Structure & Subjects
The Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice program has three components, as follows:
1. Practical Training component
The Practical Training component is offered every semester. The program concentrates on the development of ‘lawyering’ skills such as legal research, analysis and problem solving, legal writing and drafting, interviewing and oral communication, advising, advocacy, dispute resolution and professional ethics and conduct. These skills are taught in a practical context in a simulated office environment.
2. Practical Experience component
Students are required to complete 75 days of work experience in an approved law office. The work experience can be undertaken in more than one law office and can be completed prior to or after the Practical Training component. Our law Graduate Development Office can assist students in obtaining a firm placement in Australia or even overseas (subject to conditions).
3. Continuing Practical Training component
This component provides students with a further 75 hours of training relevant to the Practical Experience component and is completed online.
Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.