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Law school to break free from ‘standard’ legal educationLaw school to break free from ‘standard’ legal education

The new deputy head for Thomas More Law School North Sydney says a big goal within her new role is to assist in taking the school to new heights by offering “something quite different to the standard legal education” model.

Work Integrated Learning Business ProjectsWork Integrated Learning Business Projects

Two groups of international ACU students recently worked with NSW government departments in consulting projects and received glowing results. The ACU Faculty of Law and Business 'NSW Government Global Scope Program' offered international students the opportunity to participate in NSW state government consulting projects with the NSW Police Force and the NSW Department of Education.

Law and Business students visit partner Middlesex University LondonLaw and Business students visit partner Middlesex University London

A group of Law and Business students undertaking the first EU Endeavor Study Tour, visited partner university – Middlesex in London for a lecture series delivered by their Professor Tim Evans as part of their third year International Business field experience.

Mack making a splashMack making a splash

For ACU Commerce student and swimming superstar Mack Horton, 2016 surely must be the most exciting and demanding year. The 20-year-old emerged as one of the biggest success stories of the Rio Olympics, winning gold in the 400m freestyle and taking a bold, public stance against drug use in the sport.

Thomas More Law School celebrates first PhD graduates Thomas More Law School celebrates first PhD graduates

ACU’s Thomas More Law School has already seen the first of its PhD students graduate, ahead of the first undergraduate cohort at the end of this year. The three students are the first graduates of the School, with Kylie Pappalardo and Kunle Ola graduating last month and Ben Atkinson graduating in May.

International students deliver business projects for NSW GovernmentInternational students deliver business projects for NSW Government

ACU international students recently worked with NSW Government departments in consulting projects – receiving glowing results. The ACU Faculty of Law & Business ‘NSW Government Global Scope’ program involved meetings with business mentors. Students learnt a range of skills including research and reporting, teamwork, communication, critical thinking, intercultural awareness and leadership.

ACU alumnus appointed CEO of Liberty FinancialACU alumnus appointed CEO of Liberty Financial

ACU is always delighted when our alumni do well, so the Faculty of Law and Business is particularly proud of Bachelor of Business (currently Bachelor of Commerce) graduate James Boyle, who has recently been named the CEO of Liberty Financial.

2016 Alumni Awards: Business graduate promotes dignity and independence through employment2016 Alumni Awards: Business graduate promotes dignity and independence through employment

Business graduate Javier Batista received the community engagement award at the recent ACU Alumni of the Year awards. Javier was recognised for his work setting up the not-for-profit Walk Of Life Training Inc (WOLTI), an organisation that works with high risk, disengaged youth to promote self-esteem and independence through employment.

Pacific Law ExchangePacific Law Exchange

In early October the Thomas More Law School in North Sydney enjoyed an exchange from the University of the South Pacific (USP) School of Law. The visit followed an exchange of ACU Law students to the USP Emalus campus in Port Vila, Vanuatu in October 2015.