Reflecting our research strengths, and supporting our scholars and experts, the ANU College of Law hosts five research centres covering the areas of international law, public law, environmental law, military law, commercial law, law and the humanities, and the regulation of the legal profession.
The ANU College of Law Centre for Commercial Law is a centre of excellence in private and government commercial law reform, advice and policy evaluation, and a leader in commercial law research and teaching. It also provides a national forum for academics, practitioners and regulators working in private and government commercial law.
The Centre for International and Public Law seeks to enrich legal research into the relationship between governments, and between governments and their citizens from both domestic and international perspectives.
The Centre for Law, Arts and the Humanities brings together humanities-based research into questions of law and justice, both within the ANU College of Law and across diverse disciplines including art history and theory, literature, philosophy, human rights, history, and cultural studies at ANU.
The Centre for Military and Security Law is at the cutting-edge of public debate, research and policy development in military and security law. Through the frequent publication of reports, books and commentaries, centre members influence government decisions on military and security law and international policy agendas. Centre members have diverse backgrounds including in senior military roles, senior public service positions and legal practice and strong connections to other key ANU centres and colleges.
The Centre for Profession, Education and Regulation in Law focuses upon legal education, the legal profession and the transformation, partly through regulation, of both. It generates and shares research towards extending the value of legal education and the contribution of the legal profession to society at large.