Bond University

Juris Doctor



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 full time (six semesters in total)
Estimated Annual Tuition $61,251 AUD (2020 fees; subject to increase)**
Semester Intake January, May, September
Next Available Intake January 2020
Application Deadline No set deadline*
International Places No set limit


Bond’s Faculty of 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.


Bond University’s Juris Doctor is a graduate-level, extensive skills program with small class sizes. It is an accelerated program, which means it can be completed in two years of full-time study. The program is offered over three semesters each year—September, January, and May.

The Bond JD will prepare you for a career as a legal professional, both within Australia and overseas. An integrated skills and professionalism program is embedded in the degree and focuses on core legal skills essential to the practice of law. The JD offers an engaging learning experience that will challenge you academically and prepare you practically for a legal career.

Bond’s combination of excellent teaching, small classes, and extensive legal skills program differentiates Bond University from any other institution.

You may choose to complete an optional law specialization in one of the following areas:

  • Canadian Law and Practice
  • Corporate and Commercial Law and Practice
  • International Business and Finance Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Family Dispute Resolution

Admission Requirements

Completed bachelor’s degree
You must have a completed undergraduate degree. Please note, all applications are assessed individually and upon merit, and there are no limits or quotas on how many students Bond Law accepts. The university will review your academic history and performance, looking for your cGPA (approximately 70%) as well as grade progression and consistency. The application also requires you to submit a resume and personal statement.

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 JD’s 2020 fees are calculated by semester (three semesters per year).


“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