The Faculty of Law's staff and student research is coordinated through the:
- Associate Dean (Research), Professor Ana Vrdoljak
- Higher Degree Co-ordinator, Professor Jenni Millbank
- Faculty Research Officer, Claire Wiltshire
The Faculty Research Officer is responsible for research data collection, internal research funding schemes, Research Management Committee support, and the management of Higher Degree by Research programs.
- Research Development Officer, Lisa Merry
The Research Development Officer is responsible for the management of UTS and external research funding grants and for research co-ordination for Anti-Slavery Australia, AustLII and the Communications Law Centre.
Research Policy is developed through the Research Management Committee (RMC) and Higher Degree Committee (HDC).
The Research Management Committee makes recommendations and reports to the Faculty Board in Law on trends and issues related to University and Faculty research; strategic priorities for Faculty research; Faculty research development; quality assurance for Faculty research; and receives reports from the Faculty Higher Degree Committee and refers, as appropriate, any matter relating to higher degrees by research for consideration and advice to the Faculty Higher Degree Committee.
The Higher Degree Committee considers and advises the Higher Degree Co-ordinator with regard to the stages of candidature for research students; progress and progress reports; doctoral and masters candidature assessments; doctoral oral presentations; appointment of examiners; and, consideration of examiner reports; advises on the conferral of doctoral and masters by thesis awards; and such other matters relating to research degrees and candidature which the Higher Degree Co-ordinator may bring to the committee. The HDC also contributes to panels established to review the progress of research degree students; contributes to the assessment panel for candidature assessments and doctoral oral presentations; and reports to the Research Management Committee.
The Faculty seeks expressions of interest from UTS: Law students interested in being student research assistants.