Study Law

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Take a stand and make a difference

Whether it’s defending a client in court, challenging a ruling in a sports tribunal, building a case to protect the environment or kick-starting a corporate career, a law degree can get you there.

Our double degrees in law can multiply your employment opportunities. With a focus on social justice, critical thinking, academic rigour and work-ready skills – all enhanced by learning under the Southern Cross Model of teaching – our professionally accredited qualifications open the way to a range of careers, including: 

  • 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.

Students have the opportunity to learn from prominent people in the law, human rights, social policy and justice. For example, our public lectures and seminar series have been presented by luminaries such as Ms Raelene Webb QC (President of the National Native Title Tribunal, Mr Walter Sofronoff QC, and Professor Rosalind Croucher AM (President of the Australian Law Reform Commission).

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“I chose Southern Cross because I wanted somewhere where the lecturers knew me by name and provided one-on-one assistance. The course was definitely challenging but I learned so much and the staff were always so willing to help.”

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Open Day at Southern Cross University is a perfect opportunity to discover which courses spark your interest and the campus or study mode that works best for you.

  • Northern Rivers, Sunday 4 August
  • Coffs Harbour, Sunday 11 August
  • Gold Coast, Sunday 18 August
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Why choose Law with Southern Cross?

Strong job prospects

82% of graduates found employment within four months (QILT 2019)

5-Star rating

5-stars for Teaching Quality and Student Support for Law & Paralegal Studies (Good Universities Guide 2023)

Double degrees

Expand your career options with only one extra year of study.

I studied law to help others

As a solicitor in the family law and protection division of Legal Aid NSW, Southern Cross University graduate Tom Kershaw is responsible for handling the legal matters of some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in his community.

Often, his work involves dealing with children and families who’ve been separated, with issues that might range from mental health, disabilities, drug and alcohol problems or domestic violence.

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“There were units I studied which really changed my point of view on a number of issues. The lecturers made me understand the importance of social justice, spurring on my passion to help people and make a positive impact on society.”

A better way to learn

We’re always looking for a better way to do things. That’s why we’re delivering our courses in six-week terms.

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The University offers a wide range of scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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Entry pathways

There are many ways to get into Southern Cross University. Discover your options with an entry pathway.

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Get a taste of the Southern Cross University experience through our webinars, campus tours and info sessions.

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