ANU College of Law
|ANU College of Law|
|Established||1960 as the Faculty of Law|
|Dean||Professor Stephen Bottomley|
|Admin. staff||around 130, including support staff and visiting fellows|
annual intake of about 300
|Location||Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia|
The ANU College of Law is the law school at the Australian National University and one of the seven Schools of Study of the ANU. It is located in the heart of Canberra, the national capital. This provides the College with unique opportunities to connect with the work of the Parliament of Australia, the High Court of Australia, the departments and agencies of the Federal Government, as well as the local ACT law-making institutions – the Legislative Assembly and the ACT courts.
The College was established in 1960 as the Faculty of Law.
Faculty and services
The ANU College of Law offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes, as well as practical legal training through their 'Legal Workshop' programme.
In addition to its academic programme, the law school promotes a range of co-curricular activities including mooting, negotiation and client interview competitions, membership of the Federal Law Review student editor board, and The ANU Law Revue. The College has been the champion of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition two times, in 1981 and 2010, and runner up once, in 1998.
As of 2013, the College is the 14th ranked law school in the world according to the QS World University Rankings.
- Stephen Gageler, Justice of the High Court of Australia since 2012, Solicitor-General of Australia 2008-2012
- John Pascoe, Chief Federal Magistrate of Australia since 2004
- Terence Higgins, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory since 2003
- Alan Robertson, Justice of the Federal Court of Australia since 2011
- John Griffiths, Justice of the Federal Court of Australia since 2012
- John Faulks, Deputy Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia since 2004
- Robert Beech-Jones, Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales since 2012
- Geoffrey Lindsay, Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales since 2012
- Peter Buchanan, Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria since 1997
- Tony Whitlam, Justice of the Federal Court of Australia 1993-2005
- Richard Refshauge, Justice of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory since 2008
- Jennifer Robinson, Human Rights and Wikileaks Lawyer, Rhodes Scholar 2006
- Anthony Hartnell, Founding Partner of Atanaskovic Hartnell, Founding Chairman of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission
- John Weber, Chief Executive Partner of Minter Ellison
- Shannon Finch, Partner in Charge of King & Wood Mallesons Sydney
- Kate Jordan, Partner in Charge of Clayton Utz Sydney
- David Risstrom, Barrister
- Tupou Draunidalo, Fijian Lawyer
- Martijn Wilder AM, Head of Baker & McKenzie's Global Environmental Markets practice
- Thomas Alured Faunce, Professor at the ANU College of Law, health law expert
- Dennis Pearce AO, former Dean of the ANU College of Law, administrative law expert, Commonwealth Ombudsmen 1988-1990
- George Williams, Professor at the UNSW Faculty of Law, constitutional law expert
- Andrew Byrnes, Professor at the UNSW Faculty of Law, international law expert
- Megan Davis, Professor at the UNSW Faculty of Law, indigenous law expert
- Martin Krygier, Professor at the UNSW Faculty of Law, legal theory expert
- Anne Twomney, Professor at Sydney Law School, Chinese law expert
- Vivienne Bath, Professor at Sydney Law School, constitutional law expert
- Michael Dirkis, Professor at Sydney Law School, taxation law expert
- Mark Findlay, Professor at Sydney Law School, criminal law expert
- Christine Parker, Professor at Monash University Faculty of Law, legal regulation expert
Politics and government
- Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Senator for New South Wales
- James Popple, Australian Freedom of Information Commissioner
- John McMillan AO, Australian Information Commissioner
- Margaret Guilfoyle AC DBE, former Senator for Victoria
- John Hannaford, former New South Wales Government Minister
- Bob Hawke, 23rd Prime Minister of Australia
- Gary Humphries, former Senator for the Australian Capital Territory
- Kate Jones, former Queensland Government Minister
- Joe Ludwig, Senator for Queensland
- Brett Mason, Senator for Queensland
- Nick Minchin, former Senator for South Australia
- Simon Overland APM, Tasmanian Justice Department Secretary, 23rd Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police
- Shane Rattenbury, Member of the ACT Legislative Assembly
- Warwick Smith AM, former Member of the Australian Parliament
- Jon Stanhope, former Chief Minister of the ACT, Administrator of the Australian Indian Ocean Territories
- Shane Stone AC, QC, 5th Chief Minister of the Northern Territory
- Feleti Teo OBE, former Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum
- Andrew Tink, former Member of the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales
- Tony Whitlam QC, former Member of the Australian Parliament, former judge
- Peter Woolcott, Australian diplomat
- "QS World University Rankings by Subject 2013 - Law". London: Quacquarelli Symonds. July 2012. Retrieved 1 Nov 2013.
- "ANU College of Law, Federal Law Review".
- "ANU College of Law, Australian Year Book of International Law".
- "Altruism and business with Graham Tuckwell".
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