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Information for students from South Africa

Bond Faculty of Law has strong links with South Africa. There are South African faculty members as well as students.

South Africans interested in studying at Bond are invited to contact Assistant Professor Louise Parsons ([email protected]).

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 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.