School of Law

School of Law

Our unique approach to legal education will provide you with a critical and questioning attitude, broad perspectives and skills and knowledge valuable in a diverse range of legal careers.  You will learn by doing via our professional skills subjects and our unique internship program. At the School of Law, we know that it’s just not what you learn that counts, it’s how you learn it.

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Keen to add an overseas adventure to your law degree? Italy, Taiwan and Belgium are all places you could find yourself in 2017 studying abroad. 

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Environmental law students enjoy distinguished judicial visit

The Honourable Justice Nicola Pain, a Judge of the Land and Environment Court of NSW, gave a guest lecture to environmental law students at UOW School of Law on 24 May 2016, on the topic of ‘Sentencing for environmental crime in NSW’.

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The 2016 Goldring Lecture will be presented by Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM, Governor of Tasmania.

Date: Wednesday 26 October 2016, 5.45-7.00pm, 67.104  

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Allen Austin Bartholomew Award 2016 

for the best article in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology 2015

Associate Professor Julia Quilter has been awarded the ANZSOC's Allen Austin Bartholomew Award 2016 for her article entitled "Populism and criminal justice policy: An Australian case study of non-punitive responses to alcohol-related violence" published in volume 48 of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology.

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The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and WWF International invited Professor Gregory Rose to participate in an Expert Group Meeting on Fisheries Crime in Vienna, Austria, from 24 to 26 February 2016. Professor Rose’s attendance was based upon his reputation for research on understanding of fisheries crime as a serious and transnational organised crime. 

The Expert Group Meeting, “Towards an understanding and definition of Fisheries Crime as a serious transnational organised crime, including the identification of compliance and enforcement tools to address such crime”, brought together leading experts in the field and discussed a platform for future how best the international community might best respond to Fisheries Crime. Its considerations are being incorporated into the work plan of the UNODC.  


Deng Adut

Defence Lawyer, refugee advocate and UOW Law alumnus, Deng Thiak Adut, delivered the 2016 Australia Day address at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Deng completed a Master of Laws (Criminal Practice) at UOW in 2014.

Photo: James Brickwood and SMH


Jessica Sparks

Law and Journalism Student Jessica Sparks Awarded UOW's Most Prestigious Prize

Double lung transplant recipient turned active organ donation advocate awarded the Chancellor Robert Hope Memorial Prize. 

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Ed Muston

LLB Graduate Appointment as Senior Counsel

UOW alumnus and LLB graduate, Ed Muston, has been appointed as Senior Counsel by the NSW Bar Association.

Mr Muston has been a long-serving member of the NSW Bar Association’s Professional Conduct Committee and teaches barristers and prospective barristers in the NSW Bar Practice Course and continuing professional development programs.