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KOM Consultants are the official Canadian representative of Bond University in Australia. Canadian applications to Bond University’s Postgraduate Entry Juris Doctor (JD) program are submitted directly through KOM Consultants 1-877-318-8203 or info@komconsultants.com.

Overview

Bond University Juris Doctor Overview

The Juris Doctor (JD) Law program offered at Bond University in Australia is a graduate entry professional legal qualification for students having an initial 3 or 4 year undergraduate degree (from any discipline).

The Juris Doctor (JD) program offered at Bond University Law School is a 24 subject professional legal qualification. This program is designed to equip students for a career in the legal profession, business, industry or government, in Australia and overseas. The Juris Doctor (JD) program at Bond University features excellent teaching, small classes and an extensive legal skills program, which provides an exciting learning experience that challenges you academically and prepares you practically for a legal career. You will learn the core skills needed to practice law in a modern environment through Bond Law’s integrated skills program, including

  • Legal research and analysis
  • Legal writing and drafting
  • Negotiation and dispute resolution
  • Advocacy and oral presentation
  • Client interviewing and communication

Juris Doctor (JD) students have full access to Bond University’s multi-million dollar Legal Skills centre, which incorporates electronic courtrooms, full video conferencing facilities and purpose-built mediation, dispute resolution and Professional Legal Training (PLT) rooms.

The Juris Doctor (JD) at Bond University is constructed to enable graduates to take leading positions in the public and private sectors. Bond’s graduates are now employed in top law firms throughout Australia and across 38 countries, including the USA, UK, Canada, Malaysia and Singapore, as solicitors in private practice, barristers, government lawyers, in-house counsel and academics. Students are encouraged to emphasize specific areas of study they feel will best serve their career ambitions.

The combination of excellent teaching, small classes, international perspective and extensive legal skills program at Bond University provides an exciting learning experience that both challenges you academically and prepares you practically for a legal career.

Canadian Highlights

Canadian Highlights of Bond University Law School

Bond University has strong links with Canada and has been training Canadian lawyers for over 20 years. There are currently over 150 Canadian students studying law at Bond University. This has now resulted in a rapidly expanding group of Bond Law Canadian alumni working as partners and senior practitioners in Canada and worldwide.

The Juris Doctor (JD) is the preferred legal qualification with which to enter the legal profession in Canada. Entry to the JD is restricted to graduate students while the LLB is only available to students who have not yet completed a Bachelors degree. Canadians who possess a prior degree in any discipline can only enrol in the JD.

  • The JD comprises 24 subject in total, all being law units, with 19 of the units being compulsory and 5 elective.
  • Bond Law teaches four Canadian law subjects required by the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA)  as full semester subjects: Foundations of Canadian Law, Canadian Administrative Law, Canadian Criminal Law and Canadian Constitutional Law. These four subjects can be taken as electives within the Juris Doctor (JD) degree at Bond University. The 5th required subject (Professional Ethics etc) is taught as a free seminar to all Canadian students as an extra-circular subject.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition in Canada

Bond University’s Juris Doctor (JD) program is an approved degree for the purpose of admission as a barrister or solicitor in all Australian jurisdictions. Graduates of Bond’s Juris Doctor program are eligible to apply for licensing in Canada, and are required to sit NCA exams when returning to Canada for licensing.

It is critical students understand the requirements needed to complete this process, and KOM Consultants understands the process and requirements needed to enter the legal profession in Canada. Contact KOM Consultants for more information

All students applying directly through KOM Consultants will be supported with the latest information on the accreditation process.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Award Title:Juris Doctor (JD)
Length of Program:6 Semesters completed over 24 Months
Intake:January, May, September
Prerequisites:Completed 3 or 4 year undergraduate degree in any discipline. Contact KOM for full details
LSAT Score:Not required for Bond Law School
Interview:Not required for Bond Law School
Application Dates:Applicants are advised to apply 9 months in advance
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:Law
Country:Australia