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
Core Subjects (4)
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
This subject examines the basic institutions and methods of the legal system. The main institutions of law and government are addressed: parliament, the executive, the courts and the legal profession. Particular attention is paid to the Australian Constit ution: the history and structure of Confederation; the constitutions of the States; legislatures and the legislative process; the development of Australian sovereignty and the prospects for constitutional reform. The basic methods of the law are examinedw ith respect to the common law tradition, the doctrine of precedent, principles and rules of statutory interpretation. The subject also introduces the skills with respect to research, writing, computers, advocacy and dispute resolution.
11 undergraduate law subjects
LAWS11-317 Administrative Law Law
LAWS11-110 Australian Legal System Law
LAWS11-321 Bookkeeping and Trust Accounts Law
LAWS11-315 Business Associations Law
LAWS11-319 Civil Procedure Law
LAWS11-216 Constitutional Law Law
LAWS11-316 Corporations Law Law
LAWS11-214 Criminal Law and Procedure A Law
LAWS11-215 Criminal Law and Procedure B Law
LAWS11-313 Equity Law
LAWS11-318 Evidence Law
LAWS11-312 Land Law Law
LAWS11-210 Law of Civil Remedies Law
LAWS11-213 Law of Obligations Law
LAWS11-320 Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct Law
LAWS11-112 Legal Reasoning Law
LAWS11-111 Legal Skills Law
LAWS11-314 Personal Property Transactions Law
LAWS11-212 Principles of Contractual Liability Law
LAWS11-211 Principles of Tortious Liability Law
LAWS11-311 Property Law Law
HUMANITIES SUBJECTS (8)
8 Humanities subjects including a 6-subject major