About us

Ranked among the world’s top 15 law schools, the ANU College of Law is Australia’s national law school.

Balancing global outlook with local focus, we have a long-standing reputation for excellence in 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, the 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.

And while our capital city location links us with the nation’s key law-making and legislative bodies, our ongoing innovation in legal education – including the introduction of the first fully online Juris Doctor from a Group of Eight law school – is allowing more people to study with us, regardless of their location.

Learn more about ANU Law

Our rankings

Our rankings »

Information on our current global rankings, including QS and Times Higher Education
Our educational programs

Our education programs »

We offer undergraduate, postgraduate, research and professional development programs
Australia's National Law School

The national law school »

Explore the issues and objectives that drive our education, research and outreach
Our research

Our research »

Discover what makes us one of Australia's most research-intensive law schools
Our history

Our history »

Discover the history, achievements and accolades of the ANU College of Law
Our location, Canberra

Our location  »

Based in Australia’s capital city, we offer a unique perspective to the study of law
Stephen Bottomley

Governance & leadership »

Information on and contact details for our Dean and senior leadership team
Our people

Our people »

Contact details for academic, research, professional staff and visitors

Updated:  10 August 2015/Responsible Officer:  College General Manager, ANU College of Law/Page Contact:  Law Marketing Team