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Bachelor of Laws

What can you do with your degree?

Bond’s Bachelor of Laws is an approved degree for the purposes of admission as a legal practitioner in all Australian jurisdictions.  Please note that to be eligible for admission you must also satisfy the practical training requirements.  i.e., the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice or a traineeship. 

The Bachelor of Laws degree may also be used to apply for admission in other jurisdictions. Please confirm admission requirements in the particular jurisdiction in which you wish to practice. 

Our Bachelor of Laws prepares graduates to pursue careers in the public or private sector, including solicitors, barristers, government lawyers, in-house counsel, judge's associates, academics, and business leaders.



Upon being admitted to the legal profession, you can work as a solicitor in a law firm, a government organisation, or a community legal centre. You can choose to specialise in a particular area of practice or be a generalist. Law firms may be large, medium, small or boutique.


Upon being admitted to the legal profession and completing the bar practice course, you can work as a barrister.  A barrister is an independent advocate and advisor and is often highly skilled in a particular area of law.

In-house counsel

Upon being admitted to the legal profession, you can work as an in-house counsel, where you will use your legal expertise for the benefit of a particular organisation. You will often be practising in a range of areas of law particular to the needs of the organisation.

Non-legal profession

You might choose not to be admitted as legal practitioners, but to instead use your legal expertise in any one of a wide range of non-legal careers.  Your legal skills - including your critical thinking, analysis, problem solving, conflict resolution and advocacy skills - will make you highly attractive to potential employers.  Potential non-legal roles include management consulting, politics, investment banking and more.

Admission to Legal Practice

If you want to be admitted as a legal practitioner in Australia, you are required to complete a practical legal training program (such as the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP) or a traineeship) following the completion of your Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor degree. 

The accrediting body in Queensland is the Legal Practitioners’ Admissions Board (LPAB). Further information on becoming a legal practitioner in Queensland, including the LPAB’s English Language Proficiency Guidelines, is available from the Queensland Law Society here.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge, skills and abilities that will be achieved on completion of the program. These outcomes will help you determine whether this program aligns with your professional pathway, career and learning goals.

Where our graduates are now

Bond Law graduates are employed in top-tier law firms in Australia and overseas, including Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, UK and USA.  

How Bond Law graduates are embracing opportunity

Hear from law and international relations alumnus, Matt McLean, as he shares how his time on campus drew him to a career in the Commonwealth Department of Social Services in Canberra, Australia. 

Take your skill set to the next level

Upon successfully completing the Bachelor of Laws, you have several opportunities to continue studying.

Prepare for Admission: Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

If you want to be admitted as a legal practitioner in Australia, you will have to complete a practical legal training program such as Bond’s Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP).  

The Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP) is offered online every semester. 

Master of Laws

Studying the Master of Laws (LLM) will provide you with the opportunity to enhance your understanding and specialise in an area of law based on your career ambitions or personal interests.  You can either complete a general LLM or a specialised LLM. As a Bond graduate you will be eligible for an alumni discount.

Further study

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