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About the Dispute Resolution Centre

Bond University Faculty of Law’s Dispute Resolution Centre (DRC) is recognised as a leader in mediation excellence. The Centre brings together some of the country’s leading dispute resolution specialists whose training, teaching and research expertise places Bond at the forefront of current industry theory and practice.

The DRC plays a multifaceted role in promoting dispute resolution best practice both on and off-campus. The Centre is committed to ensuring Bond Law students benefit fully from DRC members’ expert knowledge. The insights and real-life experiences shared by members ensures coursework topics and resources enrich students’ learning experiences and give them confidence to excel in their chosen legal careers.

Short courses in mediation and Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) Practitioner training are offered three times a year in line with Bond's three semester year enabling timely completion and faster accreditation.  All mediation courses are approved by the Mediator Standards Board and FDR courses are recognised by the Attorney General's Office.

In the wider community, the DRC delivers a range of specialist courses, workshops and seminars for individuals seeking to develop their mediation skills. The Centre has exceptional educational capabilities and can specifically tailor training to suit the needs of legal specialists and other professionals from a range of different backgrounds and experience levels. Courses can be delivered both on-campus and in-house as well as locally, nationally and internationally.

The DRC aims to strengthen its global reputation as a mediation and dispute resolution leader. The Centre actively seeks progressive research opportunities and provides keynote speakers for international conferences to uphold Bond’s standing among the world’s great universities.