Structure & Subjects
The Master of Laws (International Legal Practice) program has three components, as follows:
Compulsory Subjects (2)
Electives (4 or 5)
Students must choose four or five electives from the list of postgraduate law electives.
Practicum (2 or 3 subjects equivalent)
The practicum provides you with exposure to practical law issues through 13 to 26 weeks (one or two semesters) of professional experience at a private law firm or organisation employing lawyers in-house.
You will deal with a variety of topics depending on the type of law practiced in the placement firm. Tasks will include drafting memos and opinions, legal research and pleadings. You will also receive training and appraisal from law firm staff periodically through your placement. The practicum will be supervised on a day-to-day basis by professional legal staff in the chosen firm while a faculty staff member will co-ordinate assessment.
In order to undertake the practicum, you must maintain a grade average of at least credit in completed LLM subjects, submit a written application, make yourself available for an interview with the Faculty and/or host firm, and accept the designated placement. Enrolments in the practicum will be limited by availability of placements.
While the Faculty's Graduate Development staff will provide assistance with gaining a placement, the final responsibility rests with you.
NOTE: You will not normally receive a wage during your placement. Students who do not successfully complete a practicum may complete requirements of the Master of Laws degree.
To fulfil your student visa requirements, you will need to enrol in a minimum of 30 credit points per semester. However, you may enrol in 40 credit points per semester (with your Program Advisor’s authorisation), which will reduce the time to complete your program.
Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.