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Postgraduate research in law

Join a major international centre for legal research

Undertake extensive work on a topic of your choice that expands legal thinking and understanding.

Do you want to build on your tertiary foundation and expand your insights as part of your career development? Our research degrees equip you for careers in advanced research, policy development, public service, tertiary teaching or professional leadership.

Embarking on a research degree at the University of Sydney Law School is an opportunity for you to work alongside some of the world’s brightest and most accomplished academics. You will experience exceptional facilities and benefit from an innovative edge and the drive to challenge traditional ways of thinking. You will have the support you need to contribute to research that makes a meaningful, real-world impact.

  • Experience a vibrant and dynamic research culture with internationally renowned staff members providing expertise across a range of fields.
  • Benefit from the expertise of our prominent and dedicated research centres and institutes.
  • Apply for our exclusive postgraduate research student exchange program with Harvard Law School.
  • Acquire a postgraduate qualification from one of the world’s foremost law schools – ranked 13th in the world in the discipline of law by the QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2017.

Meet our research experts

Dr Emily Crawford

Dr Emily Crawford

“The research focus of the Sydney Law School, and the outstanding research supportive community we have here, allows us to make a real difference to society by way of our students, our community engagement, and our impact on the world at large.”

Visit Dr Emily Crawford's academic profile.