Duration: 24 subjects. Flexible part-time study options are available for domestic students only. The Bond University Post Graduate full-time load policy does not apply to this program. The Juris Doctor requires an enrolment load of 4 subjects every semester for Student Visa holders.
The 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. The program 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 following skills needed to practice law in a modern environment:
- Legal research and analysis
- Legal writing and drafting
- Negotiation and dispute resolution
- Advocacy and oral presentation
- Client interviewing and communication
Work Experience & Internships
The Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House (QPILCH) runs an administrative law clinic as an elective subject. Students research cases and write submissions on behalf of QPILCH. The Faculty strongly encourages students to complete clerkships or work experience with law firms during their holidays, but these do not form part of course requirements.
The Juris Doctor program is an approved degree for purposes of admission as a barrister or solicitor in all Australian jurisdictions. And in conjunction with further study, the program can be used to gain admission internationally. Students are always advised to confirm admission requirements in the particular jurisdiction in which they wish to practise.
The Juris Doctor is constructed to enable graduates to take leading positions in the public and private sectors. Our 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. You are encouraged to emphasise specific areas of study you feel will best serve your career ambitions.
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