Information for industry, business and community
Since 1975, the UTS Faculty of Law has established itself as one of the leading law schools in Australia. With 2,600 undergraduate and postgraduate students, UTS:Law is one of the largest law faculties in Australia. UTS:Law has a strong practical focus, a dynamic and expanding research culture and a commitment to social justice and inclusion. It is home to Anti-Slavery Australia, the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) and the Communications Law Centre.
We value our close linkages with the legal profession, government, business, media and the non-profit sector and actively seek mutually beneficial relationships.
UTS: Law In Brief
Our brochure UTS: Law In Brief provides a handy overview of the Faculty.
Engage with UTS: Law
There are numerous ways for you to interact with UTS: LAW:
Use the vacancy advertising submission form to place employment opportunities (full and part time), practical experience or internships. Announcements will appear in the law job alerts that reach UTS: Law students and graduates.
The practical experience work placement is an essential requirement of the UTS: Law practical legal training (PLT) program. Students must complete 16 weeks of practical experience over the course of their studies, with a minimum of four weeks with any one employer. Remuneration for practical experience students is optional.
Students are primarily responsible for arranging their own placements. If you wish to offer students practical experience, announcements can be placed in the law job alerts.
“PwC Legal Services is proud to be affiliated with the UTS Law School by offering placements to UTS Law students through the Practical Legal Training program. We have found the focus of the UTS Law program on commercial and practical application of legal problems to business issues to be aligned with what our clients value from their legal services providers. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the UTS Law School” - Steve Maarbani, Director, PwC Legal Services"
Community Project Volunteers
The Brennan Justice and Leadership program seeks to strengthen students’ justice consciousness, idealism and sense of service. Over 1,000 Law students in this extracurricular program participate in a series of seminars and discussion groups on justice; they must also complete 200 hours of volunteer service. Contact the Brennan Administrator if you are interested in offering students volunteer opportunities or to serve as a speaker in the Program.
UTS:Law takes a creative and practical approach to teaching and learning. Real-life community projects provide students an alternative assessment to exams and essays and enable community organisations to conduct research and other activities otherwise not possible.
Recent projects have made meaningful contributions in the following areas:
UTS Shopfront is another resource that links community organisations to UTS' knowledge, skills, resources and professional expertise in a wide variety of disciplines to do community-initiated projects and community-engaged research with real social benefit.
The Faculty of Law is dedicated to enhancing graduates’ employment outcomes and is keen for you to interact with our talented students who, through their legal studies, pursue or further develop careers in law, business, government, media and community.
The Law Career Conversation Forum features seminars whereby professionals share insights and advice with students. The Faculty can also arrange for your organisation to make a presentation to students through UTS Careers Services.
The Faculty of Law is also developing a program of networking events for UTS:Law alumni.
UTS: Law runs a series of CLE short courses with a practical focus to meet the professional development requirements of the legal profession. The Faculty can also tailor in-house training programs to meet your organisation’s needs.
The UTS Juris Doctor is graduate-entry law degree designed to equip you to enter the legal profession, with options for an accelerated JD and a joint JD-MBA. Postgraduate programs in communications law, dispute resolution, intellectual property, international law and the Master of Laws provide students from non-legal and legal backgrounds the chance to enhance their skills and career prospects.
Law Advisory Board
The Law Advisory Board, which includes representatives from the legal profession, government and the community, is responsible for ensuring that the academic standard of the Faculty is maintained, and has the task of scrutinising all new programs and proposed initiatives as well as offering strategic advice and an external focus for the Faculty.
Find out more about the Law Advisory Board members.
Support UTS: LAW
Your support enables the Law Faculty to build on its success and directly assist the next generation of UTS: Law students, or contribute directly to research and programs that benefit society.
You can make a difference to:
All donations to UTS of $2 and above are tax-deductible and all donations will be acknowledged.
For more information, contact:
UTS:Law External Engagement Coordinator