Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University


The Centre for Law and Justice was established at CSU in 2016 and combines the disciplines of law and justice studies. We deliver all of our undergraduate and postgraduate courses via online education, including our Bachelor of Laws, and offer face to face learning on the Bathurst and Port Macquarie campus for our Bachelor of Criminal Justice.

Our staff

Staff at the Centre for Law and Justice comprise a team of legal experts, criminologists, sociologists and philosophers with comprehensive and diverse backgrounds in research and legal practice, and experience within the criminal justice sector.

Our staff have extensive legal and policy experience in domestic and international law firms, government departments, non-government organisations, international human rights organisations and community legal centres.

The Director of the Centre for Law and Justice is Professor Mark Nolan.

In all our teaching and research programs we work closely with legal and criminal justice professionals, as well as Indigenous lawyers, Elders, ACLO's and community organisations, on our curriculum delivery and research impact.

Our goal

Our goal is to produce dynamic change makers equipped with the skills to work in all parts of Australia, and for our law program in particular, work in rural and regional areas.

By actively engaging in the wider community and with the legal and criminal justice profession in Australia and beyond, CSU's Centre for Law and Justice can assist our students to build their professional connections and careers. We foster this engagement amongst our students and promote opportunities for peer networks to grow. This in turn allows our students to consider a range of roles and workplaces in the legal profession and criminal justice sector.