The Bachelor of Laws at Charles Sturt University (CSU) is a three-year internationally unique undergraduate law degree. As well as teaching the traditional law curriculum, our course incorporates Indigenous Australian content, embeds cultural competence and offers a range of specialised regional law topics.
The CSU Bachelor of Laws creates change-makers – skilled legal professionals who can work at the heart of regional communities, driving advocacy and improving access to legal representation across the country.
What’s different about a law degree at CSU? With a focus on rural, regional and remote issues and Indigenous Australian content you can learn and practice in communities that need it most. Staff and industry highlight the importance of making an impact in our regions.
What’s different about a Law degree at CSU? With a focus on rural, regional and remote issues and Indigenous Australian content you can learn and practice in communities that need it most. Staff and Industry highlight the importance of making an impact in our regions.
Miriam knew she wanted to study law, both for professional development as a manager and to pursue her interest in court appointed mediation. As a leader in online education, CSU offered her the chance to study at her own pace and work towards fulfilling her dreams.
Miriam knew she wanted to study Law, both for professional development as a manager and to pursue her interest in court appointed mediation. As a leader in online education, CSU offered her the chance to study at her own pace and work towards fulfilling her dreams.
"I looked at a number of factors when selecting this course including the option of studying online, my work / life balance and the regional focus of the course. I also liked the online support that was available but also the proximity of the actual campus to my home for residential schools and to use the on campus services if I needed them. The flexible delivery of the course was also a considering factor.
"I am currently working full time, although my current role is not 100% relevant to my course. I am looking for a career change to pursue my passion rather than just doing full-time work. The course is not only providing me with the study and knowledge I need, but opportunities for volunteer work and exposure to looking at the legal system in action. It is also opening up so many different career options that I can explore, options I would never have thought of previously.
"Study in the first few weeks was a difficult challenge, however attending the residential school really helped me to adjust focus on my study techniques and provided lots of support. It was very informative and we had speakers from different areas of the legal profession. The lecturers were very hands on and involved and provided information on study skills, essay preparation, career opportunities and referencing workshops. It was also a fantastic opportunity to build new friendships and study group support. Following the residential school, I now communicate with fellow students online in adobe meetings, chat sessions and via an external Facebook group that we created. The biggest help has also been that I have found study to be fascinating and I really enjoy the reading material. There is fantastic online support at all times and I have the flexibility to study when it suits me and my family.
"I am the first in my family to attend University and this has been a huge accomplishment and my family are very proud, but more importantly I am setting an example for my daughter that she can do anything she puts her mind to and can change her future at any time.
"CSU has more of a community feel and I feel more supported at CSU. To anyone considering studying at CSU, don’t wait, apply now! It’s easier than you think and you will be surprised at how easy it is to get hooked on study."
"I chose to study CSU’s Bachelor of Laws because I am passionate about law and justice. I also wanted a course that I could study online and still live in my hometown of Young with my family and friends. Growing up in a rural and regional area I was drawn to the Bachelor of Laws as it is the only law course with a special focus on rural and regional issues. I have always dreamt of becoming a rural lawyer and this course is making it a reality.
"I currently work full-time as a Licensed Conveyancer / Paralegal at a busy law firm in Young. The study has been very relevant to my role as I want to become a lawyer in a law firm. Working in the legal industry and studying law is definitely an advantage as I am gaining that practical insight as well as learning the theory behind it all.
"It has been difficult to fit study in with my life commitments but being so determined to achieve my dreams, I’m making it happen. I need to be prepared and organised for study each week and it is all about creating a healthy balance. Having a great support network has made it all easier too - I’ve had the support of people to proof-read my essays or make me dinner when it all gets too much. I can also study when I want to study – at 6am Sunday morning or 9pm Wednesday night, it doesn’t matter as it’s all up to me. Studying online has also allowed me to stay working and be with my family while pursuing my career and degree.
"It has been easy to connect with other students. Once we broke the ice at residential school, the communication has been flowing – having a mate that I can just message and check that I am on the right track. Adobe meetings and discussion boards are also an excellent way to ask a question that I may be stuck on or just want to clarify. It is amazing that in a short space of time I have really been able to get a grasp on the unit. The lectures and activities are interesting and it has really helped to sharpen my knowledge. It has also been great to meet other students and staff. If you attend a residential school, stay on campus! I learnt so much from talking and discussing the day with my fellow students.
"I am the first to study at University in my family and they are extremely proud of me and what I have achieved so far. I am also proud to study at University. I love the opportunity it has given me to enhance my career as well as achieve my dreams. It is an opportunity that was not available to my parents or sister and I just want to grab it with both hands.
"CSU is a great University that strives on academic excellence. The support for online students is outstanding. CSU has a rural vibe, something that I look for as I love living and working in a rural area. Regional universities are unique because they are approachable and friendly. CSU communicates so well and has a great support network for students. Even as an online student, I still feel like part of the CSU family. If you are considering study, just do it. Studying with CSU has opened up so many doors for me, it is an amazing university. If you are studying as an online student, then CSU is the way to go. They are so supportive and the communication and assistance is excellent."