Macquarie Law School
When Macquarie Law School was established in 1972, it became the third oldest Law School in New South Wales. Since then, Macquarie Law School has made its mark in legal education: undertaking innovative research, fostering interdisciplinary approaches to the law, promoting social justice and enhancing understanding of fundamental legal rules and institutions.
The students who choose to study at Macquarie Law School are not only intelligent, but well-rounded. Their experience of Macquarie Law School's unique teaching and learning environment equips them to conquer an array of challenges in their professional and personal endeavours. We are very proud of our graduates. So many have obtained exceptional positions when seeking employment; the legal profession in particular is filled with the names of many distinguished Macquarie Alumni.
Often critical to the Macquarie Law School experience is interaction and involvement with the Macquarie University Law Society (MULS). MULS is one of those inimitable organisations that appreciates the importance of ensuring that students receive more than just a degree, by providing students with experiences that make them multi-skilled, highly capable and ambitious individuals.
Macquarie Law School is home to a number of innovative research centres that have set the standard for Universities across Australia. These include the Centre for International and Environmental Law - one of the first of its kind in Australia, which focuses on matters ranging from climate change, corporate social responsibility, to heritage, planning and local government law. Our Centre for Legal Governance brings together internationally-renowned scholars working in areas of law reform, social justice, international law and institutions, international trade law, and health law and bioethics.
Our researchers and academics are at the forefront of legal research and development; engaging with other researchers nationally and internationally, as well as with government, the profession, industry stakeholders, and community groups. These efforts directly benefit our students, permitting them insights into cutting-edge thinking throughout their studies and enhancing their abilities to think critically about the law's interpretation and application.
Staff at Macquarie Law School also actively engage with the community - locally, nationally and internationally. Our staff have provided pro bono advice on legal matters, undertaken consultancies with government agencies, UN offices, private firms and international organisations, undertaken outreach activities with local high schools and community groups, among other things. Macquarie Law School staff engage with the media in commenting on national and world events. Many staff members have been office bearers in professional associations. Our academics always ensure that their research connects with the world around them and can enrich the experience of the students they teach.