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Working at UNSW Law


UNSW Law comprises the Law School and a range of research, education and advocacy centres including a community legal centre, the Kingsford Legal Centre, and a Centre for Continuing Legal Education. One of Australia’s leading law schools, UNSW Law includes some 70 professors and lecturers, many of whom are leaders in their areas of research interest. Members of the Faculty regularly win major research grants which enable them to conduct path-breaking research in the Faculty’s areas of research strength.

We teach our students to see law from many perspectives. Our students are taught top quality doctrinal and analytical skills, preparing them for work in law in the professions or a wide range of other employment. This connects with strong commitment to principles of social justice and the rule of law. It also leads naturally to an interdisciplinary, contextual approach to studying and learning.

University environment

UNSW offers a modern, dynamic and innovative teaching and learning environment with extensive social and recreational facilities. The UNSW campus is a compact yet beautiful, architecturally sophisticated setting, offering an enviable, cosmopolitan lifestyle for staff and students. Study and research facilities are comprehensive, with a widely acclaimed library network housing more than two million volumes, extensive electronic resources and access to volumes held in libraries at all major Australian research institutions. There is an award-winning bookshop on campus and a vast array of student services available.

UNSW has hundreds of sport and recreational clubs and societies for staff and students including several classical music groups who perform regularly. There is also a top class gymnasium with a fully equipped weights/cardio room, indoor swimming pool and a range of classes and courts to suit all fitness needs.

The UNSW campus boasts a vibrant cafe scene and is situated in the beautiful Eastern suburbs of Sydney just minutes from the famous Coogee and Bondi beaches. In addition, the local area is renowned for its large number of high quality, award winning, restaurants and cafes all of which are just minutes away. UNSW also boasts the famous National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) and the Randwick racecourse as neighbours.

Employer of choice for women

UNSW has been recognised for creating a work culture that supports and advances women with an Employer of Choice for Women citation. The award comes from the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA).The University was acknowledged as one of only 115 organisations across Australia that actively recognise and address the needs of female workers, to assist them to reach their full potential in the workplace.

University diversity

UNSW values the diverse social, economic, cultural and religious backgrounds of its employees and promotes this by providing an accessible campus environment, flexible work practices for those with family and other responsibilities or with disabilities, including training on diversity management and cross-cultural communication. As an UNSW employee you will be able to enjoy a safe and non-discriminatory environment and have the same opportunities to benefit from employment as other employees. In relation to employment equity, staff can access work opportunities such as staff development and training, promotion and re-evaluation, higher duties and a suitable and safe working environment.