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Southern Cross University (SCU)

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Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies

  • Bachelor

In the fight for justice, you need knowledge, integrity and perseverance. This degree embraces all these qualities as you learn how the law works, why specific laws exist, and how our laws impact on others.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Course Code
3006110, 022342G, 022342G
Study Mode
In person, Online
International Fees
$26,800 per year / $80,400 total
ATAR
60

About this course

In the fight for justice, you need knowledge, integrity and perseverance. This degree embraces all these qualities as you learn how the law works, why specific laws exist, and how our laws impact on others.

The Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies is an excellent degree for those wanting to work in policy development, paralegal positions, conveyancing, and in the justice sector. It provides a thorough practical grounding in legal knowledge and a strong understanding of Australian and international politics and society. If you have already been working professionally in the fields of law and justice, this course will extend your knowledge, skills and expertise. The conveyancing major, which is accredited by New South Wales Fair Trading, enables you to become a licenced conveyancer in NSW.

Our graduates can envisage career roles across the justice and social policy sector, as well as the public service. Students who want to become lawyers may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Laws during or at the completion of their studies.

Alternatively, students can choose to graduate with the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) after completing the required 16 units.

Study locations

Gold Coast

Lismore

Online

What you will learn

The course consists of core and elective units, including Australian Politics, the Australian Legal System, Global Social Movements and Social Policy. Students can choose to study a major in Conveyancing.

Additional information: Some elective units, when studied online, require students to attend on-campus workshops.

Career pathways

Law-related work In legal firms, government policy making, corporate firms, government legal departments, law enforcement agencies, legal aid offices, court administration, public prosecutions, and in the corporate sector in banking, insurance and conveyancing.

Course structure

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies students must complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points), comprising:

  • 12 core units (144 credit points),
  • the Conveyancing Major (96 credit points) and 4 Law electives (48 credit points), or
  • 10 Law electives (120 credit points) and 2 Law or University-wide electives (24 credit points), or
  • 4 Law electives (48 credit points) and a Shared Major (96 credit points), excluding the Law and Justice Major.

Exit Award

Students may be eligible to exit with an Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) after completing the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points), comprising 8 core units and 8 elective or major units.