In this time of radical change, the legal industry needs a new kind of professional … and they’re not lawyers.
The industry is changing rapidly because of new technologies, new providers, and shifting client expectations. Lawyers and officers of the court operate across multiple jurisdictions – from country to country, from the real world to the virtual world, from traditional media and paper files to social media and cloud storage.
This brave new world is disrupting how the law is interpreted, applied, and practised at every level. And employers are looking for graduates who can meet their needs.
Bond's Bachelor of Legal Transformation is designed for people who want to work in the legal world, but not as practising legal professionals. The degree prepares these much-needed professionals who will graduate ready to operate and develop digital technologies and apply design thinking and innovation to transform how legal services are delivered.
- Transdisciplinary study program incorporating law, business, technology, and communication in a global context
- Co-design a specialist stream comprising industry and community immersions and major projects tailored to your interests
- An industry mentor allocated in your first semester and with you for the duration of your degree
- Taught by teachers and industry professionals from a range of disciplines who bring new perspectives to complex contemporary issues.
About the program
The Bachelor of Legal Transformation offers students an immersive, transdisciplinary learning experience in line with employer needs. Students work with an industry mentor from semester one and draw on the knowledge of multiple faculties and study disciplines. Graduates have a robust view of law and innovation, a flexible skillset, and a niche area of specialisation. Show more
The Bachelor of Legal Transformation offers students an immersive, transdisciplinary learning experience in line with employer needs. Students work with an industry mentor from semester one and draw on the knowledge of multiple faculties and study disciplines. Graduates have a robust view of law and innovation, a flexible skillset, and a niche area of specialisation. The program prepares graduates for careers in the corporate, government, community, and non-profit sectors and the local, national, and global marketplace. Show less
|Mode||On 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.
|Duration||6 semesters (2 years)|
|Program type||Bachelors Degree|
|Study area||Business and Commerce, Communication and Creative Media, International Relations and Humanities, Law, Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
The Bachelor of Legal Transformation program comprises 22 subjects, as follows:
The Transformation Core (9)
- BUSN11-200 Foundations of Enterprise
- COLB11-100 Global Citizenship
- COLB12-100 Immersion 1: Work-Based Experience
- COLB12-110 Trust, Privacy, Law and Ethics in the Digital Age
- COLB12-120 Design: Process, Methods and Mindsets
- COLB13-110 Immersion 2: Work Placement
- COMN12-302 Digital Media and Society
- COLB12-200 Global Challenges 1
- COLB13-200 Global Challenges 2
Legal Transformation (8)
- LAWS11-105 Legal Foundations A
- LAWS11-106 Legal Foundations B
- LAWS11-107 Foundations of Private Law
- LAWS11-108 Foundations of Public and Criminal Law
- LAWS17-110 The Digital Lawyer
- LAWS17-556 Information Technology and the Law
- LAWS17-573 Start-Up Law
- LAWS17-576 Legal Aspects of Electronic Commerce
University core subjects (3)
- CORE11-001 Critical Thinking and Communication (CORE 1)
- CORE11-002 Collaboration, Teams and Leadership (CORE 2)
- CORE11-003 Responsibility, Integrity and Civic Discourse (CORE 3)
Specialist Stream (2)
Students select 20CP of University electives. Electives must be approved by an academic advisor from the Transformation CoLab. These subjects will form the student's specialist stream. Sample specialist streams include Business and Commerce, Data Analytics, Esports, Media and Communications, and Sustainability.
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: $15,800* per semester average
- Students commencing study in 2023: $16,200* per semester average
Total program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2022: $94,800
- Students commencing study in 2023: $97,200
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.
Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
Entry score for 2021 entry
|Min ATAR||Min OP||Min IB|
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)
- Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
- 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
Employers are actively looking for graduates with transdisciplinary degrees. You will have opportunities across a range of industries and sectors, including law firms and legal departments through to corporate, government and not-for-profit organisations, social enterprises and start-ups.
On successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
- Explore contemporary legal problems and design ethical, effective, and creative solutions
- Develop the skills, knowledge, and language to deliver legal services in the face of rapid and persistent technological change
- Gain industry experience in leading and managing transdisciplinary teams and projects
- Think critically about the law and technology in social and commercial settings and culturally diverse contexts
- Apply design thinking and complete a specialised study stream in an area of interest
Career pathways include:
- Legal operations manager
- Legal project manager
- Legal solutions architect
- Legal start-up director
- Legal technician
- Legal technology designer