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14 Universities represented at SCU Summer Law School


23 November 2004
Over 100 law students, from 14 Universities around Australia, and from California in the United States, will head to Byron Bay for Southern Cross University’s, School of Law and Justice Summer Law School.

Academic lecturers and practicing lawyers from the United States, Germany and Australia will be teaching at the School.

The Head of the School of Law and Justice at SCU, Richard Harris, said the SCU Summer Law School is held in high regard, and the international contingent this year is a reflection of this.

“To law students in Australia summer school means Byron Bay and Southern Cross University.”

“The Summer School has established a reputation for offering high quality, informative and unique law units. We offer a range of non-mainstream subjects, and have the experts in these fields teach these units at the Summer School”

“It gives law students from across Australia access to some of the best legal scholars in unusual areas of legal scholarship.”

“This year we are offering Advanced Advocacy, Cyberlaw, Entertainment Law, Holocaust, Genocide and the Law, International Intellectual Property and Public Interest Advocacy."

Richard Harris said the Law School was meeting an important need in legal education in Australia.

“Not every Law School can cover every specialty law subject, but this should not prevent students from pursuing their interests and the Summer School caters to this need.”

“It is important as educators we provide students with access to subjects that invoke their interest and passions. Providing students with access to cross-institutional subjects leads to more satisfied students and hopefully to more lawyers with a broader skill base.”

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