New 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
    • Community Law Clinic – Kingsford Legal Centre
    • Hong Kong Refugee Law Clinic
    • Housing Clinic – Redfern Legal Centre
    • Human Rights Clinic
    • Land and Environment Court Clinic
    • Social Impact Hub Clinic
    • UNSW Policing 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 – 4 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.

UNSW Law launched the Curriculum Review with guest speaker, The Hon RS French AC Chief Justice of Australia. For a transcript of Chief Justice Robert French's address please click here. To read a copy of the UNSW Law Curriculum Review click here