Your journey towards becoming a lawyer starts here
The Faculty of Law at Bond is a professional law school offering accredited programs including the Bachelor of Laws. We are a premier skills-based law school that focuses on teaching both the substance and skills of the law.
We deliver a rigorous law curriculum that focuses on the academic development of students, providing an exceptional high quality learning experience characterised by a professional and practical emphasis. You will learn essential skills – such as legal research and reasoning, legal writing and drafting, oral communication and advocacy, dispute resolution and collaboration, legal ethics and professionalism – in a simulated legal environment and state-of-the-art facilities.
Learning the law is intense so we only accept 180 students annually to ensure we keep class numbers small to give you the personalised approach to teaching for which Bond is renowned. You will also have the opportunity to gain experience in our Bond Law Clinics, which work with the profession and community on a pro-bono basis, or to compete internationally or domestically in one of our many preeminent moot teams.
Be ready for law careers of the future
Why study law at Bond?
- Annual cohort for the undergraduate degree capped at 180
- Small class sizes creating a personalised learning environment
- An embedded Skills and Professionalism program
- An outstanding Mooting Program and other opportunities to gain practical experience while studying
- State-of-the-art facilities
- Three semesters per year allowing you to finish your degree in under three (3) years
About the program
The Bachelor of Laws prepares students for a career as a legal professional, both within Australia and overseas. 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. Show more
The Bachelor of Laws prepares students for a career as a legal professional, both within Australia and overseas. 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 practically for a legal career. Show less
|Duration||8 semesters (2 years 8 months)|
|Program type||Bachelors Degree|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
The Bachelor of Laws is an approved degree for the purposes of 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 degree can also be used to apply for admission internationally.
The Bachelor of Laws prepares graduates to pursue careers in the public or private sector, 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 USA.
Students are always advised to confirm admission requirements in the particular jurisdiction in which they wish to practise.
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)
- CORE11-001 Critical Thinking and Communication
- CORE11-002 Leadership and Team Dynamics
- CORE11-003 Ethical Thought and Action
Law compulsory subjects (17)
- LAWS11-105 Legal Foundations A
- LAWS11-106 Legal Foundations B
- LAWS11-107 Foundations of Private Law
- LAWS11-108 Foundations of Public and Criminal Law
- LAWS11-201 Contract Law A
- LAWS11-202 Tort Law
- LAWS11-203 Criminal Law
- LAWS11-204 Property Law A
- LAWS11-216 Constitutional Law
- LAWS11-217 Contract Law B
- LAWS11-218 Property Law B
- LAWS11-310 Corporate Law
- LAWS11-313 Equity
- LAWS11-317 Administrative Law
- LAWS11-318 Evidence
- LAWS11-325 Civil Dispute Resolution
- LAWS11-326 Legal Profession
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:
- Contemporary Legal Issues
- Corporate and Commercial Law
- International and Comparative Law
- Legal Practice
- Media and Technology Law
- Canadian Law and Practice
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.
To fulfil your student visa requirements, you will need to enrol in at least 40 credit points per semester.
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.
Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.
The total program fees for the Bachelor of Laws are:
When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.
The following table provides comparative information for those students admitted into this program wholly or partly on the basis of OP/ATAR in January semester 2017.
|ATAR based offers only, across all offer rounds||ATAR (OP in QLD)|
(Excluding adjustment factors)
(ATAR/OP plus any adjustment factors)
|Highest rank to receive an offer||OP1/ATAR 99||99|
|75th percentile rank to receive an offer||OP3/ATAR 96||96|
|Median percentile rank to receive an offer||OP4/ATAR 93.95||94|
|25th percentile rank to receive an offer||OP6/ATAR 87.85||88|
|Lowest rank to receive an offer||OP9/ATAR 80.5||81|
Visit our student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at Bond University in the January semester 2017.
International Secondary School students
For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.
Alternative entry pathways
For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:
- Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
- Bond University Diploma programs
- Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
- Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
- Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
- Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
- Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
- Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.
For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.
English language proficiency requirements
As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.
Credit for prior study
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
- Bachelor of Actuarial Science / Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Communication / Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Communication (Business) / Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of International Relations / Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Journalism / Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Psychological Science / Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Biomedical Science / Bachelor of Laws
What our academics say
When you finish your Bachelor of Laws degree, you will normally apply for the postgraduate professional qualification, the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (PLT) to enable you to apply for registration to practise law.