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Faculty of Law

UTS:Law Research is committed to producing world-leading research and communicating it responsibly and effectively to the wider academic community, national and international policy and lawmakers, and the general public.

UTS:Law Research, its professional staff, and its programs are central to UTS:Law’s ongoing commitment to researcher development. Our research culture, competitive funding schemes and development programs support and foster the research excellence of our academics at every stage of their career.

Below is Professor Andrew Mowbray (Professor of Law and Information Technology and Director, AustLII) who co-founded the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII), a joint research initiative of the Law Faculties of UTS and UNSW. Based on research funded by 25 ARC grants, plus contributions and research contracts from industry and other organisations, AustLII provides the national free access legal database, used by the legal profession, government, courts, education institutions and the public.

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Dr Thalia Anthony (Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, UTS) has made outstanding contributions to Indigenous legal research and translation of this research into classroom, online and experienced-based learning activities. Signifiers of this integration of her research into teaching are her publications on Indigenous legal education and leadership in international networks which incorporate Indigenous research in legal education.

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Research

A UTS research strength that embodies the vibrant research culture of the Faculty of Law, its commitment to researcher development and is a central point for its diverse research activities. UTS:Law Research was assessed by the Commonwealth Government as a being ‘above world class’ in its 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Initiative.

We are committed to making a critical contribution to understanding and teaching our discipline, shaping policy and law-making, and responsibly informing public debate.

UTS:Law Research, its professional staff, and its programs are central to UTS:Law’s ongoing commitment to researcher development. Our research culture, competitive funding schemes and development programs support and foster the research excellence of our academics at every stage of their career.

In addition to this, UTS:Law offers prestigious and internationally competitive Quentin Bryce Law Doctoral Scholarships, which provide recipients with a generous stipend, travel fund, and the possibility of an additional teaching fellowship.

Research Areas

 

Our key areas of research strength cover:

  • Private Law
    This includes Corporate, Commercial, and Tax Law; Intellectual Property, Media and Communications; Health, Family and Communities; and Regulation of Biotechnologies.
  • Public Law
    This includes Criminal Justice and Criminology; and International Law, Human Rights and the Environment.
  • Law and Other Disciplines
    This includes Law and History; and Law and Culture.

 

learning.futures

learning.futures is UTS's university-wide approach to blended learning. It aligns future-focused curriculum with informed technology use and has been designed in tandem with a AU$1 billion redesign of campus learning spaces to shape the future of student learning. We've matched new spaces with new learning practices across the whole university.

2 UTS:Law academics were presented with 2015 Vice Chancellor Teaching and Learning Grants;

Thalia Anthony for her project: Building from Indigenous Knowledges in Law: Working Towards Students' Indigenous Cultural Competency in UTS Law Programs

Leanne Houston for her project: Equipping Students for the Real World of Administrative Law by Transitioning from the Substantive to the Practical