Banner image

View ANU College of Law news and events



ANU law students experience success at the 2023 Tokyo International Negotiation and Arbitration Moot Competition.



This week Shailja Rawal (LLM) is graduating from the ANU College of Law. Read her story.



This week Shontelle Grimberg (LLM) graduates from the ANU College of Law. Read her story.

The ICC, and the Hamas/Israel conflict

24 July 2024 6:00pm - 7:30pm

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has announced that they are seeking arrest warrants for 5 persons associated with the Hamas/Israel conflict, including the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu.

Statelessness and the Risk of Genocide

25 July 2024 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Join us for a seminar with Professor Melissa Stewart as she explores the critical link between statelessness and genocide. This seminar aims to shed light on how statelessness can render populations vulnerable to atrocity crimes.

ANU College of Law | Ask us anything

31 July 2024 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Are you considering studying law and have questions about the program, campus life, career prospects, or anything else? The ANU College of Law is here to help! 


Across undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees, ANU College of Law provides students with a unique understanding of current law and policy. 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. 

Nishadee Perera (BA/LLB (Hons) ’16, GDLP ‘17) completed her Master of Laws at Columbia University as a Fulbright Scholar. As a legal officer in the Office of International Law at the Attorney-General’s Department, her work covers trade and investment, law of the sea, human rights, refugee law, environmental law and more.

Watch as Nishadee reflects on her experience studying at law at Columbia University - including learning from Professors Amal Clooney and Sarah Cleveland - and her undergraduate studies at ANU, where her passion for law was nurtured. As a Sri Lankan-Australian raised in Canberra, Nishadee also discusses how, despite being "very much a STEM kid", she was motivated to study law to help marginalised people navigate systems that don't always work for them.

At a time when social injustice and race relations are at the forefront of global movements, how can Australia move forward in a post-pandemic world? On 25 June 2020, our alumni panel 'Being Asian-Australian in a pandemic world' examined the underlying issues of race relations with panellists sharing their perspectives of the Asian-Australian experience.

Hosted and moderated by 2020 ANU Student Volunteer of the Year (Undergraduate) Yasmin Poole (B IntR/LLB (Hons)), our alumni panel comprises Jean Sum (BComm/BActSt ‘04), Creative Strategist and Asian-Australian advocate; Helen Zhang (BAsSt (Chinese)/LLB (Hons) ’10, GDLP ’12), Diplomat and Foreign Policy Specialist; and Jieh-Yung Lo, Director, ANU Centre for Asian-Australian Leadership.

ANU College of Law Honorary Associate Professor, Dr Peter Burnett (MPubL ‘90, PhD '19), is a former long-term senior executive with the federal Environment Department, specialising in regulatory and policy issues and now researching at the College.

In this lunchtime seminar, Dr Burnett reflects on recent independent reviews of Australia’s most important single environmental law and the future of reform proposals in this fraught area of regulation and policy.

Sir Geoffrey Vos, the Master of Rolls of England and Wales, discussed the search for a digital justice system at a seminar held at the ANU College of Law on 18 October 2022.

Professor Hilary Charlesworth delivered her seminar "The UN Human Rights Council and Australia" on 21 October 2019. Co-presented by ANU Law Reform and Social Justice and Amnesty International, the seminar reviewed Australia's progress as a member of the UN Human Rights Council since 2017 and the role of the Council in promoting human rights.