About SZCC

The Sir Zelman Cowen Centre (SZCC) at Victoria University specialises in law and cultural diversity.

We enhance community understanding of the law and the legal profession’s understanding of community.

Our projects include:

  • training for the Australian and international legal sector
  • education programs for people seeking a better understanding of law, governance and regulation
  • community engagement initiatives which promote multiculturalism, social cohesion and equality of opportunity.

Vision & mission

The Centre shares the vision of our namesake, Sir Zelman Cowen, to 'enhance community understanding of the law and deepen the legal profession’s understanding of community issues'.

Areas of specialisation

  • Technological innovation in courts and tribunals – the future of legal practice and legal education.
  • Bespoke law, civics and advocacy training programs.
  • Governance training and capacity building for diverse communities.
  • Community legal education and schools outreach.
  • Faith-based dispute resolution.
  • Law and cultural diversity.

Facilities for hire

We are conveniently located in Melbourne’s legal precinct at Victoria University’s City Campus.

Rooms are available for hire within our beautiful heritage-listed building in Queen Street. They are perfect for:

  • seminars
  • meetings
  • training courses
  • functions.

Hire a room