Research

The School of Law and Justice at Southern Cross University is a leading centre for scholarly research that is proudly theoretical, critical, cultural and contextual in its nature and outlook.

We boast renowned scholars in fields as diverse as law and the humanities, popular culture, property theory, law and race, the legal status of nature, climate change, international human rights, the human right to water, the legal histories of the British Far East, and indigenous jurisprudence, amongst other fields.

SLJ Research Newsletter Issue 3, January 2020

SLJ Research, Issue 3, February 2020

2019 was an extremely busy research year for our School. On the public front, we hosted three public lectures, ran three scholarly conferences at the Gold Coast, welcomed internationally distinguished visitors in residence, and consolidated our popular Research Seminar Series with seven standout speakers.

We also launched our new journal, Pólemos: Journal of Law, Literature and Culture, and began planning another, Legalities, the Journal of the Law & Society Association of Australia and NZ. Our public events and launches, large and small, helped put the School on the (national and global) map - as a vibrant centre for critical, contextual, and cultural legal scholarship. In fields as diverse as the narratives of climate change, environmental justice, ecological jurisprudence, critical theory, law and society, and law, culture and the humanities, the SLJ continues to lead, and leave its mark.

In this environment, the School’s scholars continued to achieve research impact beyond our numbers, punching above our collective weight with publishing outputs, innovative collaborations – interdisciplinary, as well as across and beyond the University – and an emerging grants strategy and success.

SLJ Research Newsletter Issue 3, January 2020

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SLJ Research, Issue 2, November 2018

Download a copy of our Issue 2 of SLJ Research which highlights the School of Law and Justice research achievements for the year. 

SLJ Resesarch - Issue 2, November 2018

SLJ Research Summer 2017

SLJ Research, Issue 1, December 2017

Download a copy of our inaugural issue of SLJ Research which highlights the School of Law and Justice research achievements for the year. 

SLJ Research - Issue 1, December 2017