University of Sydney Handbooks - 2012 Archive

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Sydney Law School Handbook

Established in 1855, the Sydney Law School has made a significant contribution to the Australian judiciary, politics and public life. Many of its graduates have become leaders in their fields including Prime Ministers of Australia, a President of the World Bank and Chief Justices of the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of NSW. The Law School is notable for its strong links to the practising profession, barristers, judges and solicitors giving lectures in core legal subjects. The Law School attracts high calibre students to its undergraduate and postgraduate programs and has an internationally respected faculty of scholars.

The Law School seeks to educate lawyers for the 21st century in which legal services are globalised and lawyers need to move with comfort across national boundaries and different legal systems. This 150 year old Law School has entered a new phase in its development with its move to the main University Campus, ten minutes from the city, to a new building with state of the art research and learning facilities.