Bond University

Bachelor of Laws

Undergraduate

Details

University Location Gold Coast, Queensland
City Population 666,087
Student Population 5,710
Int'l Student Population 2,261
Main Campus Robina
Program Campus Robina
Program Duration 2 years, 8 months
Estimated Annual Tuition AUD$68,760 (2024 fees; subject to increase)**
Trimester Intakes September, January, May
Next Available Intake January
Application Deadline No set deadline*
International Places No set limit

Overview

Bond’s Faculty of Law is recognized as one of Australia’s leading law schools. With a focus on teaching both the substance and skills of the law, it offers a premier law education experience through small, personalized classes where academics know their students by name and access to outstanding facilities in the multi-million-dollar Legal Skills Centre.

Thousands of Canadians have studied law in Australia at Bond University and are successfully practicing in Canada. The Bond Canadian Law Students’ Association hosts NCA process seminars and provides information and support for Canadians wishing to return to Canada.

Annual cohort for the undergraduate degree capped at 180 students each year to ensure class numbers stay small to give you the personalized approach to teaching for which Bond is renowned.

  • Annual cohort for the undergraduate degree capped at 180
  • Small class sizes creating a personalized learning environment
  • An embedded Skills and Professionalism program
  • An outstanding mooting program and other opportunities to gain practical experience while studying
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Three semesters per year allowing you to finish your degree in under 3 years

Program

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) prepares students for a career as a legal professional. It will provide you with a thorough grounding in essential areas of substantive law and access to a wide choice of law elective subjects, including the option of completing a specialization. An integrated skills and professionalism program is embedded in the degree and focuses on core legal skills essential to the practice of law. The Bond LLB provides an engaging learning experience that will challenge you academically and prepare you for a legal career.

The Bond LLB focuses on the academic development of students, providing an exceptional, high-quality learning experience characterized by a professional and practical emphasis. You will learn essential skills such as legal research and reasoning, legal writing and drafting, oral communication and advocacy, dispute resolution and collaboration, legal ethics and professionalism in a simulated legal environment with state-of-the-art facilities.

You will also gain experience in the Bond Law Clinics, which work with the profession and community on a pro-bono basis or to compete internationally or domestically in one of Bond’s many pre-eminent moot teams.

Canadian Law Electives
Bond Law has strong links with Canada and has been training Canadian lawyers for more than 20 years. More than 150 Canadians are currently studying law at Bond and are rapidly expanding the network of Canadian alumni working as partners and senior practitioners in Canada and worldwide.

Law students can graduate with a specialization in Canadian Law and Practice by completing four Canadian Law electives:

  • Foundations of Canadian Law
  • Canadian Criminal Law
  • Canadian Constitutional Law
  • Canadian Administrative Law

In addition, Bond law students can undertake a complimentary online course offered each semester on Canadian Professional Responsibility taught by a Canadian law academic, which aims to assist students with their preparation for the NCA exams.

Bond Law Clinic
Originally opened in 2013, the reinvented Bond Law Clinic provides pro-bono legal advice to members of the general public who would otherwise have difficulty accessing legal services. Bond Law Clinic will give you the opportunity to gain practical legal experience within a law firm under the guidance of the experienced lawyers who provide the legal advice service. Bond University staff and students may also access these services—for free!

The clinic features a full-time solicitor, and is registered as a legal business (Bond Law Clinic Pty Ltd)—the first of its kind for a law school in Australia! This will provide even more exposure for you as a law student to gain clinical experience.

The on-campus clinic is housed in Bond’s Faculty of Law building and will add to the complement of legal clinic experiences Bond offers their law students, which include programs in criminal law, public interest law, start-up law, climate sustainability law, and internet law.

Admission Requirements

Completed high school diploma
You must have a completed high school diploma with a minimum of approximately 70% average:

  • Alberta High School Diploma – Grade average of best 5 Level 30 Provincial Diploma Exams 70%
  • British Columbia Senior Secondary School Graduation Diploma – Best 3 Grade 12 subjects with 4 credit points + Language Arts Grade 12 subject (Composition 12, Creative Writing 12, English Studies 12, Literary Studies 12, New Media 12, Spoken Language 12, English First Peoples 12)
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) – Grade average of best 6 University (U, 4U) and/or University/College (U/C, 4M) 70%

If you’ve completed a post-secondary qualification (e.g., a diploma) or at least 2 semesters of undergraduate study, Bond will no longer require your high school grades but will instead focus on the results from your post-secondary study. If you have completed some university study, a 2.7/4.0 GPA is required.

International Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship
High-achieving students may be eligible for Bond University’s International Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship. Please contact OzTREKK at law@oztrekk.com for details.

 

Admission Timeline

*While there is no set application deadline, you are encouraged to submit your application a minimum of 3 months prior to the program start date.

**Bond’s LLB fees are calculated by semester (3 semesters per year instead of the standard 2).