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19 December 2018

Global push for Australia’s leading criminal justice and law journal

From 2019 The Sydney Institute of Criminology will partner with world-leading academic publisher Taylor and Francis to publish its 'Current Issues in Criminal Justice' law journal.
17 December 2018

Our First Nations people in custody

Leading senior criminal barrister Phillip Boulten SC addresses the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australian prisons.
12 December 2018

Professor Simon Bronitt appointed Head of School and Dean of Law

Professor Simon Bronitt has been appointed Head of School and Dean of the University of Sydney Law School, starting on 1 July 2019.
10 December 2018

East China University of Political Science and Law delegation visits Sydney 

A delegation from the East China University of Political Science and Law visited the Sydney Law School to discuss future collaborations at the recent Transnational Litigation and China event.
06 December 2018

After 70 years, does the Declaration of Human Rights still matter?

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) - the first declaration of universal human rights to be made by nations in concert - turns 70 on Monday 10 December 2018.
06 December 2018

Honours lists recognise alumni achievements

The University of Sydney Law School congratulates our alumni who have been recognised in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday and Australia Day honours for their outstanding contributions in a broad range of fields.
06 December 2018

Insights from a successful deanship

Professor Joellen Riley is about to complete her term as Head of School and Dean of the University of Sydney Law School. As she prepares to teach and research again next year, we asked her to reflect on her deanship.
06 December 2018

Transforming the future of banking

Final year arts/law student Isabella Ledden speaks on teaching Westpac about artificial intelligence and the value of seeking out interdisciplinary perspectives.
06 December 2018

The challenges of prosecuting gender-based crimes in international courts

The University’s newest postdoctoral fellow Dr Rosemary Grey brings her expertise in international criminal law and gender to the University of Sydney Law School.
06 December 2018

Can human rights tame the bull?

The revelations of the banking and financial services royal commission have provided a fortuitous background to the arguments Professor David Kinley advances in his new book 'Necessary Evil'.
06 December 2018

Environmental law expert named in 100 Women of Influence

University of Sydney Law School’s Professor Rosemary Lyster earns a spot in the 2018 Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence.
06 December 2018

Criminologist and artist Carolyn McKay highlights injustice through innovative exhibition

Artists exploring criminal injustices is not a new genre, but lawyers taking the lead in collaborating with artists in an exhibition that exposes these injustices definitely is.
06 December 2018

The shifting sands of citizenship

Diversity, dual nationality and national security measures are changing ideas about citizenship. We spoke to Professor Helen Irving about the controversies and challenges for Australian citizenship law in a new millennium.
06 December 2018

Frank tips for lifelong career learning

FRANK Team CEO Natasha Munasinghe (BA ’05 LLB ’07) leads a company that has helped almost 100,000 people upskill for a changing world of work.
06 December 2018

Percy Valentine Storkey

Celebrating the life and achievements of a University of Sydney Law School graduate and one of Australia’s bravest and most distinguished legal minds.
06 December 2018

Law professor inspires gift to help future students

The Colin Phegan Lectureship is giving future generations the skills and confidence needed to study law.
06 December 2018

Shaking up the Sydney University Law Society

From strengthening LGBTIQ+ support in firms and the bar, to launching the inaugural women’s mooting program, there’s a lot to celebrate in 2018 according to Sydney University Law Society President Ann Wen.
03 December 2018

ARC funding success for Sydney Law School researchers

Our researchers have been successful in the latest round of Australian Research Council (ARC) grants, participating in 5 out of 11 Discovery Projects awarded nationwide in the Law and Legal Studies field of research.
26 November 2018

Alcohol marketing code failing to protect young people

The alcohol industry's code of conduct does not adequately protect young people from exposure to alcohol marketing, University of Sydney research reveals.
20 November 2018

Economics/Law student following in Bradfield's footsteps

First-year Economics/Law student Kavya Nagpal has been named the 2018 Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholar, with a people-centric vision where Sydney's living spaces would serve to build relationships.