- Total units 24 Units
- Areas of interest Law
- Specialisation code LRES-SPEC
- Academic career Undergraduate
- Academic Contact AsPr Ron Levy
Law reform and social justice is a central ethos in the ANU College of Law. Building on the College's extra-curricular Law Reform and Social Justice Program, this specialisation gives students the skills to explore and interrogate the complex role of law in society, and the part that lawyers play in promoting both change and stability.
Courses in this specialisation gives students the skills to evaluate current legal regulation of complex social issues, assess the relevant considerations in planning law reform and the necessary skills in executing reform. The diverse range of courses allow students to develop values of social justice and develop the skills necessary to achieve social justice goals.
- Review, analyse, and synthesise knowledge from primary and secondary legal sources to identify and provide solutions to Law reform, Environmental and Social Justice problems.
- Interpret and critically evaluate Law reform, Environmental and Social Justice and its social and ethical impact on society, at a local, national, and international level.
- Undertake technical legal research to access a range of legal materials, literature databases, and other online sources, and apply legal or interdisciplinary research methodologies to evaluate and synthesise findings.
- Communicate to a variety of legal and non-legal audiences in a range of oral and written formats.
- Examine Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives relating to Law reform, Environmental and Social Justice, and reflect on their relationship and importance to contemporary Australian law and society
- Work both independently and collaboratively as required, and evaluate and reflect on feedback to develop personal, professional and ethical capability across a range of legal disciplines.
Courses counted towards this specialisation can also be counted towards another specialisation, provided they are listed on the Study Tab under the relevant specialisation.Back to the top
This Undergraduate Specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:
24 units from completion of the following course(s):
- LAWS4215 Environmental Law
- LAWS4218 Feminist and Critical Legal Theory
- LAWS4219 Health Law Bioethics & Hum Rights
- LAWS4220 Human Rights Law in Aust
- LAWS4222 Intellectual Property
- LAWS4225 International Law of Human Rights
- LAWS4238 Indigenous Peoples and the Law
- LAWS4251 AI and Law
- LAWS4256 Law, Gender Identities and Sexualities
- LAWS4260 Law and Psychology
- LAWS4267 Youth Law Clinic
- LAWS4268 Community Law Clinic
- LAWS4271 Refugee Law
- LAWS4274 Climate Law
- LAWS4278 Indigenous Community Legal Clinic
- LAWS4281 Environmental Law Clinic
- LAWS4283 Information Law
- LAWS4286 Literature, Law & Human Rights
- LAWS4301 Law and Development Clinic
- LAWS4304 Prison Legal Literacy Clinic
- LAWS4307 Legal Education for True Justice: Indigenous Perspectives and Deep Listening on Country
- LAWS4309 Colonialism & the rule of law
- LAWS4313 Kimberley Aboriginal Justice
- LAWS4314 Sentencing
- LAWS4315 Law & Development in Contemporary South Pacific
- LAWS4344 Environmental Justice Practicum
- LAWS4350 Law, Work and Technology
- LAWS4351 Judicial Reasoning
- LAWS4364 International Law of the Environment