Meet Sydney Law School staff members

17 April 2014

The University of Sydney has created a Staff Spotlight Video Series, and among the featured staff is the university’s expert in Criminology, Criminal Law and Hate Crime, Professor Gail Mason.
This new initiative showcases the Sydney Law School’s individual staff members, their research interests and areas of expertise.
“It’s an opportunity for Sydney Law School to engage with new audiences and reconnect with our established ones, including current students and alumni,” said the Dean, Professor Joellen Riley. “As the law is diverse and specialised, so too are the academic pursuits of our faculty. The videos outline how each academic staff member informs and enhances our teaching and research activities.”
Gail’s research centres on crime, social justice and exclusion—particularly racist and homophobic violence, hate crime law and punishment, and the legal construction of hatred.

She is coordinator of the Australian Hate Crime Network and Chief Investigator on the ARC funded Hate Crime Law and Justice Project, which is undertaking an international comparison of hate crime laws.
She is also involved in funded research exploring cyber-racism, the policing of prejudice motivated crime and resilience amongst former-refugee communities in Australia.
A new video will be released each week during April and May and will be hosted on Sydney Law School’s YouTube Channel.

Sydney Law School JD Program

The University of Sydney’s JD is the university’s graduate-entry law degree. It provides a world-class legal education that prepares students for the global and international environment in which they will provide legal advice.
To be eligible to apply to the Sydney Law School JD, you must have the following:

  • Completed an undergraduate degree;
  • Achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average (cGPA) of at least 3.0/4.0

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Duration: 3 years
Semester intake: March 2015
Application deadline: TBC by the faculty. For the 2014 intake, the application deadline was October 31, 2013.

Apply now to Sydney Law School!


Would you like more information about studying law at Sydney Law School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson for more information about applying to Sydney’s JD program. Email Sarah at or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355. Find out more about Australian Law Schools in Australia!