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Bond University JPA Law Graduates celebrate in style

A group of Malaysian Bond University Law Graduates came together to celebrate their achievements at a ceremony in Kuala Lumpur recently.

The 12 graduates were all sponsored under the Malaysian Government’s Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) program, which provides unparalleled opportunity for Malaysian students to study law abroad in Australia and England.

Bond University, Australia’s leading, private not-for-profit university located on the Gold Coast, consistently ranks as one of Australia’s leading universities in independent reviews, and its Law school is rated as one of the best in the country.

Bond University’s Dean of Law, Professor Geraldine Mackenzie, said the event provided the perfect opportunity for the families and friends of the University’s news Law graduates to join in the celebrations.

“Graduating with a degree in Law is a major achievement and momentous occasion for any young scholar, but often for international students, their families and loved ones are unable to attend the official ceremony,” Professor Mackenzie said.

“So what Bond decided to do, was to take the celebrations to our students - by hosting a graduation event for the families and friends of our Malaysian Law graduates much closer to home, here in Kuala Lumpur.

“Bond University has internships and placement opportunities with many law firms and also government agencies in West and East Malaysia, and our Law graduates are working, and networking, throughout Malaysia and in fact all over the world.”

Bond Law is internationally recognised for its ‘legal skills focused’ program, and in particular for its success in international mooting.  Earlier this year Bond won the Beijing Foreign Studies University Intellectual Property Law Moot and also took home an award for the Best Advocate in the same competition. 

Bond University offers a trimester schedule meaning students complete their Bachelor of Laws studies in two years, eight months - one year earlier than at other Australian universities. The small class sizes ensure all students are encouraged to participate and have direct and regular access to their teachers, who are leading experts in Law. Plus, Bond’s state-of-the-art Moot Court facilities provide students with ample opportunity to practice what they learn in the classroom.

Law graduate Aisyah Mohd Roslan, whose family helped her celebrate her graduation at the event said she had gained more than just a Law degree during her time at Bond University.

“The knowledge, practical legal skills, experience and contacts I have gained at Bond in the past three years will help set me up for my career and my future,” Aisyah said.

“The personalised attention I received from my lecturers and tutors made a huge difference to my experience as a student and contributed to my success. Plus I now have a network of associates, and friends, in dozens of countries across the world.

“It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I am very honoured to be a graduate of Bond and grateful to the JPA program for making this possible.”

Professor Mackenzie said each and every one of the Malaysian graduates had enriched the Bond Law community.

“They have added to the mosaic of cultural diversity which we celebrate at Bond,” she said.

“We were very fortunate to have them, and they are now part of the Bond family of many different nationalities and cultures from all over the world,” she said.

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