UTS Law has an established network of industry partners, including leading legal institutions, commercial and community organisations, allowing us to keep pace with emerging trends in legal education and career development.
Our close links with the profession, industry and community are also facilitated through our Centres, Institute, and Law Advisory Board, all of which are pivotal to promoting our strategic initiatives in existing and emerging fields.
Anti-Slavery Australia (ASA) is the only specialist legal research and policy centre in Australia focused on the abolition of slavery, trafficking and extreme labour exploitation. Led by Professor Jennifer Burn, immigration and administrative law specialist, the ASA is dedicated to eliminating all forms of trafficking and slavery through research, policy development, law reform, professional practice, education and advocacy to support the human rights of trafficked, enslaved and exploited people.
Australian Legal Information Institute
The Australian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) is the country’s most comprehensive and popular online free-access resource for Australian and international legal information, with over 4 million searchable documents. AustLII is a joint initiative of the Faculties of Law at the University of Technology, Sydney and the University of New South Wales. AustLII's broad public policy agenda is to improve access to justice through better access to information, and collaborates with industry on a variety of research initiatives.
Law Advisory Board
The Law Advisory Board was established in 2007 to provide strategic advice to the Faculty and input from a legal profession and business perspective. We have been fortunate to count representatives from the judiciary, HREOC, top tier firms Freehills, Norton Rose and Herbert Geer, and the Attorney-General’s Department, among our members, with most of them being alumni of the Faculty.
UTS Law is supported by an array of industry sponsors who make possible our series of scholarships and awards, as well as provide internship opportunities for our students. By recognising and encouraging outstanding academic achievement, these opportunities help build the personal and professional confidence of our students and add prestige to their curriculum vitae.
Among UTS Law’s sponsors are top-tier law firms Allens, Ashurst and King & Wood Mallesons, international business publisher Thomson Reuters, the City of Sydney and Inner West Law Societies, Sir Owen Dixon Chambers, the Law Society of New South Wales and the NSW Bar Association. We hold an Awards Ceremony annually to award and pay tribute to UTS:Law students, and acknowledge the generous support of our sponsors and donors.
Summer clerkships are paid employment experiences in major commercial law firms over the summer break for Australian law students generally in their penultimate year of study. It is the primary method used by participating law firms to identify and secure talented students for graduate positions. Due to strong industry connections, UTS students are ideally positioned to pursue summer clerkships with many of Sydney’s prominent firms and government departments.