Human Rights & Social Justice | Law

Human Rights & Social Justice

Human rights law is a system of international and domestic laws designed to protect and promote rights and freedoms essential to human dignity. Historically, teaching and research at UNSW Law has been influenced by an enduring commitment to the values and principles that underlie the protection of rights and the promotion of social justice. This commitment is also reflected in the Faculty Centres, many of which, such as the Indigenous Law Centre and Australian Human Rights Centre, were established in the early years of the Faculty’s life.

A majority of courses in the UNSW law degree have a distinct human rights and social justice focus and throughout their law degree, students are invited to participate in a range of activities that provide opportunities for them to engage with communities on issues of critical social and economic significance. Our postgraduate programs give students opportunities to specialise in this area.


Centres

UNSW Law’s Centres, Networks and Groups bring together some of the keenest academic minds in the law to address issues that matter. They provide excellent opportunities for our students to work alongside the discipline’s leading academics.

Networks & Groups

Undergraduate programs

Postgraduate programs

Internships & Clinics

  • LAWS3212 Indigenous Law Centre Student Editor
  • LAWS3308 UNSW Law Externally Hosted Internships
  • LAWS3307 UNSW Law On Site Internships
  • LAWS3319 Police Powers Clinic
  • JURD7819 Police Powers Clinic
  • LAWS3336 Refugee Law in Practice: Refugee Advice and Casework Service Clinic

Undergraduate courses

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  • LAWS3427 Drug Law and Policy
  • LAWS3144 Animal Law
  • LAWS3195 Anti-Terrorism Law, Criminal Justice and Human Rights
  • LAWS3047 Aus Bills of Rights and the Protection of Human Rt
  • LAWS3272 Australian Immigration Law and Practice
  • LAWS3183 Australian Journal of Human Rights
  • LAWS3392 Children and the Law
  • LAWS3411 Disability, Rights and the Law
  • LAWS3412 Discrimination and the Law
  • LAWS3028 Employment Law
  • LAWS3391 Family Law
  • LAWS3187 Forced Migration & Human Rights in Int'l Law
  • LAWS3341 Gender and Law
  • LAWS3401 Health and Medical Law
  • LAWS3413 Housing Law
  • LAWS3309 Human Rights Clinic (Intensive)
  • LAWS3060 Human Rights Clinic (Non-Intensive)
  • LAWS3186 Human Rights Defender
  • LAWS3146 Human Rights Law in Practice (New York)
  • LAWS3212 Indigenous Law Centre Student Editor
  • LAWS3211 Indigenous People and the Law
  • LAWS3524 Indigenous Women and the Law
  • LAWS3182 International Human Rights Law and Advocacy
  • LAWS3181 International Humanitarian Law
  • LAWS3303 KLC Community Law Clinic (Intensive)
  • LAWS3304 KLC Community Law Clinic Hub (Non-Intensive)
  • LAWS3305 KLC Employment Law Clinic (Intensive)
  • LAWS3319 Police Powers Clinic
  • LAWS3185 Public Interest Litigation: Origins and Strategies
  • LAWS3336 Refugee Law in Practice: Refugee Advice and Casework Service Clinic
  • LAWS3425 Research Thesis: 4 UOC
  • LAWS3423 Research Thesis: 6 UOC
  • LAWS3188 Settlement of International Disputes
  • LAWS3276 Sir Anthony Mason Rsch Proj in Constitutional Law
  • LAWS3315 Strategic Public Advocacy for Civil Society
  • LAWS3170 The Essential Advocate: An Introduction to Advocacy
  • LAWS3402 The Law of Politics
  • LAWS3017 The Politics of Human Rights: Theory and Critique
  • LAWS3167 The Rule of Law in Southeast Asia
  • LAWS2326 Theories of Law & Justice
  • LAWS3326 Theories of Law & Justice
  • LAWS3149 Theories of Law and Biology
  • LAWS3308 UNSW Law Externally Hosted Internships
  • LAWS3307 UNSW Law On Site Internships

General education

Juris Doctor (JD) courses

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  • JURD7444 Animal Law
  • JURD7495 Anti-Terrorism Law, Criminal Justice and Human Rights
  • JURD7372 Australian Immigration Law and Practice
  • JURD7383 Australian Journal of Human Rights
  • JURD7589 Business and Human Rights
  • JURD7492 Children and the Law
  • JURD7415 Contemporary Indigenous Issues
  • JURD7309 Criminal Justice: Global Perspectives
  • JURD7525 Criminal Process: a Human Rights Framework
  • JURD7507 Current Issues in International Human Rights Law
  • JURD7556 Disability Law and Policy
  • JURD7412 Discrimination & the Law
  • JURD7527 Drug Law and Policy
  • JURD7491 Family Law
  • JURD7387 Forced Migration & Human Rights in Int. Law
  • JURD7341 Gender and Law
  • JURD7682 Global Governance and Social Justice
  • JURD7301 Health and Medical Law
  • JURD7413 Housing Law
  • JURD7464 Human Rights and Security
  • JURD7409 Human Rights Clinic (Intensive)
  • JURD7360 Human Rights Clinic (Non-Intensive)
  • JURD7386 Human Rights Defender
  • JURD7346 Human Rights Law in Practice (New York)
  • JURD7411 Indigenous People and the Law
  • JURD7613 Indigenous Peoples in International Law
  • JURD7424 Indigenous Women and the Law
  • JURD7404 International Child Law
  • JURD7781 International Human Rights
  • JURD7582 International Human Rights Law and Advocacy
  • JURD7381 International Humanitarian Law
  • JURD7691 International Law of Equality and Discrimination
  • JURD7585 International Organisations
  • JURD7303 KLC Community Law Clinic (Intensive)
  • JURD7304 KLC Community Law Clinic Hub (Non-Intensive)
  • JURD7305 KLC Employment Law Clinic (Intensive)
  • JURD7685 Law and Society in the New Economy
  • JURD7892 Law, Rights & Development
  • JURD7462 Media and Human Rights
  • JURD7812 Native Title Law, Policy & Practice
  • JURD7353 Peoples' Tribunals and International Law
  • JURD7819 Police Powers Clinic
  • JURD7402 Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • JURD7521 Research Project: 2 uoc
  • JURD7423 Research Thesis: 4 uoc
  • JURD7823 Research Thesis: 6 uoc
  • JURD7434 Research Thesis: Extended
  • JURD7388 Settlement of International Disputes
  • JURD7476 Sir Anthony Mason Rsch Proj in Constitutional Law
  • JURD7193 State Crime, the Law and Civil Society
  • JURD7315 Strategic Public Advocacy & Civil Society
  • JURD7370 The Essential Advocate: An Introduction to Advocacy
  • JURD7602 The Law of Politics
  • JURD7567 The Rule of Law in Southeast Asia
  • JURD7336 Theories of Law & Justice
  • JURD7449 Theories of Law and Biology
  • JURD7308 UNSW Law Externally Hosted Internships
  • JURD7307 UNSW Law On Site Internships

Postgraduate courses

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  • LAWS8048 Administrative Justice
  • LAWS8061 Australian Bills of Rights and the Protection of Human Rights
  • LAWS8189 Business and Human Rights
  • LAWS8415 Contemp Issues in Int'l & Domestic Indigenous Law
  • LAWS8209 Criminal Justice: Global Perspectives
  • LAWS8125 Criminal Process: a Human Rights Framework
  • LAWS8107 Current Issues in International Human Rights Law
  • LAWS8081 Current Issues in International Law
  • LAWS8056 Disability Law & Policy
  • LAWS8151 European Union Law
  • LAWS8182 Global Governance and Social Justice
  • LAWS8164 Human Rights and Security
  • LAWS8166 Human Rights Fieldwork and Practice
  • LAWS8060 Human Rights in Asia
  • LAWS8052 Human Rights Internship Program
  • LAWS8123 Indigenous Children and the Law
  • LAWS8413 Indigenous Peoples in International Law
  • LAWS8124 Indigenous Women and the Law
  • LAWS8104 International Child Law
  • LAWS8991 International Criminal Law
  • LAWS8319 International Environmental Law
  • LAWS8181 International Human Rights
  • LAWS8087 International Law and the Use of Force
  • LAWS8391 International Law of Equality and Discrimination
  • LAWS8067 International Law, Human Rights and Cultural Heritage
  • LAWS8085 International Organisations
  • LAWS8190 International Refugee Law
  • LAWS8185 Law and Society in the New Economy
  • LAWS8188 Law of Armed Conflict
  • LAWS8192 Law, Rights and Development
  • LAWS8110 Legal Concepts, Research & Writing for Human Rights
  • LAWS8058 Managing Workplace Change and Conflict
  • LAWS8212 Native Title Law, Policy and Practice
  • LAWS8082 Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes
  • LAWS8153 Peoples' Tribunals and International Law
  • LAWS8180 Principles of International Law
  • LAWS8102 Proliferations of Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • LAWS8423 Research Thesis: 6 uoc
  • LAWS8422 Research Thesis: Extended
  • LAWS8193 State Crime, the Law and Civil Society
  • LAWS8013 Transnational Policing & Human Rights