Message from the Executive Dean
You may be a Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor student hoping to become a lawyer, or to use your law degree to boost your chances of success in any of a wide range of professions. You may be a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice student looking to satisfy the practical requirements for admission to practice. You might be a Master of Laws student looking to build upon your existing legal knowledge and expertise, and take your legal career to the next level. You may be a student enrolled in one of our programs for non-lawyers, looking to acquire an insight into our legal system. Or, you might be a research student completing a PhD or Doctor of Legal Science (SJD). Whatever type of law program you are enrolled in, your experience as a Bond Law student is certain to be engaging, stimulating, and rewarding.
Bond Law consistently ranks highly in terms of overall quality of the student experience for very good reasons. At Bond, we have some of the best law teachers and scholars in the country delivering innovative law programs using world-class teaching facilities. We are committed to providing an exceptionally high-quality learning experience characterised by a professional and practical emphasis, a global focus, small classes, and personal attention. National and international legal experts in a variety of fields contribute to the delivery of programs at the cutting edge of contemporary legal scholarship and practice.
With a Bond Law degree, your success as a global legal professional is assured.
Professor Nick James
Executive Dean of the Faculty of Law
Prestigious. Professional. Progressive.
We are a prestigious School of Law, defining what is best in professional and skills based legal education, imbued with a spirit to innovate, a commitment to influence, and a dedication to educating and inspiring tomorrow’s global legal professionals through a personalised and transformational student experience.
We are dedicated to advancing the understanding of law and legal issues in their domestic, comparative and international contexts; engaging in high quality legal scholarship; and promoting and encouraging ethical and professional approaches to the study and practice of law.
We are committed to local and global social responsibility, justice under the rule of law, and preparing our students to succeed, lead and inspire in a rapidly changing global legal environment.
About our Faculty of Law
For almost two decades, the Bond University Faculty of Law has ranked highly in Australia for overall quality of student experience. Recognised both nationally and internationally as one of the country’s best law schools, the Bond University Faculty of Law is constantly innovating and challenging the norm to produce better lawyers.
Our exceptional academics and professionally-focussed programs have help to redefine Australian legal education. Our graduates enter the workplace as reflexive, passionate, and skilled professionals. Over 85 per cent of Bond law alumni obtain careers in the legal profession within four months of finishing their degrees.
Outside of the classroom, we are committed to driving change in the legal sector through research and initiatives designed to support our local and global communities. We understand our capacity to have a profound impact on the future of law, both within the Faculty and the broader University, and this is reflected through world-first initiatives like our climate law and legal transformation majors and specialisation.
With our foundational undergraduate programs and a range of postgraduate opportunities designed to enhance and specialise students’ existing knowledge, brilliant law careers truly are built here in the Faculty of Law.
The Bond law difference
Our professionally focussed approach to fostering work-ready law graduates is exemplified by our practical skills and professionalism program, and the embedding and scaffolding of legal research, reasoning, legal writing, drafting, dispute resolution, communication, advocacy, and ethical skills across the entire law degree.
Bond Law students graduate with exceptional professional capabilities including:
- Legal research and reasoning skills
- Legal writing and drafting skills
- Dispute resolution and collaboration skills
- Oral communication and advocacy
- Legal ethics and professionalism
Students benefit from our world-class facilities including technologically advanced moot courts and legal skills rooms. Practical initiatives such as the Bond Law Clinic program also help facilitate learning through an opportunity to develop legal skills and a professional identity in pro-bono settings where students work with real clients.