Shape Solutions to Today's Big Challenges with the UNSW Juris Doctor

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Unlock a career in law under the guidance of the 13th best law faculty in the world*. Sharpen your thinking and debate today’s big challenges in a community of diverse students engaged with social justice initiatives and driven to be the next leaders in legal practice. Through small seminar-style classes, immersive learning experiences, legal clinics and internship opportunities, you’ll build knowledge and confidence for a career in law.

Seek fair solutions for the most vulnerable in our community in pursuit of justice for all with the UNSW Juris Doctor.

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How UNSW's Juris Doctor degree relates to today’s challenges. 


Refugee justice, sexual assault, the Uluru Statement, development in Myanmar – all challenges that our ground-breaking research has explored and applied to what you’ll learn in the classroom. We keep focused on current issues so you can graduate from one of the world’s leading Law faculties with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills. Practise, debate, and experience real casework with clinics, including at UNSW's community legal centre, Kingsford Legal Centre (KLC), or the Land and Environment Court.

Bring your perspective to:

Explore the founding principles of corporations law and examine their decision-making in Business Associations or delve into Corporate Misconduct, Tech Commercialisation or Cybercrime with our elective courses.

Founded with the ethos of justice for all, our faculty demonstrates this commitment by providing access to legal services for the most disadvantaged members of our community. As part of your degree, you'll get to experience clinical legal education in our community legal centre on campus, Kingsford Legal Centre (KLC).

Benefit from a dedicated careers service that will maximise your employability with exclusive clerkship positions, workshops and resources. Set yourself apart with industry placement programs in Australia or overseas and utilise a seamless pathway to legal practice with UNSW Practical Legal Training.

Legal practice is undergoing enormous change and UNSW Law & Justice is pioneering new approaches to innovation and technology.

UNSW’s Allens Hub for Technology, Law & Innovation partners with leading law firm Gilbert and Tobin for the elective Designing Technology Solutions for Access to Justice, where you learn how to design and build an app to improve access to legal services for the community.

Is climate action a human right? Will global warming lead to a humanitarian crisis? Find your answers in Environmental Law or take your knowledge of sustainable development further with Natural Resource and Renewable Energy Law courses.

UNSW Law & Justice is home to a number of centres and institutes that contribute to teaching with their leading research addressing significant challenges of public interest.

Their work leads to real change through advocacy and informing public policy, you can get involved by completing work experience in our world-leading research centres, such as The Allens Hub for Technology, Law & Innovation, Australian Human Rights Institute, Indigenous Law Centre and Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law. 


Where can a UNSW degree in Law take me?

Create change by taking your career to places that reflect your personal goals. UNSW Law & Justice offers extensive clinics and internships, the opportunity to study at one of more than eighty international law schools, a dedicated careers service and a pathway to legal practice with Practical Legal Training.

You'll be equipped to enter the legal profession or pursue a career in a range of industries that benefit from the skills you’ll learn in the Juris Doctor, including law firms, business, media, the arts, science, education, engineering, government and the not-for-profit sector, and many more.

Career opportunities include:

  • Policy Adviser for impactful government decisions
  • Barrister representation for big business
  • Advocate for an environmental NGO
  • Diplomat for international political negotiations
  • Solicitor for general legal advice on issues that affect our community
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer for an innovative start-up
  • Contract and Employment Lawyer to protect worker's rights
  • Tax Law Specialist to solve complex issues



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