"I've always believed that knowledge is power … I do know that by studying this degree, I have so many options.”

Kahurangi Simpson

Bachelor of Laws student

Events and Engagement

Group of students in lecture theatre

The School of Law and Justice at Southern Cross University hosts and participates in a suite of events each year. These include public lectures, seminars highlighting the latest research, events for high school students, and professional development workshops.

Information about all events can be found on our Facebook page, Eventbrite and our Research Blog.

Visiting Law and Humanities Artist in residence John Reid at the Gold Coast campus

Visiting Law and Humanities Artist in residence John Reid at the Gold Coast campus in May, August and December 2019 pictured with his work 'Untitled', initiated in 1982 in response to Amnesty International’s ‘Disappearance Campaign’, triggered by the criminal political climate in Central and South America; and the Australian government’s relationship with Indonesia and policy on East Timor.

Professor Bill MacNiel on stage with The Hon. Mr. Michael Kirby AO, QC and German author, professor, and former constitutional court judge, Bernhard Schlink

In a sold-out Byron Community Theatre in November 2019, the SLJ in collaboration with our friends at the Byron Writers Festival hosted a public lecture plus Q and A with two giants of the legal and literary world. The Hon. Mr. Michael Kirby AO, QC and German author, professor, and former constitutional court judge, Bernhard Schlink.

Image L-R: Professor William MacNeil, Mr Michael Kirby AO, QC, and Professor Bernhard Schlink.

Professor Michele Bratcher Goodwin with School of Law and Justice faculty members

Professor Michele Bratcher Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of Law at the University of California, presented as key speaker at the 2017 Greta Bird Lecture on Legal Theory and Critique themed: Pregnancy, Poverty and the State: should the state control a woman’s right to choose? Professor Goodwin is the founder and director of the Centre for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy at UC Irvine School of Law and is one of the world’s leading authorities on the regulation of medicine, science, and biotechnology. Her scholarship defines new ways of thinking about the intersections of law, society, economics, and the human body.

Lecture series

Residency programs

Community engagement

"The HSC Legal Studies Day opened my eyes to all the possibilities and career opportunities in policymaking, court work, research or corporate legal sectors."

Natasha Cook

Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies student


Contact the School of Law and Justice

Professor William MacNeil BA (Tor), MA (Tor), LLB (Dal), LLM (Lond), JSD (Col)

T: +61 2 6620 3375

E: lawhos@scu.edu.au

Future students

T: 1800 626 481

scu.edu.au/study-at-scu/help-and-contact/

Current students

T: 1800 005 687

E: lawenquiry@scu.edu.au