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Sydney Law School

As one of the best law schools in the world for teaching and research, our students learn from globally recognised legal educators and highly respected professional practitioners. Our internationally-renowned researchers are working to deliver real-world change in Australia and overseas. 

Facts & figures

  • 1855 The year the Law School was established
  • Top 20 university globally (QS World University Rankings 2024)
  • #1 university globally for sustainability (QS World University Rankings 2024)
  • #16 in the world for law (2023 QS World Rankings by Subject)
  • $500,000+ in scholarships available
  • World leading research Legal research at the University of Sydney achieved the highest possible rating of 5, or “well above world standard”, in the latest Excellence in Research for Australia Initiative (ERA).
  • Global partnerships with Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford, Geneva, Renmin & Tsinghua
  • World Champions World Record Jessup Cup (2021, 2017, 2015, 2011, 2007, 1996)

Latest news

02 December 2023
Sydney Law School Building Tour
Sydney Law School is delighted to invite students, alumni, industry professionals, and the local community to join us for a tour of the New Law Building.
02 December 2023
10.00AM - 10.30AM
New Law Building, University of Sydney
02 December 2023
10.00AM - 10.30AM
Sydney Law School Distinguished Alumni Series: In conversation with Law School alumna Georgia Dawson
Georgia Dawson, a prominent leader in the legal profession, will reflect on her journey through Law School, her successful career working in top law firms, and her pioneering role as the first woman to lead Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer as senior partner in the firm’s 280-year history. The event will provide an opportunity for attendees to gain insights into Georgia's leadership and experiences, including her commitment to championing diversity and making the legal profession more inclusive, particularly for women and the LGBTQI+ community.
02 December 2023
11.00AM - 11.45AM
New Law Building, New Law Building (F10)
02 December 2023
11.00AM - 11.45AM