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Friday, October 13th, 2017

OzTREKK Australian Law Schools Seminars

Want to study law but unsure of your options? Do you have questions about admissions, program structures, accreditation, practicing in Canada? Join OzTREKK for the upcoming Australian Law Schools Seminars and get the answers to your questions. Everyone is welcome to attend. Seating is limited, so be sure to register.

OzTREKK Australian Law Schools Seminars

Don’t forget to register!

University of Toronto Mississauga
Date: October 16, 2017
Time: 3 – 5 p.m.
RSVP – See you soon!

Ryerson University
Date: October 17, 2017
Time: 12:30 – 2 p.m.
RSVP – See you soon!

The following Australian Law Schools offer either a graduate-entry LLB or JD:

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For information about about law degrees offered in Australia, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com or call (toll free in Canada) at 1-866-698-7355.

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Questions about Australian law schools? Don’t miss the OzTREKK Study Law Abroad Webinars!

If you’re considering studying law, you know it can be extremely competitive to get into a Canadian law school—and there are very few places available. Not being offered a coveted place often forces some students to rethink their career goals. For others, it just makes them more determined: they begin to look at other options, like studying law abroad.

Questions about Australian law schools? Don't miss the OzTREKK Study Law Abroad Webinars!

Don’t forget to register for the upcoming law webinars!

Australian law schools have made a name for themselves in the world rankings arena, many of them placing in the top 50 in the world—and trust us when we say that means something, because there are hundreds of law schools in the world. But studying law in Australia raises a whole new crop of questions: What are the admissions requirements? Do I need the LSAT? What about the NCA exams? What about articling? What happens when I want to practice in Canada?

To help answer these questions and more, OzTREKK has organised three Study Law Abroad webinars.

We know you can’t always attend an in-person seminar, so we’re bringing an Australian law school alum, a current student, and an Australian law school faculty member to you! During the following webinars, you can find out more about what it’s really like to study law in Australia: getting adjusted, campus life, student groups, law program structures, graduating—and of course, practicing in Canada.

OzTREKK Study Law Abroad Webinar Schedule

Bond University Law School

Guest: Meet current Bond JD student Ryan Fedoruk
Date: October 4, 2017
Time: 7 p.m. (EDT); 4 p.m. (PDT)

University of Newcastle Law School

Guest: Meet law graduate David Lotimer
Date: October 12, 2017
Time: 7 p.m. (EDT); 4 p.m. (PDT)

Griffith University Law School

Guest: Meet Griffith Law Deputy Head of School Therese Wilson & current student Stephanie Ostrowski (TBC)
Date: October 18, 2017
Time: 7 p.m. (EDT); 4 p.m. (PDT)

Please be sure to RSVP for one or all of these upcoming webinars!

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If you would like more information about these webinars and about law degrees offered in Australia, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com  or call (toll free in Canada) at 1-866-698-7355.

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Bond Law School offers free workshop for Canadian JD students

Did you know Bond Law School offers a short course in Canadian Professional Responsibility to their law students at no additional cost?

Bond Law School offers free course for Canadian JD students

Study law at Bond University!

In order to help prepare their Canadian students for the NCA exam, Bond Law offers an extracurricular workshop each semester—Canadian Professional Responsibility.

The course includes online seminars, reading lists and sample fact scenarios that introduce students to issues of lawyers’ ethics and professional responsibility, and specifically ethical reasoning in legal practice in the Canadian context. Students cover selected topics including the Federation of Canadian Law Societies, Federation Model Code of Professional, case law arising from this material and to the application of the law of fiduciary obligations to lawyer-client relationships.

The course does not include assigned assessment, but is designed aid students in understanding Canadian Professional Responsibility and assist with preparations for the NCA exams.

Bond Law School also offers four Canadian Law subject. These courses can assist Canadian graduates in preparation for their NCA examinations in these areas:

  • Foundations of Canadian Law
  • Canadian Criminal Law
  • Canadian Constitutional Law
  • Canadian Administrative Law

The faculty also be packages their Canadian subjects as a “Graduate Certificate in Canadian Law” able to be taken by Canadian students, whether from Bond or elsewhere, to assist them in preparing for the NCA exams.

About Bond Law School and Juris Doctor (JD) Program

Bond University’s Juris Doctor program is a professional legal qualification designed to equip students for a career in the legal profession, business, industry or government, in Australia and overseas. This law program features excellent teaching, small classes and an extensive legal skills program, which provides an exciting learning experience that challenges students academically and prepares them practically for a legal career.

With three intakes per year, January, May and September, Bond Law Juris Doctor candidates are able to apply any time throughout the year—and the LSAT is not required!

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intakes: January, May, September
Next available intake: September 2017
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: There is no official application deadline. Students from Canada should apply early, particularly if they are seeking entry for a September intake.

Apply now to Bond University Law School!

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Do you have any questions about how to apply to Bond Law School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355 for more information!

Monday, May 15th, 2017

It’s National Law Week in Australia

National Law Week in Australia takes place throughout Australia in May each year. This year, it runs from May 15 – 19. Law Week provides Australians (and visitors) to get a closer look at how law and justice works in each Australian state. A range of exciting and interactive activities are being held around Australia celebrate Law Week, including courthouse tours, mock trials and student competitions.

It's National Law Week in Australia

Find out how you can study at an Australian law school (Photo: Bond University)

Law Week events in Australia are organized individually or by a group of organizations collaborating to share ideas and resources. Some examples of organizations who participate in and support Law Week include the Courts Administration Authority, law firms, Australian police departments, municipal libraries, community legal centres, legal aid, and the Attorney General’s Department. Usually, Law Week’s major highlight is Courts Open Day, which provides a chance to explore the rich heritage of the courts. Tours, mock trials, sentencing exercises and meet-the-judge sessions give visitors an insight into court operations and personalities.

Law Week events are aimed for the whole community to enjoy. These events provide opportunities for people from all walks of life to gain new perspectives on legal and justice issues. These events will be of interest to those who work in legal and justice agencies and students, especially students studying at Australian law schools.

Australian Law Schools are a popular option for Canadian students wishing to attain qualifications to practice law.

But how do you know which degree to take—the LLB or the JD? It’s a question we receive a lot here at the OzTREKK office. Just what is the difference between the Bachelor of Laws and the Juris Doctor? Although we’ve covered the topic before, with so many new applicants, we felt it was important to have another look and answer some other common questions we receive.

What is the difference between the LLB and the JD?

The Bachelor of Laws and the Juris Doctor are both professionally recognized degrees. Both LLB and JD programs educate students to practice law and allow them to apply for registration in Canada. The main difference is that the LLB is offered at the undergraduate level, and the JD is offered at the postgraduate level. LLB students can study the program directly from high school or after having completed post-secondary studies, while the JD or graduate-entry LLB requires a completed bachelor degree for admission.

At some Australian law schools, JD programs are fast-tracked, so that you can complete them in two calendar years, as opposed to a three-year, graduate-entry LLB. Entry requirements for JD programs can be more competitive, especially as they become more popular with North American students. At universities where both a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Laws are offered, students who have already completed an undergraduate degree normally apply for the postgraduate professional qualification (JD).

After I graduate, what do I have to do in order to be eligible to practice law in Canada?

An assessment based on your academic and professional profile is done before you may apply for admission to a law society in a Canadian common law jurisdiction. Once a file is assessed by the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA), you may be asked to complete one or more exams and/or attend and complete specific law school courses within a prescribed time frame. Upon successful completion of these requirements, the NCA issues a Certificate of Qualification. The certificate will state that you have education and training equivalent to that of a graduate from a Canadian law school.

How can I take the examinations in Canadian law?

There are two ways of taking these examinations if they have not been taken as part of an Australian Law School degree. Once an assessment is complete, you may either complete assigned subjects with NCA “challenge exams” or complete assigned subjects at law school.

The more popular route for Canadians is the challenge exams.

NCA assessments focus on the competence of applicants in core common law subjects, including four Canadian subjects which are mandatory for all applicants:

  • Principles of Canadian Administrative Law
  • Canadian Constitutional Law
  • Canadian Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Foundations of Canadian Law

A syllabus and sample exam are available for each subject.

How much difference is there between Australian and Canadian law?

The principles and methodology of Australian and Canadian law are similar. The details of statutory provisions and case-law obviously differ, but an Australian law degree provides a good basis for taking examinations in Canadian law and for legal practice in Canada.

Will I be able to practice law in Australia?

These are two separate issues: qualification as an Australian lawyer and possession of a visa entitling you to work in Australia. Admission to the legal profession in Australia requires—depending on the state—the completion of either articles or a six-month Practical Legal Training program. Australian immigration operates on a “points” system for working visas. Some points are awarded for having an Australian degree, but additional points are required. Some of OzTREKK’s Australian law school graduates have qualified and are working in Australia. For further information, you should contact the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection or an Australian consulate in Canada.

Which law programs do OzTREKK Australian Law Schools offer?

OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools offer either a graduate-entry LLB or JD. Click on the links below to find out more about the university’s law program.

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For information about about law degrees offered in Australia, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com or call (toll free in Canada) at 1-866-698-7355.

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Bond Law talks about professional admission to practice law in Canada

Many Canadians are deciding to study law at an Australian university. And why not? Many Australian law schools are among the top 50 in the world! But what comes after you’ve received your law degree?

Bond Law talks about professional admission to practice law in Canada

Learn more about Bond Law School

To practice law in Canada, you will need to complete articles and a bar admission course. To be eligible for articles and a bar admission course in any of the common law provinces, a graduate of an Australian law program will need a Certificate of Qualification (CQ) from the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. The NCA issues a CQ to international qualified applicants confirming that the applicant has an understanding and knowledge of Canadian law and knowledge equivalent to that of a graduate of a Canadian common law program.

Application for a CQ is made to the NCA at the end of your Bond Law degree. Once a Canadian law student receives a final graduation certificate and applies to the NCA, it currently takes about three months for the NCA to issue a CQ, or to advise which extra challenge exams the graduate must complete in Canada. In order for the NCA to issue the CQ, assessment criteria must be met.

Students are strongly encouraged consult the NCA website and conduct their own research to ensure they are aware of the requirements pertaining to their specific circumstances.

The NCA certifies that an applicant has

  • an understanding and knowledge of Canadian law, and
  • knowledge equivalent to that of a graduate of a Canadian common law program.

Equivalence to an approved Canadian common law, law degree serves as the benchmark when the NCA evaluates applicants with legal education or training in another country or in a Canadian civil law program. The NCA Certificate of Qualification does not, however, duplicate a Canadian law degree, which varies between law schools. NCA applicants may be asked to challenge examinations in subjects that all law schools may not require for a law degree.

Effective January 2015, the NCA introduced a new Assessment Policy. The new policy clarifies different aspects of the NCA Assessment process and brings the policy into compliance with the Federation’s National Requirement for Canadian Common Law Programs. Other NCA policies, including Assessment Appeal and deadlines for completing assigned requirements, are unchanged.

Choosing to study at Bond Law School

Recognized as one of the top-ranked Australian law schools, Bond Law School has earned a reputation for its innovative teaching methods, international focus, skills training, and the outstanding success of its graduates. The Bond JD’s combination of excellent teaching, small classes and an extensive legal skills program differentiates Bond from other institutions. It provides an exciting learning experience that both challenges students academically and prepares them practically for a legal career.

Bond Canadian Law Students Association

You may be far from home, but the Bond Canadian Law Students Association (CLSA) helps to make your transition as smooth as possible. They provide information sessions on the National Committee of Accreditation process as well as information for Canadians wishing to stay in Australia.

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intakes: January, May, September
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program start date.

Apply now to Bond Law School!

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Learn more about Bond Law School! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com.

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Canadian law courses at Griffith Law School

Part of the Faculty of Arts, Education and Law, Griffith Law School is one of Australia’s leading law schools, recognised for its outstanding scholarship, student-focused learning, interdisciplinary research, and strong commitment to social justice.

Griffith Law School

Learn more about Griffith Law School

Griffith Law School was ranked in the top 100 law schools in the 2014/2015 QS World University Rankings. Griffith students learn from award-winning teachers who have been recognised by the Australian Government’s Office of Learning and Teaching for their outstanding teaching quality. In addition to studying the core areas of legal practice, students may choose from a range of exciting electives across five areas: global law and governance; law and commerce; environment and social justice; theories and contexts of law; and clinical and legal professional practice, which includes clinical courses that offer practical legal skills, insights and experiences.

The Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) now includes elective courses that will equip you to sit the NCA accreditation exams on the Gold Coast. After your studies you can then seek admission in Canada or Australia.

  • Foundations of Canadian Law
  • Canadian Constitutional Law
  • Canadian Criminal Law
  • Canadian Administrative Law
  • Canadian Legal Professional Responsibility

Griffith Law School offers a professional legal curriculum that focuses on core areas of legal practice and the legal skills that lawyers must have. You will have the opportunity to choose law electives based on your interests, including clinical courses that emphasise practical legal skills, insights and experience.

You will make connections between law and ethics, legal theory, Indigenous issues, and internationalisation. You will also develop interdisciplinary understandings of law and legal work.

You will take courses such as Constitutional Law, Legal Theory, Law and the Modern State, Corporate Governance and Regulation, Criminal Law, and Property Law.

Program: Bachelor of Laws (graduate entry)
Location: Gold Coast or Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 3 years

Apply to Griffith University Law School!

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Find out more about studying at Griffith Law School. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Honourable Michael Kirby – Judge in Residence at Bond Law School

Bond Law School students have already put their case before one of Australia’s most respected judges, with the Honourable Michael Kirby visiting the university recently.

The retired High Court Judge, a renowned human rights expert and a prominent social advocate, attended the campus in his capacity as the Bond University Judge in Residence to judge the Miscarriages of Justice Mooting Competition and the Great Animal Welfare Debate.

Bond University Law School

Bond Law School Moot Court

From his appointment as Deputy President of the Australian Conciliation and Arbitration Commission in 1975 through to his retirement from the High Court of Australia in 2009, Justice Kirby left an enduring mark on the legal profession as Australia’s longest serving judge.

“I have been coming to Bond University for over ten years now, annually every November,” Justice Kirby said.

“It is a wonderful time of year to visit because November is jacaranda season and it is beautiful to see the campus in bloom, before getting down to the important business of working with the law students.”

Professor Nick James, Acting Executive Dean, said Justice Kirby’s annual visits to Bond were an invaluable benefit to the students, and to the Bond Faculty of Law as a whole.

“Justice Kirby’s long and successful career as a High Court judge means he can impart significant wisdom to Bond’s law students, aspiring lawyers who are yet to embark upon their legal careers,” Professor James said.

“This year we introduced an event called ‘Two Minutes with Kirby’ where students gave a two-minute presentation on a topic of their choice and received feedback directly from Justice Kirby, which was an invaluable experience.

“His presence on campus every November really enhances the student experience at Bond University.”

Justice Kirby recommended to students that they apply diligence and concentration to their studies to achieve success.

“I encourage all students to be ‘joiners’. It’s easy for clever students to sail through university, but I always found it enriching to get involved with societies, student councils, and other various causes while on campus,” Justice Kirby said.

“Apply yourself. Understand what the law says, think about what the overall principles of the law are, ask questions of the law where necessary, and ensure reforms are in line with changes to the times.

“A questioning society of lawyers is a very powerful thing.”

Justice Kirby said the consistently high calibre of the Bond Law School students’ mooting skills was what set the university apart from other institutions.

“Watching the students who were mooting for the first time was terrifying—they were so outstanding I can’t imagine how good they will be by the time they graduate!” he said.

“Mooting is like starring in a drama where you are both the writer and the actor; it’s wonderful preparation for life as a lawyer. Bond University is producing exceptional advocates who will go on to great success.”

Juris Doctor (JD) Program at Bond Law School

Bond University’s Juris Doctor (JD) program is a professional legal qualification designed to equip students for a career in the legal profession, business, industry or government, in Australia and overseas. This law program features excellent teaching, small classes and an extensive legal skills program, which provides an exciting learning experience that challenges students academically and prepares them practically for a legal career.

If you have any questions about the NCA exams after your law studies, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson, or read “Bond Law School NCA subjects update.”

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intakes: January, May, or September
Next intake: January 2015 (this is the last intake whereby graduates will be exempt from taking the the NCA examinations in Canada upon their return)
Duration: 2 years

Apply now to Bond University Law School for January 2015!

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Would you like more information about Bond Law School, or do you have any questions about the NCA update and how it may affect you? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at sarah@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355. We’re here to help!

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Bond Law School’s Legal Skills Centre

Studying at Bond University’s world-class campus on Queensland’s Gold Coast, Bond Law students have full access to cutting-edge technology and resources.

Bond Law School Juris Doctor

Bond Law School Moot Court

The Legal Skills Centre is a landmark industry training facility officially opened by then Commonwealth Attorney-General the Honourable Philip Ruddock MP in June 2007 and built at a cost of $10.2 million. The Centre is the first of its kind to integrate the full complement of legal-based training facilities, with purpose-built suites designed for mediation, dispute resolution, PLT training as well as video conferencing and more.

The centrepiece is undoubtedly the full-scale electronic moot court, presenting an ultra-contemporary courtroom setting and equipped with evidence management systems, video conferencing facilities and video streaming that replicates the very latest technology used in the High Court of Australia. Described by the Honourable Michael Kirby, former Justice of the High Court as “the finest moot court in any Australian institution,” this showcase facility allows Bond Law School graduates to be fully conversant with the emerging technologies and systems used in today’s most sophisticated courtrooms.

Modelled on input provided by judges, legal practitioners and the faculty, this twenty-first-century facility is designed to give students simulated real world experience in practicing their legal skills, ensuring that, as graduates, they will be able to walk into any courtroom and feel right at home.

Important NCA update regarding Bond Law School

A very important update regarding a change has been made by the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) related to foreign-trained lawyers and the process of coming back to practice law in Canada.

The NCA accredited Bond University as the only university outside Canada with the ability to offer four Canadian core subjects—Canadian Administrative Law, Canadian Constitutional Law, Canadian Criminal Law and Foundations of Canadian Law—and provide credit to students who completed these subjects at Bond, subject to sufficient academic performance (as detailed in NCA Assessment Policy 1.2.2.e).

The NCA has formally notified Bond University that it will no longer be waiving the requirement for Bond graduates to sit the four exams that other graduates from non-Canadian law schools must sit.

If you are interested in being part of the last cohort at Bond Law School to be exempt in sitting the NCA examinations, subject to sufficient academic performance (as detailed in NCA Assessment Policy 1.2.2.e), then you can apply to the January 2015 intake.

Bond Law School Juris Doctor

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intakes: January, May, or September
Next intake: January 2015
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: There is no official application deadline. Students from Canada should apply at least three months prior to the beginning of the program.

Apply now to Bond Law School!

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Would you like more information about Bond Law School, or do you have any questions about this NCA update and how it may affect you? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at sarah@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355.

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Why study law at Bond Law School?

Did you know a 2013 survey published by Survive Law, Australia’s leading community of law students online, has ranked Bond Law School #1 in overall student satisfaction.

In addition to taking out the top ranking overall, Bond Law School outperformed the other Australian universities to take the #1 spot for study experience, career support and student well-being; the #2 spot for campus life; and #3 for quality of teaching.

Need more proof that Bond Law is well thought of by its students? Watch the video of OzTREKK student Gareth Green who has recently become the 1,000th law student to enrol at Bond Law School!

About Bond Law School and Juris Doctor (JD) Program

Bond University’s Juris Doctor (JD) program is a professional legal qualification designed to equip students for a career in the legal profession, business, industry or government, in Australia and overseas. This law program features excellent teaching, small classes and an extensive legal skills program, which provides an exciting learning experience that challenges students academically and prepares them practically for a legal career.

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intakes: January, May, or September
Next intake: January 2015 (this is the last intake whereby graduates will be exempt from taking the the NCA examinations in Canada upon their return)
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: Students from Canada should apply at least three months prior to the program start date

Apply now to Bond University Law School for January 2015!

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Important NCA update regarding Bond Law School

A very important update regarding a change has been made by the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) related to foreign-trained lawyers and the process of coming back to practice law in Canada.

The NCA accredited Bond University as the only university outside Canada with the ability to offer four Canadian core subjects—Canadian Administrative Law, Canadian Constitutional Law, Canadian Criminal Law and Foundations of Canadian Law—and provide credit to students who completed these subjects at Bond, subject to sufficient academic performance (as detailed in NCA Assessment Policy 1.2.2.e).

The NCA has formally notified Bond University that it will no longer be waiving the requirement for Bond graduates to sit the four exams that other graduates from non-Canadian law schools must sit. This decision by the NCA was not the result of any concern about the quality of Bond’s subjects or its graduates, but the result of numerous requests from law schools in the US and elsewhere for the same arrangement to be extended to them. The NCA could not justify maintaining Bond University’s monopoly, and does not have the resources to manage applications from other law schools for a similar arrangement, so it has decided to treat all law schools equally and discontinue the arrangement with Bond University.

How does this affect Canadian Bond Law School students?

This change does not affect current students or new students enrolling in January 2015 at Bond Law School, who will continue to benefit from the present arrangement; however, Canadian students enrolling in May 2015 and onward will have to sit the 5 NCA exams upon their return to Canada. Since it takes two years to complete the Juris Doctor (JD) full time, Bond students will not start sitting these exams until after the end of the January 2017 semester. Bond Law School will continue to offer the current Canadian subjects into the future to assist Canadian students enrolling from May 2015 onward to prepare for these exams.

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If you have any questions about the NCA exams and the change noted above, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at sarah@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355 for more information.

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

About the Bond Law Clinic

Staffed by Bond Law School students supervised by local legal practitioners, the Bond Law Clinic provides free legal assistance to members of the public. The clinic is also winner of two Bond University Student Association Awards for 2013: Best Social Justice Initiative and the Bonnie Whitehead Social Justice Award.

Bond Law School

Study law at Bond University, Gold Coast

Legal services

The Bond Law Clinic is presently operating as a small business legal advice clinic. Free legal advice is available to

  • members of the public thinking about starting a small business;
  • small-business owners (any business with fewer than 20 employees, or fewer than 100 ;employees in the case of manufacturers; and
  • registered, not-for-profit (NFP) organisations.

The Bond Law Clinic provides advice about the following legal issues:

  • Business structures
  • Intellectual property, e.g., trademarks and copyright
  • Consumer protection and competition regulation
  • Risk management and insurance
  • Human resource management and industrial relations
  • Disputes
  • Contracts
  • Franchising
  • Leasing
  • Debt recovery
  • Licensing

The Bond Law Clinic does not have the capacity to formally represent clients in legal disputes, but can provide advice about the options available to clients involved in legal disputes.

Location

The Bond Law Clinic is located at the Bond University campus in Robina, on Level 2 of the Legal Skills Building (Building 4a).

Objectives of the Clinic

  • To offer free legal advice as a community service initiative, assisting in the marketing and promotion of the faculty.
  • To provide high-quality, practitioner supervised legal assistance to small businesses and NFP organisations in the Gold Coast region and beyond.
  • To provide Bond Law School students with an opportunity to gain practical experience in a controlled and supportive environment and prepare them for practice.
  • To provide local legal practitioners with an opportunity to engage in pro bono service.

Bond Law School Juris Doctor (JD)

Bond University’s Juris Doctor (JD) program is a professional legal qualification designed to equip students for a career in the legal profession, business, industry or government, in Australia and overseas. This law program features excellent teaching, small classes and an extensive legal skills program, which provides an exciting learning experience that challenges students academically and prepares them practically for a legal career. If you have any questions about the NCA exams after your law studies, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson, or read “Bond Law School NCA subjects update.”

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intakes: January, May, or September
Next intake: January 2015
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: There is no official application deadline. Students from Canada should apply at least three months prior to the beginning of the program.

Apply now to Bond Law School!

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Do you have any questions about this NCA update and how it may affect you? Would you like more information about Bond Law School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at sarah@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355.