Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University


  • Law Courses
  • Justice Studies Courses

Law Courses

CSU's Bachelor of Laws is unique nationally and internationally as the first Bachelor of Laws to incorporate compulsory Indigenous Australian content and cultural competence. For the Bachelor of Laws, all of our students study online and will graduate fluent in the use of online technology and resources for legal research and practice. Students work alongside lecturers and members of the legal profession in compulsory and optional residential schools that help develop advocacy skills and increase exposure to legal practice. By focusing on Indigenous cultural competence and curriculum tailored to meet the needs and priorities of rural and regional communities, our graduates will be better able to contribute to regional Australia and better represent some of the country's most vulnerable population groups.

CSU's Bachelor of Laws is accredited by the NSW Legal Profession Admission Board. This means that once our students have completed their Practical Legal Training they can apply for admission to practise law.

CSU's Bachelor of Criminal Justice prepares students for a wide variety of careers in criminal justice and related professions. Students will gain maximum academic recognition of their degree in the NSW Police Force recruitment process and will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to pursue a more generalist criminal justice pathway.

CSU's Bachelor of Criminal Justice provides an interdisciplinary approach to criminal and social justice issues offering an interesting and varied range of subjects. Graduates will be prepared for a wide variety of careers in criminal justice. Honours study and higher research degrees in this area can also be undertaken. Bachelor of Criminal Justice graduates understand the importance of reflexivity and the application of ethics enabling them to practise good citizenship and apply this to their professional career.