Charles Sturt University Law School
CSU Law School
Charles Sturt University offers an online undergraduate law degree through the CSU law school, Centre for Law and Justice, at their Bathurst and Port Macquarie campuses.
CSU law school entry requirements
If you’re a high school leaver or haven’t been to university before, an undergraduate Bachelor of Laws is for you. University graduates can study a postgraduate Juris Doctor degree. To learn more about the different types of law degrees, see our Law Degrees Explained page.
High school leavers can apply directly through CSU to study a stand-alone 3-year Bachelor of Laws or a 5-year Combined Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Criminal Justice at CSU.
High school leavers are assessed based on their ATAR or Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT). The 2020 ATAR cut-off was 80.
Non-school leavers who have successfully completed 1 year (full time) of a Bachelor degree or pre-requisite subjects may satisfy entry requirements.
Applicants who can demonstrate academic/professional achievement may also satisfy entry requirements.
Mature age students can apply to study a Bachelor of Laws by applying directly through CSU.
CSU offers the following alternative entry programs for First Nations students:
The Indigenous Access Program guarantees First Nations applicants entry into a broad selection of Bachelor degrees upon successful completion of a five-day entry program.
The Regional Location Adjustment Scheme automatically adjusts applicant’s selection rank by 5 points if the applicant completed high school in a regional area.
The Early Offer – Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS) provides high school leavers with the opportunity to apply for a Bachelor of Laws before receiving their ATAR.
Studying law at CSU law school
CSU operates on a 2-session calendar year. The full-time study load is 4 subjects per session or 8 subjects per year.The part-time study load is 2 subjects per session or 4 subjects per year.
The Bachelor of Laws study mode is online only. For information about the Bachelor of Laws course information and typical study pattern, click here.
The Combined Bachelor of Laws study mode is either online or on campus at Bathurst and Port Macquarie. For information about the Combined Bachelor of Law course information and typical study pattern, visit the CSU website.
Support for First Nations law students
Indigenous Support Centre
There are seven Indigenous Student Centres at CSU located in the CSU campuses in:
- Port Macquarie
- Wagga Wagga
Law school contacts
Indigenous Support Centre
Indigenous tutoring program
CSU operates the for The Indigenous Academic Success Program for all First Nations students.
AHO Tertiary Accommodation Grants
- Awarded to First Nations students enrolled in a full-time degree who can provide evidence of being either a social housing tenant or in housing stress.
- Value is $5,000 in instalments.
CSU Foundation Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Achievement Scholarship
- Awarded to First Nations students studying full time in any undergraduate or postgraduate degree.
- Value is $5,000 one-off payment.
- Awarded to any First Nation student studying any course at the Wagga Wagga campus.
- Value is $2,000
Dr Malcolm Walker Memorial Scholarship
- Awarded to First Nation students studying a Bachelor of Laws or Combined Bachelor of Laws who can provide evidence of sound academic achievement, community/regional involvement and career goals.
- Value is $3,000.
Indigenous Accommodation and Relocation Scholarships
- Awarded to First Nations students who are in financial need and do not receive payment from any other source for the same purpose of relocation or accommodation.
- Value is up to $6,000.
Indigenous Education Costs Scholarships
- Awarded to First Nations students who are in financial need and do not receive payment from any other source for the same purpose of education costs.
- Value is $3,000+ each year
Moya Cowe Memorial Scholarship
- Awarded to First Nations students or students with commitment to First Nations outcomes studying an undergraduate degree at USC.
- Value is up to $7,000.
- Awarded to school-leavers from outer regional or remote areas who relocate to undertake full time study.
- Value is $5,000.
- Awarded to First Nations students studying any undergraduate degree.
- Value is $5,000 over two years.
Wagga Wagga LALC and Aboriginal Community Scholarship
- Awarded to First Nations residing in the local Wagga Wagga Aboriginal Land Council area in need of financial assistance.
- Value is $3,000.
Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Disability Scholarship
- Awarded to any student with a physical disability.
- Value is $10,000.
Practical Legal Training (PLT)
CSU does not offer a PLT program.
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