International partnerships

Building global partnership opportunities

We partner with law schools from around the globe to build research collaboration, for co-teaching, offshore programs, dual degree pathways, student and staff mobility opportunities.

Overseas Pathways Partners

Study an additional overseas qualification in place of your final semester at the Sydney Law School.

University of Oxford

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The Faculty of Law in the University of Oxford is one of the largest in the United Kingdom. It is a federation of thirty law schools in the colleges of the University. Legal scholars in the colleges and University are members of the Faculty, which coordinates and supports the teaching and writing of one hundred fifty three academics. 

University of Cambridge

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The Faculty of Law, Cambridge is the law school of the University of Cambridge. The faculty incorporates the Institute of Criminology as well as 11 Research Centres, including one of the world's leading research institute for international law, The Lauterpacht Centre for International Law. It is also home to the Cambridge University Law Society, the largest student-run law society in the United Kingdom and among the largest in the world.

National University of Singapore

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The National University of Singapore Faculty of Law is widely regarded as Asia’s leading law school. Staffed by an outstanding permanent faculty diverse in origin and qualifications, NUS Law is dedicated to building a vibrant community and creating an environment that facilitates critical thinking and reflection on the fundamental legal issues confronting our interconnected world.

University of British Columbia

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The Peter A. Allard School of Law is recognized as one of the leading law schools in Canada, and has a reputation worldwide for innovative research, inspiring teachers, and outstanding graduates. Faculty members are innovative teachers and scholars who have gained national and international recognition for their contributions in areas ranging from human rights to environmental sustainability to business law.

Experiential Learning - Offshore Study

Sydney Law School offers a program of elective units of study conducted offshore. All units have a comparative aspect with the aim that students develop knowledge in both Australian law and the relevant law of the host country, in relation to a particular topic. The units are taught on an intensive basis – usually over four or five successive days – and include assessment components to be completed upon return to Sydney.

For more information, visit the experiential learning - offshore study page.

Overseas Exchange

Overseas exchange is an exciting opportunity open to students who wish to undertake a full semester of study at one of our partner universities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Not only will you be embarking upon an enriching experience designed to broaden your academic horizons and immerse you in a different culture and lifestyle, your overseas units will also be credited towards your degree at the University of Sydney when you return.

Every year, students across the university undertake overseas exchange and find that adding an international dimension to their degree has challenged them academically, facilitated the development of new skills and enhanced their personal growth and self-confidence.

A semester abroad is the perfect accompaniment to the strong global focus of the Sydney LLB and JD. Whether a student aims to work internationally or locally, every field of law is increasingly engaging with cross-border issues. Students today are entering a crowded and competitive graduate market, and an exchange provides graduates with a point of differentiation; a means of standing out from the crowd.

For more information, visit the overseas exchange page.

International Partners

Our international partners include:

Facts & figures

  • 1855 The year the Law School was established
  • Ranked #16 in the world for law (2023 QS World Rankings by Subject)
  • Global partnerships with Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford, Geneva, Renmin & Tsinghua

Peter Finneran

Head, Strategic Partnerships and External Engagement
  • Room 337 The New Law Building F10