Bond University

Bachelor of Laws

Undergraduate

Details

University Location Gold Coast, Queensland
City Population 590,000
Student Population 4,500
Int'l Student Population 2,100
Main Campus Robina
Program Campus Robina
Program Duration 2 years, 8 months
Estimated Annual Tuition $60,120 AUD (2020 fees; subject to increase)**
Semester Intake September, January, or May
Next Available Intake September 2019
Application Deadline No set deadline*
International Places No set limit

Overview

The Faculty of Law at Bond University is a premier skills-based law school that focuses on teaching both the substance and skills of the law.

Bond Law has the most extensive connections to Canada of any Australian school, offering all 5 of the required Canadian Law subjects according to the NCA syllabus, taught by Canadian professors to ensure you are best prepared to gain accreditation to practice law in Canada upon your return.

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.

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.

Learning the law is intense, so Bond only accepts 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.

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.

You may choose to complete an optional Law Specialization in one of the following areas:

  • Canadian Law and Practice
  • Contemporary Legal Issues
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • International and Comparative Law
  • Legal Practice
  • Legal Innovation and Technology

The program is offered over three semesters each year—September, January, and May.

Admission Requirements

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

Alberta High School Diploma – Grade average of best 5 Level 30 Provincial Diploma Exams 70%
British Columbia Senior Secondary School Graduation Diploma – Grade average best 5 Provincially Examined subjects 70%
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) – Grade average of best 6 University (U, 4U) and/or University/College (U/C, 4M) 70%

Please note, if you have 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 70% GPA is required.

Admission Timeline

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

**Bond LLB’s 2020 fees are calculated by semester (three semesters per year).

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“I love my uni and the program.”

I love my uni and the program. It's very challenging and intense and hard (although that's expected on any law school) but there are so many opportunities and support given.

Bond University Maryam H.
Bond University, 2018