UTAS College of Arts & Law
|Established||2017 (1890 as Arts Faculty and Law School was started in 1893)|
University of Tasmania College of Arts & Law, founded in 2017 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.
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.
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
The University of Tasmania Law Review and the Journal of Law, Information and Science 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).
- Sir Stanley Burbury, KCMG, KCVO, KBE, Chief Justice of Tasmania 1956–1973
- Ewan Crawford, former Chief Justice and Lieutenant-Governor of Tasmania
- Sir William Lambert Dobson, KCMG, FLS, Chief Justice of Tasmania 1885–1898
- Sir John Stokell Dodds, KCMG, Chief Justice of Tasmania 1898–1914
- Stephen Estcourt QC, Tasmanian Supreme Court judge
- Philip Lewis Griffiths, former Chief Judge of the Mandated Territory of New Guinea
- Peter Heerey AM, QC, former Judge of the Federal Court of Australia
- Duncan Kerr, Judge of the Federal Court of Australia, President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and former Attorney-General of Australia
- Davendra Pathik, former Judge of the Supreme Court of Fiji
- Damian Bugg, former Commonwealth and Tasmanian Director of Public Prosecutions
- Michael Mansell, Aboriginal rights activist and lawyer
- Enid Campbell AC, former Dean of Monash University Faculty of Law and first female law professor in Australasia
- Kate Warner AM, current Governor of Tasmania and legal academic
Politics and government
- Eric Abetz, Senator for Tasmania
- Guy Barnett, Senator for Tasmania
- David Bushby, Chief Government Whip in the Senate
- Roy Fagan, former Deputy Premier of Tasmania
- Adrian Gibson OAM, former Liberal politician and barrister
- Lara Giddings, Labor politician and former Premier of Tasmania
- Bill Hodgman, OBE, QC, former President of the Tasmanian Legislative Council
- Michael Hodgman AM, QC, former Liberal politician and barrister
- Will Hodgman, Premier of Tasmania
- Michael Tate, former Labor politician and diplomat, legal academic and Catholic priest
- Peter Underwood, former Governor of Tasmania
- Hannah Yeoh, speaker of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly
- Ralph Harry AC, CBE, Diplomat and former Ambassador to the United Nations
- Andrew MacLeod, businessman, author, former humanitarian lawyer and aid worker