Bond Law School hosts conference on the Changing Face of Law

17 July 2014

Bond University on the Gold Coast hosted representatives from more than 40 Australian and international institutions at a three-day Australasian Law Teachers Association conference held July 10–12.

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The conference was themed Thriving In Turbulent Times: Re-Imagining The Roles Of Law, Law Schools and Lawyers.
This conference was an examination of the many challenges confronting law today, and some of the exciting solutions that may change the face of law tomorrow.
Speakers at the conference included leading national and international senior law lecturers, corporate counsel and practising lawyers:

  • Queensland Law Society Chief Executive Officer Noela L’Estrange
  • Professor Stephen Mayson who, from his base in the UK, for more than 30 years has advised law firms around the world on strategy, economics, ownership and valuation
  • Carly Roberts, Australian Corporate Counsel for InterGen, a global power generation company with assets in Europe and North America and over 1700MV of generation in Australia
  • Professor Margaret Thornton, Professor of Law and ANU Public Policy Fellow of the Australian National University
  • Greg Vickery AO. Former President of the Queensland Law Society, long term Chairman of the Society’s Legal Education Committee and Special Counsel with law firm Norton Rose Fullbright Australia
  • Professor Eddie Blass, Executive Director of Learning Innovations Hub at University of New England
  • Professor Sandee Magliozzi, the incoming Associate Dean of Experiential Learning and current Director of Professional Development and Externships at Santa Clara Law School, USA
  • Kate Galloway, a senior lecturer at James Cook University School of Law
  • Dr Nick James, Professor and Deputy Dean of the Bond University Law School
  • Clinical Associate Professor Terri Mottershead, the Director of Professional Legal Training at Bond University Law School
  • Jamie White, owner of award-winning law firm PodLegal, practicing in intellectual property, technology and social media law

About Bond Law School and Juris Doctor (JD) Program

Bond University’s Juris Doctor (JD) program is a professional legal qualification designed to equip students for a career in the legal profession, business, industry or government, in Australia and overseas. This law program features excellent teaching, small classes and an extensive legal skills program, which provides an exciting learning experience that challenges students academically and prepares them practically for a legal career. Students will learn the following skills needed to practice 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

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intakes: January, May, or September
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: There is no official application deadline. Students from Canada should apply at least three months prior to the beginning of the program, particularly if you are seeking entry for a September intake.

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