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Faculty of Law

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 major 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.

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.

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How we rate

The Faculty of Law’s rankings and ratings reflect the University’s spectacular reputation for student experience, teaching quality and more. We regularly top the charts both in Queensland and nationally across a number of key categories.  

A personalised approach to study

No two legal careers look the same, which is why we offer a variety of pathways to studying law.

Undergraduate study

Undergraduate students can choose to enrol in the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and complete the program in only 8 semesters (2 years and 8 months) of full time students, or combine the LLB  with a supporting program such as International Relations, Arts, Journalism, Communication, Biomedical Science, Psychological Science, Business, Commerce, or Actuarial Science. If they are interested in a law degree that does not lead to admission as a lawyer, they can enrol in our 6-semester Bachelor of Jurisprudence or Bachelor of Business Law programs. We also offer a 2-semester Diploma of Legal Studies as an alternative pathway into the LLB.

Postgraduate study

Postgraduate students with a non-Law qualification can enrol in our 6-semester Juris Doctor (JD) program to become eligible for admission as a lawyer. Legal and non-legal professionals can choose to further refine their legal knowledge and skills with a 2-semester Master of Laws (LLM), including various specialist LLMs such as the Master of Laws in Family Dispute Resolution, Master of Laws in Enterprise Governance or Master of Laws in Commercial Law.

Practical training

After completing the Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor, students can enrol in our fully online 2-semester Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP) program to complete the practical training required for admission to legal practice.

Taking a global perspective

One of the factors that distinguishes the Faculty of Law at Bond University from other law schools is our international focus. With a wide variety of international law electives and specialisations, and staff and students from over 90 countries, we provide a genuinely global learning experience that equips our graduates with the expertise and mindset to practice law anywhere in the world.

Our flexible degree structures and three-semester-per-year timetable make it easier than ever for international students to commence study with Bond at a time that suits them. Plus, specialised majors such as our Canadian law major, which equips students with the relevant knowledge to dive right into practicing law when returning home to Canada, only strengthen our commitment to global, adaptable degrees and careers.

With so many study options delivered by some of the best law teachers and scholars in the country, Bond’s Faculty of Law is your gateway to success as a global legal professional.

Faculty centres

Centre for Commercial Law

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Centre for Professional Legal Education

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Centre for Enterprise Governance

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Centre for Dispute Resolution

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About Faculty of Law graduates

Our alumni are forging exceptional careers at both law firms and across the full gamut of industries, from tech to healthcare, the arts and more. Graduates will complete their studies with a well-rounded skillset that will ensure they’re able to thrive in and influence the legal profession.

Industry connections, programs and student support

Industry connections

Faculty of Law students regularly secure clerkships and industry placements that allow them to experience the legal profession firsthand. Our strong ties to a number of boutique and top-tier law firms ensure that students can connect with industry and pursue their passions long before they graduate.

Baker McKenzie Eminent Visitor Program

Baker McKenzie has been a philanthropic supporter of the Bond University Faculty of Law since the Faculty’s inception in 1989. In the tradition of this support, the Baker McKenzie Eminent Visitor Program hosts short-term visits by distinguished individuals from around Australia and overseas to the Bond University Faculty of Law.   

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Visiting and External Scholar Programs

The Bond University Faculty of Law Visiting Scholar Programs host academics from around Australia and overseas to undertake research and to participate in the academic life of the Bond University Faculty of Law. The Faculty of Law’s Visiting Scholar Program hosts academics on campus while our External Scholar Program hosts academics on an online, remote basis.

Student support

Tertiary study can be challenging, and student health and wellbeing has always been a priority at Bond. The Faculty of Law understands the stress of student life which is why our Student Affairs and Service Quality staff provide a point of contact for students who may need help navigating the complexities of enrolment, progression, examination, and graduation.