Bond Law School’s Legal Skills Centre
The Legal Skills Centre is a landmark industry training facility officially opened by then Commonwealth Attorney-General the Honourable Philip Ruddock MP in June 2007 and built at a cost of $10.2 million. The Centre is the first of its kind to integrate the full complement of legal-based training facilities, with purpose-built suites designed for mediation, dispute resolution, PLT training as well as video conferencing and more.
The centrepiece is undoubtedly the full-scale electronic moot court, presenting an ultra-contemporary courtroom setting and equipped with evidence management systems, video conferencing facilities and video streaming that replicates the very latest technology used in the High Court of Australia. Described by the Honourable Michael Kirby, former Justice of the High Court as “the finest moot court in any Australian institution,” this showcase facility allows Bond Law School graduates to be fully conversant with the emerging technologies and systems used in today’s most sophisticated courtrooms.
Modelled on input provided by judges, legal practitioners and the faculty, this twenty-first-century facility is designed to give students simulated real world experience in practicing their legal skills, ensuring that, as graduates, they will be able to walk into any courtroom and feel right at home.
Important NCA update regarding Bond Law School
A very important update regarding a change has been made by the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) related to foreign-trained lawyers and the process of coming back to practice law in Canada.
The NCA accredited Bond University as the only university outside Canada with the ability to offer four Canadian core subjects—Canadian Administrative Law, Canadian Constitutional Law, Canadian Criminal Law and Foundations of Canadian Law—and provide credit to students who completed these subjects at Bond, subject to sufficient academic performance (as detailed in NCA Assessment Policy 1.2.2.e).
The NCA has formally notified Bond University that it will no longer be waiving the requirement for Bond graduates to sit the four exams that other graduates from non-Canadian law schools must sit.
If you are interested in being part of the last cohort at Bond Law School to be exempt in sitting the NCA examinations, subject to sufficient academic performance (as detailed in NCA Assessment Policy 1.2.2.e), then you can apply to the January 2015 intake.
Bond Law School Juris Doctor
Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intakes: January, May, or September
Next intake: January 2015
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.