Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies / Bachelor of Laws

Southern Cross University

Students who undertake a double degree with Law are candidates for both degrees and are able to complete the two degrees with five years of full-time study or part-time equivalent. The Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies brings together studies in law and politics. It is an excellent degree for those wanting to work in policy, paralegal positions, and in the fields of justice. It provides a thorough practical grounding in legal knowledge and a strong understanding of Australian and international politics and society.

Course Fee:

International: $130,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12; Recommended: any 2 units of English; or TAFE and VET awards (Certificate III and above); or Undergraduate and Postgraduate study; or Work Experience (minimum of 1 year full-time equivalent)


A total of 480 credit points (usually 40 units) must be completed. Attendance at on-campus workshops is a requirement of the Bachelor of Laws for both on-campus and online students. The workshops are designed to improve students' capacities in critical analysis, legal theory, social critique, legal argument, and communication. Some electives of the Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies also require attendance at on-campus workshops.

Subjects you can Study:

Law; Civil Litigation and Procedure; The Philosophy of Law; Environmental Law; Professional Conduct; Evidence; Australian Criminal Law; Australian Politics; the Australian Legal System; Global Social Movements; Social Policy

Study Pathways:

Applicants who do not have the required entry mark are encouraged to apply for the Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies. If those students achieve the required grade point average during that course, they may then apply for transfer into the double degree with Law.


The Bachelor of Laws fulfils the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession, but professional admission authorities also require law graduates of all universities to complete practical legal training or similar to be eligible for admission. Students who intend to practise law outside Australia should check with the relevant country's admission body to confirm their admission requirements. The Conveyancing major provides students with the academic requirements necessary to obtain a conveyancer's licence in NSW, and is accredited by NSW Fair Trading. For licensing requirements, and details of mandatory additional work experience required to enable registration, enquiries should be made to NSW Fair Trading.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 01241G

Related Careers:

Law Clerk, Lawyer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Lismore 83 No Online 5 years
Lismore 83 No Full time 5 years
Gold Coast 83 No Part time 10 years
Gold Coast 83 No Full time 5 years
Gold Coast 83 No Online 5 years
Lismore 83 No Part time 10 years
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Provider CRICOS: 01241G

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