Uni networks and flexibility were vital for student Johanna: I was offered a graduate job 6 months before I finished and I started work 3 days after I finished.

Johanna Byrne

Bachelor of Laws (Honours) graduate

Study options in the School of Law and Justice


Study on campus, online, full-time, part-time or in combination at different stages of your degree.

Blended learning

A combination of lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked podcasts or virtual classes.

Unique locations

Find our campuses at stunning locations on Australia’s east coast: Gold Coast, Lismore, Coffs Harbour.

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For what matters…. practice ready

Whether it’s defending the right of the accused in court, challenging a ruling in a sports tribunal, building a case to protect the environment, advising musicians about a recording contract, or kick-starting a corporate career, a law degree from Southern Cross University can take you where you want to be.

The School of Law and Justice is committed to providing a dynamic learning environment that engages students through a range of innovative and flexible learning modes, enabling them to think critically and independently about law and policy in their social, political and jurisprudential contexts.

With this kind of broad education and rigorous training, School of Law and Justice graduates are well-equipped to become socially responsible legal experts committed to professional excellence and the highest ethical standards.

Explore our degrees

Interested in studying with us and have more questions? Visit our FAQs page to get answers to our most frequently asked questions.

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With just 3 days' notice I was on the plane to another country to attend a court case. My role was to ensure it was run fairly from a human rights point of view."

Meekehleh Deserio

Bachelor of Laws graduate and mother of 10

Discover your opportunities in the School of Law and Justice

When you study with the School of Law and Justice, you will have opportunities to participate in a range of experiences such as our international exchanges, law placements, moot courts and our highly regarded intensive programs. You can also enjoy student life by joining one of our clubs or societies, or you may want the chance to apply for a scholarship.

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Awards and scholarships

Southern Cross University offers a range of student academic prizes and scholarships, including a $500 prize for Academic Excellence in Wills and Estates. Donated by Inheritance Solutions, this scholarship gives students insight into an extensive and crucial area of the legal profession.

View our available scholarships

Intensive programs

Are you seeking unique global insights into diverse legal contexts and dimensions? Are you eager to embrace multiple study topics to add to your professional portfolio? Our Summer and Winter Law Schools are ideal for students, lawyers, industry professionals, senior administrators and those requiring knowledge and understanding from the units on offer.

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Are you an overseas qualified lawyer?

To practise as a lawyer in Australia, a candidate must be admitted by the Supreme Court of an Australian state or territory. They must then obtain a practising certificate, generally issued by the local legal professional body. In just three easy steps, the Southern Cross University School of Law and Justice can help you with your admission in New South Wales.

Start your admission process

Award of Honours

The awarding of Honours signals that a student has achieved a high standard of academic excellence in their Bachelor of Laws degree. Graduating with Honours is looked upon favourably by future employers and provides an amazing start to your career in law.

Find out how to obtain an award of Honours

International exchange

Southern Cross University offers exciting opportunities for all students to study overseas. Law students may do so as part of the elective unit component of their degree. Southern Cross University has exchange agreements with universities all over the world, offering law students a wonderful opportunity to travel, understand new cultures and broaden their experiences.

Contact the international exchange team

Law and Creative Writing program

Our unique Law and Creative Writing combined degree aims to produce professionals who can write, and writers with a profession. Students who love language, and who would like to explore the intersections between law, literature and culture, whilst expanding their own writing talents, will find this degree an extremely rewarding experience.

Discover more about this program

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


Current students

T: 1800 005 687

E: lawenquiry@scu.edu.au