Awards and rankings

The School of Law is proud to be part of one of the best modern universities in the world. We are also very proud of our history of achievement that has led to strong outcomes in global university rankings.

Number 1

UOW undergraduate Law and Paralegal Studies ranked number one in NSW for learner engagement, overall educational experience, skills development and teaching quality.

The Good Universities Guide 2021

Top 150

UOW ranked among the top 150 universities in the world for Law.

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021

Top 100

UOW ranks 74th in the world for Law.

Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by subject 2021

Number 1

UOW postgraduate Law and Paralegal studies ranks number one in Australia for overall educational experience, skills development and teaching quality.

The Good Universities Guide 2021

Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

In 2018, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rated the discipline of Law and Legal Studies at the University of Wollongong ‘above world standard’.

This national survey of academic research was conducted by the Australian Research Council (ARC). It is an assessment system that uses a broad range of indicators of research quality, including research outputs, research income and esteem measures, to evaluate the quality of the research and highlight the research strengths of individual universities.

The majority of UOW Law and Legal Studies research is produced by researchers in two centres based in the Faculty of Business and Law:

Research undertaken by LIRC is characterised by applied, contextual, and policy-related approaches, with strong socio-legal and cross-disciplinary orientations in areas such as criminal law. ANCORS is the leading specialist legal research centre dedicated to ocean governance, fisheries law and policy and maritime security issues in the southern hemisphere. Interdisciplinarity is a defining feature of both concentrations and both have leading national and international profiles.

This is the third time that research in the discipline of law and legal studies at UOW has been found to be ‘above world standard’, sustaining the same ERA rating achieved since 2012.

Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) Awards

First Year Law Integration Team, Dr Cassandra Sharp, Ms Margaret Bond, Dr Trish Mundy, Ms Karina Murray and Dr Julia Quilter were awarded the 2015 Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.
Awarded by the Federal Government’s Department of Education and Training, this prestigious national award recognises UOW Law’s premier first year experience and the tremendous collegial effort of the first year team to support our students. The citation was awarded for the implementation and sustained development of an integrated first year law curriculum that heightens student engagement.