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  • Objectives
    Bond’s law program is designed to equip students for a career in the legal profession, business, industry or government, both within Australia and overseas. Its combination of excellent teaching, small classes and extensive legal skills program provides an exciting learning experience that both challenges students academically and prepares them practically for a legal career. Our 20-component skills program equips students with the following skills needed to practise law in a modern environment: * Legal Research and Analysis * Legal Writing and Drafting * Negotiation and Dispute Resolution * Advocacy and Oral Presentation * Client Interviewing and Communication
  • Practical experience
    Work Experience & Internships A clinical legal subject is available as an elective. Many students are encouraged and elect to complete clerkships or internships with law firms during their holidays but these do not form part of degree requirements.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Laws
  • Course description
    Career Outcomes

    The Bachelor of Laws degree has been constructed to enable graduates to take leading positions in the public and private sectors, such as solicitor in private practice, barrister, government lawyer, in-house counsel and academia.

    The completion of this degree is the first step in enabling graduates to practise law in Australia. In conjunction with further study and meeting the requirements of the Legal Practitioners Boards of the various Australian States and Territories, one may gain admission as a legal practitioner.

    The degree can also be used to gain admission internationally; however, students are advised to confirm admission requirements in the particular jurisdiction in which they wish to practise.

    As with all Bond University programs, multidisciplinary study, skills and flexibility are distinctive features. Students are encouraged to emphasise specific areas of study that they feel best serve their proposed career paths.
    Careers

        * Barrister
        * Government Lawyer
        * In-house Counsel
        * Academic

    Students who have already completed a Bachelor’s degree would normally apply for our postgraduate professional qualification, the Juris Doctor.

    Attendance

    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, skills exercises, presentations, assignments and computer labs.

    * 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.

    Combined Degrees

    Law can be combined with most other undergraduate degrees offered by the University.

    Combined degrees are encouraged by the Faculty of Law and take between 3 years 4 months and 4 years (full-time). Popular combinations include:

        * Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws
        * Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws
        * Bachelor of Communication / Bachelor of Laws
        * Bachelor of International Relations / Bachelor of Laws

    Course Structure
    Core Subjects (4)
    Compulsory Law Subjects (19)

    The 19 compulsory subjects cover all the ‘Priestley Eleven’ areas required to practise law in Australia. They are:

        * Administrative Law
        * Australian Legal System
        * Bookkeeping and Trust Accounts *
        * Business Associations
        * Civil Procedure
        * Constitutional Law
        * Corporations Law
        * Criminal Law and Procedure A
        * Criminal Law and Procedure B
        * Equity
        * Evidence
        * Land Law
        * Law of Civil Remedies
        * Law of Obligations
        * Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct *
        * Legal Skills
        * Personal Property Transactions
        * Principles of Contractual Liability
        * Principles of Tortious Liability
        * Property Law

    * denotes half-unit subject
    Law Electives (5)

    A wide range of law electives is offered, with particular emphasis on corporate and commercial law subjects. A range of specialisations is offered, including:

        * Corporate and Commercial Law
        * General Legal Practice
        * Intellectual Property, Information Technology and eCommerce
        * International Trade Law
        * Public Law

    General Electives (4)

    Any 4 undergraduate subjects offered by Bond University.

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