Legal based training facilities
At Bond University’s world-class campus, on Queensland’s Gold Coast, Bond Law students have full access to outstanding technological resources.
The Legal Skills Centre is a landmark industry training facility. It was officially opened by Commonwealth Attorney General the Honourable Philip Ruddock MP in June 2007 following building costs of $10.2 million.
The Centre is the first of its kind to integrate the full complement of legal-based training facilities. With purpose-built suites designed for mediation, dispute resolution, professional legal training as well as video conferencing and more, law students will find everything required for training, on site.
The centrepiece is the full-scale electronic moot court. The court comprises of an ultra-contemporary courtroom setting and is equipped with evidence management systems, video conferencing facilities and video streaming that replicates the very latest technology used in the High Court of Australia.
Described by the Honourable Justice Kirby as “the finest moot court in any Australian institution,” this showcase facility will ensure all Bond Law graduates are fully conversant with the emerging technologies and systems used in today’s most sophisticated courtrooms.
Modelled on input provided by judges, legal practitioners and the Faculty, this 21st century facility is designed to give students simulated real world experience in practicing their legal skills. Through providing these facilities, Bond ensures that all law graduates will be able to walk into any courtroom and feel right at home.
Frequently asked questions
Yes. Unlike some universities where only selected students are permitted to use the high-tech moot courts, all Bond Law students have access to the Legal Skills Centre’s e-courtrooms and the opportunity to learn how to use the technology.
On the occasion of his visit to Bond University’s Legal Skills Centre, the Honourable Justice Kirby described it as “home to the finest moot court in any Australian institution.”
While a handful of other universities have developed stand-alone electronic courtrooms, they do not compare. At Bond’s Legal Skills Centre, our facilities are fully integrated with other training functions such as mediation and dispute resolution rooms, Professional Legal Training facilities, practice moot courts and teaching spaces.
The smaller class sizes at Bond also allows students additional access to all facilities and equipment. Providing everyone with hands-on training and experience to familiarise themselves with the modern technology used.
Most definitely. We actively encourage representatives from the legal profession and the wider community to make use of the Legal Skills Centre. Bond Law can provide a state-of-the-art facility for the benefit of the community and offers a venue where legal industry professionals can interact and develop contacts with our students.
Younger, aspiring law students also have the opportunity to experience the high-tech environment of the 21st century courtroom, when the Legal Skills Centre hosts events such as Bond University’s National High School Mooting Competition.