Getting involved with extracurriculars at Bond University Law School
Things to do at Bond University Law School
If you’re moving across the world to study the program of your dreams, you don’t want to miss the chance to get involved with your school and community.
Bond University law student, Ali, feels strongly about this for a variety of reasons. It’s not just a matter of making the most of your experience or building your resume (although those are great excuses too), but these extracurriculars can help you succeed in law school.
“You can actually practice those [tasks like client interviews and negotiations] in those competitions that don’t even count and build yourself, and just try to get out of that comfort zone and meeting other people as well. It’s great, trust me.”
So, what extracurricular opportunities does Bond law offer?
Each year the Bond Canadian Law Student Association arranges an event called Buddy Night to welcome new first-year law students. Students further into the program come out as well, so it’s a great opportunity to meet new friends and get firsthand advice and notes from those who have already been where you are.
What better way to prepare for court than practice, practice, practice? Mooting does just that. Students can join simulated court proceedings in which they are given a legal problem that they must argue before a ‘judge.’ It’s not just an oral exercise though, in some cases students must also prepare written documents outlining the case. Whether family, international, criminal, or another area of law, mooting competitions allow students to put their legal skills to the test.
Fun Fact: Bond law has a history of winning national and international mooting competitions!
Client Interview Competitions
Part of being a top-notch lawyer involves being able to effectively communicate with your client. Client interview competitions give students the chance to practice their communication and interview skills, all while demonstrating their ability to shine in a flexible work environment. What makes it even better? Sometimes there are even cash prizes available!
Many areas of law require shrewd negation skills. How can you build those skills? Welcome to negotiation competitions! Here, students compete in teams to hone and demonstrate their collaborative negotiation skills to resolve mock disputes.
Hear more from Ali about extracurricular involvement at Bond!
Bond Law School Juris Doctor
With three intakes per year, January, May and September, Bond Law Juris Doctor candidates are able to apply any time throughout the year—and the LSAT is not required. If you’re thinking of attending this September, now is the time to get your application documents in!
Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intakes: January, May, September
Duration: 2 years (6 semesters)
Application deadline: You’re encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program start date.