Postgraduate research in law

Join a major international centre for legal research

Undertake extensive work on a topic of your choice that expands legal thinking and understanding.

Do you want to build on your tertiary foundation and expand your insights as part of your career development? Our research degrees equip you for careers in advanced research, policy development, public service, tertiary teaching or professional leadership.

Embarking on a research degree at the University of Sydney Law School is an opportunity for you to work alongside some of the world’s brightest and most accomplished academics. You will experience exceptional facilities and benefit from an innovative edge and the drive to challenge traditional ways of thinking. You will have the support you need to contribute to research that makes a meaningful, real-world impact.

  • Experience a vibrant and dynamic research culture with internationally renowned staff members providing expertise across a range of fields.
  • Benefit from the expertise of our prominent and dedicated research centres and institutes.
  • Apply for our exclusive postgraduate research student exchange program with Harvard Law School.
  • Acquire a postgraduate qualification from one of the world’s foremost law schools – ranked 13th in the world in the discipline of law by the QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2017.
  • Abbott, L: Smartphone use in dermatology for clinical photography and consultation: A study of current practice and the law
  • Farazi, M: Experiences of the Australian Bangladeshi Muslim community in Family Dispute Resolution
  • Jackson, S: The power of activism: Creating legal and social change for children in immigration detention
  • Kaldor, J: Legislating for the prevention of diet-related disease: The emergence of mandatory nutrient limits
  • Murharjanti, P: The effectiveness of the constitutionalisation of environmental rights in Indonesia: Judicial application and government compliance

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Associate Professor Yane Svetiev

Associate Professor Yane Svetiev
Associate Dean (Postgraduate Research Education)
"In deciding to do your research degree at the Sydney Law School you have also joined a research community that is both vibrant and welcoming. We will be there to support you throughout your journey; not only to complete your dissertation, but also to disseminate your research, to grow your research network globally and to apply your insights to real world problems."
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