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On Wednesday 27 March, the Dean of the University of Tokyo Faculty of Law, Professor Ryuji Yamamoto, Vice Dean, Professor Masami Okino and other delegation members, Professors Yoshiaki Morozumi and Shusaku Kitajima and Associate Professor Carol Lawson visited the ANU College of Law. The visit provided an opportunity to sign a new Student Exchange Agreement and discuss developing our existing collaborations.



A group of ANU College of Law students have been recognised at the 19th International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commercial Mediation Competition, the world’s largest student mediation competition.

Edmund Bao


ANU Law alumnus Edmund Bao will head to the Peace Palace at The Hague after receiving the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) Fellowship to work as an associate to the top international Court’s judges. Edmund will be supported by the ANU College of Law Frohlich Scholarship.

Law and Politics of Religious Fraud Regulation: Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

Thu, 16/05/2024 - 16:00 - Thu, 16/05/2024 - 18:00

Join an amazing seminar and hear from Professor Jianlin Chen to learn about the legal tools used in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong to punish religious claims and practices considered false or fraudulent by the state.

Palestinian Rights and Environmental Justice - Students Circle with Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh

Thu, 16/05/2024 - 13:00 - Thu, 16/05/2024 - 14:30

The Law Reform and Social Justice program with ANU Students for Justice in Palestine are hosting a student discussion forum with activist, scholar and environmentalist Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh from the University of Bethlehem.

Land Rights, Environmental Justice, and Palestine: In Conversation with Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh

Wed, 15/05/2024 - 17:30 - Wed, 15/05/2024 - 19:30

On May 15 - Nakba Day 2024 - Join the co-hosted LRSJ event and hear from one of Palestine’s foremost environmental justice experts Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh, visiting Australia for the first time, in conversation with local Palestinian, Fir


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.