Member Details

Name University of New England, School of Law
Address University of New England, Armidale NSW 2351, AUSTRALIA
Join Date 30/06/2016
Since its establishment in 1993, the School of Law at the University of New England has developed an important position in Australia's legal and scholarly community. As the country's largest and most experienced distance provider of legal education with world standard research, the School of Law provides opportunities to undertake Australian legal studies for people living anywhere on the continent and beyond, who might otherwise lack these opportunities. It boasts exceptionally high levels of satisfaction from its students, who acknowledge that their success is largely due to the opportunities that they would not have had without UNE's School of Law.

As a community of highly qualified scholars, the School combines genuine collegiality and friendship, with a strong commitment to research. Enjoying a growing cohort of research higher degree students and a unique specialisation in the law and law reform issues relevant to rural communities, the School is delivering an increasing amount of high-quality and high-impact legal scholarship. Our higher degree research programme attracts scholars from all parts of the world, including the USA, central Asia, the middle East, and the Nordic countries. The increasing recognition of our scholarship is illustrated by our doctoral students winning awards such as the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law PhD scholar of the year in each of the last two years, and the prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship for Canada; and by the recent award of the only ARC Early Career Researcher award for the legal discipline to one of our emerging researchers. Our future sees the School building on these strengths. During 2015 we added leading scholars of international repute to our team, deepened our Doctoral and Masters offerings, and further strengthened our distance delivery capacity. Over the next few years we will further advance our broad intellectual horizons, encompassing doctrinal, institutional and interdisciplinary projects in research and teaching; build far greater recognition of the UNE School of Law as a centre of legal scholarship; and strengthen our internal capacity to embrace the challenges of an increasingly competitive higher education environment.