OzTREKK student becomes 1000th Canadian student at Bond Law School
OzTREKK has always had close ties with Bond Law School, and has sent hundreds of students there over the past few years.
Bond University on the Gold Coast continues to be the number one choice for Canadian students studying law in Australia, with the 1,000th Canadian commencing a law degree at the independent university this semester.
The milestone was marked today, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 with a visit from Canadian Consul General to Australia, Mario Ste-Marie, who met with students and staff.
More than 220 Canadians are currently studying law at Bond Law, the largest contingent of international students in the Faculty of Law. Numbers have grown exponentially since the first Canadian law student graduated in 1991, with almost 120 completing their studies at the university last year.
OzTREKK student Gareth Green, from Victoria, BC, became the 1,000th Canadian law student to enroll at Bond Law School!
The 25-year-old began classes this week and said the opportunity to undertake a Juris Doctor that was well known in Canada was appealing.
“I’ve always wanted to come and explore Australia and the opportunity to study abroad was enticing,” he said.
“I looked at a number of universities around the world, in particular in the United Kingdom, but only applied to study at Bond University, largely because the courses are so well recognised in Canada.
“So far I really like what I see. I met fifteen Canadians at orientation and more since then, so I’m already feeling at home.”
Mr Green, who holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Victoria, said he decided to study law because it provided a pathway to numerous careers.
“I’ve always had a business mind set and saw law as an interesting career because there are so many facets to it,” he said.
“It is so versatile and can be applied to many different areas, so it is a great asset to have and will open doors in many areas.”
Bond University Acting Executive Dean of Law Professor Nick James said Canada was a significant market for the university. “The number of Canadians studying law at Bond University has increased markedly over the past seven years as word spreads amongst Canadians about the quality of our programs,” he said.
“The Faculty of Law has a true international flavor, with students and academics from around the world, and we’ve been able to offer high quality subjects specifically for Canadians.
“We now offer four Canadian law subjects and will continue to broaden that offering in line with student needs and expectations.
“Our graduates have gone on to work in some of the most prestigious law firms and organisations in Canada, including Gowlings and the City of Ottawa.”
All of us at OzTREKK wish you a hearty “Congratulations!” All the best, Gareth!
Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intakes: January, May, September
Next available intake: September
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: While Bond doesn’t have an official application deadline, you’re encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program start date.
You can start law school this September! Please contact OzTREKK’s Law Admissions Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about beginning your courses online for semester 3.