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.
  • Community legal education and schools outreach.
  • Faith-based dispute resolution.
  • Governance training and capacity building for diverse communities.
  • Law and cultural diversity.

Facilities for hire

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