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Specialise with a Master of Laws at Bond

Bond Law is consistently ranked first in Australia 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 truly 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.

The Bond University Faculty of Law has since 2015 partnered with the Swiss International Law School to offer a Master of Laws Dual Award program. Students in the dual award program are able to graduate with an LLM from both institutions by completing half of the required subjects and modules within each of the LLM programs.  Swiss International Law School (SiLS) and Bond are collaborating on new subjects and specialisations that focus on international commercial law and international dispute resolution.  The partners wish to consolidate SiLS subject delivery with the Bond LLM structure   Subject to approval, the collaboration is expected to announce new LLM subjects soon.  If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact lawdean@bond.edu.au

The Swiss International Law School’s LLM prepares students and practitioners from different cultural and legal backgrounds for confident and ethical legal practice in an international commercial environment. The program is completely web based and applies state-of-the-art distance learning techniques that bridge the distance putting students in close contact with faculty, peers and resources. Classes of not more than 20 students are supervised by two course leaders who are experienced professors or senior lecturers. For more information about the SILS LLM please see https://www.swissintlawschool.org/

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What our academics say

‘Bond University is really unique. At Bond, classes are small, and academics readily available. The learning environment is exceptional with purpose-built integrated campus facilities that are state of the art. The academics at the Law Faculty have diverse interests, varied backgrounds, with most having international experience and a global outlook; their doors are always open for discussion and advice.’

William Van Caenegem Professor, Faculty of Law

Key features

  • Provides students with the opportunity to pursue a specialisation in an area of interest
  • Small class sizes that create a personalised learning environment
  • Taught by outstanding academics with industry knowledge

About the program

The Master of Laws (LLM) program provides students from a legal background with a specialist postgraduate law qualification. Students may choose to pursue a specialised area of study or select subjects from a broad range of law electives. The program develops advanced legal research and writing skills and enhances the ability of students to critically evaluate complex legal issues within a global context.

ModeOn Campus
Duration2 semesters (8 months)
Starting semesters
  • September 2017
  • January 2018
  • May 2018
  • September 2018
Program typeMasters Coursework
Study areaLaw
Program codeLA-43050
CRICOS code084235G
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: sbc@bond.edu.au

For domestic students, the LLM provides a specialist postgraduate qualification to augment the practice of law in Australia. For international students, the program provides a wide range of subjects to broaden and internationalise an undergraduate law qualification.

The Master of Laws program comprises eight (8) subjects, as follows:

Law electives (80CP)

Students must choose eight law subjects from the list of postgraduate law electives.

Students may wish to undertake one specialisation within their degree, choosing four postgraduate law subjects (40CP) within an approved study area. These include:

Students are able to opt out of a specialisation but must take all electives (total 80CP) from the postgraduate law elective offerings in the Faculty of Law. No general electives are offered in this program.

The Faculty of Law is collaborating with the Swiss International Law School (SiLS) to jointly deliver aspects of our LLM program.  We hope to provide details of this collaboration in the near future.

Teaching methodology

Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.

The total program fees for the Master of Laws are:

  • $36,472
  • $37,744

Price may vary depending on elective discipline choice.

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 if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

Academic entry requirements

The Master of Laws (LLM) is offered to students who have completed a professional law qualification such as a Bachelor of Laws, Juris Doctor or equivalent. Applicants from a non-English speaking background must achieve an IELTS score of at least 6.5, with no single band less than 6. Bond also accepts other English language tests including TOEFL iBT, CAE and PTE.

Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.

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

Key dates

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How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply.