Public Lecture | Bushfire: What’s law got to do with it?
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The University of Tasmania is home to the fourth oldest and one of the best law schools in Australia. We share both a privilege and obligation as Tasmania’s only tertiary educator in law, which is why the key constant throughout our 125-year history has been excellence in teaching.
We're committed to ensuring that our graduates satisfy the requirements for legal practice and that they view the law, not as an end in itself, but as a vehicle for making society in Tasmania, Australia and globally fairer than it currently is.
In addition to a deep and abiding commitment to academic excellence, we offer a very special student experience. We provide a supportive and vibrant environment, rich in diversity, promoting a high-performance culture for students and staff and a great place to study and work.
— Tim McCormack
Professor and Dean of Faculty of Law
Studying law at the University of Tasmania means you are setting yourself up to enter the legal profession globally. You’ll join one of the world’s leading Law programs1 underpinned by practice-centric legal teaching, and a vibrant student community, with the advantage of smaller classes and individual attention.
Explore our Bachelor of Laws and other undergraduate courses, postgraduate options and research degrees, plus the full range of scholarships available. Learn how you can get involved with important community work and gain valuable experience in parallel to your study through student-driven initiatives.
1Top 100 in 2019 and 2018 for Law, Times Higher Education World University Rankings
Research at the University of Tasmania and Tilburg University in the Netherlands has found that governments are turning a blind eye to international regulations that should protect wildlife from domestic cats.
Public Lecture Hobart
Law, crime and justice lie at the heart of many of the complex challenges of our time. Our researchers have a deep commitment to social and criminal justice exemplified by the work of the Tasmania Law Reform Institute, Centre for Law and Genetics, and the Australian Forum for Climate Intervention Governance.
Informed by international standards, the Faculty of Law maintains a collaborative and rich research culture and provides high quality research training programs to prepare candidates for careers as researchers. Learn more about our Master of Laws and current research degree (PhD) opportunities.