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.
* Government Lawyer
* In-house Counsel
Students who have already completed a Bachelor’s degree would normally apply for our postgraduate professional qualification, the Juris Doctor.
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.
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
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
* 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.