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The upcoming semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they're on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond's exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.

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

Nick James – Learn law in the now for a career in the future

There’s never been a more exciting time to study law than now. The practice of law is being transformed by technology, and at Bond, we ensure our law graduates are ready for law careers of the future.

What our students say

“There were many factors that attracted me to Bond University, but most particularly it is the intimate teaching style that grants personal attention to students in the classes, offers more opportunities for extra-curricular involvement and creates a strong campus community.”

Holli Law and International Relations

Key features

  • 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

ModeOn Campus and Remote
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world. 
Duration8 semesters (2 years 8 months)
Starting semesters
  • January 2021
  • May 2021
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • September 2022
  • January 2023
  • May 2023
  • September 2023
Program typeBachelors Degree
Study areaLaw
Program codeLA-40005
CRICOS code093922K
Credit for prior studyFor 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)

Plus: Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement

Law compulsory subjects (17)

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:

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.

Climate Law

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.

Bachelor of Laws with Honours

Students may be eligible for Honours. Please see the Law Honours / Distinction information page for eligibility requirements.

International students

To fulfil your student visa requirements, you will need to enrol in at least 40 credit points per semester.

Domestic students

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.

Teaching methodology

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 2021: $21,040* per semester average

Total program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2021: $168,320

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.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

* 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.

Academic requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
Entry score for 2021 entry
Min ATARMin OPMin IB
85830

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.

2021 Year 12 Entry

To ensure students are not disadvantaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, current Year 12 students can be assessed now for a guaranteed offer for 2021 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

Key dates

Bond University calendar

How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the online application form. To find out more about the application process please refer to how to apply.

Future outcomes

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:

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Laws and Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice programs, you will be eligible for admission to legal practice in Queensland, NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and the Northern Territory. Once you have been admitted as an Australian Legal Practitioner, you are entitled to practise in all state jurisdictions, as well as the Federal jurisdiction.

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.

 

Combined degrees

What our academics say

“As a former litigator with a leading national law firm in Canada, I really appreciate Bond’s integrated practical skills curriculum. This is something that most law students don’t get to experience and, in my view, really sets our graduates apart. For our Canadian students, the focus on skills continues through into our Canadian courses and really prepares these students for their return to Canada.”

Lisa Bonin Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law

Experience the Bond Bachelor of Laws

 

Further study

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.

How Bond Law graduates are embracing opportunity

Bond University Alumnus Matt shares how his time on campus drew him to a career in the Commonwealth Department of Social Services in Canberra, Australia.

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