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.
Associate Professor Julia Quilter sheds light on the consequences of politically driven law making at TEDxUWollongong
School of Law Academic Associate Professor Julia Quilter had the opportunity to present her talk, 'When is criminal law the answer?' at the recent TedxUWollongong event, held at iAccelerate. In her talk, Associate Professor Quilter explains why creating new offences should be a last resort, reserved for cases where there is a genuine gap, using topical examples of the so-called ‘One-Punch’ and ‘Lockout Laws’ – just as the restrictions in the Lockout Laws have been relaxed in January 2017. Watch her full talk below, and read more about her research in this article from The Stand.
Refugee families in the Illawarra region will receive free legal and administrative support under a new initiative created by the Legal Intersections Research Centre (LIRC) called Volunteer legal support for refugees in the Illawarra.
Samantha Burgio (Illawarra Multicultural Services), Vimala Colless (Wollongong City Council), Professor Nan Seuffert (UOW), Dr Niamh Kinchin (UOW) and Melva Crouch (UOW).
The 2016 Goldring Lecture was presented by
Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM, Governor of Tasmania on Wednesday 26 October 2016.
The $10,000 Goldring Scholarship was awarded to Ammy Lewis.
Three academics from the School of Law have been recognised as part of the UOW Women of Impact Initiative:
‘Callinan review largely backs Sydney lockout laws, but alcohol’s role in family violence is a blind spot’, The Conversation, 16 September 2016, featuring Associate Professor Julia Quilter