Dean's Message

Welcome to Melbourne Law School – a vibrant and remarkable place to study law.

Professor Pip Nicholson 3

Melbourne Law School brings together leading local and international scholars, alumni, researchers and members of the legal profession to provide students with a range of transformative experiences, both inside and outside the classroom. In the QS World Rankings of Universities by Discipline, we have been ranked as the best law school in Australia and eleventh in the world.

We have a talented, diverse and energetic community of staff and students, each of whom brings his or her own perspectives, experiences and ideas to the study and understanding of the law. This diversity allows for a rich learning environment. Our programs, and our 20 research centres span the spectrum of legal endeavour and provide many opportunities for students to engage with experts and leaders in all areas of the law.

Our international partnerships connect us to the leading law schools in the United Kingdom, Asia and North America and include our flagship dual program degrees with Oxford University, Cambridge, New York University and Chinese University of Hong Kong. We teach a number of subjects overseas and several of our students undertake international internships.

Since our inception in 1857 we have always looked for new and better ways to teach and develop the law. It is this spirit of innovation that has resulted in Melbourne Law School's remarkable legacy of achievement built by generations of alumni.

I invite you to explore all aspects of Melbourne Law School through the website. We are always looking for the next generation of students to join our JD, Masters and Research programs.

Professor Pip Nicholson