Let your studies in law fuel a new generation of social justice and equity

Whether it's defending a client in court, challenging a ruling in a sport tribunal, building a case to protect the environment or kick-starting a corporate career, a degree in law or legal studies from Southern Cross can get you there. Our double degrees in law can double your employment opportunities and with a focus on social justice, critical thinking, academic rigour and work-ready skills, our professionally accredited qualifications, delivered by the School of Law and Justice open the way to a range of careers in law and justice:

  • Lawyer (specialist or generalist)
  • Barrister
  • Paralegal
  • Property conveyancer
  • Criminology
  • Entertainment lawyer
  • Court officer
  • Environmental lawyer (one of the fastest growing fields of legal research)
  • Human rights and social justice advocate.

You can also take advantage of a one-on-one chat with one of our law and justice graduates.

  1. Simply fill in the details below to book a chat.
  2. A team member will contact you to find out more about what you want to study and help you think through what you might like to talk about with our graduate.

What makes Southern Cross different to other universities

  • Supervised work placements build networks
  • Accelerated study options at Law Summer Schools in Byron Bay and Gold Coast
  • Moot Court facility on campus to gain courtroom practice
  • Lecturers who are internationally recognised experts
  • Gain academic qualifications for admission to the legal profession
  • Five-star rating in law and paralegal studies - Good Universities Guide 2019

Book a chat with one of our amazing graduates

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Johanna Byrne

Bachelor of Laws

Johanna Byrne knows love. Once a florist – a career of passion and empathy – Johanna experienced the sudden loss of her husband in 2014, leaving her a single mother to seven children.

Amid it all, she left floristry and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 2017, quickly becoming an essential figure in the Australian legal system.

After working roles in Legal Aid then corporate law, Johanna was appointed the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights’ State Convenor for Tasmania and the National Indigenous co-chair. “Law is a people profession,” says Johanna.

“I can help people in a different way than what I was doing with flowers.” 

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