Law & Justice student experience

Learn inside and outside the classroom.

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We offer rigorous programs of learning where you can gain high-level practical experience through exchange and international courses, internships, clinics and competitions, most of which are credited towards your degree.

UNSW Law & Justice leads the way in innovative legal education. Our students don’t just learn about the law, they put their studies into action with Australia’s leading and largest range of experiential learning opportunities. 

Every LLB and Juris Doctor (JD) student spends time at our on-site community legal centre, Kingsford Legal Centre (KLC), and prior to 2020, one in two of our students completed part of their degree overseas, with the hope that this can resume in the near future.

Student clubs & organisations

Join your peers, make friends and connections, and have some fun while sharing knowledge and debates about your chosen field. Our clubs and organisations hold regular events to enrich your time here.


You can also study overseas on an international exchange at leading universities around the world.

Overseas electives

If you’re keen to add international experience and legal knowledge to your study program, UNSW Law & Justice offers two-to-three-week overseas electives.


Internships give you the chance to ‘trial’ careers, offering training, practical legal experience and a real insight into future career paths.


Clinical legal education provides the opportunity to transform what you’ve learnt in the classroom into real-life practice under the guidance of experienced practitioners.


UNSW Law & Justice students can hone professional skills through a variety of competitions such as mooting, trial advocacy, client interviewing and negotiation.

UNSW Law & Justice careers

UNSW Law & Justice careers was established to help our students best position themselves to secure a rewarding job at the end of their study.

Career Ready Mentoring Program

This program connects final year students at UNSW with alumni mentors who are established industry professionals. Successful students will be matched with mentors based on criteria such as area of study, sector experience and shared interests.

UNSW Law Journal

The UNSW Law Journal is one of Australia’s leading academic legal journals, and one of the few to be produced entirely by a voluntary student board.
“Experiential learning offers students the unique opportunity to simultaneously study the theory of law in the classroom, and also to experience it in action. It plays a critical role in the process of transforming our Law & Justice students into ethical, analytical and engaged legal professionals.”

Dr Pearl Beaumont, Director of Experiential Learning, UNSW Law & Justice