Research at ANU Law

Recognised around the world, research at the ANU College of Law has long been known for scholarly excellence and positive impact.

Since being established, the College has attracted academics, researchers and practitioners from across Australia and abroad. Together, these scholars have engaged with governments, communities and the wider legal profession to produce  world-class research, and make important contributions to the development of the law and public policy in Australia and internationally.

Our scholars are often acknowledged in Australia and around the world as leaders in their fields, and our research success is apparent not only in academic publications, but our research-led teaching and significant contributions to public debate and policy-making.

The College makes a significant contribution to the University’s top rating of 5 in Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) as a result of our achievements in the Field of Research of Law and Legal Studies. The College has maintained this rating in all rounds (2015, 2012 and 2010) since ERA was introduced, making us only one of two Australian universities to do so. 

Developed to identify and promote excellence in research activity across Australia's higher education institutions, the ERA rating is a comprehensive quality evaluation based on both domestic and international benchmarks.

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Research themes

Research themes »

Research activity at the ANU College of Law is guided by three core themes
HDR study programs

HDR study programs »

Learn more about our flexible and innovative Higher Degree Research study programs
Research collaboration

Research collaboration »

The ANU College of Law Research Collaboration ensures our research is responsive to the modern legal, social and political environment
Federal Law Review

Federal Law Review »

The Review explores and analyses legal and policy questions relating to the nature of federalism in Australia and around the world
Research centres

Research centres »

We host five research centres which focus on international, commercial, environmental, and military law and the legal profession
Australian Year Book of International Law

Australian Year Book of International Law »

We publish the leading academic journal on Australian practice in private and public international law

Books  »

Our expert academics and researchers publish, edit and contribute chapters in books on a wide range of scholarly subjects
HDR students and our academics

Our researchers »

Our academics are recognised as leaders in their fields, they produce world-class research and contribute to public debate and policy-making

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