UNSW Law is one of Australia's leading law faculties. It comprises the Law School and 12 affiliated legal research, education and advocacy centres.  The quality of the Faculty’s research is recognised by a consistently high level of prestigious funding from the Australian Research Council and other bodies. 

Research is disseminated not only through the conventional academic publication of books and articles, including Faculty journals and publications, but also through contributions to policy formulation via parliamentary submissions, law reform commissions, government departments and other agencies. 

In addition to the work of Faculty members, many of whom have significant international reputations, it has a strong cohort of outstanding higher degree research students enrolled in research programs which include the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), the Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) and the Master of Laws (LLM) by Research.

Areas of research strength

  • Constitutional & administrative law
  • Corporate & commercial law
  • Criminal law, criminal justice & criminology
  • Environmental law
  • Evidence & procedure
  • Human rights & social justice
  • Indigenous peoples & the law
  • Intellectual property
  • Legal & social theory
  • Legal education & pedagogy
  • National security & terrorism
  • Private law
  • Public international law
  • Regulation & regulatory theory
  • Transnational & comparative law
  • Law, science & technology