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Interested in learning about why things happen the way they do? The School of Law and Social Sciences (SoLaSS) is the place to be at USP! If you are planning a career in law, foreign affairs, politics, social work, development planning, or human rights and justice advocacy, this is the place to start your academic journey. We also train historians, sociologists, psychologists and political scientists. All our undergraduate programmes are fully online as well as face to face. Our Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme and Bachelor of Arts Social Work are also internationally accredited. Some of our programmes have been established in partnership with Pacific regional agencies, to meet emerging regional priorities. These include the undergraduate Diploma in Leadership, Governance and Human Rights and the Postgraduate Diploma in Border Security. SoLaSS is spread across two main campuses in Fiji and Vanuatu. The Discipline of Law is based in Port Vila, while the Disciplines of Social Sciences and Government, Development and International Affairs are based in Laucala. The Emalus campus also hosts the Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute while the Laucala campus hosts the post-degree Professional Diplomas in Legal Practice and Legislative Drafting. In addition to our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, SoLaSS houses the interdisciplinary University course, UU200 Ethics and Governance, which is required of all USP undergraduates. So whether you are in Suva, Port Vila, Honiara or any of our other regional campuses, you will be part of a dynamic and diverse student community– studying with the very best Pacific and international lecturers.  Our academics are experts in their respective fields, whose Pacific–focused research is recognized internationally. You will be able to view their profiles and their recent research outputs on the following pages. You will also be able to search for and find more detailed information about our various programmes and courses. We are ready to answer any questions so please contact us on the following (addresses) for further information. Come and expand your horizons with us.

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