ANU College of Law

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ANU College of Law
The South Wing of the Australian National University College of Law.
Type Public
Established 1960
(as the Faculty of Law)
Dean Stephen Bottomley
Administrative staff
around 130, including support staff and visiting fellows
Students 1,400
annual intake of about 300
Location Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Campus Urban

The ANU College of Law is the law school at the Australian National University and one of the seven Colleges of the ANU. It is located in the heart of Canberra, the capital of Australia. This provides the College with 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.[citation needed]

The ANU College of Law is a premier law school in Australia. It is ranked 4th nationally and 15th in the world according to the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject.[1]

The Dean of the School is Professor Stephen Bottomley and the Deputy Dean is Professor Donald R Rothwell.[2]


The College was established in 1960 as the Faculty of Law.[citation needed]

Faculty and services[edit]

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.

The College publishes the Federal Law Review[3] and Australian Year Book of International Law.[4]

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 world champion team in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition two times, in 1981 and 2010, and runner up once, in 1998.[citation needed]

As of 2016, the College is the 15th ranked law school in the world according to the QS World University Rankings.[5]

Notable alumni[edit]


Legal practitioners[edit]

Law professors[edit]

Politics and government[edit]



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Coordinates: 35°16′52″S 149°07′08″E / 35.281°S 149.119°E / -35.281; 149.119