Bond University Law

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. Show more

ModeOn Campus and Remote
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world. 
Duration8 semesters (2 years 8 months)
Starting semestersJanuary 2021
May 2021
September 2021
January 2022
May 2022
September 2022
January 2023
May 2023
September 2023
Program typeBachelors Degree
Study areaLaw
Program codeLA-40005
CRICOS code093922K
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

Structure and subjects

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 Collaboration, Teams and Leadership
  • CORE11-003 Responsibility, Integrity and Civil Discourse

Plus: Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement

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:

  • Climate Law
  • Contemporary Legal Issues
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • International and Comparative Law
  • Legal Practice
  • Legal Innovation and Technology
  • 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.

Climate Law

Students can choose to complete a specialization (4 elective subjects), major (6 elective subjects) or double major (12 elective subjects in Climate Law.

It is important to note that if you wish to complete the double major in Climate Law, all of the electives in your program will need to be climate electives, starting in your first semester of study.

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.

Program fees

The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.

Semester program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2021: $15,560* per semester average

Total program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2021: $124,480

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 most other universities.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.

Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.