Welcome to UNE Law School
Since its establishment in 1993, the School of Law at the University of New England has developed an important position in Australia's legal and scholarly community. As the country's largest and most experienced distance provider of legal education with world standard research, the School provides opportunities to undertake Australian legal studies for people living anywhere on the continent and beyond, who might otherwise lack these opportunities. It boasts exceptionally high levels of satisfaction from its students, who acknowledge that their success is largely due to the opportunities that they would not have had without UNE's School of Law.
The School of Law also provides a unique, supportive face-to-face teaching environment, with small class sizes and committed teachers for those students who are able to study on the UNE campus at Armidale.
As a community of highly qualified legal scholars, the Law School combines genuine collegiality and friendship, with a strong commitment to research. Enjoying a growing cohort of research higher degree students and a unique specialisation in the law and law reform issues relevant to rural communities. The Law School is delivering an increasing amount of high-quality and high-impact legal scholarship. Our higher degree research programme attracts scholars from all parts of the world, including the USA, central Asia, the middle East, and the Nordic countries. The increasing recognition of our scholarship is illustrated by our doctoral students winning awards such as the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law PhD scholar of the year in each of the last two years, and the prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship for Canada; and by the recent award of the only ARC Early Career Researcher award for the legal discipline to one of our emerging researchers.
Aside from UNE simply being a great place to study with on-campus college accommodation there are many other reasons to study Law at UNE. We have an outstanding off-campus program — 80% of our student body studies off campus. The Law School records its internal lectures and makes them available for external students via a podcast over the internet. If you want to fast-track your degree we also provide a trimester study year.
For students at all levels, the School of Law at UNE represents an unique opportunity to become part of an increasingly well-recognised centre for developing legal scholarship in Australia and internationally, with an uniquely flexible system for delivering that education. As Head of the UNE Law School, I personally welcome you.
Professor Michael Adams