The ANU College of Law is Australia’s national law school.
For over 50 years, our location in Australia’s capital city, Canberra, has provided an invaluable perspective on the creation, interpretation, application and enhancement of law in Australia and around the world.
As the national law school, we are driven not only by the issues that affect our country and the diverse communities within it, but the uniquely Australian values of egalitarianism, equity and equality. We are committed to the rule of law, and the promotion of the highest standards of ethical conduct, professional responsibility, and community service.
We have a commitment to increasing the representation of women and Indigenous Australians in law and legal practice, and improving mental health and wellbeing among law students and the legal profession.
Underpinned by our deep-seated and long-held focus on law reform and social justice, the College places a particular emphasis on understanding how law does and doesn’t work, and what can be done to improve it.
In individual scholarship, dedicated research centres and as part of dynamic research collaborations, our staff focus on areas of critical significance for Australia and our immediate region – international law, climate change and the environment, migration, global security, Indigenous sovereignty, democracy and development – and regularly provide expert analysis, advice and guidance to government, industry, media and the judiciary.
Most importantly, and from our position as Australia’s national school, we take pride in our responsibility to identify, analyse, understand and address the major legal, social and political challenges of the 21st century.
We seek to empower our students, staff and many stakeholders to capture and realise the many opportunities available to them – now, and in the years to come.