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New law studies course offered at Southern Cross University’s Tweed Gold Coast campus


Zoe Satherley
4 October 2006
People who are working in a profession that requires them to have legal research or paralegal skills will benefit from the upcoming introduction of a paralegal degree to the Tweed Gold Coast campus of Southern Cross University.

From the beginning of next year, the University is making its Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) available on the campus.

Professor Bee Chen Goh, Head of the University’s School of Law and Justice, said she was certain there would be strong demand for the course, close to the busy professional centres of Tweed Heads, the Gold Coast and Brisbane.

“We are delighted to be able to offer this outstanding course in a more convenient location for South-east Queensland and Far North Coast students,” she said.

“Students will receive tuition via a combination of face-to-face classes and distance education study packages and will be able to study full-time or part-time to fit in with their busy personal and professional commitments.

“Southern Cross University has just been ranked Australia’s number one Law School for overall student satisfaction out of the nation’s 29 Law Schools in the most recent Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ) survey by Graduate Careers Australia.

“It is truly an excellent place at which to study, with smaller class sizes and greater support from lecturers than many metropolitan universities can offer.”

Southern Cross University is hosting information sessions about its law courses at the Tweed Gold Coast campus this Saturday (October 7) and again on Saturday October 21, from 10am to 12 noon. The campus is located on the corner of Brett and Wharf Streets, Tweed Heads.

A further session will be held on Saturday, October 28, from 10am to 12 noon at the
Robina Community Centre, Meeting Room C, Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina.

The information sessions will cover everything you need to know about studying Law and Legal Studies at Southern Cross University including information for on-the-spot assessment of applications for the Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies.

If you are planning a career in Law, Southern Cross University offers paralegal studies (Associate Degree in Law), the Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies, the Bachelor of Laws (undergraduate and graduate entry), double degrees and a range of short courses.

For more details: or phone (07) 5506 9200/9351 or 02 6620 3109.

Photo: Professor Bee Chen Goh, head of Southern Cross University's School of Law and Justice.