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The global lawyer needs to understand the law in the international context. Bond graduates are now practising law throughout North America, Europe, Canada and Asia, using skills and knowledge gained during their undergraduate law degree. A law degree from Bond University allows graduates to practise in multiple jurisdictions, although students need to check Admission requirements in their home country. When you join Bond Law, you will enter a professional and skills based law school. We focus on the skills and ethics of the law, characteristics that make lawyers a valued and trusted member of the community.
The program focuses on the academic development of students, providing an exceptional high quality learning experience characterised by a professional and practical emphasis. You will learn the skills needed to be a lawyer – such as legal research and reasoning, legal writing and drafting, oral communication and advocacy, dispute resolution and collaboration, legal ethics and professionalism – all in a simulated legal environment.
We are proud of our personalised student learning experience. Only 180 new students are accepted annually into the Bachelor of Laws program.
Be ready for law careers of the future
What our students say
- Annual cohort for the undergraduate degree capped at 180
- Small class sizes creating a personalised learning environment
- An embedded Skills and Professionalism program
- An outstanding Mooting Program and other opportunities to gain practical experience while studying
- State-of-the-art facilities
- Three semesters per year allowing you to finish your degree in under three (3) years
About the program
The Bachelor of Laws prepares students for a career as a legal professional. It provides students with a thorough grounding in essential areas of substantive law and access to a wide choice of law elective subjects, including the option of completing a specialisation. An integrated skills and professionalism program is embedded in the degree and focuses on core legal skills essential to the practice of law. Show more
The Bachelor of Laws prepares students for a career as a legal professional. It provides students with a thorough grounding in essential areas of substantive law and access to a wide choice of law elective subjects, including the option of completing a specialisation. An integrated skills and professionalism program is embedded in the degree and focuses on core legal skills essential to the practice of law. The Bachelor of Laws provides an engaging learning experience that challenges students academically and prepares them for a legal career. Show less
|Duration||8 semesters (2 years 8 months)|
|Program type||Bachelors Degree|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
View the Bachelor of Laws - Program Structure and Sequencing for all semesters of commencement.
The Bachelor of Laws comprises 32 subjects:
University core subjects (3)
- CORE11-001 Critical Thinking and Communication
- CORE11-002 Collaboration, Teams and Leadership
- CORE11-003 Responsibility, Integrity and Civil Discourse
Law compulsory subjects (17)
- LAWS11-105 Legal Foundations A
- LAWS11-106 Legal Foundations B
- LAWS11-107 Foundations of Private Law
- LAWS11-108 Foundations of Public and Criminal Law
- LAWS11-201 Contract Law A
- LAWS11-202 Tort Law
- LAWS11-203 Criminal Law
- LAWS11-204 Property Law A
- LAWS11-216 Constitutional Law
- LAWS11-217 Contract Law B
- LAWS11-218 Property Law B
- LAWS11-310 Corporate Law
- LAWS11-313 Equity
- LAWS11-317 Administrative Law
- LAWS11-318 Evidence
- LAWS11-325 Civil Dispute Resolution
- LAWS11-326 Legal Profession
Law electives (7)
Students must choose undergraduate law electives from the Faculty of Law’s offerings.
Students may choose to complete an optional Law Specialisation in one of the following areas:
- Climate Law
- Contemporary Legal Issues
- Corporate and Commercial Law
- International and Comparative Law
- Legal Practice
- Legal Transformation
- Canadian Law and Practice
To be eligible for a Law Specialisation, students must complete a minimum of four (4) of their law electives (40 credit points) within one of the above areas. Eligible students will receive a Specialisation Certificate at the completion of their program.
General electives (5)
Students must choose five general electives from any Faculty or School at Bond University.
Students can choose to complete a specialisation (4 elective subjects), major (6 elective subjects) or double major (12) elective subjects in Climate Law.
Read about the Climate Law majors.
It is important to note that if you wish to complete the double major in Climate Law, all of the electives in your program will need to be climate electives, starting in your first semester of study.
Students can choose to complete a specialisation (4 elective subjects), major (6 elective subjects) or double major (12) elective subjects in Legal Transformation.
Read about the Legal Transformation major.
It is important to note that if you wish to complete the double major in Legal Transformation, all of the electives in your program will need to be in this study area, starting in your first semester of study.
Bachelor of Laws with Honours
Students may be eligible for Honours. Please see the Law Honours / Distinction information page for eligibility requirements.
To fulfil your student visa requirements, you will need to enrol in at least 40 credit points per semester.
Most students undertake four (4) subjects per semester (equivalent to 40 credit points). You may, however, enrol in fewer subjects and extend your degree over a longer period.
Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.
The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.
Semester program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2022: $21,040* per semester average
- Students commencing study in 2023: $21,600* per semester average
Total program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2022: $168,320
- Students commencing study in 2023: $172,800
When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than most other universities.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.
Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.
* Note: for students commencing January 2021 the University has held the 2020 tuition fee amount in recognition of the current circumstances, with 2021 fees effective only from the University’s May 2021 semester.
Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
Entry score for 2021 entry
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Visit our student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at the Faculty in the January semester 2020.
Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.
2022 Year 12 entry
In a disrupted world, Year 12 students have shown incredible resilience in adapting to the ongoing challenges presented by the events of recent years. Year 12 students can be assessed now for a guaranteed offer for 2022 entry conditional on the completion of Year 12. Applications will be assessed based on their first semester Year 12 results and meeting any subject prerequisite requirements for their program. Find out more.
International Secondary School students
For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.
Alternative entry pathways
For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:
- Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
- Bond University Diploma programs
- Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
- Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
- Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
- Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
- Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.
For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.
English language proficiency requirements
As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.
Credit for prior study
Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information
How to apply
The Bachelor of Laws, in conjunction with the required Professional Legal Training (such as Bond’s Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice) is an approved degree for admission as a legal practitioner in all Australian jurisdictions.
It prepares graduates to pursue legal careers in the public or private sector, as solicitors, barristers, government lawyers and in-house counsel. Bond Law graduates are employed in top-tier firms throughout Australia and overseas, including Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the UK and the USA.
Legal qualifications are also an excellent foundation for high level careers in a diverse range of related fields including finance, accounting, management consulting, human resources, politics, investment banking, advocacy, the police force and the criminal justice system.
To be admitted to legal practice in Australia, Bachelor of Laws graduates will need to complete a Professional Legal Training (PLT) program, such as Bond’s Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP).
Bond’s GDLP program is based on the competency standards for entry level lawyers developed by the admitting authorities and the Australian Professional Legal Education Council (APLEC).
The GDLP takes two semesters (8 months) to complete, either online or in small classes on campus. It combines the practical, legal and professional skills needed to bridge the gap between being a law student and practising as a lawyer. It also includes a law placement.
Additional postgraduate study options in law include:
The Graduate Diploma is an approved degree for the purposes of admission as a lawyer in Australia.
The accrediting body in Queensland is the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board (LPAB). Further information on becoming a legal practitioner in Queensland is available from the Queensland Law Society.
Students wishing to practise law overseas must check the qualification and admission requirements in the particular jurisdiction in which they intend practising.
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- Bachelor of International Relations / Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Journalism / Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Psychological Science / Bachelor of Laws
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What our academics say
Experience the Bond Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Laws graduates have several options for further study. Students who have continued on to postgraduate study talk about their experiences and how they are embracing opportunity in their legal careers.