levitt has disrupted the way people get things done with his highly successful online company.
Sydney Law School alumni and students dominate as finalists for 30 Under 30 Awards   View Summary
20 June 2017
Sydney Law School alumni and students dominate as finalists for 30 Under 30 AwardsCongratulations to our student and alumni (listed below) who were finalists in the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards.
Upskill your future and fast-track your Master of Laws (LLM)   View Summary
15 June 2017
Upskill your future and fast-track your Master of Laws (LLM)Did you know that as a final year Sydney Law School LLB or JD student you can study postgraduate-level law units of study in your degree?
Law School in the Media: May 2017   View Summary
1 June 2017
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May 2017
Sydney Law School student takes out the NSW Golden Gavel Competition    View Summary
31 May 2017
Third year Arts/Law student, Floyd Alexander-Hunt has won the NSW Golden Gavel Competition for 2017.Third year Arts/Law student, Floyd Alexander-Hunt has won the NSW Golden Gavel Competition for 2017.
Alumna appointed to significant leadership role within global law firm   View Summary
31 May 2017
Georgia Dawson BA (1998), LLB (2000)For Georgia Dawson BA (1998), LLB (2000), the international, cross border nature of her work is something that she loves.
2017 prize winners and honour roll   View Summary
30 May 2017
2017 prize winners and honour rollCongratulations to our Honours Recipients and Prize Winners for 2017.
Sex selection: Changes in Australian law and policy   View Summary
26 May 2017
Sex selection: Changes in Australian law and policyShould sex selectionof embryosfor non-medical reasons be allowed in Australia? Dr Sascha Callaghan will explore the regulation of sex selection as part of a special workshop.
Sydney Juris Doctor (101): An Insider's Guide   View Summary
25 May 2017
Sydney Juris Doctor (101): An Insiderâs GuideWant to know the top five ways to master the Sydney Juris Doctor (JD)? Join current student, Harry Simons and absorb practical examples and first-rate suggestions.
Triumph at world's first international legal think tank   View Summary
17 May 2017
Triumph at worldâs first international legal think tankCongratulations to our two Sydney Law School students who participated in the 2017 Law Without Walls (LWOW) Conposium in late April at the University of Miami.
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12 May 2017
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Our flagship Master of Laws (LLM) gets you on the right career trajectory   View Summary
11 May 2017
Our flagship Master of Laws (LLM) gets you on the right career trajectoryOur leading Master of Laws (LLM) imparts the necessary knowledge and expertise to get your career moving forward.
Urgent reform to the family law system needed   View Summary
8 May 2017
Professor Patrick Parkinson, AMProfessor Patrick Parkinson, AM, one of Australia's leading family law experts, says Sydney's family law profession is the country's most litigious and responsible for half the appeals to the Family Court of Australia.
2018 Sydney Law School Undergraduate Guide   View Summary
8 May 2017
2018 Sydney Law School Undergraduate GuideLearn more about one of Australia's most sought after undergraduate law degrees and access our 2018 Sydney Law School Undergraduate Guide now.
Peter Hely Scholar off to Harvard   View Summary
3 May 2017
Peter Hely Scholar off to HarvardCongratulations to Adam Fovent on winning the Justice Peter Hely Scholarship for 2017.
Law School in the Media: April 2017   View Summary
1 May 2017
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April 2017
Alumni Award Winner has a vision for a sustainable model for the developing world   View Summary
26 April 2017
Alumni Award Winner has a vision for a sustainable model for the developed worldWhen Annabelle Chauncy took time out from her studies at the University of Sydney in late 2007 to travel to Africa and volunteer with an aid organisation, she didn't foresee the Kenyan crisis erupting that would force her to evacuate to neighbouring Uganda.
Our experts contribute to report that examines impact of globalisation on the legal profession   View Summary
20 April 2017
Our experts contribute to report that examines impact of globalisation on the legal professionProfessor Luke Nottage and Adjunct Faculty member, Dr Andrew Bell, SC were both featured in the recently published report, The Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession.
Outstanding achievement by our student mooters results in new Jessup Cup world record   View Summary
19 April 2017
Outstanding achievement by our student mooters results in new Jessup Cup world recordThis past Easter long weekend, our Jessup Team were named world champions at the prestigious White and Case Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Competition in Washington DC.
Law School in the Media: March 2017   View Summary
1 April 2017
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March 2017
Opinion: Is breaking the law ever justifiable?   View Summary
17 March 2017
Illegal legal paperIn the wake of union boss Sally McManus' comments that it's okay to break "unjust" laws, Dr Kevin Walton from the Sydney Law School explores what duty to the law Australians really have.
Vis Moot Team does us proud   View Summary
9 March 2017
Vis Moot Team does us proudCongratulations to our Vis Moot Team, victors in the Australian Chartered Institute of Arbitrators National Vis "Pre-Moot" in Melbourne.
International Investment Arbitration Across Asia   View Summary
3 March 2017
International Investment Arbitration Across AsiaProminent international investment law experts from Southeast Asia, North Asia, India and Oceania gathered together for a special symposium at Sydney Law School recently.
Law School in the Media: February 2017   View Summary
1 March 2017
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February 2017
Students selected to participate in global, interdisciplinary think tank   View Summary
28 February 2017
Law Without Walls (LWOW)Well done to Sydney Law School students Sharon Yin (Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws) and James Dong (Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws), selected to participate in Law Without Walls (LWOW) for 2017.
The 2017 George Winterton Memorial Lecture   View Summary
27 February 2017
Professor William GummowThe 2017 Winterton Memorial Lecture for 2017 was by Professor William Gummow, formerly Justice of the High Court of Australia, on 16th February 2017 in the Banco Court of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. The event was organized together with the University of Western Australian Law School, of which George Winterton was an alumnus, the Australian Association of Constitutional Law and the support of Corrs Chambers Westgarth.
The Hon. Michael Kirby to preside over Jessup Team exhibition moot   View Summary
23 February 2017
The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG (BA '59 LLB '62 BEc '66 LLM '67)The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG (BA '59 LLB '62 BEc '66 LLM '67), a former justice of the High Court of Australia, will judge an upcoming exhibition moot by our Jessup National Champions.
The legal field school in the sky   View Summary
20 February 2017
Himalayan Field SchoolThe study of development and human rights can challenge your worldview at the best of times, but the chance to do so in a country that is at an average of 10,000 feet above sea level was an opportunity final year Arts/Law student, James Monaghan could not pass up.
Jessup Moot National Champions: University of Sydney Law School wins prestigious mooting competition   View Summary
16 February 2017
Jessup Moot National Champions: University of Sydney Law School wins prestigious mooting competitionA team of students from the University of Sydney Law School has won the Australian round of the prestigious Jessup international law mooting competition.
Vale Nicola Franklin   View Summary
14 February 2017
Nicola FranklinSydney Law School marks and mourns the passing of our friend and colleague Nicola Franklin.
Law School in the Media: January 2017   View Summary
10 February 2017
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Graduate making a difference with the Royal Commission   View Summary
6 February 2017
Graduate making a difference with the Royal Commission"Securing my current position with the Royal Commission is my greatest career achievement because so far it has been the best fit for me professionally," said recent Master of Criminology graduate, Ruth Brigden.
Intellectual satisfaction and legal literacy leads alumnus to Uber   View Summary
6 February 2017
Intellectual satisfaction and legal literacy leads alumnus to UberOne of the architects behind the regulation of technology giant Uber is recent Arts/Law graduate, Ben Brooks.
Alumni receive Australia Day Honours   View Summary
3 February 2017
Australia Day HonoursCongratulations to all members of the University of Sydney Law School community who have been recognised in the 2017 Australia Day Honours List.
January 2017
Explainer: What are workers rights to pay in the gig economy?   View Summary
31 January 2017
Uber appWhether it be Uber or Airtasker, most workers in the gig economy want to be paid a fair rate for their work. How does the law protect the rights of these workers? Professor Joellen Riley, Dean of Sydney Law School, explains.
Professor Tim Edgar    View Summary
24 January 2017
It is with great sadness that we report the untimely passing of Professor Tim Edgar (Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto), who died at the age of 56 on 9 December 2016 after a long battle with cancer.
Aboriginal teens call University of Sydney home for a week   View Summary
18 January 2017
Wingara Mura-Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program hosted by the UniversityThis week Sydney Law School welcomes more than 100 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students from across the country to to take part in a series of academic workshops and cultural events, make friends and experience university life.
Postgraduate course highlights competition law's vital role in Australian economy   View Summary
17 January 2017
Competition LawFundamentally important from both a legal and an economics perspective, learn how Competition Law lies at the heart of what constitutes competitive markets and what conduct could adversely impact consumer welfare.
Expert leads development of global WHO resource for using law to improve health   View Summary
16 January 2017
The report's principal author, Professor Roger Magnusson.A major World Health Organization (WHO) report authored by Professor Roger Magnusson describes the many ways law makes a crucial difference for public health.
Law School in the Media: December 2016   View Summary
3 January 2017
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