About the School of Law
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The University of New England, School of Law, based at Armidale, New South Wales, was established in 1993 and is one of five schools located within the Faculty of The Professions. The School of Law has become one of Australia’s largest law schools outside the capital cities. The School has a large internal, on-campus, student body enjoying high-quality facilities and lifestyle. The School is also one of Australia’s largest provider of distance legal education.
The School offers undergraduate law degrees to both internal and external students. The law degree may be undertaken by itself, or combined with another degree such as a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts. The 1800 students of the School of Law come from various backgrounds, including school leavers, graduates in other disciplines, and students with relevant work experience. More than three-quarters of our students undertake their studies by part-time distance education, residing elsewhere in Australia or overseas. Most internal students study full-time and reside at University colleges.
The School of Law is committed to excellence in research and offers a range of options in the postgraduate study of law, including a Juris Doctor (JD) and a fully on-line Master of Laws (by Coursework). Staff at the school are also able to provide supervision of Masters of Laws (by Research), SJDs and PhDs across a range of topics.
The School prides itself on its use of technology combined with sound teaching practices to deliver high quality courses for our students. All law units feature websites, most courses have supplementary CD‑ROM reading materials, and students are able to take advantage of a state-of-the-art electronic moot court.
Members of the School are active in many areas of legal research. The School hosts the Kirby Seminar Series, with presenters ranging from local academics to visitors from overseas and the eponymous High Court Justice himself. The School is the home of the Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law (AgLaw) and publishes the University of New England Law Journal – a scholarly refereed law journal – twice a year.