Bachelor of Laws
Bondís law program is designed to equip students for a career in the legal profession, business, industry or government, both within Australia and overseas. Its combination of excellent teaching, small classes and extensive legal skills program provides an exciting learning experience that both challenges students academically and prepares them practically for a legal career. Our 20-component skills program equips students with the following skills needed to practise law in a modern environment:
Legal Research and Analysis
Legal Writing and Drafting
Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
Advocacy and Oral Presentation
Client Interviewing and Communication
The Bachelor of Laws degree has been constructed to enable graduates to take leading positions in the public and private sectors, such as solicitor in private practice, barrister, government lawyer, in-house counsel and academia.
The completion of this degree is the first step in enabling graduates to practise law in Australia. In conjunction with further study and meeting the requirements of the Legal Practitioners Boards of the various Australian States and Territories, one may gain admission as a legal practitioner.
The degree can also be used to gain admission internationally; however, students are advised to confirm admission requirements in the particular jurisdiction in which they wish to practise.
As with all Bond University programs, multidisciplinary study, skills and flexibility are distinctive features. Students are encouraged to emphasise specific areas of study that they feel best serve their proposed career paths.
Students who have already completed a Bachelorís degree would normally apply for our postgraduate professional qualification, the Juris Doctor.
Work Experience & Internships
A clinical legal subject is available as an elective. Many students are encouraged and elect to complete clerkships or internships with law firms during their holidays but these do not form part of degree requirements.
Most students undertake four subjects per semester* (equivalent to 40 credit points). You may, however, enrol in fewer subjects and extend your degree over a longer period.
Bond's Teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, skills exercises, presentations, assignments and computer labs.
* Australian students enrolled in three or more subjects may be eligible to claim Austudy benefits. International students are required to study a minimum of 30 credit hours (three subjects equivalent) per semester to fulfil Australian study visa requirements.
Law can be combined with most other undergraduate degrees offered by the University.
Combined degrees are encouraged by the Faculty of Law and take between 3 years 4 months and 4 years (full-time). Popular combinations include:
Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Communication / Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of International Relations / Bachelor of Laws
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