Which law program should I take?
Students seeking a professional qualification who have already completed a first degree may enrol in the Juris Doctor (JD) program.
Students who have not completed a first degree must enrol in the LLB program. Bond follows the Australian tradition in admitting high school graduates direct to the LLB program. Credit towards the elective component of the LLB degree will ordinarily be given for at least four subjects from any pre-law university studies.
Will my South African law degree allow me to practise in Australia?
Overseas graduates must first have their law degree assessed by an admitting authority in a State or Territory of Australia. In Queensland, the Legal Practitioners Admission Board, Queensland, undertakes these assessments. Further information can be obtained on the Queensland Law Society website (www.qls.com.au). Overseas graduates may have to complete a number of Australian law subjects at a recognised Australian law school, such as Bond University. Overseas graduates will then need to complete a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and complete their professional legal training.
Bond law faculty links to South Africa
The Bond Faculty of Law includes several graduates of South African law schools:
- Professor Laurence Boulle(BA PhD Natal, LLB Stellenbosch)
- Assistant Professor Anthea Gerrard (B.Comm LLB Natal)
- Professor Michael Lupton (BA (Hons) UED, LLB Free State, PhD Natal)
- Associate Professor Michelle Markham (BA LLB LLM Natal, H.Dip.Tax Witwatersrand)
- Associate Professor Louise Parsons (BA (Hons) University of Pretoria, BProc and LLB Unisa, LLM Unisa)
Professor Laurence Boulle was Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Natal (1985-1988), while Professor Michael Lupton was Head of the Department of Private Law at the University of Fort Hare, Director of the Faculty of Law at the University of Natal (1990 to 1994), on Senate (1991 to 2001) and on the University Council (1995 to 2001). Associate Professor Michelle Markham has taught at the University of Natal.