The Centre for Law and Justice comprises a team of highly qualified and experienced legal practitioners, researchers, and criminal justice professionals. We offer internationally unique and innovative undergraduate and postgraduate courses in law, criminal justice and legal ethics. These courses are delivered by an interdisciplinary group of dynamic academics comprising criminologists, lawyers, sociologists, philosophers and policing scholars.
Our Bachelor of Laws is unique across the world for its incorporation of compulsory Indigenous Australian content, resources law and community law in addition to the traditional law curriculum.
Our Bachelor of Criminal Justice prepares students for careers in the criminal justice professions, including: policing, corrections, restorative justice, mediation, court administration, policy and law reform, probation, parole, and juvenile justice.
Our Bachelor of Public Safety and Security is your opportunity to become involved in one of today’s fastest growing industries. There has been exponential growth in the number and diversity of agencies and practitioners providing public safety and security services.”
Our research projects reflect critical examination of law, migration, crime, policing, professional practice, social justice, crime control and criminal justice.
Through our teaching, research and community service, the Centre for Law and Justice demonstrates our commitment to the rule of law, the promotion of the highest standards of ethical conduct, the importance of reflexivity, professional responsibility, social justice and community service.
Acknowledgement of Country
We would like to acknowledge the Wiradyuri (or Wiradjuri), Ngunawal, Gundungurra and Biripai (or Biripi) peoples of Australia who are the traditional owners and custodians of the lands on which CSU campuses are located, and pay respect to their Elders both past, present and emerging.
Acknowledgment of country
We would like to acknowledge the Wiradjuri, Ngunawal, Gundungurra and Biripai (or Biripi) peoples of Australia who are the traditional owners and custodians of the lands on which CSU campuses are located, and pay respect to their Elders both past and present.
Legal expert to deliver Charles Sturt public lecture in Bathurst
Thursday, 30 January 2020
Charles Sturt University to fly flag of inclusivity
Tuesday, 14 May 2019
Leading NSW legal figure to speak at CSU in Bathurst
Thursday, 11 Apr 2019
CSU law students record high level of satisfaction: national survey data
Wednesday, 28 Nov 2018
CSU law expert to lead discussion with best-selling Australian author
Thursday, 27 Sept 2018
Out now! New work by Centre Adjunct and former Inspector of Custodial Services, Dr John Paget, and colleagues on 'Ageing in corrective services: from the perspective of prison chaplains'
Sunday, 1 July 2018
The UK’s Howard League for Penal Reform features research from CSU’s Emma Colvin, Kath McFarlane, Alison Gerard and Andrew McGrath in their latest blog on ‘Criminal Care’. Read it here!
Wednesday, 2 May 2018
Legal minds left inspired by Justice Michael Kirby in Bathurst
Wednesday, 31 Jan 2018
Courtroom battles can lead social change
Thursday, 24 Aug 2017
CSU expert addresses NT royal commission on children in detention
Thursday, 1 Jun 2017
Law degree takes next step for reconciliation
Wednesday, 31 May 2017
CSU public lecture file screening tells refugee story
Thursday, 16 Mar 2017
NSW Deputy Ombudsman criticises state's 'hodgepodge' child abuse monitoring system
Wednesday, 15 Feb 2017
Logging on to learn: more than half of CSU students studying online
Thursday, 2 Feb 2017
Don't blame bail justices for Bourke St attack
Wednesday, 25 Jan 2017
Why are our most vulnerable children turning to crime?
Wednesday, 11 Jan 2017
NSW bail laws mean well but are landing homeless kids in prison
Friday, 16 Dec 2016
Community leadership award to CSU change-maker
Friday, 2 Dec 2016
Wagga opens its doors to refugees fleeing the Syrian conflict
Monday, 24 Oct 2016
Reimagining NSW: four ways to boost community well-being and why it matters
(added) Tuesday, 27 Sep 2016
The Honourable Justice Margaret Beazley speaks with Stereo 2BS about the centre launch
Thursday, 25 Aug 2016
Western Advocate - Centre of attention at CSU
Thursday, 25 Aug 2016
WIN News Central West - Centre for Law and Justice opening - Facebook Link
Thursday, 25 Aug 2016
Local Justice Experts Provide Legal Experience
Friday, 22 Jul 2016
Central Western Daily. 'Reoffenders need time, compassion'
Tuesday, 19 Jun 2016