UTAS College of Arts & Law

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University of Tasmania College of Arts and Law
Established2017 (1890 as Arts Faculty and Law School was started in 1893)
Vice-ChancellorRufus Black
Australia Australia

University of Tasmania College of Arts & Law, founded in 2017[1] as a new college of the University of Tasmania. It offers the undergraduate Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws degree, as well as the postgraduate degrees Master of Arts, Master of Laws and Doctor of Philosophy. In 2015, QS World University Rankings ranked the UTAS College has the low-middle ranked law school in Australia and 250~300 in the World.[2]

The College is home to the School of Humanities, School of Social Sciences, Tasmanian College of the Arts, School of Law, the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute, the Centre for Law and Genetics, and the Centre for Legal Studies.

The current Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College is Professor Noel Frankham.[3]


The College was established in 2017 after merging two UTAS Faculties, Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Law, as a single entity. In a short period of time in the 1990s, Tasmanian School of Business & Economics and Faculty of Law were a single organisation as the Faculty of Commerce and Law, and there was the separated Faculty of Arts.

College and services[edit]

The College offers undergraduate and graduate Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws programs.

The University of Tasmania Law Review[4] and the Journal of Law, Information and Science[5] are based within the College as well as numerous publications produced by the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute.

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 University of Tasmania Law Review student editorial, and membership of the active law students' society, the Tasmania University Law Society (TULS).

Notable alumni[edit]


Legal practitioners[edit]

  • Damian Bugg, former Commonwealth and Tasmanian Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Michael Mansell, Aboriginal rights activist and lawyer

Legal academics[edit]

Politics and government[edit]


  • Ralph Harry AC, CBE, Diplomat and former Ambassador to the United Nations


  • Andrew MacLeod, businessman, author, former humanitarian lawyer and aid worker


  1. ^ [1], retrieved on 2017-05-02.
  2. ^ "QS University Rankings by Subject 2018 – Law"
  3. ^ http://www.utas.edu.au/profiles/staff/arts-law/noel-frankham
  4. ^ "UTAS Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania Law Review".
  5. ^ "UTAS Faculty of Law, Journal of Law, Information & Science".

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