Our curriculum

UNSW Law introduced a new curriculum in 2013.

The new law curriculum:

  • Is informed by both best international practice, including recommendations of reviews of US legal education, and widespread consultation with employers and other stakeholders
  • Is structured by themes (values, justice, skills) as well as by subjects
  • Prioritizes experiential learning – rigorous programs of learning through experiencing law in practice, with clinics and internships available for all students
  • Provides Australia’s leading and largest clinical law program
    • Clinical Legal Experience – Kingsford Legal Centre
    • Employment Law Clinic – Kingsford Legal Centre
    • Family Law Clinic – Kingsford Legal Centre
    • Housing Clinic – Redfern Legal Centre
    • Hong Kong Refugee Law Clinic
    • South Africa Human Rights Clinic
    • Human Rights Clinic
  • Integrates global legal perspectives through the degree, with the new core course, Law in the Global Context
  • Provides international study opportunities for all students
    • Exchange – to 65 International Law schools
    • Internships – more than 60 Internship partners
    • Mooting – from beginners to International competitions
    • International short courses – 5 overseas summer/winter schools
  • Draws on world-class research by our academics and provides integrated research opportunities for students
  • Deals with law in real world context, focusing on changes in regulation and dispute resolution
  • Continues commitment to interactive classroom teaching as the best, most rigorous learning method
  • Produces graduates who are critical thinkers, problem-solvers, communicators, people with multiple career-opportunities
  • Is founded in UNSW Law’s commitment to linking law and justice and to giving meaning to the rule of law
  • Confirms UNSW as the progressive innovator in Australian legal education which sets the standard for others to emulate.