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Bond Law Clinic program

About the Bond Law Clinic program

Assistant Professor Franci Cantatore

Welcome from the Director

Being a great lawyer requires a number of skills – a logical approach, strong theoretical knowledge and analytical skills, good research and writing skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with others. Great lawyers are able to connect with their clients, their colleagues and their superiors in an authentic and persuasive manner. They show empathy for their clients’ objectives and apply the law in that context. For example, if advising a commercial client, great lawyers will consider the business, as well as the legal impact of their advice.

The law only comes alive when it is put into practice. The Bond Law Clinic program offers law students an opportunity to gain practical work experience under the supervision of experienced legal practitioners while providing a valuable community service in one of our Clinics.

This program provides students with great networking and experiential learning opportunities for a modest investment of their time over one semester. Students may be involved with client interviews, research and preparing draft advice, attending court and learning how things work in a real law firm. Volunteering in the Bond Law Clinic program also counts towards students’ Beyond Bond core subject requirements.

Students typically apply from their third or fourth semester onwards, once they have completed some law subjects. For more information on the requirements of the available Clinic options, please see each individual Clinic's webpage.

Please note: Bond Law Clinic Program will not be running in Semester 202

The Bond Law Clinic program will not run in Semester 202 in support of the University COVID-19 response plan. We will provide updated information on the clinics for Semester 203 during the course of next semester. Please keep an eye out for any announcements in Semester 202 in this regard.

For further information and updates on the University’s response plan, visit our dedicated Coronavirus web page.

Associate Professor Franci Cantatore

Bond Law Clinic Reception