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Whether you wish to embark on a career as a lawyer or whether you're a non-law professional who needs some legal expertise, you will be joining one of the top law schools in the world, with a suite of programs designed to meet your needs.

Why study law at Sydney?

At Sydney Law School we attract exceptional students from Australia and overseas, and have an internationally respected faculty of scholars. Our strong links to the practising profession means you will learn from barristers, judges and solicitors.

Established in 1855, Sydney Law School has made a significant contribution to Australia’s judiciary, politics and public life. Our graduates include Prime Ministers of Australia, a President of the World Bank, and Chief Justices of the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Our reputation, world rankings, notable alumni, law degrees, and excellent scholarships make Sydney the first choice for studying law.


Today’s lawyers need to understand law in its international, comparative and transnational contexts. This applies whether you wish to pursue a career as a solicitor, at the bar, or in government service, industry or the not-for-profit sector. 

Sydney Law School is part of a highly regarded group of law schools worldwide including Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, Peking and Tsinghua. These international links provide unique opportunities to gain international experience.

With a range of electives and overseas exchange and offshore study options, our courses ensure you will be well prepared for a career in a dynamic global environment.

Sydney Law School is one of the world’s leading law schools, with a ranking of 16 in the 2022 QS World Universities Rankings for the discipline of law.

Our graduates have been named the most employable in Australia and 4th globally, according to the 2022 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

Forge alliances and develop networks with colleagues and friends to the benefit of your future career advancement through our student-led organisations such as the Sydney University Law Society (SULS).

Investigate a legal dilemma in a competitive, team environment and participate in mooting opportunities such as the Jessup International Law Moot Court competition or join the many social or interest clubs and societies on campus.

We offer a number of opportunities to broaden your academic experience through overseas exchange and offshore study opportunities

We offer a number of scholarships available specifically for law students. These are designed to recognise potential, assist those in need, reward high achievement, and support your future success.

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