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Feb 2014

Sixteen of Australia’s law schools are among the world’s 200 best law faculties, according to the 2014 QS World University Rankings for Law

In a list that’s dominated by the US and UK, Aussie law schools performed well, with 11 law faculties making it inside the top 100. It’s a strong result for Australia, which is home to only 37 law schools, many of which are much younger than their global competitors.

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Feb 2014

Students at the University of Melbourne will be able to gain early admission to overseas law masters courses, under a new degree partnership with Cambridge University.

The partnership, which is already in place at Sydney University, gives Melbourne Uni’s students the opportunity to embark on a Master of Laws or Master in Corporate Law at Cambridge during the final year of their JD degrees.

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24
Feb 2014

As thousands of law students resume classes, Australia’s newest law campus will open its doors for the first time.

The Australian Catholic University’s new law campus in Sydney opens today with its first intake of 110 students. Three quarters of the new students will study combined law degrees, and the remaining students are enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws course.

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19
Feb 2014

A typical mooting competition sees universities pitted against each other, but a new mooting program between Monash University and the University of Warwick in the UK breaks the mould. 

The first Monash Warwick Alliance International Collaborative Moot involves two teams, each containing a mix of Monash and Warwick law students.

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18
Feb 2014

The High Court of Australia’s new composition led to renewed consensus between the justices in 2013, a new study has found.

The report The High Court on Constitutional Law: 2013 Statistics by UNSW Professors Andrew Lynch and George Williams charts the Court’s first year following the retirement of Justices William Gummow and Dyson Heydon, and the appointment of Justices Stephen Gageler and Patrick Keane.

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