Bachelor of Laws

Bond University

This program is designed to prepare 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 a dynamic learning experience that is challenging both academically and prepares students practically for a legal career. It is an approved degree for purposes of admission as a barrister or solicitor in all Australian jurisdictions. Students should however always confirm admission requirements in the particular jurisdiction in which they wish to practice. In conjunction with further study, the degree can also be used to gain admission internationally.

Course Fee:

$134,560.00

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent, or Bond College certificate

Structure:

32 subjects: 3 core subjects + Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement; 17 compulsory law subjects; 7 law electives and 5 general electives. Bond has a unique University Core Skills Program, where all Bachelor-level degrees must include 3 for-credit subjects and a required 0 credit component that collectively address the Mission, Values, and desired Graduate Attributes for undergraduate students at Bond University. These components, in concert with discipline-specific studies, are designed to deliver: Clear and informed thinking; Effective oral and written communication; Global awareness and the ability to work with diverse others; Skills for managing oneself, contributing to teams, and providing leadership; Understanding of ethical frameworks and the personal capacity for ethical practice; Real-world, work-integrated learning experiences; Preparation for the transition to employment.

Subjects you can Study:

Corporate and commercial law; General legal practice; Information technology and e-commerce; Intellectual property; International trade law; Public law

Further information:

The Bachelor of Laws may be combined with other Bond degrees. Popular combinations include: Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Relations (Business), and Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology). Students who have already completed an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than law would normally apply for the postgraduate professional qualification, the Juris Doctor.

Recognition:

The course satisfies Priestley Eleven requirements. It is recognised by legal professional bodies in all Australian states and territories and overseas, but note that further study may be required before admission.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00017B

Related Careers:

Lawyer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gold Coast No info Yes Full time 2.5 years
Gold Coast No info Yes Part time 5 years

Located on Queensland’s Gold Coast, between the picturesque mountains of the hinterland and some of Australia’s best beaches, the campus is set on a 50-hectare site just an hour’s drive from Brisbane. It features a range of recreational facilities, a lake and iconic buildings, which include on-campus student residences. The university’s practical learning facilities are equally impressive and have been designed to prepare students for the workplace. Students have access to teaching areas such as film and television studios, a psychology clinic, a legal skills centre modelled on the High Court of Australia, industry-standard financial trading facilities, various science laboratories, and clinical skills rooms with hospital-standard equipment for students of health science and medicine disciplines. 

Bond’s undergraduate courses are offered through the Bond Business School, the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, the Faculty of Law, and the Faculty of Society and Design. Each faculty offers single and combined degrees covering a broad range of disciplines and specialties, including interesting pairings such as law with actuarial science, biomedical science or commerce. The university’s undergraduate courses include a compulsory core curriculum, comprising four areas: Critical Thinking and Communication, Leadership and Team Dynamics, Ethical Thought and Action, and Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement. 

Bond University recently launched The Transformer — an Australian-first program aimed at teaching big picture thinking, creative problem solving and evidence-based decision making. This co-curricular program is designed to encourage exploration, enable innovation and enhance entrepreneurial skills.

Bond offers plenty of flexibility to help accommodate students’ interests. It pioneered the three-semester-per-year (trimester) timetable, which allows students to accelerate their studies and complete an undergraduate degree in two years. 
Bond offers plenty of flexibility to help accommodate students’ interests. It pioneered the three-semester-per-year (trimester) timetable, which allows students to accelerate their studies and complete an undergraduate degree in two years. 

A range of programs and events provides prospective students with insight into university life. Student for a Semester gives high-achieving Year 11 and 12 students the opportunity to enrol into a Bond subject, attend lectures and tutorials, and even submit assessments. Students who successfully complete the program will be granted credit towards a Bond undergraduate degree. For students seeking an accessible pathway to study, the Bond University Preparation Program is a two-semester course providing guaranteed entry into a range of undergraduate programs. 

As a private university, Bond charges full fees for its courses. It is also a not-for-profit organisation, which means that 100 per cent of the tuition fees are reinvested into the university. Domestic students may defer their tuition fees through the federal government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme. 

Bond emphasises globally focused and industry-specific course content and makes internships available across a number of disciplines, both in Australia and overseas. The university has developed industry relationships through graduate placements, research partnerships and its scholarships, and also encourages global mobility among students. Bond currently has more than 80 university partnerships in 25 countries, allowing students to diversify their academic and cultural experience.

For more information, please visit www.bond.edu.au

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Contact

Office of Future Students
Bond University
Gold Coast QLD 4229
Phone: 1800 074 074 (National)
+61 7 5595 1024 (International)
Facsimile: +61 7 5595 1015
Email: information@bond.edu.au
Website: www.bond.edu.au

CRICOS: 00017B

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