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 Centre for Continuing Legal Education.  

UNSW Law is governed by the Faculty Board which consists of members of the full-time academic staff, casual teaching staff, various nominees and student representatives. The Board meets bi-monthly and various Faculty committees report to the Faculty Board. These include Academic Quality Assurance Committee, Qualifying Degree Committee, Postgraduate Education Committee, Research Committee and Indigenous Legal Education Reconciliation and Research Committee. The Faculty Board Chair is nominated by the Dean, and is currently the Associate Dean (Academic).   

The day-to-day governance of the Faculty is the responsibility of the Dean, who is appointed by the UNSW Council. The Dean is assisted in his role by the Associate Dean (Research), the Associate Dean (Education), Associate Dean (Academic) and the Dean’s Advisory Group.  

Student Representatives

Student representatives in the Law School provide the primary means of communication between the academic and administrative, and student sectors of the Law School. The student representatives can vote and have a say on aspects of the governance of the Faculty, and to voice issues of concern to the student body. 

The student representatives for 2019 and their respective committees are:

Valarie Brewer

Qualifying Degrees Committee, Faculty Board (UG)

Piero Craney

Qualifying Degrees Committee, Faculty Board (UG)

Wanyi (Morgan) Ge

Qualifying Degrees Committee, Faculty Board (JD)

Joshua Kan

Qualifying Degrees Committee, Faculty Board (JD)

Olga Kubyk

Postgraduate Education Committee, Faculty Board (PG)

Tamara Fournier Le Ray

Qualifying Degrees Committee, Faculty Board (JD)

James Li

Qualifying Degrees Committee, Faculty Board (UG)

Christopher McElwain

Research Committee, Faculty Board (HDR)

Megha Sevekari

Qualifying Degrees Committee, Faculty Board (UG)

Helen Zhang

Qualifying Degrees Committee, Faculty Board (UG)

All student representatives are eligible to attend and vote at meetings of the Faculty Board and the Law School Meeting.