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12 December 2019

Law School scholar named nation's top criminologist

The University of Sydney Law School's Professor of Criminology Gail Mason has been recognised for her lifetime achievements and contributions to criminology with the top national honour in the field.
11 December 2019

The Honourable Dr Robert Austin receives Doctor of Laws

Arts/Law graduate, Sydney Law School academic and former Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, the Hon. Dr Robert Austin has received a Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) for his contributions to the legal profession.
11 December 2019

University of Sydney Law School declares climate emergency

Accepting the warnings delivered by climate scientists about the dangerous state of the earth's climate, the Board of The University of Sydney Law School has voted unanimously to declare a climate emergency.
11 December 2019

University of Sydney Law School Climate Emergency Declaration

The Board of The University of Sydney Law School has voted unanimously to declare a climate emergency. The full declaration is as follows:
09 December 2019

#TrophySkulls and genuine fakes

From paintings looted by Nazis to human remains traded on Instagram, the Palgrave Handbook on Art Crime provides a peek into a mysterious world.
02 December 2019

Rushed revenge porn laws risk over-criminalisation

University of Sydney criminal law experts have warned of the risks of rushing to enact new criminal offences on 'revenge porn'.
22 November 2019

PhD graduand wins LSAANZ outstanding publication prize

Liesel Spencer, who recently completed her PhD at Sydney Law School, has been awarded the 2019 Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ) publication prize for an early career researcher.
15 November 2019

Meet the 2019 Bradfield finalists

The next wave of Sydney visionaries share their ideas for the Sydney of the future. Discover the ideas which have placed them as the finalists for the 2019 Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship.
01 November 2019

Experts lead push for human rights approach to diets and food systems

Professor Roger Magnusson is calling for international guidelines to address the challenges of healthy diets and sustainable food systems. An opinion piece recently published in the British Medical Journal calls on the Director-General of the World Health Organisation, and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to jointly lead the process.
18 October 2019

Can consciousness and free will help us compete with robots?

It is hard to predict whether we will eventually be masters of, or slaves to, artificial intelligence. Sydney Law School's Dr Allan McCay argues that robots will remain our inferiors until they can compare 'apples' and 'oranges' like we can.