Law is increasingly regarded as an excellent preparation for a wide range of careers and, with arts and sciences, is an important source of liberal education. Careers in politics, business, banking and finance, teaching, public service, industrial relations and international relations are among the many open to law graduates.
Unlike the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree, the Bachelor of Jurisprudence and Bachelor of Business Law degrees are not designed to provide a qualification for the professional practise of law.
Most students undertake four subjects per semester* (equivalent to 40 credit points). You may, however, enrol in fewer subjects and extend your degree over a longer period.
Bond's Teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.
* Australian students enrolled in three or more subjects may be eligible to claim Austudy benefits. International students are required to study a minimum of 30 credit hours (three subjects equivalent) per semester to fulfil Australian study visa requirements.
Both of these degrees are usually taken in combination with other Bond degrees. Combined degrees are encouraged by the Faculty of Law and take between 2 years 8 months and 4 years full-time. Popular combinations include:
* Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Jurisprudence
* Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Business Law
* Bachelor of Communication / Bachelor of Business Law
Every Bachelor degree student at Bond is required to complete at least one subject from each of the following four discipline clusters
* Communication Skills
* Public Speaking
Outcomes: To communicate effectively in writing, speaking and visual; to understand the nature of communication processes and sources of difficulty in communication.
Information Technology (1)
* Information Technology 1
* Business Applications of IT
Outcomes: To work effectively with contemporary information technology; to evaluate critically the current and future role of computing technology in the storage, retrieval and processing of information.
* Cultural and Ethical Values
* Contemporary Issues in Law and Society
Outcomes: To appreciate the foundation of moral, ethical and social theories and their relevance to issues of public concern and debate; to use theoretical ideas in formulating arguments about how particular issues should be resolved.
* Strategic Management
Outcomes: To appreciate the natural, dynamic and strategic positioning of organisations within their environments; to appreciate the nature of effective work in groups.
LAW SUBJECTS (12)
Australian Legal System + 11 others
Bookkeeping and Trust Accounts
Criminal Law and Procedure A
Criminal Law and Procedure B
Law of Civil Remedies
Law of Obligations
Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct
Personal Property Transactions
Principles of Contractual Liability
Principles of Tortious Liability