School of Law Research

Our researchers work across disciplines to produce high-impact work that addresses the most important problems of our time. How do we create legal frameworks that help to reduce inequity?  What governance structures are best suited to addressing complex environmental problems like climate change? How is the practice of human rights responding to new challenges from developments in technology, like Artificial Intelligence and Big Data? We work with research partners from local communities in the diverse and vibrant region of Western Sydney – and with international and transnational actors focused on conflict and human rights abuses around the world.

Associate Dean (Research)

Professor Michael Head

What is Honours?

Honours in Law is a special commendation that appears on your University degree and academic record. Rather than ‘B.Laws’ after your name, your degree is listed as ‘B.Laws(Hons)’. It is a distinguishing feature that stays with you for life. To find out more please visit Honours page.

Higher Degree Research

The School of Law at Western Sydney University provides a supportive and engaged higher degree research culture.

We offer two higher degrees by research:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master of Research (MRes)

Find out more here

Associate Dean Higher Degree Research

Dr Rehan Abeyratne