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Bachelor of Laws

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The Bachelor of Laws prepares students for a career as a legal professional.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
8 semesters full-time
Course Code
LA-40005, 093922K
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
May, Sep

About this course

The Bachelor of Laws prepares students for a career as a legal professional. It provides students with a thorough grounding in essential areas of substantive law and access to a wide choice of law elective subjects, including the option of completing a specialisation. An integrated skills and professionalism program is embedded in the degree and focuses on core legal skills essential to the practice of law. The Bachelor of Laws provides an engaging learning experience that challenges students academically and prepares them for a legal career.

Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

The Bachelor of Laws is an approved degree for admission as a legal practitioner in all Australian jurisdictions, in conjunction with further study (Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice) or a traineeship.

The Bachelor of Laws prepares graduates to pursue careers in the public or private sectors, such as solicitors, barristers, government lawyers, in-house counsel, judge's associates, academics or business leaders. Bond Law graduates are employed in top-tier law firms throughout Australia and overseas, including Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Scandinavia, Singapore, United Kingdom, and the USA.

The Bachelor of Laws degree may be used to apply for admission internationally. However, students are always advised to confirm admission requirements in the particular jurisdiction in which they wish to practice law.

Course structure

View the Bachelor of Laws - Program Structure and Sequencing for all semesters of commencement.

The Bachelor of Laws comprises 32 subjects:

University core subjects (3)

Plus: Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement

Law compulsory subjects (17)Law electives (7)

Students must choose undergraduate law electives from the Faculty of Law's offerings.

Students may choose to complete an optional Law Specialisation in one of the following areas:

To be eligible for a Law Specialisation, students must complete a minimum of four (4) of their law electives (40 credit points) within one of the above areas. Eligible students will receive a Specialisation Certificate at the completion of their program.

General electives (5)

Students must choose five general electives from any Faculty or School at Bond University.

Bachelor of Laws with Honours

Students may be eligible for Honours. Please see the Law Honours / Distinction information page for eligibility requirements.

International students

To fulfil your student visa requirements, you will need to enrol in at least 40 credit points per semester.

Domestic students

Most students undertake four (4) subjects per semester (equivalent to 40 credit points). You may, however, enrol in fewer subjects and extend your degree over a longer period.

Teaching methodology

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

Credit for prior study or work

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

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.