Courses and Study Areas

The School of Law is distinguished by a strong commitment to interdisciplinary approaches, forward thinking and 'real world' relevance.  Delve into the specialised fields of Law of the Sea, socio-legal studies, commercial law, intellectual property law and international and comparative law. Join a Law School making a difference.


 As a UOW Law graduate you will be equipped to take on the real world. Your practical skills will speak for themselves.  As a flexible and analytical thinker, you’ll also be sensitive to the human side of the law, enabling you to really make a difference.  


An Honours year can provide you with a competitive edge in your chosen profession.  It also provides a gateway for postgraduate research programs if you wish to pursue a Masters by Research or PhD in the future. 


The School of Law is known internationally for its strengths in interdisciplinary legal research in law, social sciences and the humanities, particularly through its Research Centres, the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), and the Legal Intersections Research Centre (LIRC). The school also offers the only Postgraduate qualification in law in Australia designed specifically for lawyers working in (or aspiring to work in) criminal practice.  


Professional Legal Training

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP) allows direct admission to practice law in NSW, the ACT, Victoria, Queensland, WA and the NT, and reciprocal admission in SA and Tasmania.  Certified courses are conveniently offered on campus in conjunction with the Australian National University. 

Last reviewed: 11 July, 2017