ANU is ranked in the top 20 in the world for the study of law (Times Higher Education Rankings by Subject 2023). Balancing global outlook with local focus, we have a long-standing reputation for excellence in legal education, research and community outreach, and remain focused on our objectives to:
- shape and influence public policy, placing an emphasis on the values of law reform and social justice;
- use our position to help understand and address the major legal, social and political challenges of the 21st century; and
- remain a leader in legal education and research, with the outstanding calibre of our graduates as a key measure of success.
Across undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees, the ANU College of Law provides a unique understanding of current law and policy, with our alumni working not only as lawyers, but as agents for social change, improving public policy and enhancing global diplomacy.
With many academic staff recognised as leaders in their fields, ANU College of Law has an enviable research profile, holding particular expertise in constitutional and administrative law, international law and environmental law. We have a continued commitment to increasing the representation of women and Indigenous Australians in law and legal practice.
Our capital city location links us with the nation’s key law-making and legislative bodies. We work with government departments, research agencies, NFPs/NGOs, other universities and the wider legal community to support and enhance legal education, research and policy in Australia and around the world.