Industry experts at Sydney Law School

The University of Sydney Law School is one of the world’s leading law schools, with a world ranking of #11 in the QS World Universities Rankings for the discipline of law. With more than 150 years’ experience, Sydney Law School is committed to excellence in legal education, which we demonstrate in many diverse ways.

Sydney Law School is an international leader in legal research, led by globally recognised legal educators, world-renowned researchers and highly respected professional practitioners.



The research undertaken at the Sydney Law School is world class, and has a global impact. This is evidenced by the Sydney Law School receiving the highest possible rating of five, in the Australian Research Council 2015 and 2012 Excellence for Research in Australia (ERA) outcomes reports Sydney places particular emphasis on international and comparative law while also maintaining a strong focus on taxation, commercial, corporate and criminal law. The school offers research expertise in specialist areas such as climate and environmental law, as well as health and medical law.

Sydney Law School offers one of Australia’s largest and most specialised coursework and research programs in law, with 80 percent of units offered on an intensive basis. The coursework program reflects the latest developments within the practice and profession of law.

Domestic practitioners and international visitors teach 60 percent of the program ensuring that teaching is informed by current practice relevance and leading edge ensuring Sydney law graduates will be able to use information effectively in a range of contexts.

The school’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) initiative, Professional Plus+, offers busy professionals the chance to sample the program for CPD points or engage with the Law and Business Seminar Series.

Study law at the University of Sydney Law School

The Sydney JD program has a strong global focus on international, comparative and transnational aspects of law. Students are required to study Public International Law and Private International Law as part of their program. The Sydney Law School equips students with the skills to work in a competitive legal environment of the 21st century, so that they can move with confidence across national boundaries when providing legal advice.

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Duration: 3 years
Semester intake: February
Application deadline: Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program start date.

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