About the Bond Law Clinic
Welcome from the Director
Being a great lawyer requires a number of skills – a logical approach, strong theoretical knowledge and analytical skills, good research and writing skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with others. Great lawyers are able to connect with their clients, their colleagues and their superiors in an authentic and persuasive manner. They show empathy with their clients’ objectives, and apply the law in that context. For example, if advising a commercial client, great lawyers will consider the business, as well as the legal impact of their advice.
The law only comes alive when it is put into practice. The Bond Law Clinic program offers law students an opportunity to gain practical work experience under the supervision of experienced legal practitioners while providing a valuable community service in one of four Clinics: the Commercial Law Clinic, the Community Law Clinic, the Criminal Law Clinic and the Human Rights Clinic.
This program provides students with great networking and experiential learning opportunities for a modest investment of their time over one semester (approximately 3 hours every fortnight over a 10 week period). Students may be involved with client interviews, research and preparing draft advice, attending court and learning how things work in a real law firm. Volunteering in the Bond Law Clinic also counts towards students’ “Beyond Bond” core subject requirements.
Students typically apply from their third or fourth semester onwards, once they have completed some law subjects - for more information on the requirements of the available Clinic options, have a look at the links displayed here.
Hope to see you at the Bond Law Clinic soon!
Assistant Professor Franci Cantatore
The Bond Law Clinic is located at the Bond University campus in Robina, on Level 2 of the Legal Skills Building (Building 4a). Use main entrance into the Law Faculty through the glass doors next to the Law Library.
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Winner of two Bond University Student Association Awards for 2013
- Best Social Justice Initiative
- The Bonnie Whitehead Social Justice Award